Deborah Baker is a lifelong resident of Pulaski County. She
graduated from Dixon High School and is also a graduate of Columbia College
with a Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems.
She began her career with the Pulaski County Health Center in 2004 as a WIC clerk. In 2006 she moved into a financial function by managing grants and as a home health billing clerk and then eventually into payroll. She also early in her career took on the role of the Public Information Officer and IT Technician. In 2013, Deborah was promoted to Administrative Director and then became the Health Director in August 2014. She shares the vision of the Health Center to be dedicated to the citizens of Pulaski County by assuring a healthy environment, promoting healthy behaviors and preventing disease. She is a member of the Waynesville Career Center LPN School Advisory Board, MO Department of Health and Senior Services WebSurv Advisory Committee, Missouri Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Missouri Public Health Association and the National Association of City and County Officials.
Aside from her career she is married and has two daughters,
ages 13 and 11. She volunteers at her church through teaching Sunday school,
event planning and IT projects. She enjoys spending time with her family,
doing anything outdoors, riding horses, traveling and retail therapy.