The State Board of Accountancy consists of up to fifteen members, one of who shall be the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs in the Department of State, one the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General and the remaining thirteen of whom shall be appointed by the Governor. Nine members are certified public accountants, one member shall be a public accountant and three members shall be persons who represent the public at large. Scaff will serve her term as a public member until September 2017.
Scaff took the Constitutional Oath of Office before the Secretary of the Commonwealth on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 to begin her service to the Commonwealth with her nomination by Senator Elder Vogel achieving a majority vote of all the Members of the Senate.
“I was honored to receive this nomination from Senator Vogel and will serve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in this new capacity,” said Lynell Scaff, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County.
“I have been serving Beaver County children as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters and with the Make A Wish Foundation as a volunteer wish granter. The work done by these two youth based agencies enables great personal growth in knowing that our community’s children in need, have an advocate working on their behalf to assist.”
Senator Vogel has been a great partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County to support the children in Beaver County and he understands the mission of serving children in Beaver County facing adversity with mentors who can provide a long lasting relationship built on trust said Scaff.
“The demand for our services has never been greater. Thank you for all for support, encouragement, friendship and partnership. Success and Impact for our youth is achieved through collaboration and cooperation from many sources; the children served thank all of you for providing opportunities and enrichment,”
About Lynell Scaff:
Ms. Scaff is originally from Oakdale, PA. She is a graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, PA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as an MBA. Ms. Scaff is the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County. Previously, Ms. Scaff held the Executive Directors position at Keystone Simulation & Education Center in Potter Township, PA, a state of the art medical simulation center offering first responder training and mock drills. She held the position of Senior Director of Finance and Administration at Family House where she oversaw operations of four separate houses in the Oakland and Shadyside areas of Pittsburgh, totaling 162 guest rooms. Family House annually supports more than 11,000 families providing a supportive, comfortable and affordable “home away from home” to seriously ill patients and their families.
Ms. Scaff resides in Center Township and is Secretary for the Board of the Beaver County Association of the Blind, Board of Directors Officer for the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Beaver County Economic Development Committee and a member of the Advisory Board for the Community College of Beaver County. In her spare time, Lynell enjoys being a Wish granter for the Make A Wish Foundation, and has delivered wishes to deserving children in Allegheny and Beaver Counties for over 10 years.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County is one of over 300 nationwide affiliates of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. It has been the leader in one-to-one service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County serves 365 children and an equal number of volunteer mentors each year. The agency is located at 1475 Third Avenue in New Brighton.
The agency vision is to match each and every child who needs and wants a Big Brother or Sister. Research conducted on Big Brothers Big Sisters programs nationwide has demonstrated that vulnerable youth matched with a Big Brother or Sister mentor are less likely to use drugs and to start drinking, do better in school, and are less likely to resort to violence.
Information about donating, volunteering, or enrolling a child is available at www.bcbigs.org, or by phone at 724.843.4600.