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Deborah Bensen

Director of Marketing & Media

Serving as the Director of Marketing and Media for Healing Waters International, Deborah’s passion for social causes plus her experience in media, marketing, and fundraising has led to multi-level private and government fund development to benefit the impoverished. Prior roles include 15+ years in NGO team leadership plus working in television media at three national cable TV networks. She served a two-year appointment on USAID’s Advisory Council on Volunteer Foreign Aid, where she chaired USAID ACVFA’s Public Outreach Subcommittee. She has also served on the board of Christian Service Charities and on the board of the ACCORD Network. Deborah is an Emmy-voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Her Master’s thesis was on the use of media for behavioral change. She is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian USA church. Deborah and her artist husband have twins, Jordan and Joshua.