Debbie Strickland is the Executive Director at Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. In her current role, Debbie will develop and manage donor contributions, develop strategic alliances; create a stable business environment; manage community relations, all in an effort to provide advocacy and assistance for local families afflicted with childhood cancer. 
Prior to joining Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, Debbie’s experience consisted of Project Management, Administration, Business Development, Sales, Account Management and Customer Service. She holds a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management and is currently in the process of receiving her MS in non-profit leadership. Notable is her 13 years of experience working in the pediatric cancer sector as a Board member and co-founder of a non-profit pediatric cancer organization. 

In 2003 the Reno Gazette awarded Debbie with the Citizen of the Year for her outstanding dedication in her efforts to help families in the fight against pediatric cancer. Debbie lives in Reno with her husband; Steve and their two children. When not working, Debbie likes being with friends and family enjoying the great outdoors.