Debra Thompson is President of Strategy Solutions, Inc. In this position she provides strategic planning, training, facilitation, research and project management services to organizations and communities. Prior to this position, she served as Director of Planning for Hamot Health Foundation and Corry Regional Health Systems where she was responsible for strategic planning, market research, marketing information systems, as well as affiliate and community planning support.
Throughout her tenure at Hamot, Debra created a unique approach to data collection, analysis and facilitation that is successful for individual organizations, systems and communities. Her project work and clients have been recognized by the International Economic Development Council, the International Associations of Facilitators, US News and World Report, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Welfare and Education. A graduate of Villa Maria College with a B.S. in Marketing, Debbie received her Master of Business Administration from Gannon University. She has also completed advanced training in Strategic Planning, Quantitative and Qualitative Market Research, Total Quality Management and Leadership Development, Systems Thinking & Facilitation (through affiliates of MIT), and is a 1993 graduate of Leadership Erie. She was a member of the 2003 inaugural class of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership "Women in Leadership" program in Pittsburgh and is also a Coro Certified Trainer.
Debra is on the adjunct faculty of Duquesne University where she teaches organizational development and program development/evaluation in the Masters of Organizational Leadership program. She has also completed the BoardSource Board Governance Training program.