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Stephen Stanisa, CPA - Howard, Wershbale & Co.. Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area, OH, US

Stephen Stanisa, CPA

President & CEO | Howard, Wershbale & Co.

Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area, OH, UNITED STATES

President & CEO at Howard, Wershbale & Co.



As CEO, Steve has management oversight responsibility for Howard, Wershbale & Co. and its affiliates. He has served in that role since 2004 and was one of the firms founding partners in 1990. Steve is responsible for the Firms’ strategic vision and implementation.

In addition to his firm management role, Steve actively represents clients primarily in the Health Care Industry. He is a noted National presenter in the areas of Health Care Reform, Medicare, Ohio Medicaid, long-term care payment, finance and operations, strategic planning, succession planning, sales and acquisitions, and operational improvements.

Steve has a 25+ year history of serving his clients in an entrepreneurial value-added style, and leads the firm with a similar philosophy.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health Care - Providers

Health Care - Facilities

Business Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

Long-Term Care: Operational Financial Strategic

Business: Operational & Succession Planning

Health Care Facility Acquisition

Medicare Reimbursement

Ohio Medicaid

Education (1)

St. Edward's University: BA, Accounting, Accounting 1977

Affiliations (5)

  • American Health Care Association
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Health Care Association
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Event Appearances (5)

Ohio Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care: I Hear That Train A-Coming

Ohio Health Care Association Annual Conference  Columbus, Ohio


Strategies to Respond to National Health Care Reform

Facility-Specific Training  Fostoria, Ohio


Strategic Opportunities & Risks in a Rapidly Changing Long-Term Care Environment

Ohio Health Care Association Strategic Summit  Columbus, Ohio


Adjusting Price Without Sacrificing Quality

Ohio Health Care Association (Seminar)  Columbus, Ohio


Health Care Reform & Long-Term Care

Ohio Health Care Association Annual Convention  Columbus, Ohio


Sample Talks (1)

Emerging Strategic Issues & Opportunities in Long-Term Care

Health Care Reform (Year 3) Update Design: "The Death of the Class Act" and what Ohio has to do with it. Explaining the Financial Metrics/Decisions and making process to optimize your results. Evaluating the outlook for the future - funding decreasing, service needs/cost increasing, and accessing LTC competitive enviroment. Describing advanced Tax/Financial Planning and strategies for LTC Providers to navigate into an uncertain tax future.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Corporate Training


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