Deborah Washington, MED, LMHC

Senior Vice President of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services

Deborah Washington, MEd, LMHC is Senior Vice President of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services at Little Flower. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a master’s degree in education from Hunter College with an emphasis in disabilities studies. She volunteers as a Board advisor for the Carlton Locksley Bennett Foundation in Brooklyn.

Deborah has over 30 years of experience working with youth and adults with disabilities. She began her career working with adults with developmental disabilities as a direct service professional, and prides herself as an expert in the field of disabilities. She specialized in job training and placements for 17 years, overseeing programs that helped hundreds of youths and adults gain employment.

Deborah believes that all people should have the opportunity to contribute to the community and to be as independent and autonomous as they can be. She is committed to developing young professionals and has created several training modalities for those new to the field.

Deborah approaches both her staff and the individuals we serve with compassion and understanding. Her goal is always to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they seek.

In addition to her non-profit leadership role, Deborah has served as an Adjunct Professor for LaGuardia Community College, volunteers on a steering Committee for BobCat, Inc, and is the interim president for her block association. Deborah lives in Brooklyn with her son.