As President and CEO of the Mystic Valley YMCA, which serves Everett, Malden, Medford and surrounding communities, Debbie and her team have partnered with ABCD in various programmatic areas.
As COVID raged, Debbie led the Mystic Valley YMCA through a major food distribution expansion, ramping up from 250,000 lbs. of food distributed annually to over 2.5 million.
In 2020, with investment from the United Way’s Venture Fund and Aetna, the Y began the development of Your Market, an innovative, custom digital software application to help agencies better manage their food access centers and to enhance and streamline the client experience.
ABCD soon became a participating partner agency in the development and use of Your Market, as well as an early investor in the project. Your Market has 15 participating agencies, including ABCD, representing over 38 food access centers and serving over 77,000 people.
Debbie is a board member at The Greater Boston Food Bank and a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission in Salem.