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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
Linda R. Chicano
Springfield

PRESIDENT ELECT
Penny Ann Erbe
Allison Park

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Clare M. Shaw
Langhorne

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP
Lewisburg

SECRETARY
Jeanette S. Trama
New Milford

TREASURER
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Quakertown

Richard Brasch, Jr., CPA
Philadelphia

Paul Cannataro
Drexel Hill

Francis Cellini
Chadds Ford

James Frederick
Roaring Spring

Mary Lew Kehm
Whitehall

Frank Kelly
New Cumberland

Richard Kelly
Chadds Ford

H. Richard Neidermyer
Lititz

Thomas Ostrowski
Pittsburgh

James Tice
York

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

Maria Henderson
Broomall

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

Colleen Krcelich
Bethlehem

Barry Meyer
Hanover

Deborah Mininger Lahneman
Quakertown

H. Richard Neidermyer
Lititz

Tamatha Polichetti
Ottsville

Philip Reid
Kingston

Linda Roth
Bath

Margaret Rovinski
Springfield

Clare Shaw
Langhorne

Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Quakertown

Timothy Sundstrom
Broomall

James Tice
York

Neil Trama
Scranton

Jeanette Trama
New Milford

Daniel Vecchio
Irwin

M. Steven Weinstein
Wynnewood

Raymond Wolownik
Willow Street

Francis Worden
New Milford


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
Deborah Mininger Lahneman, President
528 W. Broad Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
215-536-6829
FAX - 215-536-8781

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

PHILADELPHIA
Maria Henderson, President
1 Madonna Lane
Broomall, PA 19008
610-325-7643
FAX - 610-325-7648

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
1048 East Main St.
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

Tamatha K. Polichetti, 1st Vice President
Ottsville

Paul M Van Vreede, 2nd Vice President
Newtown

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
Deborah Mininger Lahneman, President
Quakertown

Colleen S. Krcelich, Vice President
Bethlehem

Elizabeth M. Caraway, Treasurer
Bethlehem

Susan M. Smith, Recording Secretary
Clinton

Judith A. Stanz, Corr. Secretary
Northampton

NORTHEAST
Jeanette S. Trama, President
New Milford

Philip D. Reid, 1st Vice President
Kingston

Robert W McDonald, 2nd Vice President
Scranton

Robert A. Emmi, Treasurer
Scranton

Francis J. Worden, Secretary
New Milford

PHILADELPHIA
Maria D. Henderson, President
Broomall

Margaret Rovinski, 1st Vice President
Springfield

Janet A. Pastor, 2nd Vice President
Ridley Park

Emile P. Cianfrani, Treasurer
Broomall

Patrice D. Pinnelli, Secretary
Havertown

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

WEST CENTRAL
James S. Frederick, President
Roaring Spring

W. Keith Booher, Vice President
Lewistown

M. Stephen Caskey, Del to BOD
Lock Haven

WESTERN PA
Benjie K. Hadburg, President
Pittsburgh

Susan E. Bure, Vice President
Manorville

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

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:

Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP
Linda R. Chicano
Penny Ann Erbe
Thomas E. Ostrowski
Clare M. Shaw
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Jeanette S. Trama

By-Laws

By-Laws

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Mary Lew Kehm
Barry L. Meyer
Linda M. Roth
James F. Tice

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:

Michael J. Davis
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
Linda R. Chicano
Maria D. Henderson
Joseph P. Ianni
Richard B. Kelly
Janet A. Pastor
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:

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
James F. Tice
Neil C. Trama

Executive Office Oversight

Executive Office Oversight

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP
Linda R. Chicano
Penny Ann Erbe
Clare M. Shaw
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Jeanette S. Trama

Legislative

Legislative

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Gerald L Brenneman
Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP
Linda R. Chicano
Richard B. Kelly
Thomas E. Ostrowski
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Neil C. Trama
Jeanette S. Trama

Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

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

Membership / Public Relations

Membership / Public Relations

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Robyn A. Bauder
Randy L. Brandt
M. Stephen Caskey
Dawn L. Douglas
Benjie K. Hadburg
Dennis I. Markowitz
Barbara Ann Soltysiak
Jeanette S. Trama
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

Nominating

Nominating

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

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

Scholarship

Scholarship

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Randy L. Brandt
Maurice R. Brubaker, EA, ATP
M. Stephen Caskey
Michael J. Davis
Dawn L. Douglas
Benjie K. Hadburg
Maria D. Henderson
Joseph P. Ianni
Deborah Mininger Lahneman
Francis J. Worden

Technology

Technology

The following PSTAP members serve on this committee:

Francis J. Cellini
Mary Lew Kehm
James F. Tice

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