Debbie Dickinson, Esq.
Debbie Dickinson received her B.A. in Accounting (summa cum laude) from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She practiced Employee Benefits, Employment and Labor law in Atlanta at Fisher & Phillips, LLP. She lectures in the Wharton MBA Program as an Adjunct Professor and is an entrepreneur. Debbie is passionate about issues involving access to higher education and matters affecting abused, neglected and disabled children. She has served on the Executive Board of The Achievement Project which partnered with high schools in Chester, PA to work with disadvantaged high school students to successfully ensure preparation for and access to a college education. She also served as Fundraising Chair of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Drifters, Inc. which provides college scholarships annually to deserving high school seniors. She has also been very active with the Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Alliance, requesting and obtaining appropriations from the state legislature to allow PTSA to support children with Tourette Syndrome. Debbie has also served in various leadership capacities with both the Girls Scouts and the Boy Scouts of America, where she has mentored several scouts to attain Eagle Scout rank. Debbie is a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens where she is active in the justice and education ministries. As a foster and adoptive mother, Debbie is honored to join the Board of Florida’s Children First to advocate for the legal rights of at-risk children in the state of Florida.