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Small Firms Unite!

If you have a small accounting and/or tax practice, you can’t afford to NOT belong to the PSTAP. The Pennsylvania Society of Tax & Accounting Professionals is a professional member-driven organization that provides education, information, tools and resources to more than 1,900 members around the state. With its inception in 1946, PSTAP, then PSPA (Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants) was originally created to serve the needs of Public Accountants. Today, however, our membership is composed of certified public accountants (70%), public accountants, enrolled agents and tax practitioners. The PSTAP represents the interests of sole practitioners and smaller sized accounting firms. If you would like information about how to join the PSTAP, or the many benefits associated with membership in the PSTAP they are available here, or you can contact our Executive Office at info@pstap.org or by calling toll free 1-800-270-3352. If you want an application to join, click here.

PSTAP Membership Makeup

70% Certified Public Accountants
30% Public Accountants, Enrolled Agents, Tax Practitioners

Mission Statement

The object of this Society is to elevate and maintain among its members a high standard of proficiency and integrity; to promote and protect the interests of public accountants within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; to cultivate a spirit of professional cooperation among its members; to promote local associations of public accountants and establish goodwill and understanding between the general public and the public accounting profession throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Organizational Structure

Executive Committee
The PSTAP Executive Committee consists of the current line officers and no less than five other members (3 of which must be Past Presidents of the organization). The function of the Executive Committee is to conduct the business of the Society between Board of Director meetings. All decisions made by the Executive Committee are subject to ratification of the PSTAP Board of Directors.

Board of Directors
The PSTAP Board of Directors consists of each line officer, the National Society of Accountants State Director, each Chapter President, and one Delegate elected annually by his/her local chapter. Past Presidents of the organization also maintain a seat on the Board if they meet the board meeting attendance requirements outlined by the PSTAP By-Laws.

Chapters
PSTAP is comprised of 9 Chapters across the state. Chapters are spread out geographically, and include: Buxmont, Central, Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Southeast, South Central, and West Central.

Committees
Our committess are responsible for the design and implementation of all PSTAP projects. PSTAP committees are active and committed to carrying out the goals of the organization.

Executive Committee

PRESIDENT
Thomas E. Ostrowski
Pittsburgh

PRESIDENT ELECT
Jeanette S. Trama
New Milford

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Quakertown

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr.
Philadelphia

SECRETARY
Deborah Mininger-Lahneman
Quakertown

TREASURER
Linda R. Chicano
Media

Maurice Brubaker
Lewisburg

Paul Cannataro
Drexel Hill

Francis Cellini
Chadds Ford

Amish Dhanak
Malvern

Penny Ann Erbe
Allison Park

Mary Lew Kehm
Whitehall

Richard Kelly
Chadds Ford

H. Richard Neidermyer
Lititz

Clare Shaw
Langhorne

James Tice
York

Neil Trama
Scranton


Board of Directors

Lamont Anderson
Warminster

George Bancroft, Jr.
Worcester

Kathleen Barry
Philadelphia

Randy Brandt
Manheim

Richard Brasch, Jr., CPA
Ellenton

Maurice Brubaker
Lewisburg

Paul Cannataro
Drexel Hill

Francis Cellini
Chadds Ford

Linda Chicano
Media

Arlan Christ
Kutztown

Bernard Deverson
Pittsburgh

Amish Dhanak
Malvern

Dawn Douglas
Chadds Ford

Penny Ann Erbe
Allison Park

James Frederick
Roaring Spring

Marvin Huttman
Highland Beach

Joyce Huttman
Highland Beach

Tatiana Ivoylova
Allison Park

Rick Kauffman
Hamburg

Mary Lew Kehm
Whitehall

Richard Kelly
Chadds Ford

Colleen Krcelich
Bethlehem

Thomas Maher
Harrisburg

Barry Meyer
Hanover

Deborah Mininger-Lahneman
Quakertown

H. Richard Neidermyer
Lititz

Thomas Ostrowski
Pittsburgh

Aaron Perriello
Lower Burrell

Andrew Piernock, Jr.
Philadelphia

Philip Reid
Dallas

Linda Roth
Bath

Clare Shaw
Langhorne

Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Quakertown

James Tice
York

Neil Trama
Scranton

Jeanette Trama
New Milford

Raymond Wolownik
Willow Street

Francis Worden
New Milford

Michelle Young
Pen Argyl

Chapters

western_pa west_central south_central central northeast lehigh_valley buxmont philadelphia southeast

General Information
PSTAP chapters are very active, and provide an excellent way to get involved with the organization at the local level. Our chapters hold monthly chapter meetings, which include dinner and generally either 2 or 4 hours of continuing professional education. Chapter meeting notices are sent to all chapter members, and the cost is very reasonable. Topics are timely, relevant and informative. In addition, many members value the opportunity to meet and network with other accounting professionals. Members choose their chapter preference upon application. Most members join the chapter closest to where they work.

Find out more about a PSTAP chapter by clicking on the chapter title below to visit the chapter’s homepage. For a listing of all PSTAP Chapter’s Officers, click the Chapter Officers tab above.

PSTAP EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Sherry L. DeAgostino, Executive Director
150 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 205
Camp Hill, PA 17011
1-800-270-3352
FAX - 717-614-8663
info@pspa-state.org

BUXMONT
George Bancroft, Jr., President
PO Box 34
Worcester, PA 19490
610-662-2818
FAX -

CENTRAL
Rick Kauffman, President
140 Focht Ln
Hamburg, PA 19526
610-562-8682
FAX -

LEHIGH VALLEY
Colleen Krcelich, President
2360 Apple St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-248-1744
FAX -

NORTHEAST
Philip Reid, President
1130 Twin Stacks Drive
Dallas, PA 18612
570-991-0551
FAX -

PHILADELPHIA
Amish Dhanak, President
605 Swedesford Road
Swedesford Corporate Center
Malvern, PA 19355
484-318-7290
FAX - 484-328-3968

SOUTH CENTRAL
Thomas Maher, President
2732 Colonial Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112
7178362175
FAX - 7176521760

SOUTHEAST
Richard Kelly, President
2 West Pennsbury Way
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610-388-9700
FAX - 610-388-9537

WEST CENTRAL
James Frederick, President
1156 Spang Street Ext
Roaring Spring, PA 16673
814-224-5196
FAX - 814-224-2113

WESTERN PA
Aaron Perriello, President
2524 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068-3027
724-337-3527
FAX - 724-337-0787

Chapter Officers

BUXMONT
George D. Bancroft, Jr., President
Worcester

Kathleen C. Barry, 1st Vice President
Philadelphia

Donna Wilder, Treasurer
Jamison

Toni J. Severns, Secretary
Trevose

CENTRAL
Rick C. Kauffman, President
Hamburg

H. Richard Neidermyer, 1st Vice President
Lititz

Randy L. Brandt, Treasurer
Manheim

Charles J. Hafer, Secretary


Raymond A. Wolownik, Delegate to Board
Willow Street

LEHIGH VALLEY
Colleen S. Krcelich, President
Bethlehem

Michelle A. Young, Vice President
Pen Argyl

Judith N. Schultz, Treasurer
Bethlehem

Susan M. Smith, Recording Secretary
Clinton

Judith A. Stanz, Corr. Secretary
Northampton

NORTHEAST
Philip D. Reid, President
Dallas

Maryellen M. Shook, 1st Vice President
Dalton

Robert W McDonald, 2nd Vice President
Scranton

Robert A. Emmi, Treasurer
Scranton

Francis J. Worden, Secretary
New Milford

PHILADELPHIA
Amish Dhanak, President
Malvern

Janet A. Pastor, Secretary
Media

Emile P. Cianfrani, Treasurer
Broomall

SOUTH CENTRAL
Thomas P Maher, President
Harrisburg

Tracy Radic, Treasurer
Harrisburg

Robyn A. Bauder, Secretary
Elizabethtown

SOUTHEAST
Richard B. Kelly, President
Chadds Ford

Francis J. Cellini, 1st Vice President
Chadds Ford

David W. Hughes, 2nd Vice President
Media

Dawn L. Douglas, Treasurer/Secretary
Chadds Ford

WEST CENTRAL
James S Frederick, President
Roaring Spring

W. Keith Booher, Vice President
Lewistown

Nicole D Frederick, Secretary
Roaring Spring

WESTERN PA
Aaron R. Perriello, President
Lower Burrell

W. Cotton Mather, Vice President
ALLISON PARK

Tatiana Ivoylova, Delegate to Board
Allison Park

Charles E. Lapp, Treasurer
McDonald

Diane R Miller, Secretary
Pittsburgh

Committees

The PSTAP has the following committees created to serve the needs of the members. Click on the name of the committee to view the PSTAP members who are serving on the selected committee.

69th Annual Meeting

69th Annual Meeting

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Ellen F. Cannataro

Auditing

Auditing

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

H. Richard Neidermyer
Thomas E. Ostrowski

Budget

Budget

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Linda R. Chicano
Deborah Mininger-Lahneman
Thomas E. Ostrowski
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr.
Clare M. Shaw
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
James F. Tice
Jeanette S. Trama

By-Laws

By-Laws

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Mary Lew Kehm
Barry L. Meyer
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr.
Linda M. Roth
James F. Tice

Committee on Practice Continuation

Committee on Practice Continuation

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini
Bernard A. Deverson
Marvin R. Huttman

Committee on Professional Conduct & Grievances

Committee on Professional Conduct & Grievances

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Michael J. Davis
Joyce P. Huttman

Cooperation with IRS

Cooperation with IRS

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini
Michael J. Davis
Mary Lew Kehm

Cooperation with PA Department of Revenue

Cooperation with PA Department of Revenue

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Maurice R. Brubaker
Linda R. Chicano
Amish Dhanak
Maria D. Henderson
Richard B. Kelly
Clare M. Shaw
James F. Tice

Editorial Advisory

Editorial Advisory

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Joyce P. Huttman
Clare M. Shaw

Education

Education

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Paul J. Cannataro
Francis J. Cellini
Bernard A. Deverson
Penny Ann Erbe
James S Frederick
Colleen S. Krcelich
Barry L. Meyer
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr.
Clare M. Shaw
James F. Tice
Neil C. Trama

Executive Office Oversight

Executive Office Oversight

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Linda R. Chicano
Deborah Mininger-Lahneman
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr.
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Jeanette S. Trama

Legislative

Legislative

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Linda R. Chicano
Michael J. Davis
Richard B. Kelly
Aaron R. Perriello
Margaret Rovinski
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Neil C. Trama

Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Linda R. Chicano
Tatiana Ivoylova
Deborah Mininger-Lahneman
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr.
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
James F. Tice
Jeanette S. Trama

Membership / Public Relations

Membership / Public Relations

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Amish Dhanak
Dawn L. Douglas
Celestine Henderson
Tatiana Ivoylova
Dennis I. Markowitz
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr.
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Jeanette S. Trama

Monitoring PA State Board of Accountancy

Monitoring PA State Board of Accountancy

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Randy L. Brandt

Nominating

Nominating

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Worden
Michelle A. Young

PICPA Liason

PICPA Liason

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Political Action Committee

Political Action Committee

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Barry L. Meyer
Francis J. Worden

Scholarship

Scholarship

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

George D. Bancroft, Jr.
Amish Dhanak
Dawn L. Douglas
James S Frederick
Joseph P. Ianni
Rick C. Kauffman
Colleen S. Krcelich
Thomas P Maher
Deborah Mininger-Lahneman
Aaron R. Perriello
Francis J. Worden

Technology

Technology

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini
Mary Lew Kehm
James F. Tice