Debra Hansen

    Debra Hansen is the WSU Extension County Director in Stevens County, Washington with a program emphasis in Community and Economic Development. She designs and offers classes and workshops to local small farmers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, but finds most enjoyment out of helping communities understand their role in creating and sustaining a healthy small business ecosystem. She chairs the statewide WA Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference and does the marketing for the statewide Women in Agriculture Conference – both of which deploys to multiple sites using technology and locally facilitated discussions. Debra also really enjoys the time she is able to promote and train colleagues on how to use Ripple Effect Mapping – an evaluation tool she helped create to explore the effects of complex programs.