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Seattle, WA 98104-3191

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AFWA Seattle Chapter Board Members 2021-2022

President – Patricial Angell, CPA: [email protected]

Past-President – Katherine Eastham, CPA

A graduate of Whitworth University, Katherine holds a BA in Marketing and Accounting. In 2013, she started her career at Rightside and has continued to grow within the company. As a Sr. Accountant, she is responsible for the accounting of internally developed software, intangible assets, and monthly variance analysis. Katherine obtained her CPA license in 2014. She is currently serving as Immediate Past President of the Seattle Chapter of AFWA. Katherine has been a member since she was a college student and feels that AFWA has given her the opportunity to connect with other professionals in a variety of accounting and finance fields at different points in their career. She has been able to listen to their advice and take it into consideration when thinking about what she wants her career to look like in future years.

Treasurer – Linda Burrus, CPA: [email protected]

Linda earned both a BA in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She is also a CPA. Linda initially worked in corporate accounting and financial reporting, including SEC Reporting, for several publicly traded companies. Linda also participated in the preparation and filing of an Initial Public Offering and a Supplemental Public Offering for a company. Since 2004, Linda has been doing Sarbanes-Oxley work for small and medium sized companies, in addition to setting up and documenting internal controls for private companies. Linda served as President of the Seattle Chapter of AFWA for 2013-2014, in addition to multiple other roles during her time as an AFWA member. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening and reading.

Secretary – Janice Brady, CPA

Director – Diane Buxton, CPA

Diane is a self-employed accountant and bookkeeper specializing in creative small businesses. Prior to starting her own practice, she worked as an accountant and controller for small manufacturing companies, managing all aspects of accounting including bookkeeping, payroll, cost accounting, and budgeting. She joined AFWA as an accounting student and has held positions as secretary and board member. In her spare time, she has a side project to teach basic accounting to entrepreneurs and also writes a personal development blog.

Director – Eleanor Siverts-Akerman, CPA

Director – Ellie Gittelman, CPA

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Ellie Gittelman came to accounting after a career in software development.  She is currently a semi-retired CPA with a focus in non-profit, individual, and small business accounting and tax.  AFWA was instrumental in growing in her career and obtaining her CPA license.