Debra Cohen Committee Member

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Debra G. Cohen is a native Houstonian and has been active in many Jewish organizations. She has served as a member of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston for the past 17 years, receiving the Barbara Falik Young Leadership Award and serving as Women’s Philanthropy Chair for two years. Presently, Debra is a member of various committees, including the Women’s Cabinet, Israel/Overseas, and Fund for the Jewish Future.
Debra is President of the Board of Jewish Family Service in Houston, where she has been a board member and on the executive committee for the past ten years, serving as both Vice President of Program Services and Development.  Most recently, Debra co-chaired the 100 Names for 100 Years campaign in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Jewish Family Service.  In addition, she serves on the Houston Jewish Family Foundation board.
Ms. Cohen has been an active board member of Holocaust Museum Houston since 2003 and has also served on the executive committee.

Debra was on National Young Leadership Cabinet for six years, holding several portfolios. She was a National Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) board member for six years, with leadership portfolios, and she is presently a member of the advisory board of NWP. Debra is a board member of Jewish Federations of North America and serves on the Israel/Overseas Committee.

Debra is passionate about the global Jewish world and has traveled extensively on many local and national missions. She serves as a committee member on the Board of Governors for Jewish Agency for Israel and the Steering Committee for the Ambassadors of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

Debra attended Tulane University. She is married to Steven Cohen and has two daughters, Courtney and Hilary.