Since taking on leadership of Canadian Feed The Children in 2010, Debra has led the agency on its journey to change – transforming the organization from charity to change agent, moving to a long-term sustainable approach to community development, and driving high standards of excellence in financial transparency and governance; all with the goal of making an increasingly significant and measurable impact in children’s lives.
Working in marketing and communications in the private sector (Warner Lambert, Labatt Breweries and Mariposa Communications) before following her true calling into international development and humanitarian work, Debra has travelled the globe building partnerships and leading change and innovation.
Prior to joining CFTC, Debra was Executive Director-Strategic Partnerships and Chief Program and Policy Officer for Right To Play, working alongside the CEO and founder to set the foundation and deliver rapid organizational growth. She holds an M.Sc. in International Development Management from the London School of Economics; an International MBA from the University of Edinburgh; and a B.A. from Queen’s University.