Meet Deborah Denham
Our Promise Leaders United, California Correctional Health Care Services

Q & A: 

Name, state department or agency.

Deborah Denham, California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS)

What do you enjoy most about working as a Loaned Executive on the OP campaign?

Getting to meet and work with different people.  Learning more about what is involved to make the Our Promise Campaign a success in helping make a difference in our communities. 

How long have you been involved in or volunteered with the campaign?

I have been working for the State of California for over 38 years and have been a Division Coordinator (DC) and Key Connector (KC) over the years.  Now, over the past three years, I have been one of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR’s) Our Promise Executive Team Members for CCHCS.  

What inspires you to give through the campaign?

I have always felt that giving is important and have been giving through Our Promise for all of my state services.  With being a mom of a U.S. Marine (Iraq Veteran), giving, volunteering…is my way of honoring those that did not make it back home and to their families.  When you have been blessed, it is so important to bless others.

What nonprofits do you donate time or funds to, and why?

I have volunteered to help children learn to read through the non-profit Reading Partners; knowing how to read is so important.  I have a love of animals so SPCA is one non-profit I donate to; keeping animals safe and finding good homes is so needed.  I give back to a U.S. Marine non-profit that provides scholarships for the children of U.S. Marines that did not make it home; giving back in this way helps this U.S. Marine mom heal.