Professional Staff


Our founders, John G. Gallovic and Vincent J. Granito, opened the Firm in a small house in Mentor, Ohio in 1976. We have continued serving the community in Northeast Ohio since then. We are proud of our history and reputation. John and Vince have retired and passed on the leadership to Ann M. Erich and Sam Calic.

Ann M. Erich, CPA - Partner

aerich@mentorcpa.com

Ann has been with the firm since 1992. She is a graduate of John Carroll University. She started her career in public accounting in 1986 working on governmental audits including audits of school districts, cities, counties, and public housing authorities. This training has provided a valuable base of skills that she uses in all areas of accounting, audit, tax and consulting. Ann belongs to the American Institute of CPAs including the Private Companies Practice Center and Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Ohio Society of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs Technology Group. Ann strives to provide an environment of trust, active participation and enthusiasm among our staff while working hard towards achieving goals of the Firm.

Sam Calic, CPA - Partner

scalic@mentorcpa.com


Sam earned his Bachelors degree from Cleveland State University in 1991. He joined Gallovic, Granito & Co Ltd in 1992 and has 21 years experience in public accounting. Sam has worked with a wide variety of small business clients handling all of their needs including financial reporting, tax preparation, tax planning and consulting. Sam's wealth of experience also includes individual tax preparation and planning as well as family partnerships. Sam is also the firms non-profit specialist and performs several audits of non-profit organizations each year. He is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently resides in Concord Township with his wife and two children.


Beverly Petersen, CPA - Manager
bpetersen@mentorcpa.com

Beverly has been with the firm since 2002. She graduated with a Bachelors degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Accounting from Lake Erie College. She is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA's and American Institute of CPAs including the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center . Bev specializes in employee benefit plans including audits and reviews of single and multi-employer employee benefit plans. She also prepares benefit plan tax returns. She does compilations and reviews of small businesses as well as preparation of audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements for a variety of industries. She completes a large variety of tax returns including those for business and individuals.

Donna Miller, Senior Accountant, Quickbooks ProAdvisor

dmiller@mentorcpa.com

Donna has been working in public accounting since 1998 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Accounting from Myers University in 2005. She joined our firm in 2007 and focuses on compiled and reviewed financial statements and taxation. She is also a QuickBooks®ProAdvisor. She serves as treasurer for the Mentor Youth Hockey Booster Club.

Kathy Johnson, Staff Accountant, Quickbooks ProAdvisor

Christina Iafelice, Staff Accountant


Retired

Vincent J. Granito, CPA - Retired
Vince retired from the firm in 2018. Vince's personal achievements included: Mentor Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year - 2007, President of Mentor Economic Assistant Corporation, President of Lake Metroparks Foundation, President of AIH Charities Foundation, Member of Outstanding Business Consulting Team - Ohio State University.

John G. Gallovic, CPA, JD - Retired

Currently enjoying his retirement in Colorado with his family.