Announcing Deborah Port as Please Live’s new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Please Live, Inc. has selected Deborah Port as its next executive director. Deborah will succeed Alexa Moody, who founded and led Please Live for the last ten years and who remains in leadership as a Director and as Board Secretary.

Deborah brings relevant experience to Please Live’s mission – from instruction, to healthcare, and technology, she has experience with the many hats surrounding nonprofit leadership and program management. She joins Please Live with a heart for those who are hurting and a deep desire to bring help and hope to those who need it most.

“My previous nonprofit work in building relationships and community, as well as my role as a parent, have saturated my life with experiences of walking with people through pain and hardship,” said Deborah. “There is no greater work to be done than sharing hope through the message that every life has great worth. I am excited for the opportunity to be part of Please Live and I look forward to building up the foundation already set before me.”

Last year at the onset of the pandemic, Please Live halted in person events, which are the core of our mission. This last year and a half has been a time of transition for Please Live. With schools and other activities returning to normal, the Board of Directors and volunteers are eager to return to in person events and reach youth in our community again.

“It’s been rough on everyone, this last year or so.” said Alexa Moody, Director and board Secretary. “A mental health crisis has been building. People of all ages and walks of life have suffered during the pandemic. Our operations were halted as well – but we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, a return to the work we love to do in the way we love to do it, and we are beyond excited to welcome Deb into the fold and to watch how Please Live flourishes under her leadership.”

Any inquiries for Please Live can be sent to Deborah directly at