Debra Holtzman, J.D., M.A.,
Debra Smiley Holtzman brings integrity, professional credentials, technical expertise and experience to your media campaign.
A nationally acclaimed child safety and health expert and an award-winning parenting author, Debra is a respected consultant and spokesperson for high quality products and services that support children, motherhood, families, and a healthy living lifestyle. She has a law degree, an M.A. in occupational health and safety, a B.A. in communications, and is the proud mother of two children.
Debra was the Honorary Co-Chair of the Florida Safe Kids Coalition and teaches infant and toddler safety, and CPR at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. She is a certified child passenger safety technician and an American Heart BLS CPR/AED instructor.
Debra served as a Subject Matter Expert for American Red Cross, Advanced Child Care Online-Training Course and Handbook (StayWell Publishing). She also served as a Subject Matter Expert in the development of the most recent version of the American Red Cross' Babysitting Basics course (released in April, 2013).
The Safe Baby (Sentient Publications) has received rave reviews and endorsements by leading parenting authorities and safety and health organizations.
Debra has made hundreds of media appearances including NBC's Today Show, Weekend Today, ABC World News, Dr. Oz, The Good Life, and USA Weekend Magazine. She was the official on-camera baby safety expert for the popular weekly Discovery Health series, "Make Room for Baby". She was named an "Everyday Hero" by Reader's Digest and a "Woman Making A Difference" by Family Circle Magazine.