Having experienced her mother’s struggle with dementia, Debbie appreciates the compassion needed to help patients and families. That’s what drew her to the Memory & Movement Center. She earned a BS in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University and an RN degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in her native Pittsburgh. She has previous experience as a nurse in Cardiac Care ICU. She and her husband, Ken, have two children, twins Maya and Nicholas, and another set of twins – pooches Oscar and Ali. She does Pilates for fitness and loves those Pittsburgh Steelers.