Karen A Till, CPA, Chief Financial Officer – July 2010
Ms. Till is a corporate financial executive with over 25 years of experience in such diverse areas as commercial mortgage banking, commercial real estate and wealth management. As the Chief Financial Officer she is responsible for all financial management, including financial reporting and budgeting, tax planning, and appropriation of capital. Throughout her career, Ms. Till has successfully improved financial controls and reporting, implemented strategic business plans, maximized efficiencies, and enhanced client relationships. Her expertise encompasses corporate and partnership taxation including strategic tax planning at both the corporate and transactional levels. In prior positions at various publically-traded companies she was responsible for SEC reporting, tax compliance, financial budgeting as well as operational and financial audits. Ms. Till commenced her career at one of the “Big Eight” accounting firms. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Hofstra University.
Dorothy L. Post, Director, Human Resources – April 2011
Ms. Post manages the recruiting, training, employee relations, performance management, and benefits functions and is responsible for the content of the company’s intranet. In addition, she works closely with the firm’s senior management in developing internal policies and procedures. Ms. Post has been a Human Resources professional for more than 25 years. She has worked in the publishing and manufacturing industries, as a writer, and at a Fortune 500 financial services firm. Her experience includes human resources, communications, employee engagement, and corporate intranet development. Ms. Post holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Queens College.
Dotan Akiva, Director, Information Technology – July 2011
With over 15 years of Information Technology and management experience, Mr. Akiva is responsible for the upkeep and continuous operation of the Firm’s computer network. He leads a team of desktop, application support, and software development professionals to operate, maintain, and upgrade the Firm’s computer network in the Garden City and satellite offices. In addition to his infrastructure and management responsibilities, Mr. Akiva’s strong business skills assist the Firm in meeting its business goals. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Akiva led the IT operation of a professional services firm in the hedge fund industry and was a co-founder of a multi-media company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and holds various certifications related to computer networking.
Aracelis Casillas, Director, Medicaid – April 1994
Ms. Casillas brings 24 years of experience at the firm to the management of the Medicaid Department, overseeing multiple teams assigned to our New York City-based clients as well as those in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. She ensures that the Department’s stringent protocols are maintained and that efficiencies are in place to support timely and effective account management. Ms. Casillas stays abreast of changes in requirements, procedures, or regulations as they pertain to Medicaid. In addition, Ms. Casillas is an active participant in industry conferences and events.
Connie K. Decker, Director, Patient Accounts – November 1998
Ms. Decker manages the legal collections area, with a focus on medical and hospital accounts. She works closely with our attorneys and legal staff, and is well-versed in FDCPA and HIPAA regulations. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Decker was employed in the medical field. She holds an Associate’s degree in Accounting.
Christine Kern, Director, Denial Management Department – September 2006
Ms. Kern oversees the daily operations and workflow of the Denial Management Department, managing all aspects of the appeal and billing processes. She became Revenue Coordinator of the Denial Management Department in May 2011 and was promoted to Operations Manager in January 2012. Her focus in these positions was on billing and, through trend analyses, increasing both productivity and revenue. In March 2013, Ms. Kern was promoted to Director.
Ms. Kern has more than a decade of experience in the finance field, specifically with a Fortune 500 company specializing in wealth management. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University with a concentration in Banking and Finance. Ms. Kern is a member of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce, the Seaford Historical Society, and Coordinator of Seaford Little League. She has held the position of Treasurer for various community organizations in the past.
Barbara D. Malito, Director, Special Projects – January 2002
Prior to joining the firm 16 years ago, Ms. Malito taught pre-school and elementary school children and special education adults and children. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Education, and is a certified paralegal. Ms. Malito is actively involved in the Arthritis Foundation.
Renee Knisel, PHR, CP, Benefits Administration – November 2004
Ms. Knisel manages the firm’s benefits administration and monitors compliance with federal and state laws regarding FLSA, Workers Compensation, EEOC, FMLA, ADA, and PFL. Ms. Knisel also directs and plans the day-to-day operations of benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending and dependent care plans, and 401 (k) retirement plans). In addition, she works closely with the firm’s senior management in developing policies and procedures to ensure compliance. Ms. Knisel brings 20 years of experience in finance, training, compliance, and administration to her position in the firm. She has achieved certifications as a Certified Professional (CP) and in Human Resources Management (HRM) through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to Human Resource management as well as the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976 as an internationally recognized, independent certifying organization for the HR profession.
Theresa A. Bussi, Office Services Coordination Manager – August 1998
Ms. Bussi oversees the maintenance and installation of the firm’s telecommunications and mail equipment, facilitates internal moves and office construction projects, manages receptionist and clerical staff, and organizes company events. She has held various positions within the firm during her career. Ms. Bussi has spent over 30 years in the law firm environment. She holds an Associate’s degree in Legal Secretarial Science.