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Indiana Office

Indiana Office

  • 1776 Warren Road
  • Indiana, PA 15701
  • Office: (724) 349-9533
  • Fax: (724) 463-1776
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Kelly S. Berfield, CPA

Partner
  • Office: 724-349-9533 ext. 11
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Kelly S. Berfield is a partner at Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP. She has been with the firm since 2001. Kelly conducts accounting and tax services for clients from a broad array of industries including manufacturing, real estate, medical, construction, and not-for-profit organizations.

Kelly is a 1993 graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania earning a degree in Accounting. Kelly spent the first part of her career in public accounting gaining a broad background of experience with the firms Louis Plung & Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Deluzio & Company in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In 1999, she was licensed as a CPA.

Kelly is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, she currently serves as the Treasurer of the Alice Paul House and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana County United Way. She is also actively involved in the Business and Professional Women's Club.

Walter L. Lewis, CPA

Retired Partner
  • Office: 724-349-9533 ext. 22
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Walt graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1970 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management. In 1972, Walt was licensed as a CPA. Walt spent six years as the Director of the Accounting Office at IUP prior to opening the Indiana branch of McClure & Wolf. In 1988, Walt helped co-found Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP and served as the managing general partner of the Indiana office until 2015.

Walt has always found it important to be involved in the Indiana community. For his efforts over the years, he was recognized as the Indiana County Civic Leader in 2011. Additionally, he was inducted into the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Business Hall of Distinction in 2010 and currently serves on the Advisory Board at the Eberly College of Business. When not working or giving back to the community, Walt and his wife Suzanne enjoy spending time in Houston with their three children and eight grandchildren.

Brenda B. DiCicco, CPA

Manager
  • Office: 724-349-9533 ext. 21
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Brenda graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting in 2003. She joined the firm in 2008 and was licensed as a CPA in 2009. Brenda is a member of the AICPA and the PICPA. Her client experience includes not-for-profit organizations, manufacturing, service, and employee benefit plans.

Brenda has been a member of the Indiana chapter of Quota International for 7 years and has served as President and Treasurer-Elect. She was recently recognized by the PICPA as being one of 40 CPAs under the age of 40 in the state of Pennsylvania to watch. 

Anna I. Monyak

Staff Accountant
  • Office: 724-349-9533 ext. 13
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Anna Monyak is a staff accountant at the Indiana Office. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting. She interned with the company from June 2015 to April 2016 and began full-time in June 2016. Anna is currently working towards obtaining her CPA license.

Patty Hood, QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Bookkeeper
  • Office: 724-349-9533 ext. 16
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Patty Hood is a bookkeeper, payroll specialist, and QuickBooks Pro Advisor at the Indiana Office. She has been with the firm full-time since February of 1989 after graduating from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's of Science in Management.

Patty works in many areas of the firm. She prepares payroll, quarterly and year-end reports, sales tax reports, along with performing bookkeeping services. Outside of work, she is on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Faith Christian Academy.

Lisa A. Kunkle

Paraprofessional
  • Office: 724-349-9533 ext. 20
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Lisa graduated from the ICM School of Business with an Associate's Degree in Accounting Management and joined the team at Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP in 1989. Her smiling face is the first thing you'll see when you walk in the door and she will make sure that all of your needs are met.

Lisa handles a variety of tasks that make the firm run as efficiently as possible. The list of duties are numerous and vital. You can rest assured that the product we provide you will be presented in a professional and practical manner.

Lisa is a resident of Indiana and is involved in several Veteran Service Organizations along with keeping up with her young son. 

Uniontown Office

Uniontown Office

  • 670 Cherry Tree Lane
  • Uniontown, PA 15401
  • Office: (724) 438-7088
  • Fax: (724) 438-7128
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Joseph H. Siebart, CPA, Certified Valuation Analyst

Partner
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 207
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Joseph Siebart has been a partner at Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP since 1990. He is in charge of the firm's employee benefits division and co-chairs the business valuation section. Joe graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1979 and has been working in public accounting since 1983.

Joe has obtained the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst designations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. In his spare time, Joe is an avid golfer and fly fisherman.

Kenneth N. Riddell, CPA, MPA

Partner
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 215
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Kenny Riddell is a partner at Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP. Kenny has worked extensively in all areas of the firm but specializes in the audit section, working with construction contractors, employee benefit plans, business taxation, and consulting.

Kenny obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting while studying at Waynesburg College and obtained a Master's of Professional Accountancy from West Virginia University. He obtained his CPA license in 1988 and has more than 30 years of public accounting experience. Kenny is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Stephanie Smith, CPA

Partner
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 216
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Stephanie Smith is a partner and expert in accounting at Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP. Since she joined the firm in 1998, she has provided quality consultation on accounting, tax, and business advisory services to a number of closely-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Her experience includes a wide range of business operations across diverse industries including manufacturers, contractors, wholesale and retail operations, franchises, physicians, other service organizations, employee benefit plans, and not-for-profit organizations.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

William R. Smith, CPA

Retired Partner
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 217
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Bill Smith graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Management. He started his public accounting career with Price Waterhouse before taking time away from accounting to serve in the United States Army. After returning from his service, Bill joined McClure & Wolf in 1972. In November of 1988, he helped found Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP and served as the managing partner of the Uniontown office until 2015.

Bill is a member of the AICPA and PICPA and has served on the PICPA's Federal Tax Committee as well as its Pennsylvania State Tax Committee. Currently, Bill is on the Board of Directors of the Fayette Regional Health System and also serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. 

Daniel L. Chess

Retired Partner
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 0

Matthew McCreary, CPA, Certified Valuation Analyst

Manager
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 206
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Matthew S. McCreary is a manager with Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP having joined the firmed in 2002 after graduating from John Carroll University. Matt is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania and Certified Valuation Analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Additionally, he is a member of the AICPA and PICPA.

Matt provides a wide variety of services to individuals, small, and mid-sized businesses on many issues ranging from income tax planning and compliance, business structure, formation and succession planning, business valuations, buying and selling a business, and management advisory and consulting.

Mark A. Mitrisin, CPA

Manager
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 212

Kristi Michaelis

Accountant
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 211
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Kristi Michaelis is an accountant at the Uniontown office of Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP. She joined the firm in September of 2013. Her experience includes working as an accountant/controller for manufacturing, contracting, and retail organizations. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Alison Reagan, CPA

Accountant
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 204
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Alison Reagan is a staff accountant at the Uniontown office. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree with a major in Accounting and a minor in Management Information Systems. She interned with Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP during the summer of 2013 and began full-time in May of 2014.

Alison is currently working towards obtaining her CPA license. Her main interest in the accounting field is invidividual taxation because she likes working with clients to reduce their tax liability. Alison enjoys the opportunity to build lasting relationships with her clients and colleagues.

Betty O. Wilson

Office Manager
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 218
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Betty is the office manager at the Uniontown office. She has been with the firm since it was founded in 1988. Betty's responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and customer service. Her incredible organizational skills keep our firm running smoothly.

Karen M. Wycinsky

Receptionist/Typist
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 219
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Karen Wycinsky is the receptionist/typist at the Uniontown office. She joined the firm in 1990. She is the friendly voice and smiling face that our clients have grown so accustomed to being greeted by at the Uniontown office.

Donna L. Palya, QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Bookkeeper
  • Office: 724-438-7088 ext. 208
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Donna Palya is a bookkeeper, payroll specialist, and QuickBooks Pro Advisor at the Uniontown office. She has been with the firm since it was founded in 1988. Donna provides expert services to our clients including account reconciliations, quarterly and year end payroll reports, software assistance, as well as other bookkeeping services.

Annabelle Smith

Firm Mascot

Annabelle is the tiny firm mascot with a big heart for Smith, Lewis, Chess & Company, LLP. She is a miniature schnauzer and was born in August of 2015. If you stop by the Uniontown office, there's a good chance you'll find her waiting to greet our clients.

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