Deborah M. Sale is the Special Assistant for Health Care Operations for the State University of New York. She was Executive Vice President for External Affairs of the Hospital for Special Surgery, an affiliate of Weill/Cornell Medical College specializing in orthopedics and rheumatology widely recognized as the leader in its fields. Ms. Sale previously served as Chief of Staff to New York State Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine and as such, a senior executive in the administration of Governor Mario Cuomo. Ms. Sale was Executive Director of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities in the Carter Administration, a Special Assistant to Vice President Walter F. Mondale and an executive with Columbia Pictures. She served on the staff of both the Carter/Mondale and Clinton/Gore campaigns.
Ms. Sale chairs the boards of Public Health Solutions, The Yard and ReServe. She is vice president of the board of the Community Service Society of New York. She sits on the Citizens Budget Commission and was a founding member of the board of Eleanor’s Legacy. 
Ms. Sale and her husband Ted Striggles live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.