Debbie Driesman has lived in the Washington DC area for the past 3 decades, having grown up in Ontario, Canada.She worked as a computer engineer in NASA’s communication division at Goddard Space Flight Center until she retired in 1999 to oversee the construction of a home. She and her husband Frank Islam have since built another new home in Potomac, MD. Debbie has been involved in the Potomac Area Newcomers Group since 2002. Debbie is the Vice President of the Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation.
Debbie serves on the Board of Directors of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Honorary Board of the S and R Foundation, on the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Theater Company, the Board of Arena Stage, The Board of Directors of Washington Performing Arts and the Board of the Montgomery County Police Foundation. She and Frank are members of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts, The Abraham Lincoln National Council at Ford’s Theater, and the Wilson Center National Cabinet.