Leadership Strategies For Giving Back, Meeting The Mission, And Contributing To The Greater Good Of Community With Debra Lockwood - Speak in Flow

Debra has sat on many boards over the years for multiple organizations that were all going in different directions with all different cultures. While she understood the importance of being professional at all times, she also knew the importance of speaking the truth while respecting her peers’ voices.

After many years, Debra recognized the need for personal alignment in her professional endeavors. She has so much to give and loves being of service, so as a retired CPA she aligned herself with a nonprofit hospital board where she could not only meet their mission, but feel enthusiastic about doing so.

Debra’s Bio:

President & Chief Financial Officer of Georgia Proton Care Center Inc., a subsidiary of Provident Resources Group Inc. Immediate Past President and Chief Financial Officer, Provident Resources Group Inc.

Since 2002, Ms. Lockwood has been a member of Provident’s senior management team, responsible for financial oversight and the development and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives in senior housing, advancing education, healthcare and affordable housing. Prior to 2002, Ms. Lockwood gained extensive professional experience as a practicing certified public accountant during which time she provided business valuation, consulting, and audit and tax services.

With her commitment to public service, Ms. Lockwood served in healthcare on the Boards of Baton Rouge General and Woman’s Hospital, in affordable housing on the Board of Commissioners of the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and as national chairman of the American Heart Association 2010-11.


Master of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1999 Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1977 Professional Accreditations and Affiliations Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Louisiana Accredited in Business Valuation with the American Institute of CPAs Member, Louisiana Society of CPAs (LSCPA) Lockwood has served on the Strategic Planning Committee, Litigation Services, and Peer Review Committees of the LSCPA.

About Melinda:

Melinda Lee is a Presentation Skills Expert, Speaking Coach and nationally renowned Motivational Speaker. She holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, is an Insights Practitioner, and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development as well as Certified in Conflict Resolution. For over a decade, Melinda has researched and studied the state of “flow” and used it as a proven technique to help corporate leaders and business owners amplify their voices, access flow, and present their mission in a more powerful way to achieve results.

She has been the TEDx Berkeley Speaker Coach and worked with hundreds of executives and teams from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Caltrans, Bay Area Rapid Transit System, and more. Currently, she lives in San Francisco, California, and is breaking the ancestral lineage of silence.

Website: https://speakinflow.com/

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Instagram: https://instagram.com/speakinflow

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpowerall

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