Debra Ballinger

Interim Executive Director

Debra Ballinger speaks into a microphone. She is a white woman with curly, shoulder-length hair wearing red lipstick and a red sweater.

Debra Ballingerwas an Interim Executive Director at East Bay Housing Organizations during the organization’s leadership transition in 2023.

Debra is a long-time member and partner of EBHO. She recently served as the Executive Director of Monument Impact, a community anchor in Concord and East Contra Costa for immigrant, refugee and lower-income residents.

Debra has 20 years of experience in executive nonprofit management and organizing for immigrant rights, affordable housing, living wage, and the arts. From 2017 to 2022, Debra grew Monument Impact to catalyze resilience, civic participation, and economic advancement. With a background in theater, Debra is interested in the intersection of culture with building power through organizing.