Director, External Engagement
After two decades leading and serving not-for-profit organizations internationally, plus nearly a decade of corporate experience, Debbie Dellinger now oversees My Next Season’s philanthropic partnerships, not-for-profit strategy, board education, and networking practices as Director ofExternal Engagement. Debbie works closely with executive clients, partner search firms, and not-for-profits to match the wealth of experience possessed by transitioning executives with organizations where their talents and abilities can make a meaningful and mutually beneficial impact.
Prior to her work with My Next Season, Debbie volunteered with numerous not-for-profits, most recently serving as the Lay Leader of Missions, Education, & Life Skills at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. There she managed a volunteer and partner program that impacted 2,200 children throughout the Kansas City Metro community. Debbie also spent five years as the Board Chair for The Hope Center in Kansas City, a ministry that serves at-risk urban youth and families to restore communities. Before transitioning to her career serving not-for-profits, Debbie worked as a Project Manager for GE Consulting. She also supported Honeywell Information Systems as a Systems Analyst for Benchmark and Remote Terminal Emulation.
Supporting her children’s alma maters, Debbie spent seven years as a member of Duke University’s Parents Advisory Council and Boston College’s Parents Leadership Council. She has also played an active role at the Imani Christian Academy, a privately funded school for Pittsburgh’s underserved children, and the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Debbie has been married to her husband, Bob, for more than thirty years and they have three sons, Rob, Doug, and Patrick. Debbie currently resides in Leawood, Kansas.