Deb Albin – Board Member
Deb is a native Montanan and Montana State University Alumni who earned a B.S. in Sociology and an M.S. in Public Relations. She works with MSU Extension Community Development, where she serves all Montanans by developing and delivering programs that improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Her current focus is developing LGBTQ resources and initiating StoryCorp interviews between youth and their elders in an effort to preserve stories of rural Montana. Deb was previously the program manager for the Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project, where she discovered her deep love for working with seniors. She was also a Thrive CAP mentor, where she experienced the amazing impact of a one-on-one intergenerational friendship. Working with the Befrienders team is the perfect opportunity to blend these two passions. Deb is an avid reader, writer and film buff and can usually be found with her head in a book or sitting in a dark movie theater and – weather permitting – fly fishing and hiking. Deb has been on the board since 2018.
“All the folks involved in Befrienders - seniors, volunteers, staff, board - are so committed to each other and their community. It is really special to see people so invested in each others' lives. Befrienders is a very special organization that deserves the notice and support of all Montanans.”