Who is Deborah Roderick Stark?
Deborah Roderick Stark is an American recognized expert in policy, programs, and research related to early childhood and family issues. She is also a real estate investor and asset manager in California and Maryland.
Deborah is also known for being the second wife of businessman and former congressman, Pete Stark. She is also co-founder and an officer of the board of the National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement; and past president of the Institute for Community Peace. Roderick serves as vice-chair of the board of Montford Hall in North Carolina. This is a non-profit residential recovery program for adolescent boys.
She is the founder of Deborah Roderick Stark and Associates having more than 3 decades of experience working with foundations, public agencies, and the nonprofit sector. Previously, she served as a policy analyst at the joint presidential-congressional National Commission on Children.
Through her consulting practice, she advises the chair of the Heising-Simons Foundation in California, among other clients. She also provides research and guidance on investments to advance progressive issues, especially those that enhance the opportunity for children.
Her consulting work has served a who’s who of leading organizations in her field. She has also made very many publications. Her real estate activities include ownership, financing, tax planning, and management roles which she has taken up in industrial space in northern California.
During the Clinton Administration, she was appointed as a special assistant to the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In her position, Deborah designed and implemented the family preservation and support services initiative passed by Congress in 1993, and the Early Head Start program passed as part of the 1994 Head Start reauthorization.
Deborah Roderick Stark Education
Roderick attended Arroyo High School from where she graduated in 1985. In 1989, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in political science from Wellesley College. She also received a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992.
How Old is Deborah Roderick Stark?
Deborah’s age remains unknown because she keeps her private life away from the public hence it is also hard to know when she celebrates her birthday.
Deborah Roderick Stark Family
Roderick was born and raised in San Lorenzo. She keeps her personal life very private and has not shared any details regarding her parents and siblings.
Deborah Roderick Stark Husband
Roderick has been married to former Congressman and businessman Pete Stark since 1973 until his death in January 2020.
Stark served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 2013. He was also the second-longest serving U.S. Congressman, after Jack Brooks (D-Texas, 1994), to lose a general election.
Pete Stark’s Death
Deborah’s husband died on January 24, 2020, at his home in Maryland. The cause of his death is yet to be disclosed. Stark died aged 88.
Deborah Roderick Stark Children
Deborah is a mother to three children and a step-mother to Stark’s four children who are a product of his first marriage to Carolyn Layton. The children are, Fortney Stark III, Thekla Stark Wainwright, Jeffrey Peter Stark, Sarah Stark Ramirez, Beatrice Stark Winslow, Hannah Stark, and Andrew Stark.
Deborah Roderick Stark Net Worth
Through her great career, Deborah has earned a great fortune to her name. However, her net worth is not yet disclosed.