August 11, 2017



108 Tax Practitioners Complete Rigorous National Tax Practice Institute™ and Earn Elite Designation

Washington, DC, August 11, 2017 – One hundred and seven tax practitioners have earned the prestigious Fellow designation from the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), for completing the three levels of the National Tax Practice Institute™ (NTPI®). The National Tax Practice Institute™ is an advanced education program administered by NAEA and developed to sharpen the skills of enrolled practitioners at all stages of their careers. 

NTPI Fellows® have completed a demanding three-part curriculum that has uniquely prepared them to effectively represent their clients before all administrative levels of the IRS. Having successfully completed coursework covering all variances of examinations, audits, collections and appeals, and having studied best practices and role-playing, Fellows know the entire representation process from both the client and IRS perspective. While earning the EA license denotes competence and the right to represent taxpayers, Fellows have made the commitment to a higher level of knowledge and excellence which further sets them apart. The course, open only to enrolled agents, CPAs and tax attorneys, was developed to prepare licensed representatives to protect their clients’ rights by disseminating the most recent information about IRS laws and procedures critical to representation.

Enrolled agents (EAs) are a diverse group of independent, federally authorized tax practitioners who have demonstrated a high level of technical competence in tax and are licensed to practice by the United States government. The only federally-authorized tax practitioners with unlimited rights of representation before the IRS, EAs advise and represent taxpayers who are being examined by IRS, are unable to pay taxes or are trying to avoid or recover penalties. EAs also prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and any other entities with tax-reporting requirements. Unlike tax attorneys and CPAs, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxation, all EAs specialize in taxation and are required by the federal government to maintain their professional skills with continuing professional education. Enrolled agents are “America’s Tax Experts®!”

Below are the names of the newest NTPI Fellows representing 31 states:

Frank Abigana, EA Ronald W. Grider, EA Leslie W. Perich, EA
Carol Akre, EA Leiah Harris, EA Raj Prashad, EA
Gene R. Bell, EA Nickelle Hintz, EA Mariela E. Rasmussen, EA
Mariette Blay, EA Kelly Hunter, EA Laura Raynes Walker, EA
Kirk James Bond, EA Kenneth V. Jacks, EA Hector M. Rivera, EA
Mary Ann Bone, EA Lynne M. Johnson, EA Shaun A. Roberts EA
Timothy M. Bourgoin, EA Richard O. Johnson, EA Anita Robinson, EA
William D. Brew, EA Natasha Johnson, EA Jorge E. Roman, EA
Charles M. Brumble, EA, JD Fauna R. Joseph, EA Mark T. Rule, EA
Leilani N. Brumble, EA Umair Sajjad Khan, EA Bruce Richard Schmidt, JD
Kathy Burr Blood, EA Farshid Khosravi, EA William J. Sherman, EA
Wilfredo Carbonquillo, EA Carrie Kiser, EA Tracey L. Sherman, EA
Ranga R. Chadalavada, EA Pamela M. Knoll, EA Tatyana Shevnina, EA
Michael W. Cherrington, EA Shelly F. Lamberth, Jr., EA Pabitra Singh, EA
Keith B. Christoff, EA Jung Lawrence, EA Marie Claire Slotsve, EA
Mary A. Cichanowski, EA Germelita A. Lee, EA Lynn Slotsve, EA
Rhonda Lynn Collins, EA, CPA LaBeid Limon, Sr., EA Jan Soeldner, EA, CPA
David A. Damazio, EA Larry Lonero, EA Ginger Sonnier, EA
Michael A. Darany, EA Eric Ma, EA Kevin J. Todd, MSA, EA, CPA
Curtis P. Davis, EA, JD  Geeta Saxena McGibbon, EA Jonathan Ton, EA
Lonnie Dean, EA Irmarie Mercado, EA Deborah A. Towers, EA
Jose Delgado, EA Donald L. Milligan, EA David M. Tudor, EA
Susan L. DiMaggio, EA Avinash C. Mirchandani, EA Andrew P. Van Hook, EA, CPA
Svetlana Dolyna, EA Ryan Mitchell, EA Rodney Dean Vander Kooi, EA
Alexander Emil Donner, EA, JD Nicodemus Morfaw, EA Vandana Vigoureux, EA
Nancy B. Duncan, EA Aleatha Moyer, EA Roberto C. Villanueva, EA
Scott R. Eckess, EA Vicki L. Mulak, EA Lisa M. Vivens, EA
Bruce Eldredge, EA Cyril L. NeSmith, EA Poonam Walia, EA
Timothy H. Elkins, EA Jose L. Neves, EA Will Wallace, EA
Mark D. Ellison EA Jose L. Neves II, EA Jen Chih Wang, EA
J. Alan Fagan, EA Harold Newton, EA Anthony L. Watson, EA
Angela Fischer Obremski, EA Shabeer Niru, EA Herman Whitfield, Jr., EA
Sharon Lynn Foster, EA Mark Robert Noel, EA, USTCP, JD Leo Wisniewski, EA
Bob Frost, EA Chike Nwandu, EA Livingstone Young, EA
Scott W. Garner, EA Alejandrina Ornelas, EA Rebecca L. Young, EA
Terry L. Graham, EA Laura L. Passe, EA Don Zabarsky, EA


About the National Association of Enrolled Agents 
The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) has been powering enrolled agents, America's tax experts®, for more than 45 years. NAEA is a non-profit membership organization composed of tax specialists licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department. NAEA provides the networking, educational opportunities, programs and services that enable enrolled agents and other tax professionals to excel beyond their peers. Enrolled agents are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who both specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. To find out more, visit and follow NAEA on Facebook and Twitter.

Deborah A. Towers, EA
Ryan Mitchell, EA
Irmarie Mercado, EA
Pamela M. Knoll, EA
Farshid Khosravi, EA
Farshid Khosravi, EA
Kenneth V. Jacks, EA
Nickelle Hintz, EA

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