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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@pspa-state.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.

The Tabs below contain detailed information about the PSTAP organization. Click on an individual tab to access the related content.

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
Richard B. Kelly, CPA
Chadds Ford

PRESIDENT ELECT
James F. Tice, EA
York

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Melvin Cherry, PA, EA
Feasterville

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Linda R. Chicano, CPA
Springfield

SECRETARY
Jeanette S. Worden, EA, ATP
New Milford

TREASURER
Barbara Ann Soltysiak, CPA
Quakertown

Richard Brasch, Jr., CPA
Jenkintown

Francis Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
Chadds Ford

James Frederick, EA., PA
Roaring Spring

Mary Lew Kehm, CPA
Whitehall

Frank Kelly, EA
New Cumberland

H. Richard Neidermyer, CPA
Lititz

Thomas Ostrowski, CPA
Pittsburgh

Neil Trama, PA, EA
Scranton

Board of Directors

Lamont Anderson, PA
Warminster

Robyn Bauder, EA
Elizabethtown

George Belles, EA
Pittsburgh

Randy Brandt, CPA
Manheim

Richard Brasch, Jr., CPA
Jenkintown

Irving Braunstein, EA
Bensalem

Gerald Brenneman, CPA
Carlisle

Maurice Brubaker, EA
Lewisburg

W. Raymond Bucks, CPA
Little River

Paul Cannataro, CPA
Drexel Hill

M. Stephen Caskey, ATP
Lock Haven

Francis Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
Chadds Ford

Melvin Cherry, PA, EA
Feasterville

Linda Chicano, CPA
Springfield

Arlan Christ, EA, ATA, ATP
Kutztown

Michael Davis, CPA
Jamison

Bernard Deverson, CPA
Pittsburgh

Dawn Douglas
Chadds Ford

David Fleck, PA
Easton

James Frederick, EA., PA
Roaring Spring

Benjie Hadburg, EA
Pittsburgh

Marvin Huttman, CPA, CFP, MST, EA
King of Prussia

Joyce Huttman, PA, EA
King Of Prussia

Rick Kauffman, EA
Hamburg

Mary Lew Kehm, CPA
Whitehall

Richard Kelly, CPA
Chadds Ford

Frank Kelly, EA
New Cumberland

Dennis Markowitz, PA, EA
Langhorne

Barry Meyer, PA, EA
Hanover

Deborah Mininger Lahneman
Quakertown

H. Richard Neidermyer, CPA
Lititz

Andrew Piernock, Jr., ATP
Philadelphia

Philip Reid, CPA
Kingston

Linda Roth, CPA
Bath

Barbara Ann Soltysiak, CPA
Quakertown

Timothy Sundstrom, CPA, CFP
Broomall

James Tice, EA
York

Neil Trama, PA, EA
Scranton

Daniel Vecchio, CPA
Irwin

M. Steven Weinstein, PA, EA
Wynnewood

Raymond Wolownik, CPA, EA
Willow Street

Jeanette Worden, EA, ATP
New Milford

Francis Worden, PA
New Milford

Michelle Young, EA
Wind Gap


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
20 Erford Road, Suite 200A
Lemoyne, PA 17043
1-800-270-3352
FAX - 717-737-6847
info@pspa-state.org

BUXMONT
Dennis Markowitz, PA, EA, President
29 Zinnia Way
Langhorne, PA 19047
267-567-7501
FAX - 215-757-2016

CENTRAL
Randy Brandt, CPA, President
18 South Main St.
Manheim, PA 17545
717-665-2849
FAX - 717-664-4849

LEHIGH VALLEY
Michelle Young, EA, President
162 Roosevelt Street
Wind Gap, PA 18091
610-863-9929
FAX - 610-340-2366

NORTHEAST
Jeanette Worden, EA, ATP, President
538 Church Street
P.O. Box 937
New Milford, PA 18834
570-465-3965
FAX - 570-465-7597

PHILADELPHIA
M. Steven Weinstein, PA, EA, President
1209 West Wynnewood Road - #406
P. O. Box 64
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-642-4901
FAX - 610-642-4047

SOUTH CENTRAL
Robyn Bauder, EA, President
2631 Colebrook Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-439-3152
FAX - 717-674-7777

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

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

WESTERN PA
Benjie Hadburg, EA, President
1831 Murray Avenue, Ste. 209
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-521-3020
FAX - 412-521-7353

Chapter Officers

BUXMONT
Dennis I. Markowitz, PA, EA, President
Langhorne

Michael J. Davis, CPA, 1st Vice President
Jamison

Ellyn Louise Feldman, MST, CPA, 2nd Vice President
Furlong

Ruth Ann Bryner, MST, CPA, Treasurer
Doylestown

Marilyn A. Banyai, CPA, CFP, Secretary
Collegeville

CENTRAL
Randy L. Brandt, CPA, President
Manheim

H. Richard Neidermyer, CPA, 1st Vice President
Lititz

Nevin R. Brubaker, CPA, Treasurer
Lititz

Charles J. Hafer, PA, Secretary
Hamburg

Rick C. Kauffman, EA, Delegate to Board
Hamburg

Raymond A. Wolownik, CPA, EA, Delegate to Board
Willow Street

LEHIGH VALLEY
Michelle A. Young, EA, President
Wind Gap

Deborah Mininger Lahneman, Vice President
Quakertown

Elizabeth M. Caraway, CPA, Treasurer
Riegelsville

Susan M. Smith, EA, Recording Secretary
Clinton

Judith A. Stanz, PA, Corr. Secretary
Northampton

NORTHEAST
Jeanette S. Worden, EA, ATP, President
New Milford

Anthony P. Emmi, EA, PA, 1st Vice President
Scranton

Robert W McDonald, CPA, 2nd Vice President
Scranton

Robert A. Emmi, CPA, Treasurer
Scranton

Francis J. Worden, PA, Secretary
New Milford

PHILADELPHIA
M. Steven Weinstein, PA, EA, President
Wynnewood

Maria D. Henderson, CPA, 1st Vice President
Broomall

Margaret Rovinski, CPA, 2nd Vice President
Springfield

Patricia M. Lipari, CPA, 3rd Vice President
Newtown Square

Emile P. Cianfrani, CPA, Treasurer
Broomall

Janet A. Pastor, CPA, Secretary
Ridley Park

SOUTH CENTRAL
Robyn A. Bauder, EA, President
Elizabethtown

Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, 1st Vice President
Lewisburg

Celestine Henderson, 2nd Vice President
Harrisburg

Tracy Radic, CPA, Treasurer
Harrisburg

Dale T. Zeiger, CPA, Secretary
Camp Hill

SOUTHEAST
Richard B. Kelly, CPA, President
Chadds Ford

Francis J. Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP, 1st Vice President
Chadds Ford

David W. Hughes, PA, 2nd Vice President
Media

Dawn L. Douglas, Treasurer/Secretary
Chadds Ford

Myles J. Hannigan, Secretary
Media

WEST CENTRAL
James S. Frederick, EA., PA, President
Roaring Spring

W. Keith Booher, PA, Vice President
Lewistown

M. Stephen Caskey, ATP, Del to BOD
Lock Haven

Connie J Frederick, Secretary
Roaring Spring

WESTERN PA
Benjie K. Hadburg, EA, President
Pittsburgh

Penny Ann Erbe, EA, 1st Vice President
Allison Park

Joann Palmieri-Suwalski, 2nd Vice President
Pittsburgh

Charles E. Lapp, PA, Treasurer
McDonald

Margaret A. Romain-Johnson PA, Secretary
Sharpsville

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, EA
Michelle A. Young, EA

Auditing

Auditing

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

George Fieo, CPA, CFE
H. Richard Neidermyer, CPA

Budget

Budget

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Melvin Cherry, PA, EA
Linda R. Chicano, CPA
Richard B. Kelly, CPA
Thomas E. Ostrowski, CPA
Barbara Ann Soltysiak, CPA
James F. Tice, EA
Jeanette S. Worden, EA, ATP

By-Laws

By-Laws

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Mary Lew Kehm, CPA
Barry L. Meyer, PA, EA

Committee on Practice Continuation

Committee on Practice Continuation

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Irving Braunstein, EA
Francis J. Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
Bernard A. Deverson, CPA
Marvin R. Huttman, CPA, CFP, MST, EA
Dennis I. Markowitz, PA, EA

Committee on Professional Conduct & Grievances

Committee on Professional Conduct & Grievances

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Gerald L. Brenneman, CPA
Joyce P. Huttman, PA, EA
Andrew J. Piernock, Jr., ATP

Cooperation with IRS

Cooperation with IRS

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
Marvin R. Huttman, CPA, CFP, MST, EA
Mary Lew Kehm, CPA

Cooperation with PA Department of Revenue

Cooperation with PA Department of Revenue

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Lamont B. Anderson, PA
Randy L. Brandt, CPA
Maurice R. Brubaker, EA
Linda R. Chicano, CPA
Maria D. Henderson, CPA
Joseph P. Ianni
Richard B. Kelly, CPA
Gregory M. Martini, CPA
Janet A. Pastor, CPA
Clare M. Shaw, CPA
James F. Tice, EA

Editorial Advisory

Editorial Advisory

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Joyce P. Huttman, PA, EA
Clare M. Shaw, CPA
Timothy J. Sundstrom, CPA, CFP
James F. Tice, EA

Education

Education

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Lamont B. Anderson, PA
Paul J. Cannataro, CPA
Francis J. Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
Bernard A. Deverson, CPA
Penny Ann Erbe, EA
James S. Frederick, EA., PA
Joseph P. Ianni
Barry L. Meyer, PA, EA
Clare M. Shaw, CPA
Barbara Ann Soltysiak, CPA
James F. Tice, EA
Neil C. Trama, PA, EA

Executive Office Oversight

Executive Office Oversight

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Melvin Cherry, PA, EA
Linda R. Chicano, CPA
Richard B. Kelly, CPA
Barbara Ann Soltysiak, CPA
James F. Tice, EA
Jeanette S. Worden, EA, ATP

Legislative

Legislative

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Gerald L. Brenneman, CPA
Melvin Cherry, PA, EA
Linda R. Chicano, CPA
Frank H. Kelly, EA
Thomas E. Ostrowski, CPA
James F. Tice, EA
Neil C. Trama, PA, EA
Jeanette S. Worden, EA, ATP

Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Robyn A. Bauder, EA
Randy L. Brandt, CPA
Paul J. Cannataro, CPA
M. Stephen Caskey, ATP
Francis J. Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
Melvin Cherry, PA, EA
Linda R. Chicano, CPA
Penny Ann Erbe, EA
Frank H. Kelly, EA
Dennis I. Markowitz, PA, EA
Barbara Ann Soltysiak, CPA
James F. Tice, EA
M. Steven Weinstein, PA, EA

Membership / Public Relations

Membership / Public Relations

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Lamont B. Anderson, PA
Robyn A. Bauder, EA
Randy L. Brandt, CPA
M. Stephen Caskey, ATP
Melvin Cherry, PA, EA
Dawn L. Douglas
Debra S Eremus ATP
Benjie K. Hadburg, EA
Barbara Ann Soltysiak, CPA
M. Steven Weinstein, PA, EA
Jeanette S. Worden, EA, ATP

Monitoring PA State Board of Accountancy

Monitoring PA State Board of Accountancy

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Randy L. Brandt, CPA
Gerald L. Brenneman, CPA

Nominating

Nominating

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Michelle A. Young, EA

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:

Gerald L. Brenneman, CPA
Barry L. Meyer, PA, EA

Scholarship

Scholarship

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Robyn A. Bauder, EA
George R. Belles, EA
Randy L. Brandt, CPA
M. Stephen Caskey, ATP
Dawn L. Douglas
James S. Frederick, EA., PA
Joseph P. Ianni
Dennis I. Markowitz, PA, EA
M. Steven Weinstein, PA, EA
Francis J. Worden, PA
Michelle A. Young, EA

Technology

Technology

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP
Mary Lew Kehm, CPA

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