30 years of business and strategy consulting. Work/life integration. Flexible work options. Workplace flexibility. Employee relations. Family-friendly benefits. Caregivers in the workplace. Working mother support/advocacy. Parental leave. Diversity, equity, and belonging. Hidden bias. Issues management. Speaker, presenter, facilitator, advisor, panelist, writer, spokesperson.

Director, Human Resources, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Founder/CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Founder/CEO, Work/Family Management, Ltd. & Professional Mothers


25 years of concurrent advising, advocacy, coaching & training in special education & neurodiversity. Autism spectrum disorders. ADHD. Learning differences. Mental health.

Consulting and in-house leadership positions in strategic planning, business development, client support and advising, human resources, communications, and marketing.

Speaking engagements

Working Mother Work Beyond Summit; Working Mothers Work Life Conference; Employee Assistance Professionals Mid-Atlantic Conference; Garden State Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference; West Pharmaceuticals; NextGen; InterDigital; Credit Suisse; Cigna; Education Law Center.


WorldatWork Work/Life Progress Award; Business Philadelphia Innovator -"100 People To Watch"; Cure Autism Now; Pennsylvania Hospital Hospice Program.

Prior Affiliations

Benefits & Compensation Solutions Advisor. Columnist, Parents Express. Host, Work/Life Journal (WBEB-FM/Philadelphia). Member, Pennsylvania Autism Taskforce.


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University.

Pro bono

West Chester University Resource Pantry Advisory Board; Pennies From Kevan Foundation/Homeless For The Holidays; Valley Youth House; Covenant House; KidSave; Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School Center for Performing & Fine Arts; Chester County Mothers Conference; CBS-3 Autism Phone Bank Organizer/Facilitator.

Client Engagements:

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

West Pharmaceuticals




The Homeward Initiative

Credit Suisse



Kraft General Foods​

Pennsylvania Hospital

Borel Restaurant Corporation

Pennies from Kevan Foundation

Dinah Philly

Trusthouse Forte Hotels

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Media & Mentions:
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College Transition: - ADHD - Learning Disabilities - With Dr. Richard Selznick, "The Shut-Down Learner"The Coffee Klatch

Working Mother Debra Isaacs Schafer is Founder and CEO of Education Navigation, LLC,


Is Education Care the New Elder Care?


5 Work-Life Winners


Debra is, without a doubt, one of the most valuable business resources and advisors you can find. I highly recommend her - you will not find anyone better.

—  CEO, Pharmaceutical Industry

Let's talk about it.
Whatever the issues may be.
Your individual situation. What your company is facing.
I'll pull up a chair and listen. Then we'll figure out next steps.