About Debbie Castro has directed Volunteer Services at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) for over nine years. She moved from California to Washington, D.C., to join PHA because of her deep personal connection with the disease community. She considers her sister Alex, diagnosed with PH in 1998, and the struggle for a cure for this illness to be central to her life.
Debbie’s role at PHA is to sustain and expand the volunteer spirit so highly valued at PHA. She trains and works directly with over 300 support group leaders around the country. She has organized 10 regional and national leadership trainings as well as over 60 webinar and telephone leadership conference calls.