Debra Fee Jing Lee
Debra Fee Jing Lee was born in Toisan, China. She immigrated with her family to Providence, RI in 1956. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a juris doctorate from Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Since 1989, Debra has served as the Executive Director of the Center for NonProfit Legal Services in Medford, OR. Prior to this, she practiced as a legal aid attorney in West Tennessee, Central Arkansas, and Jackson County. She has contributed innovative ideas to critical poverty issues, supported diversity, and increased access to justice.
Debra is involved in Medford Rogue Rotary Club, Medford Housing Advisory Commission, Jackson County Continuum of Care Board, the Oregon Community Foundation, and the American Leadership Forum of Oregon. She previously served on the board of the SOU Foundation as well. Her leadership has brought success to numerous community and cultural events of the Medford Multicultural Commission and the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association.
Her professional memberships include the Oregon State Bar, Jackson County Bar Association, and W. V. D. Inns of Court. Debra’s honors and awards include the 2012 Carl H. Brophy Professionalism Award of the Oregon State Bar and the 2019 W.V. Deatherage Pro Bono Award.
Debra is married to Peter Sage. She has two sons, Dillon and Jared.