Position: Chief Development and External Affairs Officer
Department: Executive and Management Staff
Deborah Peeples, JSSA’s Chief Development and External Affairs Officer, oversees a dynamic team of professionals in the development, communications and marketing departments working to ensure that JSSA has the resources required to deliver its life enhancing programs and services that serve the community.
Ms. Peeples previously held executive leadership fundraising positions at The Humane Society of the United States, WETA-TV/FM, and Capital Hospice (Capital Caring). She also served as the Executive Director of IONA senior services. As a senior consultant Deborah has helped dozens of national, regional and local nonprofit organizations with capital campaigns, development assessments, annual fund planning, and board development. In 2008, Deborah was Outstanding Fund Raising Professional by the Washington DC Chapter of AFP.
A native of Miami, Florida, she received her B.A., M.A. and Ed.S. Degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville and has maintained her status as a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1992.