Debra has a long history of service with San Diego LGBT Pride. She first became involved with Pride as a festival volunteer in 1991, serving the organization in various roles such as a member of the after-hours security patrol, beverage garden security, ticket sales, and as a front gate supervisor. In 1996, she volunteered her time to serve the organization as the Recording Secretary (a paid position at the time). In 1997, she was elected to the Board of Directors, serving continuously until 2005. She held the position of Treasurer and Co-Chair. She rejoined the Board of Directors in January 2010 as Board Secretary before retiring from the Board in October 2011. She continues to lend her experience to San Diego Pride as an emeritus.