Deb has a M.P.H. from New York University with a focus on international community health and holds a B.A. from Richmond College in the U.K. with a degree in sociology with a minor in African economic development. She has worked for over 20 years in the fields of public health and public policy and is a skilled senior manager with in-depth expertise working on innovative programs with an emphasis on capacity building and sustainability. In addition, she has led multi-year sector research projects utilizing beat practices and analyzing data for publication. For over a decade she has been the leader at Ashner Associates, a high impact consulting firm, working on projects in the US and in Sub-Saharan Africa funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, the National Governors Association, and Housing works in New York. Her other past professional experiences include working with advocacy groups such as NARAL Pro-Choice and the AIDS Action Council. Further, Deb has worked as contractor for the US Agency for International Development and held internships with several international NGO’s and PVO’s. She volunteers for several non-profit organizations in the greater Washington, DC area and serves on the steering committee for the Washington Jew Film Festival.