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Staff Profiles

Edward V. Vrona, Jr., C.P.A.

Edward established the Certified Public Accounting and Tax Consulting firm, Edward Vrona, C.P.A. in 2001. His experience includes over 35 years of management, consulting and technical responsibilities with privately held businesses. He has extensive experience in complex tax transactions for privately held businesses and their owners. He provides hands on experience to his clients by interacting with customers, vendors, attorneys, bankers, insurance brokers, stockbrokers and other professional advisors, and has experience in a wide range of industries concentrating his practice on commercial real estate, franchises, graphic arts and manufacturing.

Edward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John’s University in New York, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Conference of CPA Practitioners and the National Society of Accountants. Edward is also a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

Philip S. Van Schuyler, C.P.A.

Phil has been in public accounting for over 25 years. Before becoming one of the founding members of Vrona & Van Schuyler CPAs, PLLC, he was a partner at Heller, Kaufman & Fox CPA, PC in New York City for 5 years. He has experience in the industries of real estate, restaurants, graphic arts, and professional services companies, among others. Phil also has heavy experience in multi-state taxation issues.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Long Island University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Conference of CPA Practitioners. Phil is also a Licensed Life Insurance Agent

Kathryn Grosso, C.P.A.

Kate has been a practicing accountant for over 35 years in both the public and private sectors. She has experience in both taxation and auditing in the areas of real estate, banking, manufacturing, sales, and service industries. She was the vice president in charge of SEC reporting for Merrill Lynch Hubbard and has also been the controller for companies in the automotive and health care equipment industries.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairfield University.

Fu D. Eric Pang, CPA

Eric joined Vrona & Van Schuyler CPAs, PLLC in 2018. His experience includes income tax preparation for business and individuals. He also assists with the tax research and review and audit compliance as well as the daily accounting for many of business clients.
Eric holds a bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from CUNY Baruch College.

Brian Hancock, CPA

Brian has been with the firm since 2018. His prior experience includes health care audits and hospital cost reporting. He currently works on individual tax preparation and tax preparation for businesses. He also assists with daily accounting for multiple clients.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Drexel University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Brenda Hall, Staff Accountant

Brenda has been with the firm since 2019.  Before joining Vrona & Van Schuyler CPAs, PLLC she worked for a not for profit organization for 6 years as an accounting clerk, handling day to day accounting activities, payroll and assisted with the required annual audits. She has experience with individual and business income tax preparation and has worked in the quick service restaurant and banking industries.  She assists with daily accounting, tax preparation and tax compliance for our clients.

Brenda holds a Masters of Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Monica Ragusa, Staff Accountant

Monica has been with the firm since 2019. Prior to Vrona & Van Schuyler CPAs, she has worked as an intern in both the private and public accounting industries. She currently assists the partners with daily accounting activities and tax preparation for various clients. Monica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Monmouth University and is currently studying to become a CPA.

Support Staff

Doris Colello
Deborah Assaf
Edward V. Vrona, III