Debbie Gowensmith


Debbie Gowensmith, principal and co-owner of Groundswell Services Inc., is dedicated to strengthening equity-building movements. With 15 years of experience working with multicultural community groups on three continents to pursue their bio-cultural goals, Debbie has found networking to be a key component in developing innovative, powerful ideas that catalyze social change. Her experience includes six years directing an organization that empowered Hawaiian communities to reclaim stewardship of the places where they live, work, and play. Through networking, dozens of isolated Hawaiian communities more quickly and effectively created dynamic community-driven resource management projects that are changing conservation in Hawai‘i.

Debbie specializes in community-driven projects that address environmental, educational, and social gaps. She provides network development, coordination, and assessment, as well as facilitation, participatory assessment processes, strategic and resource management planning, community organizing, and program evaluation. Contact Debbie at debbie (dot) groundswell (at) gmail (dot) com.