Debbie Wilburn


Debbie is a Consulting Controller in Business Operations (BizOps) department at CLA.  She serves as the industy lead for not-for-profit and state and local government clients, sharing the responsibility for overseeing the firm's accounting outsourcing activities for a portfolio of clients.

Prior to joining CLA, Debbie worked at the North Park University as the Finance Director for 2 years. Debbie also worked in Healthcare (AMITA Health) for thirteen years, as the Regional Controller.

Debbie is a CPA in the state of Illinois.

Here experience covers the following industries:

  • State & Local Government
  • Health Care
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Higher Education


  • Bachelor's of Science in  Finance 
  • Master's of Science in Accounting 
  • Certified Public Accountant (Certificate)

In the community

  • Current Member - National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  • Current Member - AICPA
  • Current Regional Board Member - Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Central Region