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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Committee Members

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Clara M. Cohen
Bedrock Wealth StrategiesWestchester
Joseph Albano
Sax LLPManhattan/Bronx
Francesco Barone
KKR Financial Services Company LLCManhattan/Bronx
Paul E. Becht Baker Tilly US, LLPSuffolk
Tanya Bramble, CPA
Clarfeld Citizens Private WealthMid-Hudson
Benjamin Bullock
Student (no firm) Buffalo
Rumbi N. Bwerinofa-Petrozzello SeramountQueens/Brooklyn
Andres Carrillo
Prager Metis CPAs LLCMid-Hudson
Oliver Cole
Colius ServicesOut-of-State
Christie L. Comunale Stony Brook UniversitySuffolk
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About the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Action Plan


Who We Are:


Society members with an interest in seeing that the NYSSCPA and the profession are positioned to attract and advance aspiring professionals regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability status or any other dimension of diversity, and who believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive profession is one that better reflects and is better able to serve a global public of many varying perspectives and cultures.



What We Do:


·         Involve members of the Society in the evolving dialogue, activities and actions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

·        Educate the membership on how diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to a successful business strategy.

·        Develop programs and initiatives for the Society, tailored to specific areas of diversity.

·        Develop recruiting, mentoring, and sponsor initiatives best practice resources for members in their efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their firms or businesses.

·        Act as a resource for Society members to help them connect with one another and take advantage of development opportunities.

·        Championing sponsorship and promoting allyship to improve advancement of diversity in leadership within the Society.

·        Provide comment on any legislative or regulatory proposals that would impact efforts toward achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession or workplace in general.



Who Should Join:


Members with an interest in and a desire to see the Society and the profession become a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.