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Meet Deborah Hanson, Community Advocate

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Deborah Hanson is very passionate about working with young adults to help them reach their goals and highest potential. A life skills coach/counselor and facilitator, with over 15 years in working with families including young adults in crisis management, and personal/professional development, Deborah has worked for private industries, state government, and non-profit entities. Additionally, she has developed and collaborated on several pilot community projects, and has volunteered for various non-profit organizations including Camp Diva, the James House Domestic Violence Shelter, and lends support to Women Ministries and Girl Empowerment Groups to offer her Wellness and Pampering Sessions.

Deborah holds certifications in the following: Certified Housing/Financial Counselor; Workforce Development Counselor; Career Coach; Mental Health Support Counselor; Core Belief Counseling, Career Transition Specialist; Non-profit management, and Grant Writing. Deborah holds a B.S. Degree in Organizational Management and is a graduate of the VCU's Higher Ground, Women Leadership Program. She is also a member of the Richmond Public Schools, Richmond Technical Center, Advisory Council; and she is currently employed with Job Corps as an Admissions Counselor.

Deborah has one son, Malcolm, who is a freshman at VSU. In her spare time, Deborah loves to travel, enjoys writing poetry and journaling,; and has aspirations of becoming a published author.