Debbie provides outreach and resources to NCJW’s state public affairs network, a group of volunteer advocates in about 30 states. She works with NCJW membership and leadership around the country to infuse advocacy into the work of the NCJW sections. On behalf of NCJW, Debbie also co-chairs several national grassroots task forces—helping to organize coordinated grassroots activity by multiple like-minded organizations—on issues ranging from judicial nominations to marriage equality.
Debbie has worked for NCJW since April 2002. Most recently, she was invited to participate in a leadership development seminar entitled Selah: The Art of Leadership, a program aimed at cultivating young leaders in the Jewish social justice community. Prior to her employment at NCJW, Debbie worked as a Research Associate in the legal department at NARAL Pro-Choice America, conducting state-based policy and legal research. Debbie holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Jewish Studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is also a graduate of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland.