Debra Haley is a senior consultant for Soukup Strategic Solutions, coaching nonprofit clients in capacity building leadership, fundraising, nonprofit management and organizational assessment. She specializes in advising clients on Board governance, fundraising, donor management, volunteer management, communications, and corporate sponsorships.
Debra Haley retired in 2020 as the Executive Director of New Horizons of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring, and faith-building. The organization had doubled its student population under her leadership, with 700 participants enrolled in its seven programs at twelve locations in Collier and Lee Counties.
Since beginning her professional career, Debra has worked for and with small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and served as Board member and Chairman for local, national, and international nonprofits and professional societies.
“What I love about working at Soukup is coaching my clients and watching them grow and improve which not only leads to success, but also impacts the community in a meaningful way,” said Debra.
Debra was named Collier County Woman of Initiative in 2017 for her outstanding initiative and contributions to her community and received the Paul Harris award from the Rotary in 2014.
She has a diverse educational background: M.S. in Management as a Sloan Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University.
She and her husband volunteer for their church and community and have led more than twenty mission trips across the U.S. and internationally. In her free time, Debra enjoys hiking and traveling.