Deb brings over 15 years of experience as a conflict specialist, consultant and mediator specializing in work with healthcare organizations internationally. She has provided professional services to over 100 leading healthcare organizations and over 30 academic and community medical centers. She looks for creative approaches for removing barriers to collaboration and for ways to inspire busy professionals to connect their ‘whole selves’ to their work and to their connections with others.
Debra currently provides executive coaching and leadership development services to clients internationally. She recently served as a consultant and coach for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law faculty fellowship program through Georgia State College of Law. Debra is a regular faculty member and coach for the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Practice Change Leaders fellowship program supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and John A. Harford Foundation. She is a member of the Hudson Institute of Coaching leadership team and she is certified at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level through the International Coach Federation.
Debra has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine’s Straus Institute, Hamline School of Law Dispute Resolution Institute, UMass Boston Graduate School and Creighton School of Law. Debra is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and frequently integrates her 20-year background as an improviser into her work and her casual conversations with others.