Debra Fine has been working with young women on surviving and thriving through trauma since 2006. She has been on many nonprofit boards and was the CEO of Project-Access, a non-profit organization that supplied food, jobs and children’s education to those in low income housing.
Debra Fine is currently CEO and Executive Director of “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles. IHADLA has been sponsoring students, “Dreamers,” throughout Los Angeles since 1987. The Foundation sponsors an entire grade at an inner-city, Title 1 elementary school, and stays with those students for over ten years, providing after-school and summer programs, academic and cultural enrichment, counseling services, arts instruction, mentors and tutors. Upon high school graduation, IHADLA then provides each Dreamer a last-dollar scholarship for college or career training.
Debra Fine is a member of the Board of Trustees Committee for Economic Development based in Washington D.C.
She is on the Subcommittee for Conscious Capitalism and Education in the United States. This organization is a think tank and policy review entity.
Debra Fine currently serves on the board of The Maple Counseling Center. TMCC provides low cost mental health care to those in need in Los Angeles.
Debra Fine has been the CEO of children’s educational media companies and been an executive at outstanding companies such as The Walt Disney Company and Small World Toys. She is an angel investor, was a venture capital director for Entertainment Media Ventures and is now very active in mentoring women through the “Lean In” movement with Young President’s Organization and “WIN,” Women in YPO (CEO’s of top companies worldwide).
Debra Fine‘s business background, combined with her personal non-profit work, has made her an empowered individual who has chosen to use this background to help communities become safer, mental health resources to become more available and to author, speak and report on issues that affect our physical and mental health.
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