Deborah Brown is board president for the Brookline Community Development Corporation. She is also on the board of Brookline for Everyone. A strong affordable housing advocate, sh has introduced a host of affordable housing and social justice warrant articles. She has an extensive environmental background. During her professional career, she managed and lead a range of programs that included climate justice, environmental education, food justice and tribal capacity building hazardous waste, tribal and federal facility enforcement and compliance programs. She co-authored a book on Brownfields. Prior to the EPA, she was director of Equal Employment Opportunity for the New York Transit Authority, counsel for the Texas Department of Agriculture, and an assistant to the Governor of Texas.