Grand Traverse County has announced a new hire to the Health Department Team. Deb Zerafa will be their new Animal Control Officer. Deb earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Madonna University with a major in Pre-Law and a minor in Physical Education. She also has a Certified Legal Assistant Degree through the American Bar Association.
Over the past 20 years, Deb has worked as a Legal Assistant/Office manager at Zerafa Law Office in Elk Rapids, MI. Deb received her approval from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) in September of this year, certifying that she met the 100 instructional hours as required under the Dog Law, Act 339 of 1919 to become an Animal Control Officer.
Her employment background also includes working as a Veterinarian Assistant, a Junior High & High School Track & Field Coach, substitute teaching in the TCAPS and Elk Rapids school systems, and the TC Central High School Equestrian Team Coordinator. In her spare time, Deb is an animal advocate and has eight (8) dogs and 3 cats from local rescue organizations.