Deborah Feldman is the fourth president and chief executive officer of The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. Debbie came to Dayton Children’s after serving for Montgomery County for 30 years, most recently as the Montgomery County Administrator.
Debbie joined the organization in July 2012 and led the development of the Destination 2020 plan that set the vision and path for future mission success. The new plan outlines a strategic framework that ensures that Dayton Children’s grows and thrives while remaining true to the original mission since its founding by local leaders, of providing the highest quality pediatric care to all children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Currently she serves on the board of the Ohio Children’s Hospitals Association, the Ohio Hospital Association Foundation Board and of the Children’s Hospitals Association.
Throughout her career, Debbie has been engaged in strategic leadership and managing complex issues and organizations. Prior to leading Dayton Children’s, she served Montgomery County for 30 years, first in the finance and budget office, and later as director of human resources. In 1988 Debbie was promoted to county assistant administrator. In 1997, the county commissioners selected Debbie to be the county administrator, a position she held for 15 years. In that role she led many critical community health successes, including the Montgomery County Healthcare Safety Net Task Force and the establishment of the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton.
In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Debbie has a strong record of community service. She serves on the boards of Central State University, the Downtown Dayton Partnership, the Dayton Art Institute and is a past board member of Children Services, Girl Scouts of Buckeye Trails, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Hillel Academy, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.
Her contributions and expertise have been recognized by the YWCA Women of Influence Award, Dayton Daily News Top Ten Women Award, and Dayton Daily News 2006 Person of the Year and by the Dayton Business Journal as one of 2011’s 10 most influential people.
Debbie holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Miami University and a master’s of public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She is married to Bruce Feldman and is the mother of two children, Amy Knopf and Jason Feldman.
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