Debra M. Paul Named Among 2019 Most Influential Corp. Directors

Published 02/03/2020

WomenInc. Magazine, a leading publication dedicated to the comprehensive coverage of women’s achievement in business, has named Debra M. Paul to its 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors. This honor recognizes Debra for her distinguished professional accomplishments as one of the top women executives, influencers, and achievers contributing their leadership on corporate boards.

"It is essential that the achievements and success of professional women are showcased in the highest regard and their stories are told in meaningful ways. WomenInc. is proud to recognize this group of women serving on public boards," said Catrina Young, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of WomenInc. "We are inspired by these accomplished executives, their careers and the corporations that demonstrate inclusive board composition. We offer congratulations and appreciation to the directors recognized in WomenInc.'s Most Influential Corporate Directors edition for their leadership."

With more than 20 years of practice in the healthcare field, Debra currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR), a multi-state behavioral healthcare organization headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Prior to this position, she served as CFO for the organization. Debra spent more than 10 years at Women & Infants Hospital, where she held a number of leadership roles, most recently CFO and SVP. She also worked at KPMG, where she specialized in servicing healthcare and life sciences clients. She holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Bryant University.

She serves on the Board of Directors of AMICA Mutual Insurance Co., Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Substance Abuse + Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Healthcare Financial Management Association, RI Society of CPAs, and AICPA.

“I am honored by this recognition and would like to congratulate my colleagues and all of the other women acknowledged for their accomplishments,” said Debra. “I am grateful to be included among this talented, hardworking, and ambitious group of leaders.”

The full WomenInc. Influential Corporate Directors listing is available now at WomenInc.com/2019MICD, as well as at newsstands and Barnes & Noble retailers.  


ABOUT FELLOWSHIP HEALTH RESOURCES, INC.:
FHR fosters hope and recovery, providing behavioral health services to improve the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness and addiction disorders. FHR began providing services as the first community residence in the state of Rhode Island in 1975. Since then, FHR has expanded the scope of its services, and now offers a network of community-based programs to more than 8,000 individuals through a person-centered approach across 7 states – Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. To learn more, visit www.fhr.net.

CONTACT:
Grace Cabral, FHR Integrated Marketing and Communications Manager
(401) 642-4406, gcabral@fhr.net