Return to Headlines

Get in your steps at work!

Debbie Never Stops

Enrique Gonzalez, HISD Benefits director, producer, and editor, has won a Telly Award for his video of Deborah “Debbie” Holmes, mailroom attendant at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. His video, “Debbie Never Stops,” won a 2020 Bronze Award for Excellence.


Debby Never stops from HISD Benefits on Vimeo.

Gonzalez brings years of experience creating dynamic videos to portraying Holmes, who is an inspiration to all who meet her. You may see her power-walking before work or carrying boxes up three flights of stairs without breaking a sweat. Holmes astounded everyone at the first HMW Benefits Health Fair last summer when her biometrics revealed her excellent physical condition. At age 67, Holmes is in her second career, having retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. Outside of HISD, she golfs, dances weekly with her partner, and volunteers extensively. Debbie’s advice is simply to stay active, a message that resonates with employees who want to get or stay in shape. HISD would like to recognize Deborah Holmes for her motivation, work ethic, and the way she inspires others to get and stay healthy.