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Maryland Chapter 21 of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Executive Committee

R. Frank Abel, CPA/CFF, CFE, CIDA
Lecturer, Salisbury University

Daniel Semick, MPA, CFE, CGFM
Vice President
 Ethics Commissioner, Anne Arundel County

Robert N. Cantor, CPA, CVA, CFE, CDFA

Managing Member, Paradigm Forensics, LLC

 Stacy Lewis, MS, CFE

Regina Miante, CPA, CFE, CICA, CPC, CPIP
Training Director
Maryland Department of Health

Alan E. Small, MBA, CFE, CIA, CCA, AFTA

Ex Officio-Immediate Past President

Highlights of the May 2, 2024 Board Meeting

The Board met virtually to discuss

- preparations for the Chapter's annual election process, 

- initial steps for considering a speaker for a membership meeting in November, and 

- next board meeting dates.

Board Members

Ken Demianchik, PhD., AFA, ATP
Former Assistant Comptroller, Maryland

Bruce W. Hall, CFE

Jessica Gay, CPC, CFE, AFHI-AHIP

Vice President, Integrity Advantage

Shameeka L. Jones, CFE
Magellan Health

Deborah Pasto, CPA, CFE, CRMA

Laura Tucholski, CFE, CPA, CIA, CRMA
Internal Auditor, Harford County Public Schools

Election Results and Terms of Office

The following individuals were elected to a 2-year term starting July 1, 2023:

R. Frank Abel, CPA/CFF, CFE, CIDA

Robert N. Cantor, CPA, CVA, CFE, CDFA

Shameeka L. Jones, CFE
Board of Directors

The following individuals, elected in 2022,  hold office for a 2-year term ending June 30, 2024:

Vice President: Daniel J. Semick

Secretary: Stacy Lewis

Training Director: Regina Miante

Board of Directors:

Ken Demianchik

Jessica Gay

Bruce Hall

Deborah Pasto

Laura Tucholski

Chapter Officers and Board Members at ACFE's Global Level

Board Members 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 who heard from James Ratley, president emeritus of ACFE, and other speakers. 

Contributing for Academic Efforts

The Chapter presented a $5000 check for Salisbury University's Fraud and Forensic Accounting Program during the 2019 Shore Fraud Conference.

In 2017, ACFE Maryland Chapter President Stephen Lesniewski, Jr., and several board members provided Chapter funds for a fraud library at Salisbury University..