Director of Marketing
Debbie Faris joined the Board in August 2016 and has been involved in numerous non-for profit organizations. After providing her expertise to The Welcome Home Group for a few months as a consultant, she now contributes her ample experience in Image, Branding and Communications serving as Marketing Director. Debbie is an Industrial and Systems Engineer with an MBA concentration in International Marketing.
Debbie Faris was born in Panama, Central America and lived in Venezuela until she finished High School. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico and later earned her MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Debbie’s career with Baxter Healthcare, a Fortune 500 Company, took her from factory floors to boardrooms and deployed her around the globe. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, has lived in several Latin American countries and worked in Europe, Asia and Australia. Debbie has managed projects involving acquisition integration, technology transfers, cost containment, supply chain and downsizing/re-engineering. When her children were toddlers she chose to turn her efforts into motherhood and caring for her young family. She also expanded her management abilities to producing commercial photo shoots for her husband, chairing to non-profit fundraisers, and developing her fashion and wellness business.
Life took a major turn when Debbie was widowed at an early age. Her husband’s unexpected passing left her in charge of raising three young boys and instantly becoming a single mother. She is now an entrepreneur in the area of Image and Branding Consulting. Her passion is to help and coach women (and men) find the potential within themselves and she is currently working on her first book.
Debbie has been involved with several charitable organizations. She is currently a trustee of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of South Palm Beach and sits on the board of The Welcome Home Group, an interactive employment resource for veterans and their families.