Pros On the Move – June 2022

Pros on the Move is a roundup of the latest promotions, hiring and staffing news in and around the tax and accounting profession.

Baker Newman Noyes Announces Senior Executive Hires in Healthcare Consulting Practice

Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a nationally recognized Top 100 accounting and consulting firm, recently announced three new senior executive hires at its healthcare consulting firm to lead the new practice’s clinical advisory services unit. Marking the expansion of its healthcare consulting practice, these additions will broaden the company’s service options and expertise in clinical operations and oncology, providing clients with unique and personalized services beyond financial and operational improvement.

Jada Desmarais joins the firm as a senior executive in the practice of health care while Erica Napolitano was hired as a senior advisor. The two will work from BNN’s office in Portsmouth while serving clients throughout New England. Additionally, the firm announced Dr Myhanh Nguyen will work as a consultant in the role of medical director, bringing over 14 years of clinical experience to the advisory group.

Desmarais is a strategic thinker adept at navigating complex situations and identifying opportunities for business process improvement. She has a proven track record of increasing revenue growth and profitability and supporting successful go-to-market strategies for new services. She earned her MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

Napolitano has over 20 years of experience in healthcare operations and management. She is a creative thinker, with an unparalleled ability to develop strategic solutions around process improvement with root cause analysis. During his career, Napolitano has developed and implemented financial and navigation authorization programs, created new service lines and managed multiple accreditations through to completion.

A former Regional Medical Director overseeing three service lines at both Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Parkland Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen provides expertise in executive-level leadership, patient experience and communication, budgeting and in strategic planning. She has additional experience as a medical information officer at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and as a hospitalist at several hospitals in coastal New Hampshire, including York Hospital, where she still practices. She holds an MD from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Auburn University.

BNN’s Healthcare Advisory Group is comprised of a team of 13 seasoned professionals with backgrounds in healthcare financing and strategy, workflow redesign and optimization, Medicare, Medicaid and third-party reimbursement, management revenue and clinical documentation and compliance.

Mazars in the United States appoints Karine Philippon as Office Managing Partner in Los Angeles

Mazars, one of the leading audit, tax and advisory firms in the United States, recently announced the appointment of Karine Philippon as its new Office Managing Partner in Los Angeles, succeeding Jessica Cluzeau, who returns to Mazars France. With over a decade of experience in public accounting, Karine will continue to drive the growth of the Mazars practice in California, in addition to leading the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.

Karine began her career as an auditor with the Mazars group in 2004 and transferred to an American subsidiary of the group in 2008. She joined Mazars as a partner in Los Angeles in 2017. She has extensive expertise in technology, media, manufacturing and distribution. companies, providing accounting, tax, auditing and advisory services to a wide range of companies, from start-ups and emerging growth companies to international groups.

Before joining Mazars, Karine obtained her master’s degree in auditing and financial consulting at Paris Dauphine University. His specialties are financial reporting, mergers & acquisitions, audits, spin-offs, technical accounting and consulting, under US GAAP and IFRS. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in California and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Grant Thornton names Free Mom Hugs as his new purple paladin

Grant Thornton LLP, one of America’s largest accounting, tax and consulting firms, recently named Free Mom Hugs to its Purple Paladin program, which helps emerging nonprofits grow from “start-up to unstoppable”. Through the program, Grant Thornton provides funding, business advice and volunteer support, while helping nonprofits raise awareness of their work and mission.

With chapters in all 50 states and initiatives around the world, Free Mom Hugs is on a mission to create allies who support the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education, and conversation.

In addition to a library of resources, the organization provides opportunities to demonstrate its alliance by participating in local events across the country such as pride parades, holiday rallies and advocacy activities.

Additionally, Grant Thornton is currently helping Free Mom Hugs develop an “Alliance Hub” on its website, providing resources so people can become better allies in the LGBTQIA+ community – at home, at work and at home. ‘school.

Grant Thornton named Free Mom Hugs to its Purple Paladin program in consultation with company summer interns, who researched and suggested interesting organizations to support.

Grant Thornton is accepting nominations from nonprofit organizations for its Purple Paladin program at www.grantthornton/

Free Mom Hugs joins 11 other nonprofit organizations that Grant Thornton previously selected as Purple Paladins:

  • WeaveTales is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps refugees of all kinds share their stories through books, exhibits, films, and other channels. To learn more, visit
  • Warrior Reunion Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that reconnects veterans and their families through life-changing reunion experiences. All events are provided free of charge to those who attend. To learn more, visit
  • Go Team Therapy Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces well-trained therapy dogs and places them at disaster sites, hospitals, and other places where they can provide comfort and care. To learn more, visit
  • Find Your Anchor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on suicide prevention. To help people struggling to find hope, the organization creates and distributes boxes of selected items called “anchors.” To learn more, visit
  • Foster Nation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps former youth adoptees overcome the challenges associated with the “aging” foster care system. To learn more, visit
  • Hope in a Box is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educators with literature, detailed curriculum, and guidance to improve classroom environments for LGBTQIA+ students. To learn more, visit
  • Weird Enough Productions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that develops free interactive online content designed to combat media misrepresentations of minority communities. The organization is best known for its flagship comic book series, “The UnCommons”. To learn more, visit
  • Invisible Hands Deliver is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses more than 12,000 volunteers to deliver groceries, prescriptions, and other necessities to people vulnerable to COVID- 19 and facing food insecurity. To learn more, visit
  • Pal Experiences is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps people with non-visible disabilities, such as autism, have more inclusive experiences at museums, entertainment venues and sporting events . To learn more, visit
  • Sneakers for Soldiers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides properly fitting athletic footwear to deployed combat troops in all branches of the military. To learn more, visit
  • Coming Up Rosies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides “smile kits” to hospitals so children – especially those with hair loss – can participate in art activities therapeutic to create custom superhero scarves, scarves and capes based on their own unique designs. To learn more, visit

Grant Thornton’s Purple Paladins program takes its name from the word paladin, a champion of a cause. To learn more about the program or to nominate a nonprofit organization for potential support, visit the Grant Thornton website:

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