Deborah L. Frazier
Deborah Frazier currently serves as the Executive Director for the National Healthy Start Association. Ms. Frazier has a stellar national reputation having spent 30 years of her professional career in the field of maternal and child. She is a past member of the HHS Secretary's Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM), and the former Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health for the State of Arkansas. Ms. Frazier has a long and very rich history with Healthy Start and the Association serving as grantee evaluator, technical advisor to projects, Project Director for New Orleans Healthy Start, founding member of the Association and past board member. In her role as Co-Chair of the Association's Development Committee, she was responsible for securing funding critical to the growth and expansion of the organization- establishing regional conferences, the Healthy Start Leadership Institute, and the Partnership Grant with AMCHP and CityMatCH. Ms. Frazier has lent her expertise and knowledge as a consultant to numerous national organizations including: The American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists developing and implementing their National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (NFIMR); the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to evaluate community based programs; and to the National School Health Workgroup to develop national standards and policies for school health programs. She has provided consultation to community based programs across the country involving the development of strategic plans, needs assessments, and designing programs and services for those in need.
Elizabeth is the Executive Assistant and Communications Associate at NHSA. Elizabeth works closely with the Executive Director to manage and maintain the NHSA office day-to-day operations. In her role as Communications Associate, Elizabeth manages NHSA public communications through the website, blog, Twitter, newsletter, policy alerts, etc. She maintains Member communications and information as well.
Prior to NHSA, Elizabeth worked with the Policy and Domestic Outreach & Advocacy Departments at Catholics for Choice helping to educate Catholic legislators and laypeople on their rights within the church. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Delaware.