Deborah has worked in academic medicine for more than two decades, having served as the chief operating officer at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW) and Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMU). Deborah’s previous experience includes working as a founding team member of a new medical school at CMU and working at three research-intensive universities (UW, University of Michigan Medical School, and University of North Carolina School of Medicine). She has extensive experience in governance models, healthcare regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic and financial planning, organizational and program development, policy and procedure development and implementation, and healthcare operations improvement. Prior to joining PYA, Deborah has most recently served as entrepreneur and general counsel for three healthcare technology start-ups.
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Michigan State University James Madison College and a Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Health Law Association, the Workers Compensation Research Institute, and the Health Care Compliance Association. Additionally, Deborah is on the board of directors for Girls Rock Camp.