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Our Staff

The history of Barry Strickland & Company is built upon a tradition of service, technical expertise and innovative thinking to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. The experience and academic credentials of our staff provide our clients with the expertise of larger firms while our commitment to superior customer service offers a personal approach.

We invite you to meet our staff.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Barry I. Strickland
Certified Public Accountant

barry@barrystrickland.com

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from VirginiaCommonwealth University in 1980, Barry built a professional background at two CPA firms and a law firm before founding Barry Strickland & Company in 1986. As the firm has grown, Barry has always maintained a key focus on client care and quality service. Barry was cited in Virginia Business magazine and selected by his peers as one of Virginia's "Super CPA's" for five consecutive years.

Areas of Practice Include:

Income Tax
Business Consulting
Estates and Trusts
Bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 11)
Forensic Accounting
Expert Testimony

Professional Affiliations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Business Finance and Turnaround Association
The Estate Planning Council

 
Betsy Chappell
Certified Public Accountant

betsy@barrystrickland.com

Betsy received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Taxation from the University of Arizona. She has been with our firm since 1990. She previously worked for two national CPA firms and a small local firm. Her areas of practice include individual, fiduciary, and business income taxation, as well as tax preparation for nonprofits and bankruptcies.

 
Mei-Ying Huynh
Certified Public Accountant

mei-ying@barrystrickland.com

Mei-Ying received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from theUniversity of Virginia. She has more than ten years of experience in public accounting. Mei-Ying joined Barry Strickland & Company in 2000 and is responsible for preparing and reviewing business and individual tax returns

 
Debra P. Barnes
Bankruptcy Specialist/Accounting Paraprofessional

dbarnes@barrystrickland.com

Debbie joined our company in June 2008. She has 14 years of experience working as a paralegal and estate administrator for a Chapter 7 panel trustee and 2 years of experience working for the Office of the U. S. Trustee, Richmond Division. While working for the law firm, Debbie routinely drafted legal pleadings, maintained numerous estate bank accounts, and prepared all compliance reporting. She prepared Chapter 11 petitions, drafted and calculated Plans of Reorganization, Disclosure Statements, Final Accountings, and Monthly Operating Reports. Prior experience includes 12 years of banking and accounting. Debbie grew up in the Richmond area where she attended high school and Virginia Commonwealth University.

 
Cheryl Deprisco
Accountant

cheryl@barrystrickland.com

Cheryl joined our company in November 2009. She is a graduate of The College of William and Mary where she received her Bachelors in Business Administration and is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

 
Gretchen Bushaw
Paraprofessional

gretchen@barrystrickland.com