Deborah J. Marron, Ed.D., Executive Director

Dr. Deborah J. Marron joined the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation as the Foundation’s first Executive Director in October 2017. Deborah comes to the Foundation with experience in association management, development and alumni relations, program development, budget administration, human resources management, career development, and public relations. Dr. Marron served as the Director of Alumni and Student Engagement with the Penn State Alumni Association for nearly 17 years. She led a team in developing programs, events, and services to engage alumni, volunteers, students, and donors in support of the Association’s and the University’s missions. Prior to her tenure at Penn State, Deborah worked in the private sector in Human Resources Management and served as Director of Career Development with several colleges and universities.

A native of Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, Deborah earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Education from Penn State. She received a Doctorate in Education in Behavioral Sciences and Organizational Development from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Deborah and her husband live in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania.