Debra Haley retired in early 2020 as the Executive Director of New Horizons of Southwest Florida, a local nonprofit whose mission it is to empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring, and faith-building. The organization has doubled its student population under her leadership over the past seven years 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, non-profits, government agencies, and served as Board member and Chairman for local, national, and international non-profits and professional societies.
She has a diverse educational background: M.S. in Management as a Sloan Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University.
She and her husband live in Estero, FL. They volunteer for their church and community and have led more than twenty mission trips across the U.S. and internationally serving those in need.