“Why I Care”
Since high school, I wanted to be a nurse. My passion over the last forty years has been to promote women’s and children’s health as a nurse clinical specialist and public health administrator. Even upon retirement, I continue my research to focus on the health promotion lifestyle of childbearing women. However, after three major life events that occurred within a two year period (widowhood, police shooting, and breast cancer diagnosis) my perspective broadened to see the urgent needs of a population of women who are neglected because they are often the nurturers and care providers. However, women whose ages range between the early forties through the mid to late seventies face a series of health challenges that are only whispered about. When our reproductive lifespan is in the process of ending, we women face the signs and symptoms of peri-menopause, menopause, and post menopause that will affect our quality of life, relationships, and careers.
DEBORAH’S OFFICIAL BIO
Dr. Deborah D. Roebuck, R.N., DNP, is the Founder and CEO of “Going Thru The Change,” a global health and wellness company that focuses on helping women of all generations navigate peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause.
As an international speaker and workshop leader, Deborah focuses her talks and seminars on peri-menopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women under the theme of “Going Thru the Change.” She desires to help women renew, rethink and reimagine middle age as a journey of self-discovery and self-care. She believes in the saying, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that doesn’t end at the age of 40 years old!”
Deborah’s “Keeping It Real” transformational speaking style is based on her 40-plus years as a public health nurse. “Regardless of the demographic or socioeconomic level of my patients,” she says, “all women go through some degree of menopausal change and often whisper to themselves the same question: ‘What is wrong with me.”’
Deborah earned her Doctorate from Drexel University, Masters of Science from the University of Utah and Bachelor of Science from Villanova University. She is a widow, breast cancer survivor, and caregiver. She also actively serves as a health mission team leader both nationally and internationally.