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Deborah Folayan

Contracts and Grants Manager

As Contracts and Grants Manager at Sacramento Steps Forward, Deborah Folayan is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the Contracts Department and all of the associated grant management, reporting, and research.

Debbie has over 15 years of experience in financial management, budgeting, and financial analysis and a broad background working with national agencies and nonprofits. Prior to joining our team, she managed several multimillion-dollar Global Fund grants in the public health sector which contributed to the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Debbie is a Certified Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Development Finance. She is married with three children and enjoys spending time with her family, music, and interior decorating. Her passion and fulfillment come from helping people and giving back to the community.

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