Debbie MacDonald
Debbie MacDonald

Debbie MacDonald is a driven, focused, motivated, and passionate human service professional. She
currently serves as Regional Manager for Riverside County Department of Social Services, one of the 6 th
largest counties in California. During her tenure, she has displayed her outstanding business acumen
with the management responsibility of up to 100 staff. Her experience includes strategic planning,
monitoring operational outcomes, leadership development, succession planning, coaching, and
mentoring of her supervisors and staff. Debbie has over 25 years of leadership and management
experience and has overseen various county social services programs including California local county
welfare programs. She has received recognition and leadership certifications from the Inland Empire
Economic Partnership (IEEP) and through the California Legislature Assembly and Senate.
Debbie has an innate and intrinsic desire to train and coach. Her interest in the growth and development
of employees is what ignited her desire to become a certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer, and coach
in Leadership Development. She serves on the John Maxwell President's Advisory Council and to add to
her strengths, she is also a certified Maxwell DISC Trainer and Consultant. She is the Founder of DMAC
Building Emerging Leaders, LLC, where she offers 6 to 8 week leadership courses, as well as workshops
and speaking engagements. It is in this arena where she has provided Master Mind workgroups and
workshops to university students and community residents with the hope of teaching and educating
them for a brighter future in leadership and Personal Development. In fueling her passion, she served as
a consultant for a youth initiative that taught local parents and youth strategies to prevent bullying in
public schools in showing how to gain self-confidence and build self-esteem. She is involved in local
organizations, such as the Human Trafficking Awareness Taskforce and has facilitated educational
awareness programs to various community stakeholders. Debbie volunteers her time in other local and
national organizations that work with various populations such as veterans and the homeless
population. She is a dynamic, passionate, and energetic motivational speaker that engages audiences
with her honesty and charisma. In Debbie’s spare time she enjoys camping and water sports with her
husband and family. She loves traveling, listening to jazz, and exploring new food adventures. Her zeal
for life helps keep her balanced, focused, and ready to make a difference in so many lives.

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