Episode 185: COVID-19 Prevention (How can we be Responsible Citizens during this pandemic?)
Podcast Guest: Debra Furtado
Debra is currently is the Human Services Administrator for the Dekalb County Government, Department of Human Services.
Debra Furtado’s successful tenure as Senior Connection’s CEO continues to be reflected in the growing number of seniors served annually; an expanding service territory; and the quality of programs provided. Her dedicated focus to a mission of providing essential home and community-based care that maximizes independence has helped attract new donors and customers in support of the organization’s work.
Debra worked for nine years with AGL Resources (parent company of Atlanta Gas Light Company), serving in several positions including director, diversity and volunteer outreach and director, community affairs. She also served as a strategic partner as human resources director for Atlanta Gas Light Company and managed a 200+ staff call center
Other professional experience includes several consulting positions involving strategic planning, management and implementation of human resources and business programs. She worked for David M. Griffith & Associates where she served as the manager of the human resources consulting practice for the Atlanta office. She also worked for the Atlanta Regional Commission, providing consulting services to local governments.
Matthew Serratto has been promoted to the Supervising Deputy District Attorney position at the Merced County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Larry D. Morse II announced last week. He will replace Steve Slocum, who was recently selected to be the new Merced County Superior Court Commissioner in January.
Serratto, 37, joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2007 as a misdemeanor attorney, and became a felony attorney in 2008. Since he began his career as a prosecutor, he has taken a total of 56 trials to verdict, 42 of these being felony trials, which included seven murder trials, six attempted murder trials, and 16 “life” trials. He was also the lead prosecutor on Operation Scrapbook, a year-long investigation which culminated on May 10, 2017 with the arrest of over 60 Sureno gang members in Merced County, at least 23 of whom have already been convicted and sentenced. Merced City Councilman Matthew Serratto told the Times this week he plans to run for mayor and has taken the first steps to launch a citywide campaign for the top post.
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