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The Nominating Committee of the NYSSCPA Westchester Chapter has filed a report with the Secretary of the Chapter in accordance with the bylaws, certifying its nominations for officers and members of the Westchester Chapter Executive Board for the 2018-2019 year.

All nominees have consented to serve if elected.

The proposed slate is as follows:


President                                 Heather Oboda – Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP

President-Elect                       Gwen Horn – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP

Vice President                        Matthew Katz – Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP

Treasurer                                 Edward Wells – Pellegrino, Saccomani & Wells LLP

Secretary                                 Tameka Walters – Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP

Board members continuing in their 2 year, terms, which expire on May 31, 2020:

  • Robert Winton – Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP
  • Jeffrey Schwartz – Emmerman, Boyle & Associates, LLC
  • Gregory Re – Martin, DeCruze & Company LLP
  • William Zeboris – Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP

Board members, starting new two year terms which expire on May 31, 2021:

  • Richard Terrano – Marks Paneth LLP
  • Deborah Rubin – LePartner & Associates LLP
  • John Brant - PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
  • Gina Riga – Sound Associates Inc.
Pursuant to the bylaws, current Chapter President, Michael Herz (Nuenergen LLC), will serve on the Board as Immediate Past President.

Catherine Censullo (Censullo, Gupta & Associates, CPA LLP) will continue to serve as the Westchester Chapter Representative to the NYSSCPA in her 3-year term, which expires May 31, 2021 

Respectively submitted by the 2019 nominating committee:

William H. Zeboris
Catherine Censullo
Gina Goodenow


A reminder that self-care is important during tax season

By Michael B. Herz
Westchester Chapter President

Tax season is now upon us, and we will soon be working hard as we explain the new tax laws and their ramifications to our respective clients. Fortunately, many of our tax programs now come equipped with a sub-program, which calculates the overall effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, versus the prior tax law, on a client-by-client basis.

As we make our way through this busy season in which many of us work seven days a week, we should still try to take care of ourselves, so we don’t become too run down and susceptible to colds, etc. So trying to get at least six hours of sleep per night and eating healthy would certainly be a good start, especially for those of us who have already curtailed the exercise program we started on Jan. 2.

The Westchester Chapter has accomplished well over half its programming for the fiscal year, and the months of February and March tend to be a bit quiet. On Jan. 23, we had a very successful Managing Partners Breakfast, at which approximately 75 percent of the chapter’s board, along with 10 of the county’s most prestigious CPA firms, shared ideas, viewpoints and suggestions with our two very distinguished guests: NYSSCPA President Jan C. Herringer and President-elect Ita M. Rahilly. It concluded with a terrific suggestion that each firm designate an individual to be the liaison to the board for event participation and other matters. We are currently following up on that suggestion. 

Upcoming programming of the Westchester Chapter will include the Accountants in Industry Committee’s morning session on professional employment organizations (PEOs) along with an Affordable Care Act (ACA) update, on Wednesday, March 20, 7:45 a.m., at the office of Skadden Arps at 360 Hamilton Ave., in White Plains. The chapter is once again providing its Tax Hotline on Saturday, March 2, at the office of The Journal News, 1133 Westchester Ave., in White Plains, with Robert M. Winton and various volunteers. If interested in volunteering to answer phone-in and web chat questions, please contact Robert at, as we are a bit short on volunteers.

I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous busy season.

Upcoming Events

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Chapter Westchester Chapter 19th Annual Estate, Tax & Financial Planning Conference
6/7/2019 9:00:00 AM
Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook
Westchester Chapter-Using Revocable Living Trusts as an Effective Estate Planning and Probate Avoidance Tool
6/12/2019 7:45:00 AM
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, White Plains
Westchester Chapter-Impending Legalization of Cannabis 2019- The Buzzz for Business
6/18/2019 8:00:00 AM
Doral Arrowwood, Rye Brook
Westchester Chapter Annual Golf & Networking Event
7/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Wykagyl Country Club, 10804
FAE The Complete Guide to Liquidation of Business Entities (Westchester)
10/23/2019 8:00:00 AM
Crowne Plaza White Plains Downtown, White Plains
FAE's Nonprofit Workshop with Allen Fetterman (Westchester)
11/19/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
Federal Estate and Gift Tax Return Boot Camp Seminar (Westchester)
11/21/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced
FAE's Ethics Update for Public Practice Seminar (Westchester)
11/22/2019 8:00:00 AM
To Be Announced

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Chartered April 12, 1954, this chapter encompasses the county of Westchester.
Michael Herz
The presiding President of the Westchester Chapter is Michael Herz.

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