ABFA Advisory Board

The Executive Advisory Board advises the American Board of Forensic Accounting (ABFA) in various professional and legal matters.  The members of the board are listed below.



Dr. Scott P. McHone, CPA, PhD has been providing accounting solutions since 1986. Along with being a Certified Public Accountant, Scott is also a Certified Forensic Accountant® and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and has also earned a certificate in Six Sigma. Scott owns and operates a CPA firm in California and is also the Executive Director of the American Board of Forensic Accounting®.

Board Members:


Stuart has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993 and has extensive audit, accounting, and investigative experience in the Financial Services, Education, and Health Care arenas.  He currently serves as a Senior Advisor over Program Integrity at a large State Agency as well as a Sole Proprietor of his own firm in the Sacramento Valley.

Jeremy Calva, CPA, CTP, CRFAC, CFF

Jeremy has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1998 with 18 years of finance, accounting, treasury, operations and forensic review experience. Along with being a Certified Public Accountant, Jeremy is also a Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Treasury Professional and Certified in Financial Forensics. Jeremy owns and operates a forensic review firm in California, testifies as an expert witness, and regularly publishes articles regarding contract breaches and fraud related issues.

D. Larry Crumbley, CPA, CRFAC, CFF, FCPA, MAFF

Dr. Crumbley is an Emeritus Professor at Louisiana State University and teaches courses in both Fraud and Forensic Accounting as well as Petroleum Accounting. Over the years, he has instructed at several universities including:•Penn State University
•New York University
•University of Florida
•University of Southern California
•23 years at Texas A&M University

Tricia-Ann Smith DaSilva, BsC (Hons), CA, CPA, CISA, CRISC CRFAC, MBA

Tricia-Ann is a Certified Public Accountant with over 11 years’ experience in providing IT and financial audit services to a wide spectrum of clients, including banking, money services, government, higher education, manufacturing and distribution.  She has extensive experience in the review of consolidated accounts in accordance with IFRS. Her experience also includes the review of complex transactions including reorganizations. In addition as an IT auditor, she is very skilled at the performance of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques, which guarantee efficiency and effectiveness in the audits of entities with multiple transactions and complex systems. She is currently a member of the Public Relations committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica and a member trustee of the Mentors Limited (2006) Superannuation Fund.

Dr. Brian K. Harte, ABGOV, RFI, LHA, CHPP, MCJ, Ph.D

Dr. Brian Harte is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Canton (SUNY-Canton). He has over 14 years’ experience teaching criminal justice and business students at both the college and university level. Brian is an international award winning researcher and has published articles in several academic journals including, but not limited to: the Journal of Management and Business and the Journal of Applied Financial Research.


John is the owner of John R. Janicek, CPA P.C. and the managing member of Janicek Valuation and Forensic Services, PLLC. He has over 28 years’ experience as a Certified Public Accountant and has earned Business Valuation and Forensic Evidence credentials from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, American Board of Forensic Accounting®, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Forensic CPA Society. John has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty–Business Division at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee since 1987 teaching both tax and accounting courses and is a member of the college’s Curriculum Advisory Board. He has provided expert witness testimony in both Federal and State Court on Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting Evidence.  John’s practice is now exclusively focused on providing business valuation, litigation support, and forensic accounting services.

Ilya Podolskiy, CPA, CRMA, CGMA, CRFAC

Mr. Podolskiy is a Certified Public Accountant who brings 10+ years of accounting and audit experience in the financial and insurance industries. Throughout Ilya’s career, he was the leader in transformation and reorganization projects, IPO preparation, Acquisition and Divestitures, SOX compliance, and other key business initiatives and audit engagements. Combining his experience with continued education in the accounting and fraud areas, Ilya exemplifies excellence and drive that motivates positive professional change.

Thomas T. Ueno, CPA, CRFAC
Director of Education and Training
American Board of Forensic Accounting®

Mr. Ueno is a principal of Thomas T. Ueno CPA and a Certified Forensic Accountant®.  He is qualified and experienced in litigation support and forensic accounting.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (Certified in Financial Forensics) with experience in auditing and management consulting.  He serves as an expert witness and consultant.  He was partner-in-charge of an international CPA firm’s consulting department in Honolulu where he directed information management projects, development of strategic plans, and business rescues.  He directed the firm’s litigation support practice and was a member of the firm’s national litigation support committee.  He served as the firm’s liaison for its management consulting operations in the Asia-Pacific.  He also served on the firm’s national government services committee.


Comments are closed