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Deborah Taylor Tate - Member

Deborah Taylor Tate, Special Envoy to the ITU for Child Online Protection (COP) and former U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner where she was known as the "Children's Commissioner". Tate was Chairman of the $7B USF Fund overseeing E-rate connectivity to America's schools and libraries as well as other telecommunications funds. With Geena Davis, Tate was Co-chair of the National Healthy Media Commission regarding the impact of media on girls/women. She was a WTISD Laureate and has spoken to UN organizations such as the Economic and Social Council regarding Cybersecurity and Children as well as the International Parliamentarians Union, World Telecom, WSIS, and served on President Bush's official Delegation to the 2007 WRC. She advises and serves on numerous nonprofit Boards such as Common Sense Media, United Way and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, was a Co-founder of Renewal House, Chairman of Centerstone, the nation's largest community mental health provider and Centerstone Research Institute. She serves on the Board of Healthstream, Inc, a leading provider of online learning and research solutions for healthcare organizations. She regularly lectures and is published nationally and internationally and is affiliated with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and serves as Executive in Residence at Lipscomb University where she teaches Communications Law. A Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Free State Foundation and Vice-Chair, Minority and Media Telecommunications Council in Washington, DC, Tate is a licensed Attorney, Rule 31 Mediator and Strategic Consultant on communications/media issues with a special emphasis on children, privacy and women's issues.



Child Online Protection


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