Debbie began her career in accounting over 20 years ago after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career gaining experience in both accounting and tax at a local Pittsburgh CPA firm, and she attained her CPA license after passing the exam on her first attempt. She went on to work in the tax department of Sisterson & Co. LLP, a Pittsburgh regional firm. Debbie joined Wilhelm & Associates Ltd. in October 2019, joining the YHB family in 2021.
With her over 20 years of tax experience she has expertly specialized in the area of tax compliance and planning for high-net-worth individuals and their related trusts, partnerships, S corporations and private foundations. She is an active member on the AICPA and PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs).
For years, Debbie has dedicated her practice to complex tax returns and issues, tax research, and tax planning for businesses and individuals. She is a certified CPA in both Pennsylvania and Virginia.
In her free time, she volunteers and serves as the Treasurer of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh. She enjoys road trips with her husband to visit and explore historical settings and to walk through caves and along mountain trails. Among her favorites of these are Gettysburg, PA, Fredericksburg, VA, Hocking Hills, OH and the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN. She also finds joy in spending time with family, reading, and taking walks around her neighborhood with her dog Charlie.