Janet DeBard wood river womens foundation idaho

A founding member of WRWF, served on the Board of Directors for nine years. She chaired the Grants Program, creating the co-chair concept and was Editor of the News Brief, establishing a format for brief insightful articles that allowed the membership to stay informed and connected.  As President, Janet encouraged efficient functioning of the Board as well as a strong Committee structure, resulting in strategic planning and membership involvement. Chairing the Nomination Committee, her team embraced leadership development as a means to have strong succession planning. Janet’s educational background includes an M.A. from Case Western Reserve and Doctoral Studies at U.C.L.A. in the area of inner-city education and curriculum development.  Her work experiences encompass: inner-city teaching; retail marketing; public relations; designer of fabrics, jewelry & visual arts.