It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our beloved Executive Director Debbye Jackson after a courageous battle against cancer. Debbye worked at Channel Marker for over 35 years in a variety of capacities, and served as the Executive Director since 2003. She was a selfless leader who instinctively believed that the health of our organization and the growth of staff was the best way to ensure that the clients received the highest quality of service. Her presence and guidance will be terribly missed by our
clients, staff, board of directors, and community.
John McQuaid, Board President
Cathy Cassell, Program Director/Acting Executive Director
Debbye's passing is such a tremendous loss to this community and Channel Marker. Channel Marker was and is a great support to my son.
--Mother of a client
May her memory be eternal.
Debbye was a thoughtful, warm and generous person and although she’ll be missed by everyone who ever was lucky enough to meet her, her spirit will remain in the community forever.
So sad to hear about the passing of Debbye. I knew her as a advocate for all people especially those with disabilities. I had the pleasure of meeting with her several times through the years of her daughter's high school career. She will be missed.
To the Channel Marker Family
This news saddens me as it does to you. Deb was always kind to me and provided me the opportunity that help the CIT program succeed in Easton. She will be missed by many both professionally and personally.
--Community Friend and Supporter
Channel Marker would like to express our gratitude for the daily texts, calls, and emails. Your abundant acts of kindness and compassion is overwhelming and we love every single one of you. We know you all are grieving too, and somehow we will get through this together.
Your donation will go towards the mental health and wellness support services we provide our clients, and towards memorializing the legacy of our beloved Debra P. Jackson.