Deborah Harris

Vice President, DEI & Chief People Officer

Deborah Harris has more than 20 years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion and strategic human resources.  She has served in senior leadership positions in local, state, and federal governments as well as in the nonprofit sector.  She has worked as a consultant for nonprofit organizations, helping them to leverage the full capacity of their greatest resource, people.

Deborah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Washington Adventist University. She is a Cornell University Certified Diversity Advanced Practitioner, a certified Leadership Coach, and a certified Human Resources professional (SHRM-SCP.)  Deborah is a native Washingtonian who enjoys reading, gardening, and serving as a lay chaplain at a local hospital.