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About Deborah Wright
Ordained by the PC(USA) in 1978, Deborah London Wright has specialized in adaptive change management, strategic planning, program development, and Positive Deviance implementation as a Corporate Chaplain. With degrees from Duke University and San Francisco Theological Seminary, she served as Associate Pastor of Calvary SF, was appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness, Trustee of the Presbyterian Foundation, adjunct faculty at SFTS, host of the KPIX-TV talk show Mosaic, and Director of Major Gifts at SFTS. She is currently Board VP at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center. Following Ph.D. studies at the GTU, she formed Avalon Enterprises, a consultancy practice in funds development, corporate chaplaincy, strategic planning, and project management for NGOs in religion, education, healthcare, and film. She has been a grant administrator and grant evaluator and has taught Adaptive Change Leadership, applying Positive Deviance Theory in her practice. Clients have included The George Lucas Educational Foundation, Google, Kaiser Permanente, the PC(USA), the Murphy Cancer Foundation, Callaway Leadership Institute, and Kairos USA.
In 2011 she and Jim Kitchens launched PneuMatrix to bring Adaptive Change Leadership to Presbyteries and congregations. Deborah is the creator of the popular tool ANIMAL FARM and the small church vitality program DESIGNING FOR THE NEW NORM. Innovative business models for entrepreneurial non-profits has been the hallmark of her career.
DEBORAH LONDON WRIGHT, Co-Founder, Of-Counsel,