PICPA Volunteer Leadership 2023-2024

Officers

Betsy Krisher

President
Elizabeth Krisher

Maher Duessel
Chairman
Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Krisher serves as the chairman of Maher Duessel in Pittsburgh. She has worked at Maher Duessel, a western-Pennsylvania-based CPA firm and nationally certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise, for over 30 years in multiple roles. Krisher's main goal as incoming PICPA president is to advocate for the CPA profession, highlight its importance, and improve avenues of entry into the field. "The CPA profession's service to the marketplace - ensuring a thriving economic environment that trades on the right information - is as critical as ever," Krisher says. "We want to open the doors wide to entice all those with the potential to be good accountants to enter the field, develop their skills, and earn their CPA license without unnecessary obstacles." 

Krisher wants to highlight the multiple efforts that leaders in the profession are undertaking to solve challenges. Reducing barriers and making the profession more attractive to potential CPAs is more important than ever, and she will emphasize the need for all members to amplify and protect the profession's status as guardians of valuable, relevant, and accurate financial data.

"My career as a CPA has been extremely fulfilling," Krisher says. "I want those same opportunities and rewards to be enjoyed by many." 

Matthew Melinson

President-Elect
Matthew Melinson
Grant Thornton LLP
Partner
Philadelphia

Saman, Shea
Vice President
Shea S. Saman

Feeding Pennsylvania
Chief Financial Officer

Camp Hill

Raman Mahadevan
Vice President
Raman Mahadevan
EY
Partner
Philadelphia

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

  

Board of Directors

Bradley Baturka
W. Bradley Baturka
Serving 2023-2025
Wipfli
Partner/Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader
Philadelphia


Sara Bruton
Sara Bruton
Serving 2023-2025
Simon Lever
Partner
Lancaster


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

 

Padraic McGrath
Padraic D. McGrath
Serving 2022-2024
Padraic McGrath CPA LLC
Owner
Ridgway

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Kyle Somers
Serving 2023-2025
Weis Markets Inc.
Director of External Reporting and Internal Controls
Harrisburg

Szupka, Joanne
Joanne Szupka
Serving 2023-2025
BDO USA LLP
Partner and Regional Practice Leader, ERISA
Philadelphia

Christopher Turtell, CPA
Christopher M. Turtell
Serving 2022-2024
Herbein + Company Inc.
Partner
Reading

  

Council At-Large Representatives 

Baker, Pam
Pamela Baker  
Serving 2023-2025
Barbacane Thornton & Company 
Managing Partner 
Wilmington, Del.

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Keith Bittel
Serving 2022-2024
Westminster College
Assistant Professor, School of Business
New Wilmington

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Gregory Blocker
Serving 2022-2024
EY
Tax Supervisor
Lancaster
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Michael G. Charles
Serving 2022-2024
Donald White PA LLC
Certified Public Accountant
Troy
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Michael De Stefano
Serving 2023-2025
RKL LLP
Partner/Chief Operating Officer
Lancaster

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Anna Evans
Serving 2023-2025
Dragos Inc. 
Revenue Accounting Manager
Mountain Top
Krista Gardner
Krista M. Gardner
Serving 2022-2024
SEK CPAs & Advisors
Member of the Firm
York

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Jennifer L. Halligan
Serving 2022-2024
Ephrata National Bank
Vice President and Controller
Ephrata

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Illona Hermes
Serving 2022-2024
Deluzio & Co.
Tax Supervisor
Pittsburgh
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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

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Gavin Keller
Serving 2023-2025
Family Practice Center
Assistant Controller
Selinsgrove

Milia Maalouf
Milia Maalouf
Serving 2022-2024
Baker Tilly US LLP
Manager
Allentown

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Ian McDowell
Serving 2023-2025
S.R. Snodgrass
Senior Vice President/Assurance Principal
Cranberry

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Roxanne McMurtry
Serving 2023-2025
Herbein + Company Inc.
Audit Manager
Reading

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Alex Miller
Serving 2023-2025
Follett Products
Director, Finance and IT
Easton

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Bradley Palmer
Serving 2023-2025
Aqua Pennsylvania Inc.
Controller
Philadelphia

Megan Rechenberg
Megan E. Rechenberg
Serving 2022-2024
Sisterson & Co. 
Tax Manager
Pittsburgh

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Stephanie Rocco
Serving 2023-2025
Forvis
Director
Pittsburgh

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Kasandra Shawgo
Serving 2023-2025
McGill, Power, Bell & Associates
Supervisor
Meadville

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Michael Simpson
Serving 2023-2025
Brinker Simpson
Partner
Springfield

James Slater
James Slater
Serving 2022-2024
McGill, Power, Bell & Associates 
Partner
Franklin

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Ashley Stampone
Serving 2023-2025
University of Scranton
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Scranton

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LeeAnne Stump
Serving 2023-2025
Morefield Communications
Chief Financial Officer
Camp Hill

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Gregory R. Suttmiller
Serving 2022-2024
The Catanese Group
Audit Partner
Johnstown

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James Tomak
Serving 2023-2025
The Hershey Company
External Reporting and Technical Accounting Analyst
Hershey

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Moustapha Toure
Serving 2022-2024
Kreischer Miller
Tax Senior
Horsham

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Megan Troxell
Serving 2023-2025
Grossman Yanak & Ford
Partner, Audit & Assurance Services
Pittsburgh

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Eryn Trumbauer
Serving 2022-2024
Baker Tilly US LLP
Manager
Allentown

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Kimberly D. Wetzel
Serving 2022-2024
Myers, Patsy, & Associates LLC
Partner
Carnegie

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Yiting Yang
Serving 2023-2025
Summerwood
Senior Accountant 
Philadelphia 

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

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Michael Zaydon
Serving 2023-2025
Crystal Park Group
Founder/Principal 
Ardmore



Members Serving on AICPA Council

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Mike Aiello
Serving 2023-2026
Centri Business Consulting, LLC
Managing Member
Philadelphia

 

Franki Aitken
Franki Aitken
Serving 2022-2025
Berks County Community Foundation
Chief Operating Officer
Reading

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Barry M. Berkowitz
Serving 2022-2025
CBIZ MHM, LLC
Plymouth Meeting

     

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

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

Aaron Risden
Aaron R. Risden
VBA
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Carnegie

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