Voices for Florida, the backbone organization to the Open Doors Outreach Network and an affiliate of American Children’s Campaign, announced today that Deborah Foote has been elected as its new president. Her executive leadership of Voices for Florida is expected to begin in mid-October.
Foote has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in nonprofit organizations, most recently as Deputy Director of Sierra Club Florida. Prior to that, Foote was a consultant to a variety of medical and public health organizations, such as American Academy of Pediatrics, American Fluoridation Society, Oral Health Florida, and others.
She also has served as executive director of Oral Health Colorado, State Legislative Director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and executive director for Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved.
“Deborah is the right leader for Voices for Florida,” said Dan Stengle, Voices for Florida Chairman of the Board. “Her extensive nonprofit management background, community outreach and fundraising skills should help Voices grow and strengthen the organization’s strategic alliances, further diversify its funding for sustainability, and expand its delivery of vital services to even more sex-trafficked children and young adults.”
“I am very excited to be joining the Voices for Florida team,” said Deborah Foote. “Voices offers an outstanding service model through the Open Doors Outreach Network that uniquely positions it to close service gaps for sex trafficked children and young adults, as well as provide care for this highly mobile population.”
Foote received a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire in Durham and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She completed leadership development and negotiation studies at Harvard University.