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 nonprofit 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. She has worked extensively with multilateral funding organizations.
Debnam serves as the co-chair of the executive board of directors for the Basic Education Coalition (BEC)—a group of leading U.S.-based organizations and academic institutions working together to promote global peace and prosperity through education. Through BEC 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 is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Educational Assessment at the University of Oxford. She received her Masters of Science in business management from University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business and her Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.