As the newest member of the Wesley Woods Senior Living Leadership team, Debi serves as the VP of Operations responsible for the operations of the organizationís residential and long term care communities. Debi has worked in the non-profit arena for over 10 years serving as the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer for Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) which provides programming in the areas of older adult services, intellectual and developmental disabilities
services, counseling services, career services and the Ben Massell Dental Clinic.
During her tenure with JF&CS she saw the agency through a period of cost savings, profitability and growth. Her skill in working with the diverse personalities of program managers and directors produced a solid balance sheet for the agency that was better understood and supported at the ground level, representing a cultural shift in financial oversight and transparency. Her accomplishments led the Atlanta Business Chronicle to choose her as a finalist for its prestigious CFO of the Year Award in 2010.
Debi played an integral role in the JF&CS senior management team as well as in governance decisions and implementations. In addition to her many accomplishments, she led the process for the development of JF&CSís 5 year strategic plan, including the creation of impact based measures and dashboard reporting, and oversaw a 12-month relocation and renovation of the Ben Massell Dental Clinic, an 8,000-square-foot LEED- (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building.
Prior to joining JF&CS, Debi spent 10 years with Deloitte in the company's Multistate Tax Practice. She is a native of Miami and received her Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Florida. Debi is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia.
Her passion outside the office is dedicated to practicing and teaching yoga and successfully growing a vegetable garden that can survive the appetites of the many critters living in her yard. Debi lives in Decatur with her husband, James, and their young daughters, Aliyah and Liv.