Debbie is a specialist in organizational learning, participatory planning and evaluation. She brings with her over 30 years of experience as an educational and organizational development consultant, working with governmental, non-governmental and community organizations both locally and internationally. Debbie's record of international consulting is expansive and includes projects with the FAO, UNDP, UNICEF, CIDA and Oxfam, as well as numerous regional and national agencies, such as the National Municipal League of Thailand, and local community organizations such as Women for Change in Zambia. Debbie is especially noted for her expertise in the areas of participatory strategic planning and organizational effectiveness, as well as her work in training design and facilitation, program and project evaluations, project management and gender mainstreaming. At the Coady, Debbie co-facilitates the specialization in Organizational Learning and Change and Community Development Leadership for Women.
Debbie holds an Ed.D from the University of Toronto. She received her Master of Adult Education from StFX, and her BPE from the University of New Brunswick.