Debbie Friedman, of Reston, Virginia, is a member of the National Portfolio Council and Training Co-Chair for the Philanthropy Division. Debbie has served on the National Board, now the National Assembly, for 16 years, and is Hadassah Southern Seaboard’s past President. In this role she initiated Virginia’s and North Carolina’s first “Dates with the State”. Debbie has served as National Jewish Education Chair, Membership Cultivation Co-Chair, Keepers of the Gate Vice-Chair, and was privileged to be the first chair of the Annual Giving Department, bringing Keepers of the Gate and Chai Society together. She also chaired Home Sweet Hadassah in 2012, bringing the Centennial Celebration to members across the country, one of her most memorable experiences. Debbie is a certified Hadassah trainer and part of the National Coordinated Training team.