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Debra Zickafoose, MD  (Board President) is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who has been practicing in the Temecula Valley since 2009. She graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed residency training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is the founding Board member for Temecula International Academy and brings experience from a decade of work as a clinician and administrator with HealthCare Partners medical group in the South Bay and Long Beach. She has experience in quality reporting, delivery outcomes, improvement processes, staff development and assessment, contracting, and human resources. Since 2009 she has been working with the medical group she co-founded to provide inpatient care for residents of the Temecula Valley. Debra is committed to ensure students have resources that will allow them to excel in high school and broader academic pursuits. She lives in Temecula with her husband and children, two of whom attend Temecula Valley Unified high schools.

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