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Meet Debora Hudson

Our CEO & Founder


Debora Hudson is the CEO/Founder of Spring Lake Family Support Services (SLFSS), an organization created out of a vision upon realizing a need that has been overlooked for far too long. 

As a lifelong native of Spring Lake, NC, Debora Hudson’s career and community achievements are noteworthy; she has a passion and zeal to empower, educate, and advocate for people in need. Debora has dedicated her life’s work to helping individuals through service. She is a voice for the voiceless. She is able to accomplish this through her dedicated work with the Spring Lake Police Department (where she was employed for many years), the community, local churches, and Spring Lake Family Support Services. Debora retired in January of 2024 to focus more on her passion for the underserved population in this community. 

Debora is a visionary and a mover & shaker. Realizing the community was lacking a centralized venue for resources, her goal was to develop programs that would meet the vast need, make a positive impact in people’s lives, catalyze change, sustain vibrant communities, and promote a safe, stable, & nurturing environment for those seeking help. She truly believes you can’t serve others until you see them. 

Debora is a graduate of Pine Forest Senior High School and attended Fayetteville State University. Debora retired from Cumberland County Schools after twenty-five years and worked in several different capacities during her tenure. Debora was elected to the Spring Lake Board of Alderman in 2009 and served until 2011.

She has served on the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors where she received several awards including 2013 Administrative Professional of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. She also served as Chairperson of the Spring Lake Appearance Commission, Director of D.I.V.A.S. Women’s Ministry and Parent Body President for the Missionary Department at Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church. She is a member of the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness.

Debora believes the purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion. She says successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others and believes there is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

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