Debra Clark Jones
Debra Clark Jones was named the Associate Vice President for Community Health on Sept. 8, 2021. A recognized leader in enterprise program management, healthcare outreach and community engagement, Debra brings immense experience in innovative approaches to identify needs in underserved populations and advancing equity through technology and data-driven decision-making. She began her new role on October 25.
Building on the community health legacy of the late Mary Ann Black, as Associate Vice President for Community Health, Debra will help synergize Duke's role as a university, employer and healthcare provider to better support communities holistically throughout the state. Her deep expertise in data analytics and strategic communications to address societal and health disparities and an unparalleled track record for serving and positively impacting the community make Debra uniquely qualified to fill this important role. She is currently vice president for university advancement, external affairs and technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh. She is also president and senior consultant of TEQuity, a firm providing technology, analytics and marketing services to universities, corporations, governmental agencies and non-profits.
Debra earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Bennett College and a master's degree in data analytics from the University of Maryland.