Deborah Gauvreau


Deborah Gauvreau works with people and organizations interested in identifying and realizing community aspirations. She has been working with The Patterson Foundation since 2013 with a variety of initiatives.

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.

She has gained knowledge and skills from her experiences facilitating collaborative ventures, strategic planning, board development, capacity building, marketing, and research and assessment of diverse community challenges. 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. 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.

Deborah 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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