Debbie is the Vice President & General Counsel for The Wilderness Society and manages all of its corporate legal matters, including, among other things, contracts, federal and state reporting requirements, and intellectual property. As General Counsel, she provides legal advice and counsel to TWS’s Executive Team and staff, and the Governing Council as needed. With over a decade of experience in the management and operation of 501(c)(3) organizations, she has had a long and successful career in the nonprofit sector, including as Assistant General Counsel for the NAACP and most recently as the General Counsel for People For the American Way and its Foundation. Debbie holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. She resides in Virginia with her husband, twin boys and two cats.