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Debbie Driesman

Board of Governors Member since 2018

Debbie Driesman has lived in the Washington DC area for the past three decades, having grown up in Ontario, Canada.

She worked as a computer engineer in NASA’s communication division at Goddard Space Flight Center until she retired in 1999 to oversee the construction of a home.  She and her husband Frank Islam have since built another new home in Potomac, MD.  Ms. Driesman is the Vice President of the Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation.

Ms. Driesman serves on the Board of Directors of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Honorary Board of the Halcyon Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, the Board of Directors of Washington Performing Arts, the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Oxford India Centre Advisory Board  and on the National Council of the White House Historical Association.  She and Frank are members of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts, the Abraham Lincoln National Council at Ford’s Theater, the Wilson Center National Cabinet, the Madison Council at the Library of Congress, The Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy, and the Global Leadership Council of the United Nations.