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Our People

Dermody, Burke & Brown's team of professionals are focused on anticipating and addressing the unique needs of our diverse client base. You will see our team has a wide-range of experience, specializations and technical expertise, but one thing we all have in common is our commitment to quality client service.  

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Winnie Nguyen, CPA
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Winnie Nguyen

Winnie Nguyen, CPA

Winnie joined the Firm as a Manager in the Auditing & Accounting department in 2018. She received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Syracuse University. Prior to joining the Firm, Winnie worked in Public Accounting as a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP.

She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Winnie is  a Member of the Supervisory Audit Committee at Countryside Federal Credit Union, Board Member and Treasurer at Syracuse City Ballet and Paige’s Butterfly Run. She is also a past Treasurer at St. Helen Church Choir in Rochester NY.  Winnie is a 2019 40 under Forty award recipient by CNY Business Journal. 

Don Albright, CPA
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Don Albright, CPA

Don has been with Dermody, Burke & Brown since 1997. Don services a variety of clients and has over 20 years of auditing experience. Don performs audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as consulting services for our closely held business clients.  He has also performed work for a variety of tax-exempt clients including unions, auxiliary services at SUNY schools, museums and HUD-assisted housing companies, among others. 

Don is a graduate of Columbia College.  He is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Mike Burt, CPA
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Mike Burt, CPA

Mike Burt, CPA

Michael C. Burt, CPA joined Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC as a Tax Senior Associate in 2012 and is now a Tax Senior Manager.  Mike joined the Firm with 14 years of previous tax and accounting experience.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from State University of New York at Oswego. Mike is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is a board member of the Friends of Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery.

Tina D’Agata
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Tina D’Agata

Tina is a Senior Manager at Dermody, Burke & Brown in the Retirement Plan Design and Administration department.  As an employee at the Firm for over fifteen years, her seasoned experience in the Industry allows her to efficiently design, prepare and administer retirement plans for a variety of clients.  Tina personally meets with clients and staff to discuss employee benefit options and assists the CPA Firm with their audits of employee benefit plans.  Tina is proactive in her retirement planning approach and attends educational seminars to keep abreast of the many changes that occur within the industry.

Tina is a graduate of Hartwick College and a leading member of Dermody, Burke & Brown’s Young Professional Committee and Wellness Committee.  She is a board member and Finance Committee member of the Gingerbread House of Syracuse, a board member and Secretary of the Thousand Island Park Cottage Owners Association, Inc., a member of the United Way of CNY Young Leaders United, and is actively involved with the Blessed Sacrament School.  Tina is a 2016 graduate of the Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, designed to increase the diversity of not-for-profit boards and leadership in the Central New York area.  She is also a 2016 40 Under Forty Honoree.

Mary Beth Madlin
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Mary Beth Madlin

Mary Beth has been with Dermody, Burke & Brown since 1985.  As a Senior Manager of the Retirement Plan Design and Administration department, Mary Beth focuses on all facets of retirement planning from plan design to daily administration.  She specializes in managing define contribution plans and provides on-going administration of retirement plans for a range of clients.

Mary Beth also provides outside consulting services and reviews plan design, cost structure and administrative practices. Mary Beth is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College and continues to shape her thirty-two years of knowledge in the industry by attending continuing educational seminars. 

Christine Saar, CPA
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Christine Saar

Christine Saar, CPA

Christine Saar, CPA is a is a Certified Public Accountant at Dermody, Burke & Brown with a diverse background in both public and private accounting.  As a Tax Senior Manager, her specialties range from tax planning and compliance for small closely held businesses to large consolidated manufacturers. Christine has over 18 years of public accounting experience serving a variety of clients.

She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a NYSSCPA Cannabis Committee Member. Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clarkson University. 

Greg Smith, CPA, MBA
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Greg Smith, CPA, MBA

Greg joined Dermody, Burke & Brown in 2011.  Greg provides tax, financial statement and bookkeeping services to a variety of industries including contractors, manufacturers, professional services, distribution companies and small business clients. He also leads the Custom Accounting Solutions (CAS) department at the firm.  Greg graduated from The State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Greg is the treasurer of the New York Family Business Center at the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College and the treasurer of The Orchard Church. Gregis also a member of the Syracuse Executives Association, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and works closely with startup businesses at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY. In 2013, Greg was a 40 Under Forty Recipient.

Thomas Tartaglia, CPA
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Thomas Tartaglia, CPA

Tom has been a member of the Dermody, Burke & Brown Tax department since 1991. He has over 29 years of experience in both industry and public accounting with over twenty years in taxation. As a Tax Senior Manager at the Firm, Tom specializes in corporate and partnership taxation. His clients include those in construction, medical and legal practices and various other industries. Tom has significant experience with special areas of taxation including sales tax, flow thru entities and acquisitions and dispositions of ownership interests in corporate and partnership entities.

He is a member of the Liverpool Village Planning Board and a past member of the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees.  Tom is also a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a 1981 graduate of Niagara University.

Amie Vanderpool, CPA
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Amie Vanderpool, CPA

Amie joined Dermody, Burke & Brown in 2009.  She provides tax, compilation and review, and bookkeeping services to a variety of industries including physician groups, professional service firms and closely-held family businesses. 

Amie graduated from Le Moyne College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the United Way of Central New York Young Leaders United, the NYSSCPA Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Program and the NYSSCPA NextGen Syracuse Chapter. 

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