R. Frank Abel, CPA/CFF, CFE, CIDA
Stephen J. Lesniewski, Jr., CFE, CIG, CIA
Robert N. Cantor, CPA, CVA, CFE, CDFA
Daniel Semick, MPA, CFE, CGFM
Regina Miante, CPA, CFE, CICA, CPC, CPIP
Alan E. Small, MBA, CFE, CIA, CCA, AFTA
Ex Officio-Immediate Past President
Director, Internal Audit, President's Office, Morgan State U.
Board Meeting Highlights
During a video conference on March 29, 2021, the Board considered
Ken Demianchick, PhD., AFA, ATP
Former Assistant Comptroller, Maryland
Bruce W. Hall, CFE
Robert Hauf, CFE
Consultant, (formerly with the Maryland Board of Nursing)
Stacy Lewis, MS, CFE
Todd Sheffer, CFESenior Investigative Auditor, Medicaid Fraud Control Units, Office of the MD Attorney General
Heather McLaughlin, CFE
Compliance Coordinator, Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Deborah Pasto, CPA, CFE, CRMA
Laura Tucholski, CFE, CPA, CIA, CRMA
Internal Auditor, Harford County Public Schools
The following individuals took office in July 2020 to begin serving a 2-year term, based on the results of the 2020 election:
Vice President: Stephen J. Lesniewski, Jr.
Secretary: Daniel Semick
Board of Directors:
The nomination process for other positions generally begins in April or May.
Three Board Members Attended ACFE National Conference Online
Board Members Join Academicians and Students at Salisbury University
Several members of the Chapter's Board are
shown (front row, blue shirts) here with faculty and students of Salisbury University's Fraud and
Forensic Accounting Program. Board Members attended the Shore Fraud
Conference on the campus Nov. 22, 2019. The Chapter hosted an
information table so others could learn about our activities and find
out how to join us. Also, Chapter members joined a number
of other conference participants from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia
from James Ratley, president emeritus of ACFE, and other speakers.
Moreover, on this occasion the Chapter provided a donation to the
University's Fraud and Forensic Accounting Program. More about the
contribution can be found on our Scholarships/Awards page
Chapter Assisted ACFE Training in Baltimore
Volunteers from the Chapter's Board of Directors provided administrative support at ACFE's training program in Baltimore Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, 2020. ACFE's lecturers on legal aspects of fraud and interviewing skills trained more than 50 participants from across the country and other nations gathered at the Hilton Baltimore. Board Members Robert Hauf, Heather McLaughlin, Regina Miante, and Daniel Semick represented the Chapter at the event.
Two Maryland Members SERVE ACFE GLOBAL COMMITTEES
R. Frank Abel, President of the Maryland Chapter, is a member of the Higher Education Initiative Committee. The Committee provides guidance for ACFE to develop and promote anti-fraud education in college and university disciplines such as accounting, management, business and criminal justice.
Daniel Semick, the Chapter’s Secretary, was selected for Fraud magazine’s Editorial Advisory Committee. The Committee ensures that articles published in the magazine meet high professional standards in keeping with ACFE's global leadership position in fraud examination and allied disciplines.