1997 – Detroit, Michigan & Washington, DC
Deborah Insley Dingell is president of the General Motors Foundation and Executive Director of National Corporate Activity for General Motors. She is a civic and community leader in both Washington, DC and Michigan. Mrs. Dingell previously worked for Senator Robert P. Griffin. Mrs. Dingell is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, received her master’s in Liberal Studies from Georgetown in 1998 and plans to pursue her Ph.D. She was the Founding Chair of the National Women’s Health Resource Center in Washington, DC and is a member of the NIH Advisory Panel for Women’s Research, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the advisory board for the Michigan Women’s Foundation, the advisory committee for the Michigan Women’s Economic Club and the advisory board of the Susan B. Komen Foundation. She chaired Michigan’s Infant Mortality Task Force in the early 90s and Baby Your Baby, a two-year public education campaign. She is co-founder and president-elect of the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, a home away from home for critically ill children. Mrs. Dingell is vice chair of the Barbara Karmanos Cancer Center, serves on its Executive Committee and co-chairs the Breast Cancer Committee and the Government Relations Committee. She also chairs the Friends of Wayne County Park and is vice president of the U.S. House of Representatives Child Day Care Center. She is a Regent of Georgetown University and a member of the Wayne County Airport Commission. Mrs. Dingell is a board member of many national, state, and local organizations.