PICPA Volunteer Leadership 2022-2023

Officers

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President
Aaron R. Risden

VBA
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Carnegie

Aaron R. Risden serves as the CFO and treasurer for Vision Benefits of America (VBA) in Carnegie, Pa. Prior to joining VBA, Risden worked for nearly 10 years for a large Pittsburgh-based public accounting firm that later merged with a top 25 U.S. firm.

Risden sees his primary responsibility as guiding the PICPA Board and PICPA staff through another year of rapid evolution within the accounting landscape, which includes helping to create action around the goals of digital transformation, member service innovation, and continued growth of learning offerings.
While Risden hopes to facilitate greater Board and Council engagement, he is also looking forward to connecting with fellow members. “We must find ways to build our esprit de corps and reestablish some of our frayed connections,” Risden says. “The old methods may not be the right paths forward anymore, but we must find a way that works for all of us.” No matter where you are in the state, Risden promises, “that there is a role for you at the PICPA that will match the commitment level you would like to invest.”

Risden is a member of PICPA’s Budget and Finance Committee, the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, and the Corporate Finance Steering Committee.

 

Betsy Krisher

President-Elect
Elizabeth Krisher
Maher Duessel
Chairman and CEO
Pittsburgh

Saman, Shea
Vice President
Shea S. Saman

Feeding Pennsylvania
Chief Financial Officer

Camp Hill

Waring_R
Vice President

R. Charles Waring
EisnerAmper 
Partner, Assurance and Technology Control Services
Philadelphia

LAFFERTY_RYANTreasurer

Ryan G. Lafferty
Attolon Partners LLC 
Partner
Philadelphia

  

Board of Directors

Thomas Barnes
Thomas E. Barnes
Serving 2021-2023
Chemstream Inc.
Operations Controller
Homer City



Cindy Bergvall
Cynthia R. Bergvall
Serving 2021-2023
Bee Bergvall & Co.
Director
Warrington



Jessica Hildebrand
Jessica Hildebrand
Serving 2022-2024
King's College
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Wilkes-Barre


Raman Mahadevan
Raman Mahadevan
Serving 2021-2023
EY
Partner
Philadelphia
Padraic McGrath
Padraic D. McGrath
Serving 2022-2024
Padraic McGrath CPA LLC
Owner
Ridgway
Matthew Melinson
Matthew D. Melinson
Serving 2021-2023
Grant Thornton LLP
Partner
Philadelphia
Christopher Turtell, CPA
Christopher M. Turtell
Serving 2022-2024
Herbein + Company Inc.
Partner
Reading
  

Council At-Large Representatives 

Bennett_Cassie
Cassie Bennett
Serving 2021-2023
Bloomsburg University 
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Bloomsburg
Bittel_Keith
Keith Bittel
Serving 2022-2024
Westminster College
Assistant Professor, School of Business
New Wilmington
Blocker_Greg
Gregory Blocker
Serving 2022-2024
EY
Tax Supervisor
Lancaster
Jay Brower
James M. Brower Jr.
Serving 2021-2023
Marks Paneth LLP 
Partner
Philadelphia


Laura Burkett
Laura A. Burkett
Serving 2021-2023
Baker Tilly US LLP 
Senior Manager
Allentown
Charles_Michael
Michael G. Charles
Serving 2022-2024
Donald White PA LLC
Certified Public Accountant
Troy
Krista Gardner
Krista M. Gardner
Serving 2022-2024
SEK CPAs & Advisors
Member of the Firm
York
Halligan_Jennifer
Jennifer L. Halligan
Serving 2022-2024
Ephrata National Bank
Vice President and Controller
Ephrata


Illona Hermes
Illona Hermes
Serving 2022-2024
Deluzio & Co.
Tax Supervisor
Pittsburgh
Herzing_Scott
Scott A. Herzing
Serving 2022-2024
McGill, Power, Bell, & Associates LLP
Supervisor
Erie
Hollick, Stephanie
Stephanie M. Hollick
Serving 2022-2024
Bald Birds Brewing Company LLC
Chief Financial Officer
Jersey Shore
Claire Jia
Claire Jia
Serving 2022-2024
BlackRock
Vice President - Product Oversight and Governance
Philadelphia


Milia Maalouf
Milia Maalouf
Serving 2022-2024
Baker Tilly US LLP
Manager
Allentown
Martin_Professional
Timothy Martin
Serving 2021-2023
Schneider Downs & Co. Inc.
Audit Senior
Pittsburgh
Megan Rechenberg
Megan E. Rechenberg
Serving 2022-2024
Sisterson & Co. 
Tax Manager
Pittsburgh
James Slater
James Slater
Serving 2022-2024
McGill, Power, Bell & Associates 
Partner
Franklin

Suttmiller_Gregory
Gregory R. Suttmiller
Serving 2022-2024
The Catanese Group
Audit Partner
Johnstown
Toure_Moustapha
Moustapha Toure
Serving 2022-2024
Kreischer Miller
Tax Senior
Horsham
Trumbauer_Eryn
Eryn Trumbauer
Serving 2022-2024
Baker Tilly US LLP
Manager
Allentown 
Wetzel_Kim
Kimberly D. Wetzel
Serving 2022-2024
Myers, Patsy, & Associates LLC
Partner
Carnegie

LaDawn Yesho
LaDawn D. Yesho
Serving 2022-2024
S&T Bank
Chief Risk Officer 
Indiana

Members Serving on AICPA Council

Brosius_Ryan
Ryan Brosius
Serving 2020-2023
Roberts Trucking 
CFO
Erie

Tom Flowers
Thomas H. Flowers
Serving 2023-2026
Flowers & Flowers CPAs
Managing Partner
Philadelphia

Gilbert, Jill
Jill E. Gilbert
Serving 2021-2024
RKL LLP
Audit Partner
Lancaster

Levin,-Martin
Martin C. Levin
Serving 2020-2023
RLB Certified Public Accountants
Managing Partner
Allentown
  
Stephen Mankowski
Steven Mankowski 
Serving 2021-2024
Mankowski Associates CPA LLC
Owner
Chalfont
Matthew Melinson
Matthew D. Melinson
Serving 2021-2024
Grant Thornton LLP
Partner
Philadelphia
Aaron Risden
Aaron R. Risden
Serving 2023-2026
VBA
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Carnegie

Immediate Past President


Franki Aitken 
Franki Aitken

Berks County Community Foundation
Chief Operating Officer
Reading

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