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Meet Our Team Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA, Accounting

Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA is a full-service Certified Accounting firm licensed in the State of Florida with a valid State of Florida CPA license.

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Meet Our Team Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA, Accounting

Nicole M. DeFeo, CPA

Nicole is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida and has been working in public accounting for 15 years. She is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Certified Advisor. Nicole graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and eventually completed her Master’s Degree.

She began as a staff accountant at a small CPA Firm in Maitland, FL where she developed analytical skills through accounting and bookkeeping. She accepted a position at Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA in 2011. She has extensive experience in in accounting and taxation for large and small businesses as well as individuals.

Originally born in Massachusetts, she moved to South Florida early in life and eventually moved to Central Florida after marrying her high school sweetheart.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick and three children, Kayla, Nicky and Bella.




Meet Our Team Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA, Accounting

Joanne P. Hertzburg, Office Manager

Joanne has been a part of the firm since June 2006. Prior to Patrick M. Burns CPA, PA, Joanne worked for Homeland Security SBA and FEMA assisting disaster victims through Hurricanes Charlie, Frances, Jean and Katrina among others. She is originally from Jackson Heights, New York and later Middletown, New York. Joanne relocated to the Sunshine State in 1996 with her husband, Richard, son and daughter, Richard and Michele.

Joanne attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City majoring in Interior Design and Fine Arts. After college she worked as a retail buyer for local department stores in Middletown, NY before moving to Florida.

Joanne loves meeting with and assisting our clients with their financial and accounting needs and welcomes your contact.




Meet Our Team Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA, Accounting

Michelle A. Miller Rothen, Staff Accountant

Michelle has been in public accounting for over 30 years. Originally from Miami she spent 20 years with Fisher & Fisher, CPAS, P.A. in South Miami Florida until relocating to Orlando. Michelle has been with Patrick M. Burns, CPA PA since 2015. Michelle is also a Certified Acceptance Agent for the Internal Revenue Service. Michelle and her husband, John enjoy all outdoor activities including water sports and motorcycle riding. Michelle's daughter Megan attends UNF.




Meet Our Team Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA, Accounting

Situ D'Emo, Staff Accountant

Situ is a Staff Accountant at Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA and has experience in bookkeeping and financial statement preparation and compilation. Upon completing her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Nepal, she moved to the U.S. where she received her Master's degree in Finance from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. She plans to work towards her CPA license. Her previous work experience includes working for Samsonite & Greenway Ford.

Situ's passion has always been providing excellent service with a focus on detail, accuracy, and professionalism. She understands the needs of the business and connecting with others is one of her greatest assets.

Besides spending time with her husband, Rob, young son, Vinnie and her dog, Coco, Situ loves to paint, creating beautiful works of art.




Meet Our Team Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA, Accounting

Jennifer M. Bodi, Accounting Assistant

Jennifer joined Patrick M. Burns, CPA, PA as an Accounting Assistant in October 2018 after moving to Florida with her husband Steve.

Prior to her move, Jennifer was an office manager for VZN Group, LLC, a small CPA firm in Toledo, Ohio for 17 years; she has also worked in the banking and truck industries.

Jennifer was born and raised in Toledo and is a proud mother of two children; Trent is a firefighter and Michaela is a police officer, both currently working in Ohio. Jennifer comes from a large family and chose to move to Florida where three out of her seven siblings and their families reside. Jennifer loves spending family time along with visiting beaches, boating and the endless Florida sunshine!



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1918 Hillcrest Street, Orlando, FL 32803
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