Debbie has over 25 years of experience establishing and managing innovative corporate infrastructures and systems within the medical device industry. Debbie is recognized as a human resources and administrative start-up expert and an integral part of the management team for both initial public offerings and corporate acquisitions.  Currently Debbie serves as Sr. VP of Human Resources and Administration for Shifamed and its portfolio companies.  Prior to joining Shifamed, Debbie was VP of Human Resources and Administration at Benvenue Medical.  Prior to Benvenue Medical, Debbie led the human resources and administration functions at various medical device start-ups including Spiracur Inc. (acquired by Kinetic Concepts), Cryovascular Systems, Inc. (acquired by Boston Scientific) and CardioThoracic Systems, Inc. (acquired by Guidant following IPO).  Debbie holds a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.