Having grown up as a latchkey kid in a blue collar, single parent home, Debi feels that she can truly empathize with the youth that she is now helping to serve. As a first generation college graduate she says, “Looking back, I realized that so many members of the community provided the support that empowered me on my path. I want to help be that resource for our urban youth.” Now the E.D. of America SCORES, her goal is to provide youth with access to resources and support to succeed. She comes to the team with a myriad of nonprofit experience having volunteered for and served in leadership roles for City Year Cleveland and the Sierra Club’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) Cleveland program. This volunteer experience is matched with a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University. Debi is currently pursuing her Masters in Nonprofit Administration at John Carroll University.