Debra has over 28 years of experience as an HR/Safety professional in senior leadership positions. She has worked as a VPHR in both healthcare and manufacturing. While working for two large hospitals, she gained experience in both a unionized and non-unionized diverse healthcare environment managing complex human relations issues. The bulk of her experience was gained while working for a large highly automated 24-hour manufacturing operation where she spent a total of 20 years and was responsible for HR, Safety and Environmental Compliance. For the past three years, she has been teaching management courses at UMASS Dartmouth and Bristol Community College, teaching Human Resources Management, Team Development and Managerial Communications.
Debra has her nationally accredited certification as a PHR (Professional in Human Resources, from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), and a certification from the Society of Human Resources Management, (SHRM-CP). She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master of Science Degree in Business.