Before retiring from the City of Chandler, Arizona, Debra spent a majority of her career in Human Resources with both private and public organizations and took great pride in the opportunity to help others through coaching, mentoring, motivating and assisting them in their journeys.  She worked for Chandler for 23 years and served as the Human Resources Director, Administrative Services Director and for the last three years as the Assistant City Manager.

Before joining Chandler, Debra worked for a Fortune 200 company in various roles in Human Resources including workforce management, information systems, and organizational effectiveness. Today, she consults with public agencies to assist them in their executive recruitment efforts. 

Debra believes in lifelong learning and holds a Master’s in Organizational Management from The University of Phoenix and a BS in business administration from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  

In her spare time Debra enjoys spending time with her husband, two grown children and the family rescue dogs.  Debra also likes to read and volunteers her time on a Homeowners Association Board and several non-profit organizations.