Women on the Move

Educating, connecting and empowering with the goal of developing women leaders


GRF formalized its women’s initiative and created Women on the Move in 2019 to promote gender parity at all levels of the organization. The program’s mission is to educate, connect, and empower with the goal of developing women leaders.


GRF CPAs and Advisors received the 2023 Empowering Women Award from the Daily Record. Pictured is GRF’s President and Managing Partner, Jackie Cardello, accepting the award.


In reality, the firm’s women leaders were already holding informal mentoring sessions and supporting the careers of young women for many years.

With Women on the Move, GRF made a leap toward increasing awareness of the benefits of diverse leadership with a structured format for sharing success stories as well as the barriers women experience in their careers.

Support for your career

Among GRF’s 28 partners and principals, 15 are women. An additional 36 women serve as supervisors, managers, and directors at the firm. For more information about the women who comprise GRF’s leadership team, visit our leadership page.


Pictured here, GRF Service Day at I Support the Girls, a nonprofit that collects and distributes bras and feminine hygiene products to those in need, primarily the homeless community.


Although one of the primary goals of the program is to increase retention and advancement of women leaders within the firm, the group also has fun!


Pictured here, Women on the Move sponsored a Sip and Paint night open to all GRF team members in January 2020.

Latest News

GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) is pleased to announce that Tricia Katebini, CPA, MBA, Partner, is the 2022 recipient of the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA) Max Teichmann Award. Presented to Ms. Katebini at the annual meeting on June 24 by the Chair of MACPA’s Board of Directors, Lexy Kessler, CPA, the award is given each year to a member who exemplifies service to the community.


Audit Partner, Amy Boland, CPA has been named the new Director of Audit Services at GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF). Effective June 1, 2022, Ms. Boland succeeds Terri M. McKnight, CPA, who has led the audit department at GRF since 2002.


GRF is pleased to announce that Melissa Musser CPA, CITP, CISA, partner and director of the firm’s Risk & Advisory services, is honored for Excellence in Innovation in Consulting® Magazine’s 2022 Women Leaders in Technology awards.


GRF Partner, Amy Boland, CPA has been appointed to a one-year term on the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC). Ms. Boland joins other distinguished WIEC members from the accounting industry who work closely with AICPA staff to produce necessary and appropriate resources, as well as prepare for speaking engagements on the subject around the country.


GRF CPAs & Advisors Senior Manager Tricia Katebini has been named a 2021 Woman to Watch by the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA). Tricia received an award in the Emerging Leader category, which honors women who are up-and-coming stars within their organization and the profession.


GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) Partner, Elinor Litwack, CPA, will be recognized as part of NYN Media’s Nonprofit 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. This year’s winners will be celebrated during a virtual reception on April 28.


GRF CPAs & Advisors, a full-service professional services firm providing clients with audit, tax, outsourced accounting, and advisory solutions, announced today that Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA, Principal, Risk & Advisory Services, has been appointed President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA DC).


GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) Senior Manager, Patricia (Tricia) Katebini, CPA, MBA has been elected to a three-year term on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Joint Trial Board.


For more information about Women on the Move, contact

Jacqueline Cardello, CPA

President and Managing Partner