Promotions Announced at AAFCPAs
Boston, MA (September 27, 2023) — AAFCPAs, a preeminent 300+ employee CPA and consulting firm specializing in tax, assurance, accounting, wealth management, business process and IT advisory solutions, is pleased to announce the promotions of new directors, managers, and rising professionals. Promotions recognize the exceptional accomplishments and achievements of each along with a steadfast dedication to their practice and clients.
New Directors and Managers
Enis Bezhani, CPA, MSA. Now a Director in AAFCPAs’ audit practice, Enis has extensive experience in audit, tax, and advisory solutions for charter schools and charter management organizations (CMOs), arts and cultural organizations, community development corporations (CDCs) and their affordable housing projects. Enis came to the country on his own at the age of 16 always believing he would return home to Albania the next year. More than two decades later, he is still here with no plans to leave.
Michelle Bond, MBA. Promoted to Technical Director in AAFCPAs’ corporate tax practice, Michelle advises privately held domestic and foreign-owned corporations including software, biotechnology, medical device, life science, manufacturing, retail, and professional service firms.
Rob Constantino, CPA, MSA. Promoted to Director, Assurance, Rob plans and executes audits for nonprofit organizations including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral health agencies, CDCs, and community development financial institutions. When not at the office, Rob enjoys traveling with his family.
Pauline Legor, CPA, MBA. Promoted to Director in AAFCPAs’ Healthcare Practice, Pauline provides audit oversight along with specialized analysis and consulting for FQHCs and behavioral health providers. She keeps her finger on the pulse of changes in reimbursement methodologies and provides guidance to help clients reform processes, meet new standards, and optimize profitability. Pauline is a huge Boston and New England sports fan, an avid reader, and her two nephews’ “Fun Aunt.”
John Casassa, CPA, MST. Now Manager in AAFCPAs’ Audit Practice, John plans and executes financial statement audits for nonprofit organizations including CMOs, private and higher education institutions, and community and economic development organizations. He also serves as president of the Board of Directors of Chesterbrook Community Foundation (CCF). Some might not know that John dove headfirst into a crowded snowy puddle to get a Tom Brady signed football from the 2017 Patriots Super Bowl Parade. Ask him for the video if you want to laugh.
Dan Foster, MBA. Promoted to Manager in AAFCPAs’ Employee Benefit Plan Audit & Consulting practice, Dan leads employee benefit plan audits and advises plan sponsors on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance requirements including those associated with 401(k) and 403(b) administration along with defined benefit and health and welfare plans. When not assisting clients, Dan enjoys working in his yard and gardens. He also loves spending time with his wife, Emma, daughter, Evie, and dog, Rocco.
Rachel Lefevre. Promoted to Controller in AAFCPAs’ Managed Accounting & Advisory Solutions Practice, Rachel offers extensive experience in accounting infrastructure setup along with cloud-based accounting services for nonprofit organizations. She helps clients right-size their people, processes, and systems while overseeing the delivery of transactional accounting services. Worth noting is that Rachel grew up on a farm and has a professional culinary degree. Before having children, her favorite thing to bake was homemade croissants.
Brian O’Hearn, CPA, MSA. Promoted to Manager in AAFCPAs’ Corporate Tax Practice, Brian offers tax and business advisory for privately held multi-state corporations and their owners. He also offers filing guidance to ensure compliance with multistate tax exposure. When not advising clients, he loves to cook and spends as much time at the beach in the summer as possible.
Michael Ratti, CPA, MST. Promoted to Tax Manager at AAFCPAs, Michael provides international, federal, state, and local tax strategic planning, compliance, and business advisory services to multi-state and multi-national businesses. He is also an avid hockey fan and cinephile who may be found with guitar in hand or exploring theme parks on his days away.
Kevin Sullivan. Promoted to Manager in AAFCPAs’ Employee Benefit Plan Audit & Consulting Practice, Kevin leads employee benefit plan audits and advises plan sponsors on ERISA compliance requirements including those associated with 401(k) and 403(b) administration along with defined benefit and health and welfare plans.
Greta Whelan, CPA, MST. Promoted to Tax Manager in AAFCPAs Entrepreneurial Tax & Advisory Practice, Greta collaborates with tax partners, tax attorneys, consulting CFOs, and wealth advisors in the delivery of tax planning, compliance, and wealth preservation solutions. She serves closely held commercial businesses and their owners. Fun Fact: A tiny museum, a street, and a memorial exist dedicated to her great, great, great grandfather for his work from 1905-1940 related to major irrigation and townsite developments in the town of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
In addition to directors and managers, AAFCPAs is pleased to announce the promotion of the following rising professionals.
- Ana Rodriguez has been promoted to Accounting Manager in the firm’s Managed Accounting Solutions practice.
- Stephanie Ash, Hayley Malone, Sarah Oldham, Kimoy Phillpotts, and Alex Roy have been promoted to Supervisor.
- Brenna Mellen and Stuart Karas have been promoted to Experienced Associate, Business & IT Consulting.
- Hanna Carrabba, Rebecca Delgado, Joe Gonthier, Lance Johnston, Brian Kennedy, John Larkin, Ryan MacGlashing, Daylene Pena Perez, Alex Rose, Heidi Rousseau, Vanessa Slawski, and Nick Venturo have been promoted to Senior Accountant.
- Marushu Alhamis, Bedros Aprahamian, Chelsea Carroll, Sean Laughlin, Andrew Luczak, Daniel Medina, Matthew Rainsford, Alexus Rivera-Castro, Daniel Sweeney, and Ilina Zografova have been promoted to Experienced Staff.
Each brings the ideal blend of technical expertise, integrity, and client dedication. We are thrilled to celebrate their advancement and unlimited potential.
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AAFCPAs is a leading CPA and consulting firm driven by innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit, gratitude, and social impact. We value a work from anywhere model and offer rewarding and diverse career paths that span audit and tax to outsourced accounting and advisory. Join our growing team of bright, talented professionals who have both great minds and great hearts.