Debbie Buchanan Executive Director Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative Milwaukee Area Technical College graduate Debbie Buchanan has a clear philosophy about life: “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” She uses this quote by civil rights activist, educator and author Booker T. Washington as part of her email signature. Buchanan, recently named executive director of the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, knows all about doing for others. She has spent the past 20 years in various roles in the nonprofit sector and has loved every minute. Her new role began Oct. 1. Buchanan earned an associate degree from MATC’s Supervisory Management Accelerated Program in 2000.