Debra Miller

Founder and CEO


Debra Miller

Debra Miller co-founded CureDuchenne in 2003 with her husband, Paul, after their only son was diagnosed with Duchenne. She relies on her extensive background in sales and marketing to lead CureDuchenne.

Her role includes overseeing all operations, research and financial resources as well as serving as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors. She is the decision maker, leader and manager in carrying out the mission of the organization. She also works closely with the Scientific Board of Advisors in designing and implementing the medical research strategic plan.

Debra is a member of the Department of Defense Duchenne Research review board and also a member of the TREAT-NMD international review board, TACT.  Debra has led CureDuchenne’s successful venture philanthropy programs and is the architect of CureDuchenne Ventures LLC, a new, for profit entity created to attract significant research funding to Duchenne research.

Prior to CureDuchenne, Debra had a career in publishing with positions at IDG Communications, Cahners Publishing, Ziff-Davis Publishing and Scholastic Publishing. She also worked in management at PC Magazine and was an independent stock trader.

Debra earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of California – Los Angeles.