Deborah Dietz is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Disability Independence Group, Inc. Mrs. Dietz has a bachelor’s degree in Science Education from Boston University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida International University. She participates in a number of local, state, and national organizations, and has held many leadership roles in those organizations, including serving as National President of the American Association for Justice Auxiliary. She was appointed in 2018 by the governor to the State Independent Living Council of Florida and served until 2021.
Mrs. Dietz has created and delivered hundreds of trainings for persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers. These include the ASL Video Project, for HUD, The Wallet Card® Project, a nationally recognized outreach effort to persons with disabilities, and Miami-Dade County’s first video series at the intersection of disability and domestic violence/sexual assault.
Ms. Dietz was awarded The League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County Women Who Shine Award in 2019.