Debbie  Brokaw Jackson

Debbie Brokaw Jackson


Debbie Brokaw Jackson has extensive experience in all aspects of nonprofit and business administration.  She served as Executive Director of a youth-serving nonprofit in Oregon for eighteen years, and is currently Vice President and Chair of the Board of Brokaw Ranch Company, a local family business.

 Since 2007, as an organizational consultant, she has been assisting nonprofits and family businesses negotiate through periods of transition. The services she provides to nonprofits include board and staff development, strategic planning, interim director services, and coaching.  Family businesses benefit from her knowledge of their unique challenges.  She works with owners and the greater family to help them manage succession from one generation to another, and ensure continued business success.  Selected clients include:

  • Leavens Ranches
  • Farm Bureau of Ventura County
  • Oregon Boating Foundation
  • City of Thousand Oaks/ Alliance for the Arts
  • House Farm Workers!
  • San Miguel Produce


Debbie earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Davis.  She received additional training in Leadership, Effective Organizations, Facilitation, and Community Collaborations through the Ford Family Foundation.  She also completed the training and examinations required to be a Certified Myers Briggs Practitioner.

Debbie currently serves on the boards of the Santa Paula Art Museum and the Fillmore Pumpers Association. She was on the faculty of the Ventura County Community Foundation, providing instruction in organizational development and leadership.