Deborah FinleyDeborah Finley graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in education and a second bachelor's degree in nursing in 1978. Her clinical nursing education concentrated on rural health care and midwifery.

Finley joined the UC Davis Medical Center in 1981. During her first nine years at the medical center, she was a staff member in the surgical intensive care unit. She joined the Vascular Lab in 1990 and has been a registered vascular technologist since 1992. She has been instrumental in coordinating multiple vascular screenings events in the local community.

She was awarded the Special Performance Award for Nursing Excellence by UC Davis in 1990.