Deborah Marcus is an executive in the CAA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in media and sports. Marcus leads the agency's education and youth development efforts as well as the foundation’s public health initiatives including #FirstRespondersFirst which she co-founded in March 2020 in partnership with Thrive Global and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining CAA, Marcus served for nearly a decade as the Executive Director of Communities in Schools of Los Angeles (CISLA), the nationally recognized nonprofit leader in high school drop-out prevention, whose mission is to surround underserved students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. In 2014, Marcus was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Commission of Community and Family Services on which she serves as Vice Chairperson and since 2021 serves as a board member of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 children.
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