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Debbie Wells

Executive Director

Debbie obtained her master's degrees in Information Technology Management and Business Administration from Webster University. She earned her bachelor's degree from Chapman University in Computer Information Systems and received her project management certification from UC Irvine. Debbie’s professional background includes over 25 years in management with 16 of those years at the international technology distribution giant, Ingram Micro, Inc., where she managed and supervised people in several locations, including Buffalo, New York, Miami, Florida, Mexico, and the Philippines.

Debbie has over 17 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Since high school, she’s been in a leadership role, where she was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army JROTC. She is currently on the Kiwanis Santa Ana Board and Chairs the Community Services Committee. Debbie volunteers her free time as a mentor and board member for the Career Beginnings Mentoring Program (CBMP), which mentors first-year college students. Debbie is also a graduate of OCTANE’s Nonprofit Accelerator Program. She has a passion for guiding the educational, personal, and professional development of young people. Debbie has been working for the Achievement Institute for over 11 years.

Debbie Wells