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The NYSSCPA would like to thank Staten Island Chapter Member Rosemarie Giovinazzo-Barnickel for being a 2016-2017 Chapter Champion!

Celebrating the chapter’s history of giving back

By Doreen M. Inserra

Staten Island Chapter President-elect

After almost 30 years of membership in the NYSSCPA, I am glad to say I have the privilege of serving the Staten Island Chapter as president. I am also happy to say the chapter has not only brought me great insight into the CPA profession, but it has also provided me long-lasting friendships with colleagues, many practicing in and around Staten Island. The most interesting part is that we work in varying capacities—as auditors, tax managers, compliance officers, controllers, forensic accountants, financial planners, academics, and much more—yet we all have one common core: the profession. As active members, we  know our strength as a team focuses on enhancing our skills, networking with our peers and learning from each other, as well as giving back to the community, either by volunteering at a local not-for-profit-board, attending a job fair, or participating in our joint effort at the World of Accounting or Education Night. We also give back by contributing to the Foundation for Accounting Education’s (FAE) Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Program promoted by our former president, Sharon Sica-Costanzo. I would like to congratulate Sharon, as she has provided a goal for all Staten Island Chapter members to contribute to providing scholarships through The Moynihan Fund.

As the NYSSCPA explains, “The Moynihan Fund seeks to honor the memory of our past President David J. Moynihan, who was a champion of providing educational opportunities to young adults—whether in high school, college or just starting out in their careers—and has been directly responsible for helping hundreds of young people enroll in college and, even more, to become licensed certified public accountants.” We as a chapter promote this goal and focus our efforts on bringing the profession to the younger generation whenever we get a chance—either individually as members or as a group.

This is why my goal as president will be not only to support the chapter’s efforts in reaching out to the next generation of CPAs, but also to celebrate and recognize our chapter members. This will be our first year to present the Chapter Hall of Fame Awards. Honorees shall be awarded at our 65th Anniversary Annual Installation Dinner on May 31, which will include a celebration of the chapter’s past presidents. We would like to invite all Staten Island Chapter members and new members to participate in our events, so that we can recognize their years of membership in the chapter, and just give them a congratulatory “thank you” for being part of our chapter.

Right now, I am writing this article during tax season, when we get buried in the details of our clients, but I have to say it was nice to think about May, when the warmer weather is upon us and we are able to enjoy each other’s company at monthly technical sessions, and share our experiences at chapter breakfast meetings and special educational events. The All-Day Tax Seminar in November comes to mind. No, I don’t want to think that far out because that would mean tax season would be right around the corner again. But I just would like to use this opportunity to thank all our members for the efforts they provide in supporting the chapter, even if it is just the comradery of attending a technical session or two or maybe a legislative breakfast, which I would like to initiate this year for the chapter. Either way, we look forward to having you, and I hope that you can join us because, as I see it, the members make our chapters and our chapters make the Society.

Here is to a happy 65th anniversary to the Staten Island Chapter of the NYSSCPA, and to many more years to come!

Staten Island Chapter Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee is proud to announce the Slate for the 2017-2018 Year:


President: Doreen M. Inserra
President Elect: Renee Rampulla
Vice President: Patrick Monachino
Treasurer: Frank J. DeCandido
Secretary: Nicholas J. Guastella 


Daniel M. Carbonell – Term ending 2018
Anthony J. Tanzi – Term ending 2018
Daniel Lahage – Term ending 2019
Mark Fappiano – Term ending 2019
Tiffany Montarulli  – Term ending 2019
Gerard J. LoVerde  – Term ending 2019
Frank Aquilino  – Term ending 2019
Charles Weintraub  – Term ending 2019

Immediate Past President: Sharon Sica-Costanzo– Term ending 2018

Submitted by nominating committee chair
Gerard J Loverde


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The presiding President of the Staten Island Chapter is Doreen Inserra.
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