NAPW Inducts Debra Ray, Assistant Director, Family Services Department at Seminole Tribe of Florida, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Debra Ray selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to welcome Debra into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Debra Ray as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in social work. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 775,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Debra into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Overcoming a challenging childhood inspired Debra Ray to be a Social Worker. She is devoted to her career and has been the Assistant Director of the Family Services Department at Seminole Tribe of Florida for the past 11 years. She works with mental health, child welfare, guardianship and youth home programs. She is also a Certified Anger Management-Specialist.

“My key responsibilities are to work with and support our administrative team to effectively serve and provide strong, positive mental health, family dynamic support, child welfare services and prevention activities to the community,” she said. “We partner with families to collectively strengthen their family’s spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.”

Grateful for her personal experiences and previous interactions with individuals who helped her and her single mother, Ms. Ray now welcomes has the opportunities to give back to families. She is rewarded with knowing she has played a small part in making a family feel less stressed and more positive. She would like to continue to increase her therapeutic and administrative knowledge base in order to support the people she works with and serves.

Awards & Accomplishments: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Florida International University; Master’s, Florida Atlantic University, Social Work; Bachelor’s, Florida Atlantic University, Social Work

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