Assurance Services Partners

Brian R. Kuczinski, CPA, CGMA - Assurance Services Partner
  • Specializes in providing assurance services to closely held and family owned businesses
  • Client focus: not-for-profit, manufacturing, software development, energy, emerging companies and private investment companies
  • Member of Firm's Not-for-profit, Energy, and Emerging Technologies teams and Wellness committee, actively involved with continuing education
Bradley P. Lusk, CPA - Managing Partner
  • Client focus: privately owned, middle market clients, private foundations, not-for-profit entities
  • Works with manufacturing, distribution, private equity, service businesses, real estate, emerging businesses
  • Provides ongoing consultation regarding various business, financial, and operational issues relative to internal control, cash management and forecasting, budgeting, operational review, and strategic planning
Jared G. Sullivan, CPA - Assurance Services Partner
  • Areas served: manufacturing and distribution, energy, development stage, private investment, not-for-profit, real estate, employee benefit plans
  • Member of Firm's Manufacturing and Distribution, Emerging Growth and Energy teams 
  • Oversees the Firm's membership in the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
Mark Uebele, CPA - Assurance Services Partner
  • Leads Sisterson's Employee Benefit Plan team 
  • Client focus: not-for-profit organizations, investment partnerships, employee benefit plans, manufacturing and service companies
  • Serves as instructor for in-house continuing professional education programs relating to accounting and auditing matters

Tax Partners

Michael M. Comstock, CPA - Tax Partner
  • Works with privately held businesses, large S corporations and high net worth individuals
  • Understands multi-state taxation issues and handles taxation continuing education
  • Client focus: not-for-profit organizations, private foundations, investment companies, service businesses and manufacturers
Joseph P. Nicola, Jr., JD, CPA, CVA - Tax Partner
  • Adjunct member of faculty at Duquesne University’s Master of Science in Taxation program
  • Published author of CPE/CLE texts and industry articles
  • Significant experience in ERISA and employee benefits, as well as representation before the Internal Revenue Service
Debbie L. Ogrodnik, CPA - Tax Partner
  • Extensive knowledge in corporate taxation, including consolidated returns, understanding and application of ASC 740 guidelines, financial statement accounting for income taxes, and multi-state taxation
  • Client focus: closely held and family owned businesses, publicly held companies
  • Member of Firm's Manufacturing and Distribution and Real Estate teams
Daria (Dee) D. Palaschak, CPA, MST - Tax Partner
  • Expertise includes tax research, planning, multi-state and gift tax matters
  • Client focus: individuals, partnerships, S corporations and trusts, high net worth individuals and their related entities
  • Member of Firm's Manufacturing/Distribution and Individuals/Trusts teams as well as Advisory Committee
Melissa A. Pugne, EA, MST - Tax Partner
  • Expertise includes tax planning and tax return review for S corporations, C corporations, partnerships, individuals and non-profits
  • Works with family owned businesses, real estate, oil and gas, technology, manufacturing and distribution, private foundations and public charities
  • Expertise in multiple state returns, like-kind exchanges and tax planning and projections
William M. Richardson, CPA - Tax Partner
  • Client focus: corporations, partnerships, individuals, estates and trusts
  • Works with manufacturing, distribution, service, real estate, and emerging growth companies
  • Emphasis on tax planning, M&A, and business succession consulting
John J. Sieger, CPA - Tax Partner
  • Partner-in-Charge of tax services for trusts and of tax research resources
  • Client focus: federal and state taxation of trusts and their beneficiaries
  • Provides tax services for high net worth owners and executives of closely held businesses and their families

Consulting Services Partners

Robert P. Overbaugh, CPA, CVA - Non-Equity Partner 
  • Bob has become a non-equity partner of Sisterson as he transitions towards full retirement from the firm.
  • He is working towards completing various business advisory, valuation and litigations services engagements which are in process, but has stopped taking on new assignments during this transition period. 
  • Bob joined Sisterson in 1989 after working for a national firm for more than a decade. He was an equity partner of Sisterson through the end of 2020.
Megan E. Walsh, CFE - Consulting Services Partner 
  • Oversees field examination services for lending institutions for a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution and service companies
  • Provides business advisory engagements for clients
  • Assists with the development and review of continuing professional education classes for the firm's consulting and commercial lender services practices

Sisterson partner photoPictured left to right: Jared Sullivan, Melissa Pugne, Bill Richardson, Debbie Ogrodnik, Mike Comstock, Brad Lusk, Brian Kuczinski, Dee Palaschak, Mark Uebele, Joe Nicola and John Sieger. Not pictured: Sarah Eckels, Kim Miller, Megan Walsh.