The CTCPA Women's Awards program returned to the beautiful TPC River Highlands on January 18, 2023 to recognize the many contributions that female CPA professionals are making in Connecticut.
Meet the 2023 Honorees
Distinguished Service Award Winners
Isabelle V. Curtiss, CPA/PFS
Isabelle V. Curtiss, P.C., CPA
Isabelle is the owner of Isabelle V. Curtiss, P.C., CPA. As both a CPA and a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), she has amassed a long list of accolades throughout her career. A former CTCPA Board member, she served as a member of or liaison to many committees and was founder of the CTCPA Personal Financial Planning Committee.
Jeanna M. Doherty
Ernst & Young LLP
Jeanna is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), where she has worked since graduating from college 28 years ago. She is the firm’s Americas Assurance Operations Leader. She works with assurance leadership on planning, budgeting, talent, and process optimization. She also serves as coordinating partner for health clients and leads the firm’s assurance audit environmental efforts, helping more than 800 audit clients prepare for proposed new SEC rules on climate disclosures.
Kimberly Napp, CPA
Kimberly is a partner in the Audit Department at Whittlesey, concentrating on nonprofits and credit unions. She co-founded and co-chairs the firm’s women’s leadership group, Women of Whittlesey (WoW), and is the firm’s Quality Control Director. She is also a member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Resource Council.
Teresa S. Polley
SSGA Select Sector SPDR Trust
Teresa currently serves as Independent Trustee and Audit Committee Chair for SSGA Select Sector SPDR Trust, an ETF complex of 11 funds covering the sectors of the S&P 500. She also serves on not-for-profit boards, including her alma mater, Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut, and on the CTCPA Investment Committee.
Noelle A. Taddei, CPA, MST
Educator, Accounting Coach, and Career Advocate
Noelle’s professional life today evolved from a varied journey as a CPA in public accounting, Fortune 100 corporate, and education. She now combines her passion with her experiences and shares them as a college professor, career advocate, and accounting coach for the Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment) program.
Amber D. Tucker, CPA
Amber is a partner with FML CPAs, a regional accounting firm headquartered in Glastonbury, where she leads the Not-for-Profit Assurance and Tax practice alongside colleague Brian Kelleher. Amber helps guide the team of 20 professionals as they develop the skills necessary to best serve not-for-profit clients in all their accounting and advisory needs.
Women to Watch Winners
Melissa Braun, CPA
Melissa is a Manager in the Whittlesey Tax Department, providing tax and consulting services to commercial, residential, and affordable housing real estate entities, financial institutions, construction, manufacturing and closely held businesses, and high-net-worth individuals.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Alina is an Audit & Assurance Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”), with more than 11 years of experience serving large public and private clients within Deloitte’s financial services group in Connecticut. She specializes in the banking and capital markets and investment management industries. In addition, she is active in many other activities such as facilitating technical trainings, serving as a coach to several mentees, and co-chairing Deloitte’s Talent Advisory Council in Stamford.