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Debra Young

Debra Young

Program Manager - North Carolina

Debra Young MEd, OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS, FAOTA, serves as a Program Manager with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative for a health plan funded Fall Prevention Pilot Program in North Carolina. In this role, Debra is responsible for connecting local service providers with health plan members and managing the program service delivery.

Debra brings a background in occupational therapy with experience as a clinician, educator, and business owner, specializing in environmental modifications, inclusive design, aging in place, and the impact of the environment on health. She has consulted on projects within healthcare, public health, education, employment, housing, community, and mobility/transportation industries.

Debra has earned a Master’s in Education degree with specialization in Assistive Technology (AT) from Bowling Green State University, a graduate certificate in AT from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College. She has been named a Fellow to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and has earned the AOTA Specialty Certification in Environmental Modifications. Debra is also a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). Debra has published and presented on local, state, national and international levels on the creation of healthy, inclusive homes and communities.



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