Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter Officers

President - Mary Davidheiser

Hello, my name is Mary Davidheiser.   I am the Controller for the Spring-Ford Area School District.  I started at the School District in September 2015.  As Controller, I assist in the planning, organization, and supervision of an effective program of financial accounting and internal controls.  I continually strive toward improving the overall efficiency of the District’s business office operations. 

I started my payroll profession in 1992 working solely in payroll.  Beginning in 2010, my career path led me away from the weekly payroll processing but I never veered far.  I then began my management career which included supervising payroll.

I am a national member of the American Payroll Association and a SEPA chapter member.  I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and have earned a BS in Accounting from Albright College.

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Vice President - Kelly Jo Davis



My name is Kelly Jo Davis, CPP.  I am currently the Payroll Supervisor for the Downingtown Area School District and have been involved with payroll for the last 12 years.  Before joining the District, I worked in the banking industry for 11 years.          

I have been a member of the APA and SEPA since 2006 and received my CPP in 2007.  I have served on the SEPA Statewide Committee and was also CPP moderator for a study group. I have had the privilege to attend many APA Congress Conferences and serve on two national sub committees; the APA Government Affairs Task Force on Act 32 and the APA Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force Government/Public Sector.


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Secretary - Kass Gallagher, CPP

I am Kass Gallagher, Secretary of the SEPA chapter. I have been in Payroll since 1985 in various positions starting with Payroll Accountant, Supervisor and Managerial positions where in 2006 GMAC Commercial Mortgage became Capmark Finance.

My resume lists companies that have been part of mergers and acquisitions – a true sign of our times. I had my 8th year anniversary November 20th, 2014 working with Vertex Inc, as a Senior Payroll Analyst. In my current position, I research payroll tax laws and work with our development staff to modify our payroll tax software product as needed.

I am a member of both American Payroll Association and SEPA chapter and have had the good fortune to attend many Congresses.

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Treasurer - Kelly Strohecker, CPP

Hello my name is Kelly Strohecker, CPP. I am a Payroll Advisor for ICON Clinical Research. I have been in payroll for 22 years working in the non-profit and health care industries. In my current position I am working with the Sr. Payroll Advisor reviewing the ever changing tax laws to make sure we are compliant. Like so many in payroll, I was asked to fill in while someone was out on leave, and I have never left.

I have been a member of the APA and SEPA since 2006, at that time I received my CPP designation. With my time with SEPA I have served as Secretary and I have moderated Study Groups.  

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Government Liaison - Vacant

If you are interested in this position, please contact Mary at president@sepaapa.org.

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