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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
James F. Tice
York

PRESIDENT ELECT
Linda R. Chicano
Springfield

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Penny Ann Erbe
Allison Park

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Clare M. Shaw
Langhorne

SECRETARY
Jeanette S. Trama, EA
New Milford

TREASURER
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Quakertown

Richard Brasch, Jr., CPA
Philadelphia

Francis Cellini
Chadds Ford

James Frederick
Roaring Spring

Mary Lew Kehm
Whitehall

Richard Kelly
Chadds Ford

H. Richard Neidermyer
Lititz

Thomas Ostrowski
Pittsburgh

Neil Trama
Scranton

Board of Directors

Lamont Anderson
Warminster

Randy Brandt
Manheim

Richard Brasch, Jr., CPA
Philadelphia

Irving Braunstein
Bensalem

Gerald Brenneman
Carlisle

Maurice Brubaker, EA, ATP
Lewisburg

W. Raymond Bucks
Little River

Susan Bure
Manorville

Paul Cannataro
Drexel Hill

M. Stephen Caskey
Lock Haven

Francis Cellini
Chadds Ford

Linda Chicano
Springfield

Arlan Christ
Kutztown

Michael Davis
Jamison

Bernard Deverson
Pittsburgh

Dawn Douglas
Chadds Ford

Penny Ann Erbe
Allison Park

David Fleck
Easton

James Frederick
Roaring Spring

Benjie Hadburg
Pittsburgh

Celestine Henderson
Harrisburg

Elliot Hershman
Willow Grove

Marvin Huttman
King of Prussia

Joyce Huttman
King Of Prussia

Rick Kauffman
Hamburg

Mary Lew Kehm
Whitehall

Frank Kelly
New Cumberland

Richard Kelly
Chadds Ford

Barry Meyer
Hanover

Deborah Mininger Lahneman
Quakertown

H. Richard Neidermyer
Lititz

Joann Palmieri-Suwalski
Pittsburgh

Andrew Piernock, Jr., ATP
Philadelphia

Philip Reid
Kingston

Linda Roth
Bath

Clare Shaw
Langhorne

Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Quakertown

Timothy Sundstrom
Broomall

James Tice
York

Neil Trama
Scranton

Jeanette Trama, EA
New Milford

Daniel Vecchio
Irwin

M. Steven Weinstein
Wynnewood

Raymond Wolownik
Willow Street

Francis Worden
New Milford

Michelle Young
Wind Gap

Mark Zinman
Southampton


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
Michael Davis, President
P.O. Box 299
Jamison, PA 18929-0299
215-343-5533
FAX - 215-893-5460

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

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

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

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

SOUTH CENTRAL
Maurice Brubaker, EA, ATP, President
23 N. Derr Drive, Suite 2
Lewisburg, PA 17837
570-524-4134
FAX - 570-524-4199

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

Chapter Officers

BUXMONT
Michael J. Davis, President
Jamison

Mark B. Zinman, 1st Vice President
Southampton

Tamatha K. Polichetti, 2nd Vice President
Ottsville

Ruth Ann Bryner, Treasurer
Doylestown

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
Hamburg

Raymond A. Wolownik, Delegate to Board
Willow Street

LEHIGH VALLEY
Michelle A. Young, President
Wind Gap

Deborah Mininger Lahneman, Vice President
Quakertown

Elizabeth M. Caraway, Treasurer
Riegelsville

Susan M. Smith, Recording Secretary
Clinton

Judith A. Stanz, Corr. Secretary
Northampton

NORTHEAST
Jeanette S. Trama, EA, President
New Milford

Anthony P. Emmi, 1st Vice President
Scranton

Robert W McDonald, 2nd Vice President
Scranton

Robert A. Emmi, Treasurer
Scranton

Francis J. Worden, Secretary
New Milford

PHILADELPHIA
M. Steven Weinstein, President
Wynnewood

Maria D. Henderson, 1st Vice President
Broomall

Margaret Rovinski, 2nd Vice President
Springfield

Emile P. Cianfrani, Treasurer
Broomall

Janet A. Pastor, Secretary
Ridley Park

SOUTH CENTRAL
Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP, President
Lewisburg

Celestine Henderson, 1st Vice President
Harrisburg

Thomas P. Maher, 2nd Vice President
Harrisburg

Tracy Radic, Treasurer
Harrisburg

Dale T. Zeiger, Secretary
Camp Hill

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

Myles J. Hannigan, Secretary
Media

WEST CENTRAL
James S. Frederick, President
Roaring Spring

W. Keith Booher, Vice President
Lewistown

M. Stephen Caskey, Del to BOD
Lock Haven

Connie J Frederick, Secretary
Roaring Spring

WESTERN PA
Benjie K. Hadburg, President
Pittsburgh

Susan E. Bure, 1st Vice President
Manorville

Joann Palmieri-Suwalski, 1st Vice President
Pittsburgh

Charles E. Lapp, Treasurer
McDonald

Margaret A. Romain-Johnson, 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
Michelle A. Young

Auditing

Auditing

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

George Fieo
H. Richard Neidermyer
Thomas E. Ostrowski
Clare M. Shaw

Budget

Budget

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Penny Ann Erbe
Thomas E. Ostrowski
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
James F. Tice
Jeanette S. Trama, EA

By-Laws

By-Laws

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Linda R. Chicano
Mary Lew Kehm
Barry L. Meyer

Committee on Practice Continuation

Committee on Practice Continuation

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Irving Braunstein
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:

Joyce P. Huttman

Cooperation with IRS

Cooperation with IRS

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini
Marvin R. Huttman
Mary Lew Kehm

Cooperation with PA Department of Revenue

Cooperation with PA Department of Revenue

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Randy L. Brandt
Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP
Maria D. Henderson
Joseph P. Ianni
Richard B. Kelly
Janet A. Pastor
Clare M. Shaw

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:

Lamont B. Anderson
Paul J. Cannataro
Francis J. Cellini
Bernard A. Deverson
Penny Ann Erbe
James S. Frederick
Barry L. Meyer
Clare M. Shaw
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Neil C. Trama

Executive Office Oversight

Executive Office Oversight

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Linda R. Chicano
Penny Ann Erbe
Clare M. Shaw
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
James F. Tice
Jeanette S. Trama, EA

Legislative

Legislative

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Gerald L Brenneman
Linda R. Chicano
Richard B. Kelly
Frank H. Kelly
Thomas E. Ostrowski
Neil C. Trama
Jeanette S. Trama, EA

Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Randy L. Brandt
Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP
Paul J. Cannataro
M. Stephen Caskey
Linda R. Chicano
Michael J. Davis
Penny Ann Erbe
Benjie K. Hadburg
Clare M. Shaw
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
James F. Tice
Jeanette S. Trama, EA
M. Steven Weinstein
Michelle A. Young

Membership / Public Relations

Membership / Public Relations

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Robyn A. Bauder
Randy L. Brandt
M. Stephen Caskey
Linda R. Chicano
Dawn L. Douglas
Debra S Eremus ATP
Benjie K. Hadburg
Dennis I. Markowitz
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Jeanette S. Trama, EA
M. Steven Weinstein

Monitoring PA State Board of Accountancy

Monitoring PA State Board of Accountancy

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Randy L. Brandt
Gerald L Brenneman
Linda R. Chicano

Nominating

Nominating

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Clare M. Shaw
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:

Gerald L Brenneman
Barry L. Meyer
Clare M. Shaw

Scholarship

Scholarship

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Robyn A. Bauder
Randy L. Brandt
M. Stephen Caskey
Michael J. Davis
Dawn L. Douglas
James S. Frederick
Benjie K. Hadburg
Joseph P. Ianni
M. Steven Weinstein
Francis J. Worden
Michelle A. Young

Technology

Technology

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini
Mary Lew Kehm
Clare M. Shaw

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