Debrah has led the Estuary Partnership since its inception in 1995. She oversees day-to-day implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan and helps the Board of Directors set long term policy and direction for the organization. She is focused on collaborative community based environmental protection that recognizes the whole system –biologic, chemical, physical – and economic, social and cultural needs. She is leading the organization to expand involvement with diverse communities throughout the study area. She works extensively with members of Congress, tribal, federal, state, and local partners, non-governmental organizations, and members of the private sector. Debrah has over 30 years’ experience leading public agencies and non-profit entities. Prior to moving to Oregon, she served the State of Maine as the Deputy Commissioner and then Acting Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection; she previously was the Planning Director for the city of Lewiston, Maine. Debrah holds an M.A. in Geography from the University of Oregon and a B.A. from the University of Maine. She completed work at the Confluence Center for Mediation and Training, (Portland, Oregon) and the M.I.T. - Harvard Program in Dispute Resolution.