Meet Our Staff
Deb Ross joined the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation as executive director in October 2006. Previously, she served six years as national field director for Public Campaign, a national organization dedicated to advancing the public financing of elections. Deb spent the 1990s doing regional social and economic justice work with the Western States Center where she developed their signature leadership training programs and provided strategic support, training and technical assistance to community organizations and coalitions throughout an eight state region. In the 1980s Deb founded and directed one of the early battered women’s shelters in Oregon, was co-director of the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, chaired the board of the Funding Exchange and served as interim director of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon.