President / CEO
Deborah was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. She retired from the Federal Government with over 30 years of service. Doing her 30+ years of service she has gained a variety of experience in the fields of Administration, Personnel, Electrical, and Budget procurement/contracting activities (Interagency Agreements, and Requisitions), with agencies like the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, and The National Archives. Deborah has 16 years of experience working at the National Science Foundation with federal grants and in the Office of Inspector General. Deborah has Federal Government Education from the Human Resources Institute (Federal Budget Skills); and ESI/George Washington University School of Business (Federal Contracting Basics) and Basic Governmental Auditing. Deborah attended the Virginia State University’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification Program (SUACP) in Petersburg Virginia which gave her the knowledge and experience in Urban Agriculture Operations, Concept of a food desert, Site Planning, Potential Obstacles, Basic Botany Life Cycle of flowering plants, Plant disease management, Environmental factors affect plant growth, and Cultivation and cropping systems.