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Responsibility.org welcomes Dr. Deborah Gilboa to National Advisory Board

Arlington, VA. – The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) announced today that Dr. Deborah Gilboa has joined its National Advisory Board. An international parenting speaker and writer, Gilboa brings family medicine experience as an Attending Physician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine.

Responsibility.org is a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers that leads the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. The organization’s National Advisory Board plays a vital role in assisting in the development and execution of the organization’s mission by providing critical insights and valuable expertise to the president and CEO, Ralph Blackman, the staff and member companies.

“Drunk driving and underage drinking are incredibly important issues that need to be addressed,” Gilboa said on her appointment. “The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is an experienced, tested leader in this fight. The organization runs an array of innovative, effective initiatives to educate parents and their kids, and I look forward to providing insights for making those efforts even more impactful.”

Gilboa has been American Board of Family Medicine Board Certified for over a decade, a member of American Academy of Family Physicians for almost two decades, founding board member of Jerimiah’s Place – Pittsburgh’s First Relief Nursery since June 2011 and currently on the board for Cybersmile Foundation, an anti-bulling non-profit organization. She was a Professional American Sign Language Interpreter from 1995 to 2000 and a Professional Stage Manager. Gilboa was also previously a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf from 1995 to 2000 and Actor’s Equity Association from 1992 to 1996.

She is an author of four books, her latest being “Get the Behavior You Want, Without Being the Parent You Hate!,” while her other three are activity books based on her 3R’s of Parenting: “Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch!,” “Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic,” and “Teach Respect: That’s My Kid!

A contributor on the CBS morning show Pittsburgh Today Live, Gilboa has shared her doctor-tested, kid-approved advice with the media, seen nationally from NBC, ABC and FOX, to Parents Magazine, Your Teen Magazine to The Wall Street Journal and Today.com.

Gilboa was most recently awarded the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award in 2012 and received the Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 Award in 2009. She also brings several more honors from her medical practice and education, such as:

·         Award for Excellence in Clinical Precepting from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in September, 2008 and 2009

·         Women’s Board Scholar from Abington Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Award in 2003

·         Gold Standards Award from Abington Memorial Hospital in November, 2002

·         Bristol Myers Squibb Award for Graduate Medical Education from the American Academy of Family Physicians (formerly Mead Johnson Award) in October, 2002

·         Dorothy C. Scott Humanitarianism in Medicine Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in May, 2000

Gilboa’s education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with University and College Honors, as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar, from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh; Doctor of Medicine with Certificate of concentration in Disabilities Medicine from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh; and a Family Medicine Resident Physician, Women’s Board Scholar from Abington Memorial Hospital and Abington Family Medicine in Abington, Penn.

“Dr. Gilboa understands parenting and child development with an experienced and practiced medical and educational background,” said Ralph Blackman, president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. “Helping parents and adults raise children to be responsible is so important to our mission. With Dr. Gilboa’s guidance, we’ll be even better prepared to get that message out. We look forward to her service on the National Advisory Board and the breadth of knowledge and expertise she’ll bring to the table.”

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About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Formerly known as The Century Council, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. For more than 24 years, Responsibility.org has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility and offers proven strategies to stop impaired driving. To learn more, please visit us at www.faar.wpengine.com.

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