Deb Levine

Placed Leader

Deb Levine

Executive Director
Center for the Developing Adolescent

April 11, 2019

Koya partnered with the Center for the Developing Adolescent on the search for its next Executive Director.

Deb Levine is a proven innovator with deep expertise in adolescent development and wellness. Levine brings nearly 25 years of experience in helping innovative startup organizations flourish. She is the founder and former executive director of YTH, which works to advance the health and wellness of young people through technology, and the former interim executive director of Male Contraceptive Initiative.

Deb’s vast experience will help catapult the Center for the Developing Adolescent’s mission to improve adolescent health, education, and well-being through developmental science. She’s a natural bridge builder between research, programs, and policy, having worked in DC, and most recently consulting with academic institutes at UCLA, Johns Hopkins, and Northwestern University.

Levine has received numerous awards throughout her career, including a Jefferson Award for Public Service, a White House award during President Obama’s administration, and a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellowship. She is a sought-after public speaker on adolescents and technology, and parenting through puberty, and has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals.

Levine earned a BSW from Cornell University, and an MA in experiential education from NYU. She is the mom of two adolescents in Oakland, CA.


Read the press release: Center for the Developing Adolescent Names New Executive Director.