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Deborah Bowie onePULSE Foundation

By Charlotte Robinson, June 29, 2022

Deborah Bowie has been appointed executive director of onePULSE Foundation the nonprofit established following the June 12, 2016 tragedy to honor & preserve the legacy of those killed in the Pulse Nightclub massacre. Bowie joins onePULSE at an important time with the foundation recently embarking on a new three-year strategic plan & entering the next crucial phases of the final design, construction & operation of the National Pulse Memorial & Museum & Orlando Health Survivors Walk. Earl Crittenden, Chairman of the onePULSE Foundation Board of Trustees stated, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Deborah as our Executive Director. Deborah’s depth of knowledge & breadth of experience, combined with her strategic vision & unwavering dedication & passion, makes her uniquely qualified to lead onePULSE into this next stage of our journey to realize the National Pulse Memorial & Museum.” Bowie concluded, “I am honored & privileged to serve as Executive Director of onePULSE Foundation. I look forward to working with our exceptionally talented staff & board members, our dedicated partners & the community, to help drive onePULSE’s mission to create & support a memorial that opens hearts, a museum that opens minds, educational programs that open eyes and legacy scholarships that open doors. I, too, understand what it means to have to rebuild every aspect of who you are after such a life-changing tragedy. It is with this additional sense of purpose & drawing on my own personal grief journey, that I will strive to continue the advancement of onePULSE’s incredible work.” Bowie's sister was fatally shot in a highly publicized triple homicide in Miramar, FL in 1994 & brings a notable public & nonprofit sector experience to onePULSE as well. 

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