Our Chapter



Meet the Board

Our board works tirelessly to provide our members with the most up to date and cost effective fraud prevention training locally. Our Chapter is successful because of its dedicated members, so please feel free to contact us anytime with suggestions or concerns.

Contact Information 
Lisa Tillman,

2 Year Term

Term Expires 2019


Vice President
Christine Dever Homack,
Accountabilities Consulting       Services, LLC , Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
3853 Northdale Blvd., #284
Tampa, FL 33624 

2 Year Term

Term Expires 2017

Michele Nisi, CPA, CFE, CSX-F

 The Nielsen Company,               Internal Audit


2 Year Term


 Kerkering Barberio & Co
1990 Main Street, Suite 801
Sarasota, Fl 34236
(941) 365-4617

2 Year Term

Term Expires 2017

Training Director
Christine Dever Homack,
Accountabilities Consulting       Services, LLC , Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
3853 Northdale Blvd., #284
Tampa, FL 33624 

2 Year Term

Term Expires 2017

Pamela Ranney, CFE

 Remainder of Term


Nancy Hoang, CPA, CFE



2 Year Term

Term Expires 2017

Director Matthew Rzepa  

2 Year Term


Laura Krueger Brock,
 Laura Kruger BrockCPA
(727) 644-6935 

2 Year Term 

Term Expires 2016


Susan Ireland, CFE, CAMS


Ntegrity Solutions
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

 2 Year Term


Kjell Purnell,CFE
 Everence Financial          
3407 Bahia Vista St
Sarasota Fl 34239
(941) 228-8103
 Past President (16/17)






Our Committees

Our Chapter is growing rapidly and for that reason we have set up a number of committees to allow us to successfully achieve our future goals. There are many opportunities to volunteer your time.  We have large and small projects underway so if you only have a couple of hours to dedicate to furthering fraud prevention education in our community, please let us know. We will be delighted to get you involved even for just a couple of hours.

How You Can Help
Membership & Communications 
Kjell Purnell  & Judith Botham
Promoting membership in our Chapter
Distribution of Chapter information
Event attendance
Member recruitment
Design of promotional material
Articles for our website/newsletter
 Ensure the fair election of new board members
 Recruit potential board members
Administer the election process
Prepare promotional material
Christine Dever Homack

Providing regular training

Dinner Meeting and
Event registration
Event co-ordination and planning
Community Activity 
Laura Brock
Awarding annual scholarship
Providing fraud education in the community
Event attendance
Design promotional material
Event attendance
Speak at local events
Design promotional material
Actively engage local students in our Chapter
Speak at local schools
Mentor students
Prepare materials for the Mentor Boot Camp
Design promotional material


Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics for Certified Fraud Examiners

  1. A Certified Fraud Examiner shall, at all times, demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and diligence in the performance of his or her duties.

  2. A Certified Fraud Examiner shall not engage in any illegal or unethical conduct, or any activity which would constitute a conflict of interest.

  3. A Certified Fraud Examiner shall, at all times, exhibit the highest level of integrity in the performance of all professional assignments, and will accept only assignments for which there is reasonable expectation that the assignment will be completed with professional competence.

  4. A Certified Fraud Examiner will comply with lawful orders of the courts, and will testify to matters truthfully and without bias or prejudice.

  5. A Certified Fraud Examiner, in conducting examinations, will obtain evidence or other documentation to establish a reasonable basis for any opinion rendered. No opinion shall be expressed regarding the guilt or innocence of any persons or party.

  6. A Certified Fraud Examiner shall not reveal any confidential information obtained during a professional engagement without proper authorization.

  7. A Certified Fraud Examiner shall reveal all material matters discovered during the course of an examination, which, if omitted, could cause a distortion of the facts.

  8. A Certified Fraud Examiner shall continually strive to increase the competence and effectiveness of professional services performed under his or her direction.


Chapter ByLaws

To view the Chapter ByLaws:

View here (PDF)







Your involvement in the chapter activities is what makes it succeed towards its mission.
The nomination period for candidates will end on February 28, 2017.  All current Chapter members are eligible to vote for a candidate, and to nominate a candidate, simply click on "Elections" below.


Board membership is a chapter service opportunity to help impact how much we do to help the community.  Finding non-profit leaders and board members is vital to organizational success. This is an opportunity for you or someone you know to be a "difference maker". 

We are calling for nominations for (3) Director positions.  If you have any questions about what the director positions and responsibilities entail, please feel free to contact myself or any current board member with your questions.  

Once all nominations are received and confirmed, the Election Committee will prepare the election ballot.  The election ballot will be sent out to the eligible voting members, as outlined in our Chapter by-laws, by March 5, 2017.  During this time, you will be voting for the selection of your choice of candidates.  For your convenience, we will also place the names of the candidates on our website for your review.  You must use the survey that will be e-mailed to you in order to place your vote.  Voting will end at close of business on April 4, 2017.

The newly elected directors and officers will be announced at our Annual Meeting on April 11, 2017.  Please make sure you vote, and as always, we thank you for your participation in our Chapter! 

*  Please note, in order to be nominated and elected o an officer position (Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President), the nominees must have served at least one term on the Board of Directors.  Detailed eligibility requirements can be found in our Chapter by-laws on our website at www.tampabaycfe.org.


Kjell Purnell, President
ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter


And the new board members are: .....


Nominees for Directors:  

Susan Ireland

Michele Nisi

Matthew Rzepa


Vice President:

Lisa Tillman


Voting members will receive a ballot via email to cast your vote.

Results will be announced at our annual meeting on April 11th 2017.








July 22, 2016


I would like to welcome you to the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2016/2017 year!  The Chapter’s mission is to serve our local community with the interaction of our members and expansion of knowledge to improve fraud detection and deterrence. We are fortunate to have among our chapter members’ representatives of law enforcement, government, investigative services, insurance, banking, public and private accounting and auditing as well as many other types of industries. Our goal is to provide group interaction with an environment for personal and professional growth and quality programs and content at an affordable value.

Last year, the chapter had a record number of 200+ members, and we are still growing! Our monthly dinner meetings continue to grow in size and offer a great value for CPE credits! And our two day May Seminar was one of our biggest! All this growth may mean a change in our meeting locations and venues.

This year, your chapter is planning some new things. Please look for updates on our web site as we keep you informed of events and opportunities for your involvement. By participating or volunteering your expertise and becoming more involved in our chapter, you will not only make valuable industry contacts that can benefit you and your institution, but you will also sharpen your skills.

And who wants to be a member of “Chapter Of The Year?” … we do!

Are you a CFE and NOT a member of the local Chapter? Why not?  We could use your help and invite you to join today!  Click here to join NOW!

We are always looking for new ideas and increased member participation so below I have included the date for our next two dinner meetings, and I hope you can join us. Please save these dates:

Save the Date:    Chapter Dinner Meeting            Tuesday September 13, 2016
Save the Date
:    Chapter Dinner Meeting            Tuesday October 11, 2016

Separate invitations will be sent out prior to each event.   Visit us at www.tampabaycfe.org for more details.

We are pleased to welcome this year’s board of directors and officers:

Kjell Purnell, President
Steve Hooper, Vice President
Lisa Tillman, Secretary
Patricia Entsminger, Treasurer

Nancy Hoang, Director
Laura Brock, Director
Judith Botham, Director
Christine Dever Homack, Training Director

I would like to thank each of you members for your support in making this year a great year! I am also very appreciative of our board members and officers who work hard in leading and planning for our chapter! Thank you to all of you!

If you have any questions or would like to assist with an upcoming event or activity, please contact me(President@tampabaycfe.org) or any board member.  Thank you for your interest in our Chapter, and we appreciate your support of our organization.

I look forward to meeting you soon at one of our dinners!


Kjell Purnell, CFE
President, Tampa Bay Chapter
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners