Dedicated to women’s empowerment, Deb helped draft the legislation that licensed midwives in Alaska. She is a founding member of MANA, the Midwives Association of North America. Deb joined APPPAH in 1983. She now lives in California and is PR chair for California Association of Midwives and APPPAH. Deb is currently working on her Masters in Midwifery at The Midwives College of Utah. She is a member of Association of Midwifery Educators. Deb sits on the Board of Directors of The Institute of Feminine Arts and Sciences. Her goal is to see birth psychology include in midwife education.