Deborah Gauvreau

Deborah Gauvreau has successfully worked with people and organizations interested in the social sector for over 30 years. She gained expertise from her experiences with facilitating collaborative ventures, strategic planning, board development, capacity building, marketing, and research and assessment of diverse community challenges.

Deborah is deeply committed to bringing ideas into reality, supporting the development of synergistic systems, and contributing positive pathways to creating a world that works for everyone. Her work is consistently attuned to moving from vision to action through group process involving learning more, assessing needs and assets, identifying what is important, and implementing meaningful change.

Since relocating to Southwest Florida in 2007, Deborah has facilitated collaborative projects with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Collier Community Foundation, Cape Coral Community Foundation, and the Charlotte Community Foundation. Here in Florida and in California where she lived and worked for many years, Deborah has worked in leadership capacities with organizations as a consultant, chief executive, board member, officer, and volunteer. She has enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of The Patterson Foundation team working on initiatives and projects focusing on the acceleration of success for people, organizations, and communities.

Deborah is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. She also has a master's degree in public health in human ecology and a master's degree in clinical psychology. She lives with her husband, Emile, and their dog Marco who defines the word Happy.

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