Executive Board

2010 – 2011 NABA Philadelphia Board of Directors & Committee Directors

NABA Philadelphia is overseen by a Board of Directors and is managed by ten officers and seven committee directors. The leadership team is as follows:

 
Board of Directors

Nicole Greer
Chapter President
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Tamika Addo-Boateng
1st Vice President
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Rautz Marc
2nd Vice President
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Khalilah Imperatrice
Corresponding Secretary
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Reese Blair
Immediate Past President
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Marvin Johnson
Recording Secretary &
Compliance Officer
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Brianna Lester
Asst. Recording Secretary
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Aneka Williams
Treasurer
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Brenee Johnson
Asst. Treasurer
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Andre McMillan
Parliamentarian
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Committee Directors

Jesse Rhodes
Director of Marketing & Branding
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Jamaila Holder
Director of Resource Development
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Calesher Ellis
Director of Student Member Services
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Efris Omer
Director of Professional Member Services
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Troy Spence
Director of Professional Education
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Ketnah Parchment
Director of ACAP
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Trevor Gaskins
Director of Community Relations
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nicole_2010_nabaheadshot-53.jpgNicole Greer
Chapter President

Nicole A. Greer joined NABA in 2001 and is serving her sixth year on the Philadelphia Board. She has been involved with programs such as the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) and the Eastern Region Student Conference. Nicole was named Outstanding Member of the Year in 2003.  She previously served as 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Corresponding Secretary. Most recently, Nicole also served as the Eastern Region Representative for the National Elections and Nomination Committee. 

Nicole graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is currently employed as an Accountant with SunGard Higher Education and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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tamika_2010_nabaheadshot-10-Edit.jpgTamika Addo-Boateng
1st Vice President

Tamika Addo-Boateng is a Financial Program Manager at Vanguard. She has held several roles including Supervisor of Fixed Income Fund Analysis and began her career in Vanguard's Acceleration Into Management (AIM) Program where she completed several rotations across the business. Tamika is part of several Vanguard initiatives including the Strategy and Finance Diversity team and NABA champion team. She is also FINRA Series 6 and 63 licensed.

Tamika graduated from Temple University with a degree in Finance and is currently pursuing her MBA at Drexel University. She has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for over six years and is truly passionate about her dedication to being a Big Sister.

This dedication is also evident in her commitment to NABA. She has been a member of NABA for over eight years and has served in several capacities including Elections Committee Chair, Director of Professional Development, and Director of Resource Development.

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Rautz Marc
2nd Vice President

Rautz Marc is an analyst at Prudential Financial in the Annuities Risk Management Group. In this role, he supports different business groups in understanding their business’ objective, identifying risks, evaluating controls, monitoring issue resolution and reporting activities to business groups. He supports several business groups such as Hedging, Financial Reporting, Valuation, and other business units.

Prior to joining Prudential, Rautz spent two years at KPMG, in their Financial Service group, performing assurance services for Asset Management, Real Estate, and Private Equity clients. Rautz also interned at JP Morgan Chase in their North American Investment Banking division as an undergraduate at Temple University.

Rautz graduated from Temple University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Accounting in 2006. During his time there, he was an avid NABA student member. As an alumnus, he continues to be involved in NABA. For the past two years, Rautz has fulfilled the role as Temple University’s professional liaison. As a liaison, he supported the chapter in planning and reaching their strategic goals. Also, he was an advisor to Temple University’s Case competition team this past year; they won 1st place in the NABA national case competition sponsored by KPMG. Rautz’s current position with the Philadelphia NABA chapter is as 1st Vice President.

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Khalilah Imperatrice
Corresponding Secretary

 Khalilah Imperatrice, CISA, is an Inspections Specialist with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), with over eight years of business process and technology risk audit and advisory experience. Khalilah has spent most of her career in public accounting, most recently as a Senior Manager in Advisory Services with Ernst & Young LLP in Philadelphia. Khalilah primarily focused on general information systems control reviews as part assurance and advisory engagements for a variety of public and private companies. Khalilah is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and earned her B.S. in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Drexel University. She is also affiliated with the Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA). 

Khalilah recently served as the co-chair of Ernst & Young’s Affinity Network for African American professionals in the Philadelphia Office. Khalilah is also on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants as the Corresponding Secretary.   

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Marvin Johnson
Recording Secretary & Compliance Officer

Marvin Johnson is currently serving as Recording Secretary and Compliance Officer in the Philadelphia Chapter of NABA. He serves as senior associate in the Audit sector at KPMG where he has been since 2007. He has experience in State and Local Government Audits, Higher Education Audits, Mutual Fund Audits, and Insurance Audits.

Marvin is a 2007 graduate of Millersville University where he received his B.S. in Accounting. During his undergraduate years, he was also a student member of NABA. In 2002, while still in high school, Marvin was a part of the first graduating class of the Accounting Careers Awareness Program through NABA, Inc. - Philadelphia.

Marvin is also a mentor in the PEAK program, a KPMG program which takes minority college students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the field of accounting and provides them with several courses revolving around accounting career preparation.

To date, Marvin has successfully completed all 4 parts of the CPA exam and is currently waiting to be officially licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Marvin joined the Philadelphia Professional Chapter in 2007. This in turn led to his current position as Assistant Recording Secretary for 2009-2010. His main goal is to provide assistance and support to the entire board and members of NABA for the duration of his term.

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brianna_nabaheadshot-10.jpgBrianna Lester
Assistant Recording Secretary

Brianna Lester is currently serving as Assistant Recording Secretary in the Philadelphia Chapter of NABA. She serves as second year associate in the IT Advisory Services practice at KPMG where she has been since 2009. She has experience in SOX and IRMeA Audits throughout the Banking, Retail, Insurance, Technology, Energy, and Chemicals industries.

Brianna is a 2009 graduate of Delaware State University where she received her B.S. in Management Information Systems. During her undergraduate years, she was also a student member of INROADS. Brianna joined the Philadelphia Professional Chapter in 2009. This in turn led to her current position as Assistant Recording Secretary for fiscal year 2011. Her main goal is to provide assistance and support to the entire board and members of NABA for the duration of her term.

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Reese Blair
Immediate Past President

Reese C. Blair is a Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) in the Financial Services Industry group, where he specializes in providing audit, regulatory and consulting services to investment management companies.  His areas of expertise include fund accounting and administration service providers, mutual funds, investment partnerships and hedge funds.  He also provides consultation on accounting and business issues related to financial statement presentation, SEC reporting and SAS 70 reporting. 

Soon after joining Deloitte, in 1999 he became a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) where he has served the Philadelphia Chapter in several capacities. He has facilitated countless workshops both locally and regionally geared towards the professional development of students and is an avid supporter of the chapters Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP).    

He served as the Polemarch (President) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Chester Alumni Chapter for two years (2005-2006).  Reese is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In 1998, Reese graduated from Saint Joseph’s University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  During his undergraduate career he was an active participant in the university’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) initiative, assisted with several Habitat for Humanity projects and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society). 

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Andre' McMillan
Parliamentarian

Andre' N. McMillan is currently the Grant Manager for The Reinvestment Fund (TRF). He manages the Grants/Contracts function of TRF through fiscal oversight, strategic planning, budgeting and financial projections and grant reporting. Andre's six years of accounting experience includes 4 years in public accounting where he concentrated his efforts in Parente Randolph’s Senior Living Consulting and Accounting Practice as a Senior Accountant.

Soon after joining Parente Randolph, he became a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), where he currently serves the Philadelphia Chapter as the Treasurer.

Andre' graduated from Radford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems and has supplemented his education with a variety of continuing education courses. He is licensed as a CPA in Pennsylvania and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Aneka Williams
Treasurer

Aneka Williams is Senior Accountant at WeiserMazars, a regional Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm based in Horsham, Pennsylvania where she performs both audit and tax services to a large client base. She is a member of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Aneka is a graduate from Temple University, class of 2006. Aneka has been a member of National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) for six years. As a student member she served as the Corporate Liaison Chair and Special Events Chair. She is an active participant in the Volunteer Income Taxes Assistance (VITA) Program which provides tax services to low- income families.

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Breneé Johnson
Assistant Treasurer

Breneé Johnson is a second year graduate student at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in their Professional MBA program. She is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting. As a 2007 cum laude graduate of Drexel University, Breneé earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Merchandising. During her time at Drexel, Breneé held various leadership positions in which she acquired strong leadership skills and a positive work ethic. While balancing leadership positions, Breneé remained committed to her studies earning a spot in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) honor society where she is also an active member. In addition, she was a Dean’s List recipient each year while at Drexel. 

After hearing great things about the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the endless number of professional development and community service opportunities, Breneé joined the professional Philadelphia Chapter of NABA in March of 2009. She firmly believes in the mission of NABA and she is excited to practice her passion for accounting while assisting others in the community. This is her second term serving as the Assistant Treasurer on the Board of Directors.  

Breneé is excited about serving on the board and assisting NABA accomplish its goals and fulfill its vision.

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Ketnah Parchment
Director of ACAP

Ketnah Ambrose Parchment is an accounting graduate from Temple University class of 2005.  Ketnah has been an active member of National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) for many years.  As a student member she has served as the Retention and Recruitment Chair and Chapter President.  Shortly after joining the professional chapter, Ketnah was appointed the Director of Student Member Services and is currently serving as the Director of the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) for the Philadelphia Professional NABA Chapter.   She is a member of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the NAACP.  As part of her ongoing volunteer efforts, she has traveled with Katrina on the Ground, a nonprofit relief effort focused on revitalizing neighborhoods in the Gulf Coast.  Ketnah is currently employed as a Senior Accountant at Milligan & Company, LLC a regional Certified Public Accounting & Consulting firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Trevor Gaskins
Director of Community Relations

Trevor Gaskins is serving in his second term as the Director of Community Relations and has been an active member of NABA for 8 years.  Trevor is currently employed within the Supervision, Regulatory and Credit division of The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  Prior to this Trevor worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP for four years within the External Audit and Tax functions, with a focus in Financial Services and Manufacturing. 

Trevor is currently a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania.  He also serves a Big Brother Ambassador and serves on the Northeastern INROADS Alumni Mentoring Committee.  Trevor has been active in serving city of Philadelphia through a number of community service activities including participating in VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), Philadelphia Cares Day, and the Clean Up Philadelphia initiative.  Trevor graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he served as the NABA Student Chapter President.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting.

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Jesse Rhodes
Director of Marketing & Branding

Mr. Rhodes is a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) in the Audit and Enterprise Risk Services (AERS) practice, where he specializes in providing advisory and consulting services related to internal controls, application security, data integrity, project management, and integration testing for SAP.  He has more than 10 years of “Big Four” experiences.

His industry focus has been with consumer business, manufacturing, and life science industry clients. Such focus includes the need to understand industry risk and market trends and deployment of the right resources. He has performed and managed multiple risk assessments, business process reviews, ERP integrity reviews, general computer controls and IT internal audits, in accordance with the standards established by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).  Technical knowledge expands over a variety of operating system and application software, with a primary focus in SAP.

Jesse is a graduate of Drexel University with a dual degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting.  He is the Vice President of the Philadelphia’s Graduate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s and a proud member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) since 1994.  He currently sits on the Philadelphia NABA Chapter Board as Director of Marketing & Branding. 

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jamaila_nabaheadshot-26.jpgJamaila Holder
Director of Resource Development

Jamaila Holder joined the Center for Excellence in the Planning & Development division at Vanguard in August 2009. As a member of a project team, she and her colleagues act as consultants to the Institutional business by enhancing the processes and client experiences of 401K participants who have assets at Vanguard. Prior to this, she was a Metrics Analyst and Project Lead for fund accounting teams aligned with the company’s fixed income mutual funds. In this role, she collaborated with management to develop and track business performance as well as led representatives from each of her business units to apply Six Sigma methodology to improve their team’s processes and reporting. She began her career at Vanguard through the Acceleration into Finance Professional Program where she completed various rotations within the Strategy and Finance Division over the course of two years. Jamaila earned her BBA in Finance from Temple University and studied at ITAM, a business school in Mexico City, Mexico. 

As a Junior Achievement volunteer, Jamaila teaches and helps elementary and middle school students understand the basic principles of business and finance. Her passion for community service has led her to collaborate with others in the Philadelphia area to create I Do Care, a program which focuses on improving the lives of teenage youth in Philadelphia through one-on-one and peer mentoring. 

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Calesher Ellis
Director of Student Member Services

Calesher Ellis is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. She joined the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) during the sophomore year of her academic career. In Calesher’s senior year she served as the Secretary for the student chapter at Temple University. She carried her dedication to NABA into the professional chapter. As a professional member she is currently serving as the Student Member Services Director for the second year. Additionally, she served as the Nominations and Elections Committee Director in 2008. 

In her final year at Temple University, she had the privilege of attending one of NABA's beneficial programs, the Eastern Region Student Conference. It is here that she gained valuable knowledge on networking with her peers and professionals, as well as what she needed to know in order to successfully enter Corporate America. She ultimately received a full-time offer with Deloitte & Touche LLP (D&T). She then spent two years at D&T where she was a Senior Audit Assistant in their Audit Enterprise Risk Services practice. Since then she has transitioned to her current role as the Director of Finance for a Preschool & Daycare.

As she learns more about life she is always willing to share her experiences with others, especially the students. She continues to model her outlook on life through a quote she avidly applies to almost every situation, which states, “Do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do. (Denzel Washington).”

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Efris_nabaheadshot-34.jpgEfris Omer
Director of Professional Member Services

Efris Omer attended West Catholic in West Philadelphia for High School. He went on to graduate from the LeBow Business School of Drexel University in 2007. While at Drexel, he was an active member of the student chapter of NABA.

He currently works in the Investment Bank of JPMorgan Chase, Inc. He is a Financial Controller supporting the Fixed Income business of the Investment Bank. He was also recently appointed to lead the Philadelphia Professional Chapter's membership initiatives as the Director of Professional Member Services  

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Troy_Spence_headshot2.jpgTroy Spence
Director of Professional Education

Troy Spence is an Associate with the Forensic Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Since his full-time hire in September 2008, Troy has worked to provide his clients with various accounting services related to white collar crimes, conducting investigations, working with legal counsel, and performing extensive document reviews. Previous projects have included assisting legal counsel in their defense of a former Corporate executive against securities fraud charges. Troy has also gained experience working in the pharmaceutical, technology. manufacturing, and private education fields. Through his work at PwC, Troy has participated in several mentoring organizations, currently including Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Impact, an initiative within PwC which gears high school juniors and seniors for college.

Troy is a Spring 2008 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Accounting. He has successfully passed all four parts of the CPA exam required for CPA certification, and is actively working towards earning the required audit hours. 

Troy joined the Philadelphia Professional Chapter in Fall 2009, and has since been an active member of the Professional Membership Committee, serving as a liaison between the committee and NABA's members within PwC. Troy looks forward to serving in his new role as Director of Professional Education and bringing interesting, relevant and informative seminars and lectures to the chapter's members and affiliates.  

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