“Debbie has been a part of the heart of CFI for a long time now, embodying what it means to be a dedicated CFI employee. She has given a great deal of herself to this organization and its cause: bringing about a world that values science, reason, and compassion over dogma and superstition,” said Ron Lindsay, CFI’s President and CEO. “We are all proud to see Debbie take on this crucial leadership role in which we know she will excel.”

Debbie Goddard is well known in the secular and skeptic communities for her activism and leadership on many fronts, going back to her student days. In addition to serving as CFI’s campus outreach coordinator, Debbie is also director of African Americans for Humanism, a program of the Council for Secular Humanism. She has a deep history with CFI, having worked formally for the organization since 2006 when she was hired as a field organizer, and having volunteered as its campus publication director in 2001, and as student president the following year.