Deb Jospin

Chief of Staff

Deborah (Deb) Jospin serves as Chief of Staff at Freedom House. Prior to joining Freedom House in November 2022, Deb was a consultant providing strategic advice and developing new initiatives for public and private sector clients.

Before starting her consulting career, Deb worked as an attorney in private practice.  In 1993, she joined the Corporation for National Service, the federal agency that oversees the AmeriCorps program. After working as Associate General Counsel and Chief of Staff at the agency, Deb was appointed Director of AmeriCorps by President Clinton in 1997 and served in that role until 2001. Since then, Deb has worked to support national service, both in her consulting practice and as a volunteer. Most recently, she served as the Team Lead for the Service and the Arts Cluster on the Biden-Harris Transition team, focusing on personnel appointments in five federal agencies, including the Corporation for National Service/AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. Deb is a founding board member of the Service Year Alliance, ServeNext, AmeriCorps Alums, and the Center for Music National Service.  Currently, she serves on the board of Safe Shores, the D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center, and on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Along with her former business partner Shirley Sagawa, Deb is the co-author of The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit that Builds Buzz, Delights Donors and Engages Employees, Jossey-Bass, 2008. 

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