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Debbie Driesman

Board of Governors Member since 2018

Debbie Driesman has lived in the Washington DC area for the past four 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 homeShe 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 Directors of Washington Performing Arts, the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Maryland Public Television (MPT) Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, the Oxford India Centre Advisory Board and on the National Council of the White House Historical AssociationShe 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, the Jefferson Cabinet at Monticello and the Washington Cabinet at Mount Vernon.