Community Resource Advocate
Debbie is a proud graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and is a licensed social worker. She obtained a graduate level certificate in Contemporary Gerontological Practice from the University of Toledo and has a special interest in the senior population. Debbie has worked with the Options for Tomorrow program since its inception starting on the campus of the University of Toledo for the first three years and continuing back on the campus of The Ability Center. She believes strongly in being proactive in planning for the future and contributing to the community, so she participates on many boards that provide services for seniors and people with disabilities. Debbie currently works in the Information and Referral Department which is a busy department and the front door to our agency. She is a service-focused professional with a genuine compassion for others. Debbie is recognized as a resource person and feels it is important to identify the strengths in others and provide the tools they need to feel empowered to improve their situation.
Debbie and her husband Randy have been married for 41 years and have 3 grown children. They have been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren who, unfortunately, all live out of town but provide Debbie and Randy fun excursions to visit and entertain with their energy and love of life.