Speaker Profile

Debra Hauser

Advocates for Youth

Debra Hauser has been with Advocates for Youth for 20 years. In January 2012, Deb became the organization’s fourth Executive Director. She has been at the center of numerous innovations in the field of adolescent sexual health, including being a co-founder of the Future of Sex Education—an initiative that produced the first-ever National Sexuality Education Standards, Core Content and Skills, grades K to 12; designing an innovative HIV/AIDS prevention and testing-to-treatment program on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and expanding the Great American Condom Campaign into a ground-breaking effort to normalize condom use on college campuses. Deb is committed to a cascading style of leadership that promotes youth activists as change agents and leaders. Before coming to Advocates, Deb served as Director of Community Health Services in Atlantic City and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay. She holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan.