Deborah joined the Foundation in 2011 and serves as the program officer for the Foundation’s grantmaking for programs that benefit older adults. Her responsibilities include oversight of grants and collaborations with nonprofits, municipal agencies, state groups and other funders to enhance services for our region’s rapidly aging population.
For 19 years, Deborah previously worked for the town of Manchester as a case management supervisor in elderly and family services, and then as director of senior, adult and family services. Additionally, she has provided consultation services to a variety of nonprofit organizations.
She holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Springfield College and a graduate certificate in gerontology from University of Connecticut School of Family Studies. Deborah is licensed as a professional counselor by the State of Connecticut.
She lives in Glastonbury with her husband Jeffrey. They have three grown sons.
Favorite Experience in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills
Working in this area has introduced me to some wonderful local treasures including Audubon Bent of the River, the Litchfield Jazz Festival, the Mattatuck Museum and Shakesperience. I also enjoy every opportunity I have to drive through the rural parts of our region—as long as it’s not snowing!
Ask Deborah about
How your community can prepare for the aging population, how to promote healthy living, and opportunities for using the talents and experience of older adults to address local needs.