Deborah Briggs

Deborah Briggs, MS
Vice President

Human Resources, Community Relations, Marketing, Volunteer Services and
Executive Director of the ERH Foundation.

Deborah Briggs joined the Ellenville Regional Hospital team in 2001 as the Director of Volunteer Services, and quickly took on the role of Director of Human Resources as well. In December 2011, she was promoted to the position of Vice President of Human Resources, Community Relations, Marketing and Volunteer Services. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of the Ellenville Regional Hospital Foundation. Her background includes work in both the corporate training and insurance claims fields in both the states of New York and Pennsylvania.


  • Helped establish the ERH Healing Arts Gallery to bring art into the healing process
  • Instrumental in creating the ERH employee relations program
  • Facilitate training of all new hires on hospital policies and protocols
  • Initiated annual recognition dinner for ERH volunteers
  • Conduct community outreach on behalf of the hospital at Health Fairs and other events
  • Co-chair of Hospital Gala Committee, ERH’s premier fund-raising event
  • Helped create and manage the Pastoral Care Team

Ms. Briggs earned her Master’s Degree in Human Behavior and Development Human Behavior and Development, with a specialty in Human Services Management from Drexel University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She also earned an Instructor Certification from Development Dimensions International and an Associates Degree in Claims Designation from the Insurance Institute of America.

Community and professional service

  • SHRAC Committee member (State Human Resources Advisory Council)
  • SHRM member (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • NYSAVSA member (New York State Association of Volunteer Service Administrators)
  • ASHHRA member (American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration)
  • Shadowland Theatre – Board member since 1995
  • Noonday Club – Member since 1998, served as President, Vice President and Secretary
  • ArtsWave - Board Member 2009-2010
  • 4th of July Committee – Committee member since 2012
  • NYS Special Olympics – Event Coordinator since 1985
  • Ellenville Little League Coach – 1995-1998
  • Ed Jacobs Youth Soccer League – Board Member and/or volunteer 1995-2002
  • Ellenville Run Like the Wind – Board Member and/or Volunteer 1991-present