Deborah most recently served as Vice President at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where she was responsible for compliance and external relations. She was the Executive Director of a long-term $65 million project under the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army to study military suicide and soldier resilience. She was the Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was also the founding Chair of the New York State Health Foundation with assets of $270 million. Deborah served as Deputy Secretary for Health to former Governor George Pataki and First Assistant Counsel. She is an attorney and a member of the New York Bar. She received her JD from Fordham University School of Law and her AB from Princeton University.