Debra’s career in government has spanned over 20 years, where she has gained valuable experience managing and delivering business solutions, with a specific emphasis in finance, accounting, human resources, and grant making. She holds a Master of Business from Capella University and has a deep passion for helping organizations build a strong foundation from which to grow.

Debra currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Girls Rock Sacramento (GRS), a social justice non-profit. She is also the program lead for the organization’s Youth Advisory Board that advises staff and board members on program development and community outreach. GRS empowers female-identifying and gender-expansive youth to build self-esteem through music education and performance, a supportive community of peers and mentors, and through the development of leadership skills.

Debra has one daughter who is an artist, musician, and her greatest teacher. She makes jewelry under the brand Arcana and her hobbies include hiking, reading, crochet work, and playing guitar.