MEET THE TEAM

APRIL
DISEGNA

April DiSegna is a senior tax accountant for Dominion Financial Consultants. April has nearly 15 years of experience in public accounting and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to moving to Virginia, April practiced in Florida with Hill, Barth & King, LLC and then worked as a Financial Analyst for Seacoast National Bank. April brings significant tax and accounting experience to Dominion Financial and is an integral part of our tax team.

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April DiSegna

April DiSegna is a senior tax accountant for Dominion Financial Consultants. April has nearly 15 years of experience in public accounting and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to moving to Virginia, April practiced in Florida with Hill, Barth & King, LLC and then worked as a Financial Analyst for Seacoast National Bank. April brings significant tax and accounting experience to Dominion Financial and is an integral part of our tax team.

CHRISTINA
BOLAND

Christina Boland supports Dominion in lobbying registrations and disclosures, investment, and financial planning. Through her role with DFC, Christina hopes to further her knowledge base in financial planning and eventually apply her acquired skills as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / CFP®. Prior to joining Dominion, Christina gained experience through her work as an analyst for Fox River Financial Resources in Chicago.

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Christina Boland

Christina Boland supports Dominion in lobbying registrations and disclosures, investment, and financial planning. Through her role with DFC, Christina hopes to further her knowledge base in financial planning and eventually apply her acquired skills as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / CFP®. Prior to joining Dominion, Christina gained experience through her work as an analyst for Fox River Financial Resources in Chicago.

CHRISTY
MISTR

Christine R. Mistr (“Christy”) is a tax attorney, CPA, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / CFP® who assists clients in all forms of business management, tax, financial planning, investment, and estate planning issues. Immediately prior to forming Dominion Financial Consultants, Christy served for almost five years as tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

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Christy Mistr

Christy Mistr is a tax attorney, CPA and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / CFP® who assists clients in all forms of business management, tax, financial planning, investment, and estate planning issues.  Immediately prior to forming Dominion Financial Consultants, Christy served as tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.  During her time with the Committee, Christy analyzed and developed corporate and individual federal income tax proposals and prepared the Chairman for Committee meetings on developing tax legislation and oversight of the Internal Revenue Service.  Christy has also served as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.

Christy received her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Tax Review and a Dillard Fellow, Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant.  She also was honored to receive the Edwin S. Cohen Tax Scholarship.  Christy is admitted to practice in Virginia and in the District of Columbia and is an active member of the tax sections of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the D.C. Bar Association.  Christy earned her B.S.B.A. (Accounting), cum laude, from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.In private practice, Christy associated as a tax attorney with the law firms of McKee Nelson, LLP, in Washington, D.C. and McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe, LLP, in Richmond, Virginia.  In her tax practice, Christy worked closely with small businesses to develop and implement federal tax strategies, including those related to estate planning.  She also counseled large multi-national clients on international joint ventures and negotiated the terms of related agreements.  Christy has significant tax litigation experience and has represented clients before IRS Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. Courts of Appeal.  As a CPA, Christy worked as an independent auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP, prior to law school.

Christy participates in collaborative mediation practice as an active member of the Collaborative Law Professionals of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.  Christy serves on the boards of A Place 4 Me and The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, as well as the Business School Advisory Board of Shenandoah University.  Christy previously chaired the board of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Free Dental Clinic.

COURTNEY
HICKERSON

Courtney supports Dominion Financial Consultants in all aspects of firm administration, data management, and filing systems. Before coming to work for Dominion, Courtney gained experience through her work as an office clerk at Jackson Hole resort. Courtney graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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Courtney Hickerson

Courtney supports Dominion Financial Consultants in all aspects of firm administration, data management, and filing systems. Before coming to work for Dominion, Courtney gained experience through her work as an office clerk at Jackson Hole resort. Courtney formerly worked for Dominion on a part-time business but joined the team full-time following her graduation from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

DAISSAN
COLBERT

Daissan Colbert is a Certified Public Accountant with higher education, nonprofit and public company audit and accounting experience. She oversees financial reporting, payroll, budget, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. Daissan received her MBA and her bachelor’s in accounting and finance, cum laude, from Georgetown University.

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Daissan Colbert

Daissan Colbert is a Certified Public Accountant with higher education, nonprofit and public company audit and accounting experience.

In her prior role as Controller at the American Association for Justice, she maintained the integrity of financial information for multiple entities and provided support to over 45 state affiliates. She oversaw financial reporting, payroll, budget, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions.

Daissan received her MBA and her bachelor’s in accounting and finance, cum laude, from Georgetown University. As an undergraduate, she was honored as a Patrick Healy Fellow and a John Carroll Scholar.

Daissan began her professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an auditor, specializing in higher education/nonprofit financial audits and A-133 compliance audits. After leaving PwC, Daissan served as the Assistant Controller at Trinity Washington University where she worked hands on with faculty and staff, helping to bridge gaps between the business office and non-financial employees. Daissan also spent five years working at National Public Radio. There, she managed financial reporting, accounts receivable, and served as an ex-officio member of the Public Media Business Association Board of Directors.

Daissan currently serves on the board of the Georgetown University Patrick Healy Fellowship, a student-alumni group dedicated to pursuing the Jesuit ideals of diversity and community service.

 

GABRIELLE
GRAVES

Gabrielle Graves serves as project manager for Dominion, overseeing different aspects of internal workflow and client project management. Prior to joining Dominion, Gabrielle worked in advertising, gaining valuable experience in managing project forecasting and client relationships. Gabrielle graduated from The College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in English.

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Gabrielle Graves

Gabrielle serves as project manager for Dominion Financial Consultants, overseeing different aspects of internal workflow and client project management. Prior to joining Dominion, Gabrielle worked in advertising, gaining valuable experience in managing project workflow, project timelines, and client relationships. In her free time, Gabrielle operates a small freelance graphic design business and has previously helped both Dominion and its clients with design projects, including but not limited to designing invoices, letterhead, business cards, and websites. Gabrielle graduated from The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in English.

LIZ
RADKE

Elizabeth G. Radke (“Liz”), a CPA licensed in Virginia and Florida, joined Dominion Financial Consultants with over ten years of experience in the accounting and tax fields, focusing on not-for-profit organizations and closely-held companies. Prior to joining Dominion, Liz provided financial support and advisory services for Maddox & Gerock, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia, and Carmines, Robbins & Co, PLC, in the Hampton Roads area.

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Liz Radke

Elizabeth G. Radke (“Liz”), a CPA licensed in Virginia and Florida, joined Dominion Financial Consultants with over ten years of experience in the accounting and tax fields, focusing on not-for-profit organizations and closely-held companies. Prior to joining Dominion, Liz provided financial support and advisory services for Maddox & Gerock, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia, and Carmines, Robbins & Co, PLC, in the Hampton Roads area. Liz holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management and is currently pursuing certification as a Not-For-Profit professional with the AICPA. In the past, Liz has served as Treasurer for the Navarre Youth Sports Association and Yorktown Titans Youth Lacrosse League, and as a board member of the Newport News Education Foundation.

RACHELLE KNEPPER

Rachelle joined DFC with over 20 years of accounting experience.  She earned her B.A. in Accounting from the University of West Florida and her MBA from Old Dominion University.  Prior to joining DFC, she worked for 10 years as a senior accountant for American Funds in various capacities of accounting, finance and trade operations.  She also has several years of senior accounting experience working for Sharp Healthcare and auditing experience working for SouthTrust Bank (now Wachovia).

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Rachelle Knepper

Rachelle joined DFC with over 20 years of accounting experience.  She earned her B.A. in Accounting from the University of West Florida and her MBA from Old Dominion University.  Prior to joining DFC, she worked for 10 years as a senior accountant for American Funds in various capacities of accounting, finance and trade operations.  She also has several years of senior accounting experience working for Sharp Healthcare and auditing experience working for SouthTrust Bank (now Wachovia).

SAMANTHA
WILNER

Samantha Wilner (“Sami”) supports Dominion Financial Consultants on a part-time basis providing accounting services to many of Dominion’s small business clients. In addition to accounting services, Sami provides business support services including management of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and invoicing.

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Samantha Wilner

Samantha Wilner (“Sami”) supports Dominion Financial Consultants on a part-time basis providing accounting services to many of Dominion’s small business clients. In addition to accounting services, Sami provides business support services including management of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and invoicing. Prior to joining Dominion, Sami was a sole proprietor of a small business for 10 years and worked as a Massage Therapist for AthletiCo Physical Therapy, assisting patients with pre- and post-surgical massage through their rehabilitation. Sami received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Minnesota.

SHANNON
RAMSEY

Shannon supports the administrative and accounting teams at Dominion, performing services which include internal and client invoicing, payroll, bill pay, and monthly reconciliation for various clients. Prior to working with Dominion, Shannon earned six years of experience working in attorney offices.

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Shannon Ramsey

Shannon supports the administrative and accounting teams at Dominion, performing services which include internal and client invoicing, payroll, bill pay, and monthly reconciliation for various clients. Prior to working with Dominion, Shannon earned six years of experience working in attorney offices. She enjoys writing, and is experienced in drafting legal documents and letters, contracts, as well as filing court documents, performing legal research and managing cases. Shannon also spent ten years with a national sign company, where she directly reported to the CFO and CEO. As a member of the accounting department, her responsibilities included accounts payable, accounts receivable, client billing, reconciling and payroll. In a supervisory position at the same company, she was responsible for client project tracking, payment tracking, profit and loss reporting, and monthly invoicing. Shannon has also acquired experience working with city and county municipalities for codes and permitting.


APRIL DISEGNA

April DiSegna is a senior tax accountant for Dominion Financial Consultants. April has nearly 15 years of experience in public accounting and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to moving to Virginia, April practiced in Florida with Hill, Barth & King, LLC and then worked as a Financial Analyst for Seacoast National Bank. April brings significant tax and accounting experience to Dominion Financial and is an integral part of our tax team.

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April DiSegna

April DiSegna is a senior tax accountant for Dominion Financial Consultants. April has nearly 15 years of experience in public accounting and earned her Bachelors in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to moving to Virginia, April practiced in Florida with Hill, Barth & King, LLC and then worked as a Financial Analyst for Seacoast National Bank. April brings significant tax and accounting experience to Dominion Financial and is an integral part of our tax team.


CHRISTINA BOLAND

Christina Boland supports Dominion in lobbying registrations and disclosures, investment, and financial planning. Through her role with DFC, Christina hopes to further her knowledge base in financial planning and eventually apply her acquired skills as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / CFP®. Prior to joining Dominion, Christina gained experience through her work as an analyst for Fox River Financial Resources in Chicago.

READ MORE

Christina Boland

Christina Boland supports Dominion in lobbying registrations and disclosures, investment, and financial planning. Through her role with DFC, Christina hopes to further her knowledge base in financial planning and eventually apply her acquired skills as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / CFP®. Prior to joining Dominion, Christina gained experience through her work as an analyst for Fox River Financial Resources in Chicago.


CHRISTY MISTR

Christine R. Mistr (“Christy”) is a tax attorney, CPA, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / CFP® who assists clients in all forms of business management, tax, financial planning, investment, and estate planning issues. Immediately prior to forming Dominion Financial Consultants, Christy served for almost five years as tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

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Christy Mistr

Christy Mistr is a tax attorney, CPA and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM) who assists clients in all forms of business management, tax, financial planning, investment, and estate planning issues.  Immediately prior to forming Dominion Financial Consultants, Christy served as tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.  During her time with the Committee, Christy analyzed and developed corporate and individual federal income tax proposals and prepared the Chairman for Committee meetings on developing tax legislation and oversight of the Internal Revenue Service.  Christy has also served as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.

Christy received her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Tax Review and a Dillard Fellow, Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant.  She also was honored to receive the Edwin S. Cohen Tax Scholarship.  Christy is admitted to practice in Virginia and in the District of Columbia and is an active member of the tax sections of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the D.C. Bar Association.  Christy earned her B.S.B.A. (Accounting), cum laude, from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.In private practice, Christy associated as a tax attorney with the law firms of McKee Nelson, LLP, in Washington, D.C. and McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe, LLP, in Richmond, Virginia.  In her tax practice, Christy worked closely with small businesses to develop and implement federal tax strategies, including those related to estate planning.  She also counseled large multi-national clients on international joint ventures and negotiated the terms of related agreements.  Christy has significant tax litigation experience and has represented clients before IRS Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. Courts of Appeal.  As a CPA, Christy worked as an independent auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP, prior to law school.

Christy participates in collaborative mediation practice as an active member of the Collaborative Law Professionals of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.  Christy serves on the boards of A Place 4 Me and The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, as well as the Business School Advisory Board of Shenandoah University.  Christy previously chaired the board of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Free Dental Clinic.


COURTNEY HICKERSON

Courtney supports Dominion Financial Consultants in all aspects of firm administration, data management, and filing systems. Before coming to work for Dominion, Courtney gained experience through her work as an office clerk at Jackson Hole resort. Courtney graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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Courtney Hickerson

Courtney supports Dominion Financial Consultants in all aspects of firm administration, data management, and filing systems. Before coming to work for Dominion, Courtney gained experience through her work as an office clerk at Jackson Hole resort. Courtney formerly worked for Dominion on a part-time business but joined the team full-time following her graduation from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

DAISSAN
COLBERT

Daissan Colbert is a Certified Public Accountant with higher education, nonprofit and public company audit and accounting experience. She oversees financial reporting, payroll, budget, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. Daissan received her MBA and her bachelor’s in accounting and finance, cum laude, from Georgetown University.

READ MORE

Daissan Colbert

Daissan Colbert is a Certified Public Accountant with higher education, nonprofit and public company audit and accounting experience.

In her prior role as Controller at the American Association for Justice, she maintained the integrity of financial information for multiple entities and provided support to over 45 state affiliates. She oversaw financial reporting, payroll, budget, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions.

Daissan received her MBA and her Bachelors in Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from Georgetown University. As an undergraduate, she was honored as a Patrick Healy Fellow and a John Carroll Scholar.

Daissan began her professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an auditor, specializing in higher education/nonprofit financial audits and A-133 compliance audits. After leaving PwC, Daissan served as the Assistant Controller at Trinity Washington University where she worked hands on with faculty and staff, helping to bridge gaps between the business office and non-financial employees. Daissan also spent five years working at National Public Radio. There, she managed financial reporting, accounts receivable, and served as an ex-officio member of the Public Media Business Association Board of Directors.

Daissan currently serves on the board of the Georgetown University Patrick Healy Fellowship, a student-alumni group dedicated to pursuing the Jesuit ideals of diversity and community service.


GABRIELLE GRAVES

Gabrielle Graves serves as project manager for Dominion, overseeing different aspects of internal workflow and client project management. Prior to joining Dominion, Gabrielle worked in advertising, gaining valuable experience in managing project workflow, project timelines, and client relationships. Gabrielle graduated from The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in English.

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Gabrielle Graves

Gabrielle serves as project manager for Dominion Financial Consultants, overseeing different aspects of internal workflow and client project management. Prior to joining Dominion, Gabrielle worked in advertising, gaining valuable experience in managing project workflow, project timelines, and client relationships. In her free time, Gabrielle operates a freelance graphic design business and has previously helped both Dominion and its clients with design projects, including but not limited to designing invoices, letterhead, business cards, and websites. Gabrielle graduated from The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in English and hopes to enter a Master of Business Administration program in the near future.


LIZ RADKE

Elizabeth G. Radke (“Liz”), a CPA licensed in Virginia and Florida, joined Dominion Financial Consultants with over ten years of experience in the accounting and tax fields, focusing on not-for-profit organizations and closely-held companies. Prior to joining Dominion, Liz provided financial support and advisory services for Maddox & Gerock, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia, and Carmines, Robbins & Co, PLC, in the Hampton Roads area.

READ MORE

Liz Radke

Elizabeth G. Radke (“Liz”), a CPA licensed in Virginia and Florida, joined Dominion Financial Consultants with over ten years of experience in the accounting and tax fields, focusing on not-for-profit organizations and closely-held companies. Prior to joining Dominion, Liz provided financial support and advisory services for Maddox & Gerock, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia, and Carmines, Robbins & Co, PLC, in the Hampton Roads area. Liz holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management and is currently pursuing certification as a Not-For-Profit professional with the AICPA. In the past, Liz has served as Treasurer for the Navarre Youth Sports Association and Yorktown Titans Youth Lacrosse League, and as a board member of the Newport News Education Foundation.


RACHELLE KNEPPER

Rachelle joined DFC with over 20 years of accounting experience.  She earned her B.A. in Accounting from the University of West Florida and her MBA from Old Dominion University.  Prior to joining DFC, she worked for 10 years as a senior accountant for American Funds in various capacities of accounting, finance and trade operations.  She also has several years of senior accounting experience working for Sharp Healthcare and auditing experience working for SouthTrust Bank (now Wachovia).

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Rachelle Knepper

Rachelle joined DFC with over 20 years of accounting experience.  She earned her B.A. in Accounting from the University of West Florida and her MBA from Old Dominion University.  Prior to joining DFC, she worked for 10 years as a senior accountant for American Funds in various capacities of accounting, finance and trade operations.  She also has several years of senior accounting experience working for Sharp Healthcare and auditing experience working for SouthTrust Bank (now Wachovia).


SAMANTHA WILNER

Samantha Wilner (“Sami”) supports Dominion Financial Consultants on a part-time basis providing accounting services to many of Dominion’s small business clients. In addition to accounting services, Sami provides business support services including management of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and invoicing.

READ MORE

Samantha Wilner

Samantha Wilner (“Sami”) supports Dominion Financial Consultants on a part-time basis providing accounting services to many of Dominion’s small business clients. In addition to accounting services, Sami provides business support services including management of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and invoicing. Prior to joining Dominion, Sami was a sole proprietor of a small business for 10 years and worked as a Massage Therapist for AthletiCo Physical Therapy, assisting patients with pre- and post-surgical massage through their rehabilitation. Sami received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Minnesota.


SHANNON RAMSEY

Shannon supports the administrative and accounting teams at Dominion, performing services which include internal and client invoicing, payroll, bill pay, and monthly reconciliation for various clients. Prior to working with Dominion, Shannon earned six years of experience working in attorney offices.

READ MORE

Shannon Ramsey

Shannon supports the administrative and accounting teams at Dominion, performing services which include internal and client invoicing, payroll, bill pay, and monthly reconciliation for various clients. Prior to working with Dominion, Shannon earned six years of experience working in attorney offices. She enjoys writing, and is experienced in drafting legal documents and letters, contracts, as well as filing court documents, performing legal research and managing cases. Shannon also spent ten years with a national sign company, where she directly reported to the CFO and CEO. As a member of the accounting department, her responsibilities included accounts payable, accounts receivable, client billing, reconciling and payroll. In a supervisory position at the same company, she was responsible for client project tracking, payment tracking, profit and loss reporting, and monthly invoicing. Shannon has also acquired experience working with city and county municipalities for codes and permitting.