Deborah Hill


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Deborah A. Hill, MSSA, LISW

Deborah A. Hill, Author, Activist, Former Elected Official, (City Councilwoman) Church Elder, who marched in The Civil Rights Movement in her native Birmingham, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

She is a graduate of Knoxville College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. She went on to Case Western Reserve University, School of Applied Social Sciences where she earned a Masters Degree in Social Science Administration. She is Board Certified Counselor/Social Worker by the State of Ohio. She had a 35 year career in Social Services as an Administrator.

Hill is an Executive Fellow of The Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

She is the first Adventist female in the State of Ohio to be elected to public office. As an elected public servant, she  served on The City Council of Warrensville Heights, Ohio for two terms with honor and distinction. The former Councilwoman  also  served as Council President during her term of office. She is the recipient of many honors and awards.

She serves on The Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee, as well as the Columbia Union Conference  Association Committee. She represented the NAD Division as a delegate to the 60th General Conference Session in 2015 in San Antonio Texas.

 She is a Church Elder, a dynamic motivational speaker, who is often called upon to speak at schools, commencements, churches, conferences, women’s ministries, and seminars. She is a leader, mentor, and role model.

Her mantra is “ If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living will not be in vain.”