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Deborah Chapman

Initiative Consultant, Special Projects

Works as an initiative consultant focused on parent support systems as part of the Community Foundation’s two-generation approach to educational success.

Deborah Chapman

With over 25 years of experience in the consulting field, Deborah Chapman has spent her career working with organizations, teams and individuals to achieve their transformational goals. Her focus is on improving strategies, structures, systems and cultures to drive results-based outcomes.

Dynamic and versatile in her problem-solving approach, Deborah has most recently focused on the area of education as the lead consultant to the Sarasota Talent4Tomorrow Partnership, where she conducted a study on barriers to higher education access and facilitated the development of a community alliance to increase college attainment rates.

In addition to serving as the Program Director at CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, Deborah held several positions at Kaset International (now part of MHI Global), including Director of Customer Research and Director of Strategic Planning & Development. Prior to Kaset, Deborah worked as a consultant at Vantage Consulting Group.

Deborah graduated from Florida State University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and received an MBA from the University of Alabama, where she was awarded the Graduate Council Fellowship.

Outside of work, Deborah loves music, kayaking, and traveling, as well as spending time with her “three” children: her two daughters and a Cocker Shih Tzu mix.