Deborah Linton began her career as a social worker in a local chapter of The Arc in rural North Florida. She was promoted and served five years as the local Executive Director. She was then hired as the Executive Director of a local chapter in the Florida capitol, Tallahassee, where she became more involved with the work of The Arc on a state level. Deborah was hired by The Arc of Florida 14 years ago to serve as a liaison between local chapters and the state chapter. She was promoted to Assistant Director, and 11 years ago she became the Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of Florida.