PICPA Volunteer Leadership 2020-2021

Officers

Gilbert,-JillPresident
Jill E. Gilbert
RKL LLP
Audit Partner
Lancaster

Jill Gilbert is an audit partner with RKL LLP in Lancaster, Pa., specializing in audits of governmental entities, nonprofit entities, and employee benefit plans.

As president of the PICPA, Gilbert plans to promote to students the increasing value of the accounting profession — particularly how CPAs are trusted advisers in times of economic crisis.

"Accounting professionals were deemed to be essential businesses by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf during this pandemic," Gilbert says. "It has become evident over the past months how important the accounting profession is, from guiding clients through the Payment Protection Program application and forgiveness calculation to just being there to listen and provide reassurance. We must go to schools and go back to our firms, businesses, friends, and family, encouraging people to enter the accounting profession."

Gilbert hopes that by communicating this value and inspiring more students to enter the profession, the demographics of the profession will shift in the right direction. “The average age of PICPA’s membership is 51,” Gilbert says. “Obtaining and retaining younger members is essential to the association’s and profession’s continued success.”
Gilbert is a member of PICPA’s Employee Benefits Plan, Government Accounting and Auditing, Budget Finance, and committees. She is also a board member of the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation and CPA-PAC. In addition to her volunteer leadership with the PICPA, Gilbert is president of the board of directors of Willow Valley Retirement Communities and serves on its audit and finance committee.

 

Aitken, Frances

President-Elect
Frances A. Aitken
Berks County Community Foundation
Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations
Reading 

Bergvall, Cynthia  

Vice President
Cynthia Bergvall
Bee & Bergvall Co.
Director
Warrington

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Vice President

Heather M. Demshock
Lycoming College
Associate Professor of Accounting
Williamsport

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Treasurer
Aaron Risden
Vision Benefits of America
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
Carnegie


Board

Tara-L.-Bender
Tara L. Bender
Serving 2019-2021

Campbell Rappold & Yurasits LLP
Partner
Allentown
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Thomas H. Flowers
Serving 2019-2021
Flowers & Flowers CPAs
Managing Partner
Harrisburg
Krisher, Betsy
Elizabeth Krisher
Serving 2019-2021
Maher Duessel
Managing Partner
Pittsburgh
Matthew Melinson
Matthew D. Melinson
Serving 2019-2021
Grant Thornton LLP
Partner
Philadelphia

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Cory Ng
Serving 2020-2022
Temple University
Assistant Professor of Instruction in Accounting 
Philadelphia
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Shea S. Saman
Serving 2020-2022
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Director of Finance and Accounting

Camp Hill
Christopher Turtell, CPA
Christopher M. Turtell
Serving 2020-2022
Herbein + Company Inc.
Partner
Reading
  

Council At-Large Representatives

Ayres, Arthur
Arthur M Ayres Jr.
Serving 2020-2022
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vice President - Finance
Philadelphia
Balistrieri, Mark
Mark Balistrieri
Serving 2020-2022
KPMG US
Senior Manager  - State and Local Tax
Pittsburgh
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Thomas E. Barnes
Serving 2020-2022
Chemstream Inc.
Assistant Controller
Homer City
Pat-Bearjar
Patrick J. Bearjar
Serving 2019-2021
Wessel & Company
Chief Operations Officer
Johnstown

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Nicole T. Buckman
Serving 2020-2022
Kohanski & Company PC
Senior Tax Accountant
Scranton
Jessica Hildebrand
Jessica Hildebrand
Serving 2020-2022
King's College
Instructor of Accounting
Wilkes-Barre
Hollick, Stephanie
Stephanie M. Hollick
Serving 2020-2022
Geisinger Health System
Director of Finance
Jersey Shore
Stephanie-E.-Kane
Stephanie S. Kane
Serving 2019-2021
RKL LLP
Tax Manager
Wyomissing

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John J. Kaschak
Serving 2019-2021
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Executive Deputy Secretary
Harrisburg
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Christopher S. Kunkle
Serving 2019-2021
Herbein + Company Inc.
Senior Manager
Reading
Breana J. Liberoni, CPA
Breana J. Liberoni
Serving 2020-2022
Sisterson & Co. LLP
Tax Associate
Pittsburgh
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Jared E. Miller
Serving 2019-2021
Elizabethtown College
Lecturer of Accounting
Elizabethtown

Council Chapter Representatives 2020-2021

Central Chapter
Amanda Oechler
Thomas Orr

Erie Chapter
Gregory Bastow
John Kuhn
Greater Philadelphia 
Chapter

Kathleen Rue
Charles Waring
Lehigh Valley Chapter
Will Velekei
Jeremy Spencer

North Central Chapter
Mark Rice
Ralph Diodata
Northeastern Chapter
David Marsiglio
Erik Sharkey
Northwestern Chapter
Padraic D. McGrath
Ashley Mocker
Pittsburgh Chapter
Jeffrey W. Kent
Joseph C. Zovko

Reading Chapter
Tracey Etchberger
Jacki York
South Central Chapter
Jeremy Allen
Marc Weber
Southwestern Chapter
Thomas S. Rennie
Jeffrey J. Sottile


Members Serving on AICPA Council:

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Ryan Brosius
Serving 2020-2023
Roberts Trucking 
CFO
Erie
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Stephen W. Christian
Serving 2019-2022
Kreischer Miller
Director
Horsham
Ferro_Jeff
Jeffrey L. Ferro
Serving 2018-2021
Baker Tilly
Regional Managing Partner
Philadelphia
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Jeffrey A. Ford
Serving 2019-2022
Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP
Partner
Pittsburgh
  
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Edward R. Jenkins Jr.
Serving 2018-2021
Pennsylvania State University
Instructor in Accounting
University Park
Levin_Martin
Martin C. Levin
Serving 2020-2023
RLB Certified Public Accountants
Managing Partner
Allentown
Joseph Seibert
Joseph E. Seibert
Serving 2018-2021
KPMG LLP
Advisory Partner
Harrisburg
  
Immediate Past President

Levin_MartinMartin C. Levin
RLB
Managing Director and Senior Partner
Allentown

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