A lifelong area resident and graduate of John Adams High School, Deborah got her bachelors from Illinois Wesleyan University, majoring in Art Education. She is the mother of three grown children and grandmother to six young adults and teenagers, as well as an active member of First United Methodist Church.
Though originally hired as Custodial Supervisor, the job has since evolved to also include managing the house, the kitchen and special events, as well as the pantry for new residents. Deborah finds the most important and most satisfying aspect of the job to be the relationship with the residents. She considers being the ‘House Mom’ and sharing this small part of their recovery journey to be both an honor and a privilege.