Experienced & Trusted Accountants
When you work with Gordon, Chodak, Chapin & Wolch CPAs, P.C., you receive flexible and knowledgeable accountants who can handle any complex or simple financial situation.
Meet Our Team
He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Steven received his undergraduate degree in history from Northwestern University in 1979, and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester in 1981.
He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Estate Planning Council of Rochester and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Charles received his Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from the Pennsylvania State University and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Lorraine has been active in many professional and community organizations. Most notable is as a tax instructor for the Foundation for Accounting Education, Board Member of the Rochester Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Greater Rochester Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and Temple B’rith Kodesh. From time to time, she has also made presentations sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Monroe County Annual Tax Planning Institute.
Lorraine is a past committee member for the United Way of Greater Rochester. Lorraine currently serves on the Accounting Advisory Board, Saunders College of Business (RIT), Board of Trustees for the Jewish Community Federation, is Treasurer for Tempro Development Co., Inc., and Treasurer for the Estate Planning Council of Rochester.
Don began his career in 1972 with Deloitte & Touche LLP after graduating from Drexel University with a BS in Business Administration. He received his MBA from Syracuse University in 1976.
Don has also been active in many professional and community groups. He has served as President of the Rochester Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a past member of the Business Advisory Council, John Wiley Jones School of Business, SUNY Geneseo, and a past member, Board of Directors, Rochester Chapter, National Association of Accountants (now the Institute of Management Accountants). Also, Don is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Brighton Memorial Library, past President of the Board of Trustees of Temple B’rith Kodesh, and a past President of the Jewish Family Service of Rochester, Inc.
Michael recently completed all 4 parts of the CPA exam and is completing his experience requirement for licensure.
Patty joined Gordon, Chodak, Chapin & Wolch, CPAs, P.C. In July 1998 as a Staff Accountant. Prior to that time, she worked for another CPA firm for two years and before that for twelve years as an Office Manager and Accountant for a Consulting Engineering Firm. Patty’s work experience has made her proficient in Personal, Corporate and Partnership income tax preparation for our clients who are from a multitude of industries and sizes. Patty assists many of our clients with Tax planning; this includes Individuals, Corporations and Partnerships. She also is involved in the preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Sales Tax Returns. Patty is proficient in QuickBooks and does bookkeeping and support for a large variety of our clients and also assists clients who need help getting their books on track
Patty attended Rochester Institute of Technology and earned her BA degree in Accounting. Patty lives in Livonia and enjoys the quiet country life. She enjoys spending time with her two grown children and one granddaughter.
Kathy’s public accounting career has spanned over 16 years, with the last 12years as a part of Gordon, Chodak, Chapin & Wolch, CPAs, PC. Prior to joining the company, she worked for a large regional CPA firm. She has extensive experience in tax consulting and compliance for individuals. She has experience with clients and business owners involved in real estate; health care; manufacturing and multi-state taxation issues
Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from SUNY Geneseo and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Donna recently joined Gordon, Chodak, Chapin & Wolch, CPAs, P.C. after many years employed as an estate and trust paralegal for one of the larger law firms in the area. Donna specializes in fiduciary income tax preparation and planning, estate and gift tax return preparation as well as court accountings. Donna also assists in the preparation of personal income tax returns.
Donna attended SUNY Geneseo and earned her BA degree in Sociology. Donna lives in Rochester and enjoys the varied city life, traveling and spending time with her three children and grandchildren.
Robin provides vital administrative support to the accountants here at Gordon, Chodak, Chapin & Wolch CPAs, P.C. not only assisting in the coordination of income tax filing and financial statements but ensuring the Partners and staff are meeting deadlines and keeping up with AICPA standards. Robin graduated from Broome Community College with an Associates degree in word processing and minor in accounting. Experienced in working with accounting firms, Robin joined Gordon, Chodak, Chapin & Wolch, CPAs P.C. in 2008.
Carol works with a variety of clients in accounting, bookkeeping, and preparation of income, payroll and sales tax returns and small retirement plan reports. In addition, she has an operational role at the firm. Carol earned her AAS degree in business from Monroe Community College.
As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Debbie works with business and individual clients providing monthly bookkeeping services and also assists in the preparation of various business and individual income tax returns. Debbie earned her BS in Biology and MBA in Accounting both from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Currently, she is treasurer for a not-for-profit, Centering for Wellness.
Cyrena lives in the Rochester area with her family and enjoys traveling and sports.