Staff & Associates

Leadership

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Pamela Benton, President and CFO

has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Albright College and has worked for many years in financial administration. Her professional background includes employment in large corporations, small businesses, independent schools, retail establishments and non-profit organizations. She is an experienced school administrator, small business owner, non-profit board member, financial consultant and has served as the treasurer in several organizations.

 

 

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has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University. She began her career as a tax accountant at Arthur Andersen LLP in Philadelphia before moving on to the private sector. She has served on her children’s Parent-Teacher Organization board as Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer for numerous years. Adrienne’s professional services include a wide range of financial services including accounting, payroll, financial reporting and financial oversight.

 

 

Claus Sproll

Claus Sproll, Founder and Director of Company Integrity

is a business professional with many years of experience in independent school administration, human service organizations, intentional communities and small businesses. He completed studies in school administration and community development at Sunbridge College and in social therapy from the School for Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland. He has a certificate in Non-profit Management from LaSalle University. Claus is a certified instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, is the CEO of LILIPOH Publishing and has served on numerous Boards of Directors.

 

Office Staff

Sandra Balazinski

Sandra Volgger-Balazinski

is an experienced administrative professional who enjoys working hand in hand with our clients to oversee and manage all of their administrative and advertising needs. Sandra holds a BA in Education from West Chester University, a business degree from the Swiss Business School of Zurich, Switzerland, and worked in the international insurance industry for over a decade.

 

 

 

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Kelly Beekman

has been involved in Anthroposophical endeavors for over 20 years. She has worked in Waldorf education in many roles as a Class teacher, Faculty Chair, Administrator and board member. Kelly is a part-time Faculty member at Sunbridge Institute (Waldorf teacher training) and offers online programs for teachers in the arts and personal organization. She holds a Masters degree in Elementary Education from Antioch New England Graduate School, with Waldorf Certification. Currently she is the Administrator for the Camphill Resident’s Trust.

 

 

Heather Carnovale

is a seasoned professional with a dynamic background, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. With 15 years of dedicated experience as an Executive Assistant and an additional 3 years specializing in marketing for small businesses, Heather has honed her skills to become a versatile and effective professional. In addition to her academic achievements and professional experience, Heather is known for her strong work ethic, adaptability, and positive attitude. She thrives in fast-paced environments, where she can leverage her skills to drive results and contribute to the overall success of the teams and companies she collaborates with. As a dedicated and experienced professional, Heather Carnovale is well-equipped to take on challenges and make meaningful contributions in the fields of marketing and executive assistance.

 

 

MaryAlice Cooper

has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Cabrini University.  She has worked over 25 years in the accounting filed in a variety of industries.  Her experiences include general ledger, financial analysis, payroll and human resources.

 

 

 

Christy Del Pizzo

has worked for many small companies doing bookkeeping, accounting, and administrative work. Over the last 30 years, she has worked in the fields of insurance administration, financial investment, property management, and most recently, civil engineering. She has an associate degree in graphic design and has been working towards a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Christy also spends much of her free time volunteering her skills and fostering for a local dog rescue.

 

 

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Becky Dornblaser

has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Kutztown University. She has spent about almost 20 years working in various fields doing bookkeeping, payroll and other administrative tasks. Becky most recently begun working in a private school in their AR department.

 

 

 

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Melissa Harken

has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University. She began her work in public accounting with KPMG, then transitioned into the private sector. Her over 20 years of accounting experience has included the role of Controller for several small businesses.

 

 

 

Angele Hunt

has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in Graphic Design from Immaculata University.  She is a vibrant and dedicated professional with over 15 years of experience in various fields that include public relations, advertising, customer service, leadership, administration, creative development, and bookkeeping.  In her spare time, Angele enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

 

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Kim Kerns

has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Goldey-Beacom College. She has worked over 20 years in the accounting field, which included real estate accounting. She has served as the treasurer in her children’s’ school Parent Teacher Organizations and Youth Soccer Leagues. Kim currently supports several clients’ bookkeeping, payroll, and financial reporting needs.

 

 

Vanessa Melvin, CPA

Vanessa Melvin, CPA – received her bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Loyola University in Maryland and worked for many years in public accounting at Grant Thornton LLP. In her role as audit senior manager she worked in Baltimore and New York City with manufacturing and not-for-profit clientele including foundations, museums, religious social service organizations and higher education institutions. After relocating with her growing family to the Philadelphia suburbs, Vanessa worked seasonally as a consultant preparing personal income tax returns. She also has numerous years of experience as a Treasurer while sitting on various Boards of Directors throughout her career.

 

Stephanie O’Neill

has a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from Drexel University and completed her MBA at LaSalle University. She is a dedicated professional with over 15 years’ experience in the fashion/production industry where she polished her critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills while taking on numerous and exciting new challenges. 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Povish

has a bachelor’s of science in fashion design and spent 10 years working in theatrical costume design. Her experience managing a costume shop led her into the accounting field. She bas been working doing administrative and bookkeeping duties for the last 5 years. She received an accounting certificate from Cornell University where she is continuing her education.

 

 

 

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Jenifer Murray

has provided bookkeeping, office management, AR and AP, payroll, and human resources to small businesses for the past 10 years. Her prior experience includes non-profit organizations, corporate leaders in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, insurance brokers and multiple small businesses.

 

 

 

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Hengameh Shirazi

has an Associates degree in paralegal. She has over 15 years experience in bookkeeping and as an administrative assistant and over 10 years experience in human resources and payroll processing. Hengameh has worked in many industries including engineering, fine jewelry wholesalers, urgent care, and pharmacies.

 

 

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Randi Strong

has worked in the accounting and bookkeeping field for over 20 years. She specializes in organization and creating systems that provide ease of access.

 

 

 

 

Natalie Sudall

has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Philadelphia University, now Thomas Jefferson University. She spent the first 10 years of her career working for a large retail corporation in Payroll, Human Resource Information Systems, Treasury Management and Operations Management before moving onto a small woman owned business where she worked for over 10 years as Chief Operating Officer. She also worked for several years as a Technology Specialist in the Tredyffrin/Easttown school district.  Natalie currently supports several clients’ accounting, payroll, and financial reporting needs and has been able to put her technology background to good use in helping a few of our clients transition over to new software.

 

Additional Resources/Specialists

Rebecca Briggs

has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit communications, operations, and management. Rebecca’s experience includes print and digital content, membership and fundraising, event planning, budget development, project management, and strategic planning. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

 


 

Randy Evans

Randy Evans, J.D.

has been involved in Waldorf education for fifteen years as a teacher, administrator and board member. During that time, he has served as Board President, member of Core Faculty and Faculty Chair. Randy has also worked as a teacher mentor and an adult Foundation Studies Instructor. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Duke University. He has completed the coursework for the Center for Anthroposophy’s High School Teacher Education Program.

 

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Michele Gerace

Michele has accounting experience in both the manufacturing and service industry and currently specializes in not-for-profit entities. She has experience in all levels of accounting from general bookkeeping and cost accounting to managing staff, managing project management teams, internal audit, creating budgets, preparing financial statements, and controllership responsibilities. Michele has experience preparing corporate tax returns for almost all states within the US, and other tax filings such as those for payroll taxes, retirement plans, and small non-profits. Michele has a BS from Shippensburg University for teaching and an Accounting Certificate from Ursinus College. She has held an active CPA license in Pennsylvania since 2002.

 

James Hagan

James Hagan, CPA

has experience in the field of public accounting specializing in small to medium sized companies, including not-for-profit entities. James experience includes preparation of month-end and year-end closings, budgets, financial statements and tax returns. He has also managed accounting staffs, served part-time controllerships and performed audits. He has used several general ledger packages including Quickbooks. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and has an active CPA license in Pennsylvania.

 

Kirsten Harper

handles a variety of areas for our clients including: Marketing coordination and strategy, website mastering, email marketing campaigns, branding, social media networking and print media design. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has several years of experience in professional advertisement design and marketing.

 


 

Michele Holmes

provides bookkeeping, A/R, A/P, and payroll services for various clients. She began her career as a Human Resources Administrative Assistant and worked up to the Purchasing Coordinator for a manufacturing facility. She has an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Lackawanna College. Michele has worked in many industries including medical, manufacturing, supply chain, pharmaceutical, and delivery systems. She has over 7 years of experience in bookkeeping.
 

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has a Bachelor of Science degree in both Accounting and Finance from Villanova University. She began her career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Philadelphia before moving on to the private sector. She has worked with large corporations as well as non-profits and has experience with financial reporting, auditing and the period end close process. She is passionate about providing value to the organizations she works with.

 

 

 

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Kim Pendleton

brings 13 years of experience in Waldorf school administration in the US and abroad. She has over 20 years of experience in small business management, organizational development and office administration. Kim has served on AWSNA accreditation teams and as the AWSNA regional representative to ANA (Administrative Network of AWSNA) for Northern California for over 5 years. She has served on several nonprofit boards in Waldorf schools and other non-profit organizations. She has a BS in Biology from California State Polytechnic and a Post-Graduate teaching degree from Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand.

 

Lydia Sadauskas

Lydia Sadauskas

is a Human Resources professional and also has experience in school admissions, outreach and development, advertising, office management, small business ownership, governance structures, and policy and procedure development. Lydia has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Duquesne University. While working for a large computer company, Lydia provided training in internal software systems and wrote and published courses for these training programs.

 

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Melina Sulla

provides bookkeeping service for various clientele and internal administrative support. Melina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Messiah College and has over 10 years in administrative and bookkeeping experience.

 

Kuntal Warwick

Kuntal Warwick

specializes in international communication and intercultural training to help guide the global mission of large and small organizations across a variety of fields. Kuntal has over 15 years of experience working with the government, education and arts/cultural industries and the private sector in providing diplomatic communications, intercultural skills-building, marketing and development expertise. She has worked with the University of Pennsylvania, Porter Novelli public relations, Embassy of India, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Kuntal has a B.A. in Advertising from Penn State University and an M.A. in International Communication from the School of International Service at American University.

 

Windy Watson

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has enjoyed a multi-faceted professional and volunteer career within the legal, non-profit, corporate and educational sectors. The overarching focus of her work has been effective project management, with emphases on strategic analysis and communications, community outreach, policy and procedure development, and legal research and writing. In all pursuits, Windy prioritizes building credibility, establishing rapport and maintaining communications with stakeholders. Windy holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

 

Associates

Elizabeth Dunn-Fox

has many years of experience in marketing and all aspects of fundraising, including planned/major gifts, donor base development and event coordination. She has worked in the field of non-profit management as well as financial system development for non-profit organizations, focusing on establishing a dynamic balance between programmatic ideals and operational needs, as a basis for healthy budgeting practices.

 

David S. Frahm, Ph. D

has a broad range of experiences in the field of public education as well as in the area of psychology. In the area of professional development he has designed and led programs on a variety of topics and has trained human service professionals and educators in crisis intervention skills. In the area of Organizational Development he has instituted processes to enhance student academic growth and character development and led successful systemic change for a regional education program and a school district. He has also led boards and committees in not-for-profit organizations. He has provided a broad range of psychological services to clients in private practice. In the area of Human Relationships he has counseled students, families and staffs and intervened in challenging HR conflicts in numerous school district settings. Education and Certifications: Ph.D. in School Psychology, (New York State licensure as a Psychologist), Certification of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Educational Administration (School District Administrator Certificate), Master of Science and CAS in School Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Social Studies.

 

Kristine Hunt

is a talented copy editor whose editorial work includes scholarly book publishing and grant proposals, newsletters, brochures, and annual reports for nonprofit organizations. She is also experienced in copy editing, proofreading, and indexing. While working in the health care industry, Kristine developed project management skills through writing and editing policies and procedures, training materials, and legal correspondence. Kristine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, and completed the Weekend Foundation Year at Rudolf Steiner College.

 

Anne Saldo

has enjoyed a diversified administrative career, serving multiple roles within academic, entertainment, financial, legal, municipal, and medical fields. The overarching focus of her work has been exceptional customer service, with specific concentration on policy and procedure development, team building, and strategic planning. Most recently, Anne completed the MS Education program in Waldorf School Administration and Community Development at Sunbridge College. Her dissertation on Waldorf School financial aid models was published in 2009.

 

David Sciarretta

has served in public education as teacher and administrator for nearly twenty years. He is the founding principal of Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School (AEACMS), a public charter school in urban San Diego, CA. AEACMS is an International Baccalaureate, California Distinguished School. Mr. Sciarretta has extensive leadership experience creating professional learning communities, maximizing governance and board work, developing and evaluating policy, and harnessing technology to improve organizational effectiveness. A Waldorf school graduate, Mr. Sciarretta holds a B.A from Bowdoin College in History and Government, a M.Ed. in Cross-cultural teaching, a California administrative services credential, and is in the final year of doctoral studies in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University.

 

Linda Teaman

has more than 10 years experience growing a healthcare related software company as director of sales and marketing. Integrating customer service driven referrals and internet marketing techniques, she has designed and implemented robust and successful sales plans. Her rich experience with Waldorf education, as teacher, movement specialist, operations staff member, social inclusion specialist, teaching mentor and parent, affords her a unique vantage point on running a Waldorf school. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Music Education from Eastern Michigan University and 17 years’ experience as a Waldorf educator. She is also currently an adjunct faculty member of the Waldorf Institute of the Great Lakes and Movement Therapist with Community Supported Anthroposophical Medicine.