HR / Risk Management
Human Resources / Risk Management Consultant/ Financial Coach
Debbie Wright, RN RWCS
Debbie is a Registered Nurse by trade and worked in multiple fields of nursing for over 25 years. One of the areas she worked in was Worker’s Compensation where she interacted daily with employers, employees, insurance companies and attorneys on both sides of the table for 13 years. This sparked her interest in proactively assisting business owners to take care of the biggest assets they have, their people. In 2015, Debbie joined her husband to open Joe Wright CPA PLLC. Debbie interacts with small business owners assisting with Human Resource questions, providing Risk Management consulting and is one of the Ramsey Preferred Financial Coaches in the office.
Debbie has a passion for learning and assisting others in doing so. She has made the transition from nursing and caring for people to nursing and caring for businesses. The same processes used in nursing are used in identifying needs that her clients have and assisting in developing a plan to meet those needs. As a nurse she was a teacher, at Joe Wright CPA she serves as a teacher to staff and to clients of the knowledge she continues to develop in the business world.
Debbie is active alongside her husband, Joe in the business as well as their church. They have two grown sons whom they are proud of and five grandchildren that have stolen her heart. She enjoys reading and crafting.
Human Resources Consultant
Karen Caines, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR
Karen attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, where she found her passion for the field of human resources (HR). She shared her love of HR with others as she taught courses at the community college level and has worked as an HR leader in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors for over 25 years. Throughout her career, Karen has helped to advance the HR profession through national membership in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and served as President of a local SHRM chapter where she was also named the chapter’s 2013 HR Professional of the Year.
Ms. Caines was bestowed one of 10 national, full-ride scholarships to the University of Phoenix in 2014 and attended grad school while working full-time. She graduated in 2016 with her Master’s of Business Administration degree.
In the community, Karen serves on local Executive Boards of a local high school’s PTSA and Choral Boosters Club. In her church, she actively serves on the Personnel Committee and sings on the Praise Team each week.
Consulting with small-to-medium sized business owners and helping them realize how the “people” side of the business impacts the financial success of the company is her specialty. Even though she stays busy, Karen finds time to devote to her loving husband who is a 5th grade science teacher and their beautiful, teenage daughter.