Penny Lee Qualls, CPA - Principal
After earning an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from the Erie Business Center, Penny earned a Bachelor's Degree in the same discipline from Gannon University.

She has been a member of the PICPA since 1996, a past-president for the PICPA-Erie Chapter in 2007 and 2013, as well as a member of the nominations committee. She has also served on such committees as the Image Enhancement, Legislation, Lifestyles and Family Issues and Women in Accounting, and Community Involvement and Social Responsibility.

Penny is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Other community organizations of which she is involved are:

  • Erie City Mission Finance Committee

  • Fairview Parks & Recreation Authority, Treasurer

  • Fairview Presbyterian Church

  • Sarah Reed Retirement Center Board; Long-Range Planning & Finance Committees

  • Koinonia of Erie County

  • Kairos Prison Ministries International, Inc.


Coleen DiCenzo
After earning an Associate's Degree in Accounting from the Community College of Allegheny County, Coleen worked as a Financial Secretary in the Business Office for the Gateway School District in Monroeville, PA for 17 years.

Coleen and her husband, Frank, moved to Erie in July 2005 so he could pursue a career at General Electric. Frank and Coleen have been married for 31 years and have 2 children: Danielle, 24 and Caleb, 13.

Coleen began working for P. L. Qualls & Company, P.C. as a temporary part-time employee in March 2012 and was hired as a permanent employee a year later, in March 2013.

Coleen really enjoys working for Penny.


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