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Deb has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership, a proven track record of driving impactful change, and she brings a wealth of experience to the organization. Most recently, she served as the executive director at Social Venture Partners Minnesota, where she was responsible for catalyzing equitable social change by expanding the impact of youth-serving nonprofits and fostering an effective community of engaged philanthropists. Her commitment to advancing racial equity and building strong community partnerships aligns perfectly with College Possible’s values and mission.

Prior to her role at Social Venture Partners Minnesota, Deb held various leadership positions including executive director at Bike Works in Seattle, WA, where over her 10-year tenure she significantly grew the organization’s resources and impact and expanding youth outreach tenfold. Early in her career, Deb held progressively increasing responsibilities, including the role of executive director at multiple YMCA locations in Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO, and Minneapolis, MN.

Deb holds a Master of Arts in nonprofit management from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Education in youth development leadership from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Minnesota. She also holds a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification.

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