Debbie Chavoya

Founder and Executive Director of P.L.A.C.E., a multicultural children’s museum and creative arts center in Hamden. Since 2001 she has been the prime mover, program coordinator and fundraiser for the museum and center that offers pre-school art and social time for children and mothers, after-school art programs, film workshops, vocational arts activities for persons with disabilities, and programs that explore the appreciation of world cultures.