Karen A. Messina-McDonnell, Executive Assistant

Karen is a member of the Firm’s Administrative Department. She primarily supports Audit and Accounting partners and managers.  Karen is a member of the Training Committee and is responsible for coordinating all internal trainings, as well as monitoring the staff’s CPE requirements. She is also a member of the Business Development Committee. Additionally, Karen coordinates all large client events and seminars, including Davie Kaplan’s annual two-day fall seminar.

Prior to joining Davie Kaplan, Karen worked as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant in corporate and legal settings.  She brings over 25 years of experience supporting Attorneys and Senior Level staff.

Supports the following personnel:

  • Jennifer R. Jones, CPA
  • Scott M. Kogler, CPA/PFS
  • David C. Pitcher, CPA/PFS
  • Nicholas M. Piehler, CPA
  • Anthony T. Cicotta, CPA


  • Associate’s degree – Paralegal Studies


  • NYS Notary Public
  • Certified Life Strategies Coach, CLSC
  • Certified Stress Management Coach, CSMC


Get to know the "real me"...

When not at work Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys yoga, meditation, and anything that creates a relaxing environment.