Deborah Phillips

Senior HR Business Partner

Deborah Phillips is an accomplished HR professional who offers innovative, custom solutions to business challenges through measurable organizational consulting, executive coaching and leadership development. She helps companies deliver on business results by improving their leadership and organizational effectiveness. Deborah’s experience includes 20+ years as Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer in the healthcare industry with experience growing a start-up HMO into a multi-product regional health insurance company. She led a talented team of professionals responsible for long-term strategic and human capital planning that drove organizational growth and effectiveness, always advocating for its impact on people.

Additional HR Experience

  • Priority Health, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Hillcrest Bank, Human Resources Officer


  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), HR Certification Institute
  • Senior Certified Professional, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Leadership & Volunteering

  • Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), Board Chair
  • Michigan Women’s Foundation, consultant to CEO for strategic planning

Honors & Awards

  • Michigan’s Top Chief Executives in 2011, Corp! Magazine