The Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC) has announced the appointment of Deborah Levy as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Levy has more than two decades of experience advancing children’s non-profits throughout the country. Levy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House® and a senior member of the executive management team of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, the largest Ronald McDonald House Chapter in the United States. She will begin her new position at UCP-OC on February 17th.
“The Search Committee unanimously recommended Levy as the new CEO. Levy is a proven leader with a record of success in managing charitable enterprises. She has the right combination of vision, skill, and leadership. Most importantly, her love for children and helping children with disabilities makes her the ideal leader for UCP-OC. We are fortunate to have her as our new CEO, and we’re excited to see the organization grow under her leadership,” said James Corbett, Board Chair of UCP-OC.
Deborah Levy is widely recognized within Ronald McDonald House Charities® for defining the standard for program excellence. Under her leadership, the Orange County region is fiscally and programmatically strong. She has a proven ability to produce mission-driven success year after year with strategic vision, Board collaboration, and dynamic leadership of staff and volunteers. With a career that started as a news anchor for various CBS television affiliates across the country, Levy brings twenty-three years’ experience as a professional public speaker, enhancing local and regional organizational brands and images. Additionally, Levy has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for various children’s charities in North America. A children’s champion, Levy first served as a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities® chapters in Florida and Nevada from 1997 to 2003. Levy holds a B.S. degree in Political Science from UCLA.
“Helping children has been a personal mission for me my entire adult life. I am profoundly moved by the important work being done at UCP-OC. It is a testament to the extraordinary leadership of the staff and Board. I am honored to be asked to become the next leader and look forward to building upon UCP-OC’s success as we look toward the future,” said Deborah Levy.