Our Team at Anthony & Dodge, PC

Brenda M. Hiltz, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

Brenda M. Hiltz, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

bhiltz@anthonydodge.com

Brenda has been with Anthony & Dodge, PC since 1994, became a Partner in 2007, and has over twenty-five years of comprehensive accounting experience in servicing a diverse client base. She specializes in tax matters affecting closely-held, privately owned businesses and their owners.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. Brenda enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer work and Business Sponsorships. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley College.

Past and Present Community Service include: Planned Giving Advisory Committee for Care Dimensions formerly known as Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, Treasurer of The Gloucester Writers Center, Treasurer and Membership Committee of the Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI.

Brenda enjoys spending time with her daughters, her granddaughter’s and extended family. She is an avid Boston Sports fan and rarely misses tuning in the Red Sox & New England Patriots.

Patty Pierro

Director of Human Resources

Patty Pierro

Director of Human Resources

ppierro@anthonydodge.com

Patty has been with Anthony & Dodge, PC since 2005. She has worked as a bookkeeper for over three decades and now serves as the Manager of the firm’s payroll processing department. She is responsible for all payroll functions associated with our many payroll clients including weekly, bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual tax filings. In addition, she serves as a trusted representative to our clients during examination, and those times when additional communication with the various taxing authorities is warranted.

Exemplifying the team approach, Patty is constantly willing to take on new and unexpected challenges. This alleviates deadline driven pressures on her teammates and contributes to the continuous satisfaction of our valued clients.

As a proud wife, mother, and grandmother, Patty spends much of her free time with her family providing that same nurturing support and dedication, which is all too well known by her colleagues and clients.

Robert B. Leavitt, CPA, MST

Senior Accountant

Robert B. Leavitt, CPA, MST

Senior Accountant

rleavitt@anthonydodge.com

Bob brings over 30 years of experience in the accounting field to the firm, evenly divided between serving private industry in executive level positions and as a practicing CPA. He has developed an extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in accounting, taxation and operations while working with individual taxpayers and businesses in the service professions, real estate, construction, automotive, entertainment, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors.

He holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salem State University. Professionally, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, including membership in the Institute’s Tax Practice Section.

A lifelong resident of the Northshore and Merrimack Valley he has advocated for affordable housing and day care programing for the disabled with local nonprofit groups in his community.

Bob unwinds at the seashore and in the woods and lakes of our region with his wife, children and grandchildren, fishing rod or camera in hand.

Robert J. Mazairz, II, CPA, MSF

Senior Accountant

Robert J. Mazairz, II, CPA, MSF

Senior Accountant

rmazairz@anthonydodge.com

For over 20 years, Bob honed his skills as a public accountant working with firms practicing at the small, regional, as well as national levels. Across all levels it boils down to the competence of the team of individuals directly working with the client and their subject matter. Bob provides tax advice and consulting on matters relating to Individuals and their Corporations, Partnerships, and Trusts, the Non-Profit Foundations and Organizations they are involved with, and their Estate and Gift planning needs.

Bob is an active outdoors enthusiast, hiking across the nation and performing volunteer trail maintenance to give back to the trails for which he is so appreciative. Performing yard work is another cherished past-time. “You get outdoors, but with less travel time to your destination.”

Judith Andrews, CPA, MST

Senior Accountant

Judith Andrews, CPA, MST

Senior Accountant

jandrews@anthonydodge.com

Judy joined Anthony & Dodge, PC in December of 2008. Prior to coming on board, Judy gathered valuable experience working in both public accounting and private industry. She has over thirty years of experience in providing tax planning and compliance, consulting, and accounting services.

Judy enjoys working closely with her individual clients to help meet their specific needs related to income tax matters, gift and estate tax planning, and related trust and tax compliance services. Her business clients include corporations, partnerships/LLC’s and not-for-profit entities for whom she provides tax and accounting services including compilations and reviews.

Judy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Taxation from Bentley University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Essex County Estate Planning Council.

Judy currently lives on the North Shore with her husband Matt and enjoys traveling, boating, skiing, tennis, hiking and spending time with her family.

Sara F. Begg, CPA, MST

Senior Accountant

Sara F. Begg, CPA, MST

Senior Accountant

sbegg@anthonydodge.com

Sara has been with Anthony & Dodge since December of 2021. Sara provides tax, audit, accounting, and bookkeeping services to our wide range of clients. Sara has over 10 years prior experience in public accounting and in the private sector. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and corporations.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a master’s in accounting with a Concentration in Taxation from Western New England University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sara currently lives in Enfield, Connecticut and enjoys going to the gym, yoga, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her niece, Noelle.

Jonyelle Winfrey, CPA

Senior Accountant

Jonyelle Winfrey, CPA

Senior Accountant

jwinfrey@anthonydodge.com

Jonyelle joined Anthony & Dodge, PC in July of 2007. She started her accounting career as an auditor which grew to include corporate tax clients. She has over 15 years of experience in providing tax and accounting services to individuals, closely-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Jonyelle enjoys working closely with her clients for tax planning and strategizing to meet cash flow demands.

Jonyelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of New Hampshire. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jonyelle currently lives in Topsfield with her husband Scott, their three kids and two dogs. She enjoys running, baking, boating and volunteering at her children’s school.

Jackie Shure, CPA

Senior Accountant

Jackie Shure, CPA

Senior Accountant

jshur@anthonydodge.com

Jackie has been with Anthony & Dodge since January 2022. She is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the states of New York and Florida. Jackie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in Mathematics from Hofstra University. While in college full time, Jackie worked as a private high school math tutor.

Jackie was born and raised in New York where she gained valuable experience while working at certified public accounting firm for several years. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including individuals, partnerships and corporations with complex financial situations.

Jackie recently moved to Florida and enjoys bike riding, cooking, spending time with her family including her Shih Tzu, and loves all animals.

Kristin M. Rapoza

Staff Accountant

Kristin M. Rapoza

Staff Accountant

krapoza@anthonydodge.com

Kristin joined Anthony & Dodge, PC as a Staff Accountant in October 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Salem State University. For over 25 years, Kristin has gained extensive accounting experience in both the private sector and public accounting. She enjoys working with clients and assisting them with their tax and accounting needs.

Kristin lives in Georgetown with her husband, two children and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and learning new things to improve all aspects of her life.

Katherine Pessin

Tax Preparer

Katherine Pessin

Tax Preparer

kpessin@anthonydodge.com

Katherine has been a tax preparer with Anthony & Dodge, PC since 2005, working primarily during tax season on personal tax returns. As a retired actuary, she has a financial background that lends itself well to tax and projection work.

During off-season Katherine enjoys reclaiming her more leisurely paced life. She volunteers at the Beverly Bootstraps Thrift shop where she picks up stacks of novels to keep a constant supply on hand. She loves flower gardening and traveling. Katherine has two adult daughters and a large extended family.

Katherine received her BA in Mathematics from Brown University and was a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Robin Walsh

Bookkeeper

Robin Walsh

Bookkeeper

rwalsh@anthonydodge.com

Robin joined Anthony & Dodge in June, 2017 as a bookkeeper.

Robin holds a BS in Accounting from Northeastern University and an MBA from Nichols College. She has spent over 20 years in a variety of accounting and finance roles from Staff Accountant to Controller, mostly working for small to medium size companies in the technology and engineering industries.

She lives in Georgetown with her husband and sons. She enjoys traveling with her family to new and interesting places. She also enjoys spending time in Maine and cheering for the New England Patriots.

Mary Koop, MBA

Tax & Financial Support

Mary Koop, MBA

Tax & Financial Support

mkoop@anthonydodge.com

Mary has been with Anthony & Dodge, PC since 1997. Her areas of expertise include estate, trust and gift tax planning & compliance. In addition, Mary proactively assists our clients in developing comprehensive generational tax planning and wealth transfer strategies.

As a QuickBooks expert, Mary also plays a critical role supporting the office as well as many of our clients. Her ability to remain effectively well-rounded and passion for the profession, has created successful, trusting, and long-lasting relationships. Mary has played an instrumental role in developing the very foundation of Anthony & Dodge.

She received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Simmons College. Her background has made her a valuable asset within many areas of the profession. Prior to joining Anthony & Dodge, Mary was employed by the “Big 8” firm Cooper & Lybrand, where she earned the title of Manager.

Mary is an avid reader, traveler, a creative wordsmith, and loves spending time with her dog.

Emily Hayes Brock

Office Manager

Emily Hayes Brock

Office Manager

ehayes@anthonydodge.com

Emily has been with Anthony & Dodge, PC since 2014. As the Office Manager, Emily oversees all administrative aspects of the firm ensuring the internal workings of the organization which, in turn, allows all firm members the ability to provide a high level of service to our vast array of valued clientele.

Using a hands-on approach, Emily actively participates in all areas of administration including overseeing building, equipment, and utility needs, deploys computer peripherals and software support, and manages front office coverage. Emily’s willingness to go above and beyond alleviates firm pressures and lets all team members consistently function at their best.

Emily received her BS in Management from Bentley University. Away from the office, Emily is a mother to twin boys, an avid reader, gardener, and dog lover. She volunteers as a part-time Event & Program Coordinator for the New England Patriots Alumni Club – overseeing fundraisers and youth football clinics.

Erin Cook

Senior Administrator

Erin Cook

Senior Administrator

ecook@anthonydodge.com

Starting in mid-summer of 2018, Erin has supported the administration and accounting team on various projects relating to project management, front-office assistance, tax preparation, website content, and bookkeeping. Her organizational and technology skills have been key to bridging these two departments together.

Erin’s “Can Do” attitude is her motto when fellow colleagues and clients ask for assistance.

Erin received her BA in Communication and Spanish from Stonehill College. Her undergraduate experience has taught her how to multitask and to communicate with clear expectations. In her free time, Erin volunteers at the Wakefield Famers Market and spends time with loved ones.

Robin LaRosa

Administration Assistant

Robin LaRosa

Administration Assistant

rlarosa@anthonydodge.com

Robin has been with Anthony & Dodge since October 2021. Robin assists in many different areas for the administration team. Working on Bookkeeping, 1099s, and many other projects to prepare for the upcoming tax season. She is extremely organized and always eager to help.

Robin received her BA in Economics and Mathematics from Framingham State University. She worked in payroll and billing for many years for the City of Peabody before coming to Anthony & Dodge.

Robin works “mother’s hours” to accommodate her home life. She currently lives in Peabody with her husband, two teenage children, dog and two cats! She spends a lot of her time at the baseball field watching her son and the football field watching her daughter cheer for high school.

Katie Jason

Front Office

Katie Jason

Front Office

kjason@anthonydodge.com

Katie has been with Anthony & Dodge since October of 2021. She will likely be the smiling face you first see when you enter the office or hear on the phone as she currently oversees the front desk. Her enthusiasm and organizational skills are well valued in the office as she helps each staff member complete their job duties in a timely manner.

Katie is originally from Buffalo, NY and holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Syracuse University. After spending 15 years in the healthcare industry including long-term care, out-patient, and hospitals she took time off to raise her two daughters.

Katie lives in Wakefield and enjoys dining out with friends, boxing, and hiking through Breakheart reservation. You will most likely find her to-and-fro her daughters’ gymnastics meets and hockey games as they are both very active and competitive.

Naomi Martinez

Bookkeeper & Accounting

Naomi Martinez

Bookkeeper & Accounting

nmartinez@anthonydodge.com

Naomi started working at Anthony & Dodge as a Bookkeeper and Accountant in 2022. She holds a BS degree in Accounting from Salem State University.

Naomi has worked in various types of businesses from non-profit to for profit organizations. She helps Anthony & Dodge with Bookkeeping, processing completed tax returns, 1099’s and various other duties.

Out of the office Naomi enjoys walking, pilates, barre and yoga. She also loves watching movies, hanging out with friends, volunteering, and caring for her two adorable kittens at home.