Deborah has practised law in Barrie since her call to the bar in 1977. She practices in wills, estates, real estate and some corporate commercial.
Deborah has been very involved with long term care for many years, serving as a member of a committee of care provider groups that helped create the new rules for powers of attorney in the early 1990s. She was also a representative for the Ontario Long Term Care Association on the Public Guardian and Trustee’s community advisory committee for fifteen years, ending in 2011. Deborah is a current trustee and past chair of the Burton Avenue United Church Board and an Honourary Life Member of the Simcoe County Chapter of the Elizabeth Fry Society; is a board member and current president of Empower Simcoe; and serves on the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre research ethics board.
In 2013, Deborah was recognized by the Ontario Long Term Care Association with an Honourary Membership, which at the time had only been given to 31 people in OLTCA’s 54-year history.
In her free time, Deborah enjoys golfing, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University
Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (York University)