Our Team

 Our Team of talented individuals are all focused on providing necessary support for our organizations goal in finding a cure.



       Debra Haugabrook-Briggs CEO/Founder

Debra Haugabrook-Briggs was diagnosed with ALS in September of 2012 and left her position as Family Case Manager, where she worked diligently with children and their families to ensure children’s safety and well-being. Debra founded  Debra’s Journey Foundation, Inc. dba Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation in December of 2013. Prior to forming this foundation, Debra worked as Vice-President in her husband’s Cigar Company, WB Brand Cigars. Debra continues to do whatever she can to help her husband, Walter Briggs with his Cigar Company. Debra has an undergraduate degree in Art and Art Education and a Master Degree in Organizational Management.



Elaine Merrigan Chief Financial Officer

Elaine Sperry Merrigan, is Chief Financial Officer of Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation. Ms. Merrigan holds a BS Degree in Accounting with a focus on Tax Preparation with thirty-five years of experience. She holds an AS Degree in Psychology and an AA Degree in Business Administration. Elaine worked as an accountant for Superior Trailer, Robert J Pickell - Attorney at Law, Total Systems, Inc., and the Customer Service manager for Granite Furniture Co. A self-employed accountant, Elaine serves several clients in the states of California, Utah, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland, North Dakota, North Carolina, Florida, Nevada, and New York. Elaine has a passion for service, making sure that each one of her clients understands what is in their financial statements or on their tax returns. She spends individual time with each one explaining and helping them with tax saving ideas. Loving her family, spending time with her six children, nineteen grandchildren, and being a great-grandmother of three is an exciting time of life. Elaine also enjoys traveling, reading, and studying history.


David Haugabrook Chief Information Technology Officer

 David is currently pursuing a career in the information technology industry. He is in his senior year at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. His field of study, B.A. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Systems (IS). David has led major web development project for Global Brand Insights (utilized conceptual and organizational skills in managing volumes of information. David is a Team Leader, he has sales skills, customer service and project management. David held positions at an early age as a server build technician to system administrator. As the Chief Technology Officer for Debra’s Journey for Life Foundation, David will ensure all technical aspects are taken care of.



Scott Miller Chief Advisor

As Chief Advisor for Debra’s Journey for Life we are grateful for the opportunity to assist such a wonderful family through their needs.  I offer my services having been practicing Law for over 18 years.  I am licensed throughout the State of Florida and Illinois.  My firm, The Law Office of Scott M. Miller, has extensive Civil Trial experience and Scott M. Miller Esq. has been invited to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as he has personally achieved a Jury Verdict or personal injury settlement in excess of one (1) Million Dollars or more.  Mr. Miller can be reached at 407-869-9996 or scott@scottmillerlawoffice.com.



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