As School-to-School International’s executive director, Candace Debnam oversees STS’s global operations and business development activities, which includes programmatic work in 15 countries.
Debnam has a decade of experience across the non-profit sector including managing large development contracts and grants for education, health, agriculture, energy, and community engagement projects overseas. She has experience in implementing development strategies, as well as organizing new initiatives for projects funded by USAID, MCC, and DFID as well as working with multilateral funding organizations. Debnam serves as the co-chair of the executive board of directors for the Basic Education Coalition—a group of leading US-based organizations and academic institutions working together to promote global peace and prosperity through education; there she plays a central role in convening and coordinating the international education development community. Prior to joining STS, Debnam supported a variety of health, research, and education initiatives at IntraHealth, SNV, FHI 360, and AED.
Debnam received her master’s degree in management from University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business and her undergraduate degree in English and political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.