Debra Frazer has been an active supporter of the Somali Hope Foundation since its inception in 2008 and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice-President. She provides hands-on support in the areas of: business and strategic planning; financial management and administration; grant sourcing and reporting. She retired in 2019 following an executive career primarily spent in the role of Director General of Corporate Services, Ottawa Police Service. She was the highest ranking civilian in an organization of 2,000 people and the first woman in Canada to undertake this role for a major police service. She lived in Africa as a child and welcomes the opportunity to work with a dynamic team bringing free, high quality and equitable education to girls and boys in rural Somalia.