Founder and President
Vice President, Development & In-Kind Giving Committee
Debbie Perry is also an original board member of The Mr. Strong Foundation, and serves on the Development and In-Kind Giving committee. Debbie was born and raised in St. Petersburg and is employed as a Healthcare Reimbursement & Utilization Management Specialist, and supports the mission to assist in special needs kids and their families any way possible.
Debbie has actively involved for the last 11 years in the Red Ribbon Campaign, which promotes and encourages youth to the advantages of drug free lifestyles. In addition, she is an active supporter of animal rescue and Reach Out Worldwide.
Grant Review Committee
Marcella Faucette has been residing in the Tampa Bay area since 1993. She and her husband are native New Yorkers and have one son who is currently attending college. Although Marcella is presently working in the long range urban planning arena, she has over 10 years experience as a Speech /Language Pathologist. Marcella graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology. She has evaluated and treated developmentally disabled children and adolescents with a variety of speech and language deficits. She has also devised diagnostic and intervention programs for adaptive and computerized augmentative communication systems. Marcella continues to have a passion to help special needs children and their families.