Deborah Macdonald

 Deborah A Macdonald

Deborah Macdonald, Esq., the President/Founder of Core Corporate Consulting is senior strategic, operational, and community leader, entrepreneur, and attorney, licensed in California, Massachusetts (inactive) and Ohio (inactive), with over 25 years experience across multiple industry sectors.

As General Counsel of public and private corporations, she has extensive experience in planning, financial matters, and board governance. She founded and led two for profit businesses, one nonprofit affiliate, and was instrumental in startup of clients’ nonprofit startups.  She has led a high profile nonprofit foundation, and managed a multimodality health care operation.

Juris Doctor: New England School of Law
BA History, Rutgers University
MIT Sloan School of Management Greater Boston Executive Program in Business Management. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University – Mergers; Finance for Non-Finance Executives. Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives

  • Licensed to practice law in California (inactive), Ohio (inactive), and Massachusetts, (inactive)
  • 2010 Athena Award Finalist, recognition for professional excellence, giving back to communities, and creating leadership opportunities for women
  • Leadership Napa Valley Class 27; Member of Practicum Group organizing Napa Valley Nonprofit Board PICK
  • Commissioner, Cultural Heritage Commission, City of Napa
  • Director, Governance Chair, Executive Committee, Collabria Care, (f/k/a Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services)
  • Associate Member, Napa Valley Coalitin of Nonprofit Agencies (2011-2015)
  • Presenter, Greater Cincinnati Health Council, Solutions 2009 Senior Executive Breakfast, “The Strategic Advantage to Community Benefit”
  • Lecturer, Northern Kentucky Chamber University, “Corporate Social Responsibility:  Circle Of CSR Competitive Advantage” (2009)
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), “Connexions” August 2008, “Doing Well By Doing Good”, by Deborah Macdonald, Esq., Founder, Core Corporate Consulting
  • BusinessWise (NPR) Radio Program, Corporate Social Responsibility, April 15, 2008
  • President, Greater Cincinnati Breast Cancer Registry Advisory Board (2008-2009)
  • Lecturer, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Top Tier Leadership, “Crafting And Articulating A Vision” (Spring and Fall Sessions, 2007)
  • Presenter, Health Foundation, Skills Building for Non Profits in Strategic Planning and Succession Planning (July 2007)
  • Presenter, Leadership Council of Human Service Executives, Executive Toolbox, Succession Planning (2006)
  • Board Member, St. Elizabeth Foundation (2002-2004)
  • Member of Communities Joined in Action (2007-2011)
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Health Policy Committee (2007)
  • President, Ovation Theatre Company (2004 – 2007)
  • Fine Arts Fund Cincinnati, Arts Resource Council (2009)
  • Business Volunteers for the Arts Advisor, 2002-2004
  • Xavier University Women of Excellence Mentor Committee (2009)
  • Director, Treasurer, head of Finance Committee, Neponset Valley Nursing Association, Inc. and Neponset Valley Hospice (1993-1998)