Founder and CEO
United States of America
Debra Miller is CEO and Founder of CureDuchenne. She and her husband started the organization in 2002 after their only son, Hawken, was diagnosed with Duchenne. Debra and her team have brought many firsts to the Duchenne community, including a Duchenne-focused venture philanthropy model, an annual nationwide community education event tour (virtual for now), a Duchenne Physical Therapy Certification program and an open access Biobank. Debra proudly serves as Patient Representative on TREAT-NMD’s Executive Committee and reviews Duchenne applications for the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. A native Californian, Debra graduated from Mariner’s High School in Huntington Beach and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of California Los Angeles. Prior to CureDuchenne, Debra had a career in publishing with positions at IDG Communications, Cahners Publishing, Ziff-Davis Publishing, and Scholastic Publishing. She also worked in management at PC Magazine and was an independent stock trader.