Caissa LLP Chartered Professional Accountants

Working in Partnership

  • Bruno Piccinin

    Bruno Piccinin

    Partner, CPA, CA, CFP
  • Catherine S. Embree

    Catherine S. Embree

    Partner, CPA, CA

    Catherine Embree graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Chartered Accountancy studies. She obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1989. Catherine has worked in a large multinational accounting firm and small local firms having joined the predecessor Hillson & Co in 1993. Catherine has over 30 years of experience in public accounting.

  • Dave Bell

    Dave Bell

    Partner, CPA, CA

    Dave has over 30 years of public accounting experience with extensive knowledge in accounting and small business tax.  He enjoys being a trusted advisor to his many small business clients in the areas of tax compliance and planning, estate planning and business advisory services. Dave joined Hillson & Co. LLP (predecessor of Embree & Co. LLP) as a partner in 1997 and works from our Cambridge office.

  • Partner

    H. Kevin Embree

    Partner, CPA, CA

    Kevin graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours in Chartered Accountancy Studies.  He obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1987.  He has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and industry serving a wide range of clients including owner/manager, companies with multiple investors and not for profit clients.  Kevin has extensive experience in accounting, auditing, taxation and management consulting.

  • Jennifer Thomas

    Jennifer Thomas

    Partner, CPA, CGA

    Jennifer graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1998, followed by a post graduate diploma in accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1999. She obtained her CGA designation in 2004. Jennifer has extensive experience in accounting, assurance and taxation, and estate planning for owner manager and Not For Profits. Jennifer joined Hillson & Co. LLP (predecessor of Embree & Co. LLP) in 1999, to then become a partner of Caissa in 2021. 

  • Mario V. Piccinin

    Mario V. Piccinin

    Partner, CPA, CA

    Mario has over 25 years of industry and public accounting experience with extensive knowledge in accounting, taxation and management consulting. He joined as partner in 1992. His preferred area of practice is with owner-managed enterprises. Mario graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1990 and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1992. He completed the In-Depth Tax Course in 1994. In his spare time Mario enjoys curling, mountain biking and is a competitive chess player. 

Providing Service & Support

With over fifty accounting professionals and administrative support people, we value each and every member of our team, and their contributions to our clients.

With expertise in accounting, audit, tax and business advising within leading accounting firms, within industry, and across the private sector, our teamwork can ensure you have access to the professional advice you need.

Advising As Associates

  • Senior Tax Accountant

    Dianne MacDonald

    Senior Tax Accountant, CPA, CA
  • Shannon Lalak

    Shannon Lalak

    Associate, CPA, CGA
  • Tim Edworthy

    Tim Edworthy

    Associate, CPA, CA

Senior Managers

  • Angela Battice

    Angela Battice

  • Dianne Gravel

    Dianne Gravel

    CPA, CGA
  • Grazyna Szymura

    Grazyna Szymura

    CPA, CGA


  • Baljinder Cheema

    Baljinder Cheema

    CPA, CA
  • Caitlin Embree

    Caitlin Embree

    CPA, CA

Senior Staff Accountants

  • Alec Arbutina

    Alec Arbutina

  • Carol Fewster

    Carol Fewster

  • Staff Accountant

    Caroline Youssef

  • Cole Labord

    Cole Labord

  • Jackson Jacobi

    Jackson Jacobi

  • Kimberly Gill

    Kimberly Gill

  • Laura Zekany

    Laura Zekany

    CPA, CA
  • McKenzie Embree

    McKenzie Embree

    BA Hons
  • Ryan Cleveland

    Ryan Cleveland


Staff Accountants

  • Adam Moretto

    Adam Moretto

  • Staff Accountant

    Eliseo Jaimes Zelaya

  • Staff Accountant

    Jian Sun

  • Kim Eastabrook

    Kim Eastabrook

  • Michael Piccinin

    Michael Piccinin

  • Monica Thepsouvanh

    Monica Thepsouvanh

  • Nathan McLean

    Nathan McLean

  • Sasha Menegotto

    Sasha Menegotto

  • Sheareda Ramcharan

    Sheareda Ramcharan

  • Tricia Ennis

    Tricia Ennis

Administration and Operations

  • Claudia Villanueva

    Claudia Villanueva

    Administrative Assistant
  • Deb Gaddye

    Deb Gaddye

    Administrative Assistant
  • Debbie Versteeg

    Debbie Versteeg

    Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant

    Diane Kerr

    Administrative Assistant
  • Heather Young

    Heather Young

    Administrative Assistant
  • Kim Coldham

    Kim Coldham

    Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant

    Merinda Ford

    Administrative Assistant