YWCA Greensboro Board of Directors Racial and Social Justice Committee Presents:
Black History Month Spotlight: Deb Harris Richardson
This February, during Black History Month, we are shining a spotlight on activists in our community who are making an impact. Our first spotlight shines on Deb Harris Richardson.
Deb Harris Richardson grew up being involved in YWCA programming in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and sought a similarly enriching YWCA environment for her then young daughter. A “Mom and Baby Swim Class” was the start of a great experience for both her daughter and herself. Deb has been a proud member of the YWCA Greensboro staff for twenty years serving as in many roles including Fitness and Wellness instructor, Teen Parent Mentor Program Associate, Volunteer Coordinator, Special Projects Manager, and Development & Engagement Officer. Today, she serves as Director of Community Engagement. Outside the organization, she has served on the Guilford County Continuum of Care Homelessness Task Force, UNCG Advisory Council, and Guilford Parents Academy (to name a few!). Her Boards of Directors memberships have included the Triad Coaching Connection, Bel Canto Company (now known as the Choral Arts Collection), and Renaissance Community Cooperative. Deb enjoys working with public health-minded organizations and is energized by the efforts she has been a part of in the interest of this community. She is having an outstanding experience with Leadership Greensboro 2022 and will use the exposure, skills development, and networking opportunities to deepen knowledge about The Greater Greensboro area to serve with increased intentionality.
Thank you for the incredible service you have provided to the Greensboro Community, Deb!