Deborah Santana is an author, philanthropist, activist for peace and social justice, and founder of Do A Little, a non-profit that serves women and girls in the areas of health, education and happiness. Her memoir, Space Between The Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart, was published in 2005.
Ms. Santana has produced two documentary films with Emmy-award winning director Barbara Rick: Road to Ingwavuma. and Girls of Daraja., each film depicting the collaborative work of non-profit partners in South Africa and Kenya.
Ms. Santana serves as a Board member for ANSA (Artists for a New South Africa), the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. She mentors girls and young women, and is a supporter of Marian Wright Edelman’s Freedom Schools in New Orleans and Marin City.
Deborah believes life is to be lived with integrity, compassion and love. She tells her personal stories to share her strength and encourage others on their journeys.
(Photo by: Lindsay Aikman/Michael Priest Photography)