Debbie Monark has been a resident of Williamsburg for 13 years. Prior to moving to Virginia, she was a resident of San Diego for 25 years. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Debbie completed her degree in Business Management and Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1984. Her career spanned 15 years in human resources management and executive administration in the fields of management consulting, technical publishing, and insurance.
Debbie has devoted much of her time to several non-profit organizations over the past 30 years. She currently serves as President of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League, which raises funds in support of music education and outreach to the young people across the Williamsburg-James City area. She has also served on the board of the Governor’s Land Garden Club as Hospitality/Events Chair and is currently her community representative for Neighbor to Neighbor. In addition, she has volunteered with the Community Kitchen, sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission, providing meals to the food needy of Williamsburg/James City County. In the recent past, Debbie also spent time as a tutor with Literacy for Life and a host for the Canterbury Association at William and Mary. Before relocating to Virginia, Debbie served on the Board of the St. Peter’s Senior Services Corporation as well as the Vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar, CA. She served on the Children and Young Families Commission and volunteered as a Sunday School teacher there for many years.
Debbie’s husband, Ron, is a 1961 alum of W&M, and recently retired from the faculty of the Mason School of Business. He previously served on the W&M Libraries Board from 1999-2003. During that time, he served as Board Chair and Emeriti Representative. Their daughter, Lauren, is a 2013 graduate of William and Mary.