Debbie Lebarthe received her BA degree in Secondary Business Education from the University of Central Florida and taught Computer Applications at the middle school level for twelve years. Ms. Labarthe is also certified in Early Childhood Education and has taught at the preschool level for seven years. In 2003 her grandson, Carson Sollenberger, was born with primary lymphedema in his right leg and pelvis. She was instrumental in having his case reviewed and diagnosed by the Vascular Anomalies Center at the Children's Hospital of Boston. She joined the LLN Board of Directors in 2004, has served as Secretary since 2006, and is also the LLN's primary representative for Parent Networking.