Institutional Advancement Committee
Mike is a Partner with CliftonLarsonAllen,LLP, a national accounting firm. He serves a diversified client base concentrating on tax planning for corporations, individuals, and pass-through entities.
Mike’s 39 years of experience in the accounting industry includes a position with a “Big Four” international accounting firm and managing shareholder and co- founder of a local Philadelphia accounting firm.
In addition to traditional tax and accounting services, Mike is also experienced with mergers and acquisitions, raising debt and equities, and succession planning. Representative industries for his client base include healthcare, real estate, construction, manufacturing, and automotive.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Philadelphia University and a Master of Taxation degree from Villanova University. He has supplemented his education with a variety of continuing education courses. Mike has spoken before many professional and educational groups on a variety of business and tax issues. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mike currently serves as Trustee and President of the Raynier Institute and Foundation, a private foundation that supports Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture and other projects for the betterment of humanity. Mike previously served on the audit committee for the Annenberg Foundation.
Why I serve:
My three children, Christina (05); Elizabeth (06); and Michael (11) attended Ancillae beginning with “Stepping Stones.” The Handmaids’ mission and influence helped shape my children into the adults they are today. They were challenged academically, inspired artistically, and educated in service of the gospel. I am grateful to the Handmaids, School Faculty and Administration for providing the foundation of “life’s lessons.” I look forward to serving and continuing to be “connected” to the Handmaids' mission.
Long-Range Planning Committee
Nicole began her career as an elementary school teacher in the Upper Dublin School District. After almost fifteen years, she moved to Wissahickon School District at the administrative level and became the school principal for Mattison Avenue Elementary and currently for Lower Gwynedd Elementary. In her role, she establishes and promotes high standards and expectations for all students for academic performance and behavior, coordinates all school activities, addresses student concerns, and provides opportunities for the professional growth of the school staff that enhance the quality of the instructional program.
Nicole earned her Administrative K-12 Principal’s Certificate and M.S.Ed in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. West has participated in Strategic Planning for the Wissahickon School District and served on AAA’s Middle States Committee during its last reaccreditation process. As an exemplary educator, Nicole West was Ancillae’s 2013 Alumni Hall of Fame recipient.
Why I serve:
It is my honor to further advance the place that fostered my academic, spiritual, and personal growth since the age of 6. So much of what was taught and what was shared with me by my teachers and Sister Elizabeth McCoy has been incorporated into my professional life as a teacher first and later as a principal. Serving as a member of the Board of Trustees provides me with an even greater opportunity to foster the same growth for current students and staff at Ancillae-Assumpta Academy. I am honored to be a member of this board.