Debra Hildebrand, MBA, PMPConsultant

Cindy Bouchard


    Debra Hildebrand has a 20-year career in management consulting that includes delivering projects in the public sector and for commercial entities. Her consulting specialties include business process re-engineering, project management, training, and quality assurance oversight. Her experience includes engagements in the health and human resources, transportation, procurement, and revenue agencies across Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado, and Puerto Rico.

    In the last five years, Debra has held adjunct professor appointments with the University of Washington and Stanford University. She develops and instructs courses in project management, agile project management, and operations management. Her specialty is placing students on projects with community organizations, enabling both the student and organization to learn as they plan and execute a project together.

    Project Experience:

    • UW Continuum College
    • WA Dept. of Social and Health Services
    • WA Health Care Authority
    • WA Dept. of Roads
    • OR Dept. of Transportation
    • OR Dept. of Motor Vehicles
    • OR Dept. of Human Services
    • OR Dept. of Administrative Services
    • WY Dept. of Family Services
    • CO Dept. of Human Services
    • Puerto Rico Dept. of Health and Human Services


    • Full Lifecycle Project Management
    • Program Portfolio Management
    • Training Development and Instruction
    • Agile Project Management
    • Quality Assurance and Risk Management
    • Business Process Reengineering
    • Business Analysis
    • Workshop Design and Facilitation

    Sample Projects:

    A recent project with the University of Washington Continuum College saw Debra as part of the core team to redevelop the Project Management Certificate Program. This involved identifying the needs of the program, developing the curriculum to address those needs, and delivering instruction via classroom materials as well as online videos and learning modules. Debra also led the effort to develop and deliver the first on-demand/self-paced version of the program.

    As a Senior Project Manager for a business process redesign project for the WA State Health Care Authority agency, Debra led the team facilitating process redesign workshops to develop a new project management framework for the agency.

    Education and Interests:

    Debra holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and is PMI (PMP) Certified.

    She is the mother of four and the grandmother of two adorable girls. Debra enjoys golf, scuba and travel to destinations in the sun.