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Deborah Fisher was born and raised in Washington D.C., the fourth child from a middle class family of 7 children, where she learned the values of education, hard work, helping others and serving her community and country.
Service to the nation has a history in her family where her grandfather served in WWI, her father served in WWII, her uncle served during the Korean Conflict, her brother served during Vietnam, a second brother served in Granada during the conflict, a third brother served in Lebanon during the Marine Barracks bombing and a younger brother served in the US Air Force.
Following high school, Deborah followed their footsteps and enlisted in the United States Army as a Combat Medic. Deborah's Army tenure culminated to Department Manger of Ambulatory Nursing on the executive staff of the Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Fort Gordon. During her time in the Army, Deborah pursued her education and upon retiring, used the GI Bill and attained her PhD.
She then went to work as the Program Director for ResCare's Arbor Education and Training of Augusta, GA, working as a partner with WIA and GDOL with adult and youth workforce programs to assist them with achieving training, employment and ultimate success.
After leaving ResCare in 2007, Deborah continued to work with youth as a volunteer youth mentor with the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge academy while at the same time, teaching public health with Argosy University Health Sciences and with the Grand Canyon University College of Nursing where she currently work as a professor.
She holds an Associate Degree in Business Management/Accounting; a Bachelor Degree in General Management; a Masters in Public Health Administration and a PhD in Public Health, concentration in Epidemiology.
Deborah is a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, the American Public Health Association, the Woman in the Military Memorial Association and the Association of the US Army.
Deborah and her husband, Johnathan, who was also born and raised in Washington, D.C. are the proud parents of 7 children.