Dave DiTanna

CPA, CIA, CGFM, Shareholder

(716) 701-7614

A shareholder and director of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, David DiTanna, CPA, CIA, CGFM, manages the firm’s auditing, accounting and consulting for school districts, non-profit organizations, rural electric cooperatives and governmental entities. He is responsible for presenting independent audit reports to the board of directors for non-profit organizations and boards of education for school districts and also consults with many boards on their strategic financial plans.

In 2002, Buffalo Business First listed Dave as a “40 Under 40.” A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Dave has also earned the designations of Certified Government Financial Manager and Certified Internal Auditor. He is a member of a number of professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State of Certified Public Accountants and the New York and Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Management Accountants. He is also serves as treasurer on the board of directors for the Olean General Hospital and Leadership Cattaraugus.

Fun Facts About Dave

What is the No. 1 item on your bucket list?
Fishing off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard during striper run.

Describe your first car and what you loved or disliked most about it. 1985 burgundy Ford Escort convertible (not quite a convertible, it had a removable sunroof).

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Kristy Zabrodsky

CPA, Shareholder

(716) 489-2016

A shareholder of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. Kristy Zabrodsky, CPA, became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1984.  With more than 30 years of experience working with all facets of non-profit and governmental organizations, Kristy has an extensive background that includes accounting, auditing, managing tax issues, consulting and working with foundations and single audit-related clients.

Kristy earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Miami University. Her professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants.  She is a board member and past president of the Gebbie Foundation, also serving as co-president of the Jamestown Center City Development Corporation.  Previously, Kristy served as a board member and  president of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and a board member and treasurer of the JCC Foundation.

When she’s not hard at work with BWB or with her professional associations, Kristy is spending time with her children or strategizing how to make her No. 1 bucket item list a reality—to travel to Australia.  Her “fantasy job” would be to act as a guide for the “Sound of Music” tour in Salzburg Austria.

Fun Facts About Kristy

What is your guilty pleasure? Going for a run – alone.

What embarrassing mistake have you made that has taught you a lesson? Hitting send on an email without proofing it carefully enough.

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Mike Staley

CPA, CFE, CPCU, Shareholder

(716) 701-7642

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Michael Staley, CPA, CFE, CPCU, holds more than 30 years of experience as an auditor and business consultant.  A shareholder and director in the assurance services department at Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., with significant involvement with insurance industry clients, Mike helps clients to rest easy by helping them to resolve regulatory and competitive challenges.

In addition, Mike prepares financial projections, corporate income tax returns and pension plan audits. His scope of engagements also includes consolidations, various management consulting projects and merger and acquisition support. A notable audit consultant, Mike helps business leaders identify best practices for enhancing efficiencies and internal controls, mitigating fraud risks, improving corporate governance and implementing statutory accounting principles.

Having come a long way since driving his first car—a stick-shift Dodge Dart Sport with no air conditioning - Mike devotes a substantial amount of time to professional and civic activities. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, CPCU Society, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of the New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Associations of Mutual Insurance Companies.

Mike is chairperson of the finance committee of the St. Mary of the Angels parish festival and a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. He is also a member, and the former treasurer, for the Kiwanis Club of Olean and a member on the board of directors and treasurer for the First Church of God, former treasurer for the Genesis House homeless shelter, former member for the finance committee of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association.

Fun Facts About Mike

What’s your guilty pleasure?
See how many minutes I can beat a GPS’ predicted time for a trip.

What’s your favorite sports team and how far will you go to show your support? The Ohio State University football team. I would be willing to paint the Ohio State logo on my garage door.

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