Debbie began her nursing career in 1994 upon graduating from University of North Florida. Her career has encompassed several aspects of acute care nursing including; emergency nursing, trauma care, research, education and management. Debbie joined the University of Florida’s Neurosurgery team in 2016, as the Assistant Director of Neurosurgery. She earned her Advanced Practice Nursing degree in 2021. Her specialty includes Adult Neuro-Oncology with an oversight of the Neuro-Oncology research and clinical teams.