Deborah is extremely involved in the community of Gilbert and Arizona in general. Her own family experience has given her insight into the struggles that arise for families and individuals who battle serious mental illness and are trying to navigate the mental illness system. Deborah is President of P82 Project Restoration and current Chair of the East Valley Behavioral Health Coalition.
Deborah’s voice has been heard around America. She has been mentioned in several publications for her advocacy and support of those with SMI (Serious Mental Illness). In addition to being written about, she has spoken at conferences and government functions to educate people on problems in the system that lead to people with SMI not receiving the care they need.
Founding member of the Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI) whose mission is to work with other stakeholders to improve the care of people with chronic mental illness through cost-effective network enhancements.