Our Team

Our Team in alphabetical order:

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Christopher T. Cullen, CPA, MsF

Partner
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Chris began his accounting career as an auditor with a Big 4 firm. He has a broad range of tax and general accounting experience working with higher education, small businesses, individuals, trusts & estates. Before becoming partner at Howell & Minchello, he spent 12 years in larger universities in the greater Boston area, most recently serving as Associate Controller. 

Chris received his bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. 

Chris loves interacting with his clients of many years and continuing to develop new relationships.  He lives in Wayland, MA with his wife and three daughters and in his rare spare time is learning to play the guitar.

Fran De Oliveira

Staff Accountant
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Fran has been seasonally employed by the firm since 2020.  She has been preparing individual income tax returns for over 5 years and provides excellent service and support to our clients. 

Felicia Harrison-Lewis, CPA

Senior Manager
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Felicia is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years’ in public accounting in Florida and Massachusetts. She has provided taxation and accounting services for all types of entities, focusing particularly on small businesses, as well as non-profit organizations and individuals. 

Felicia moved from South Florida to Boston, Massachusetts in 2011.  She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Florida receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting. During her free time, Felicia enjoys travel, studying languages, reading and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Agnes P. Howell

Staff Accountant
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Agnes joined the firm in 1999 as a tax preparer after 43 years of service with John Hancock Life Insurance Company as a computer systems specialist. Early in her career at John Hancock, she earned the designation of LOMA Fellow (Life Office Management Association) in the area of personnel administration.

Holding an accounting degree from Bentley College, she coordinates the preparation of individual tax returns and is involved in tax research of complicated tax issues. During the off tax season, Agnes takes religion, government, and political courses at Brandeis University Lifetime Program, and showers her grand nieces and nephews with love and attention.

Gerald W. Howell, CPA

Partner
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Gerry is the senior partner of the firm and has over 40 years of experience in public accounting.  Gerry grew up in Belmont, MA and became a resident of Lexington in 1965 where he currently resides with his wife Jan.

Gerry received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Clarkson University and attended graduate school at Bentley College. Gerry is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Association of Accountants.

Gerry is active in the Lexington community having served on the board of directors for Replace, Dana Home, Lexington Savings Bank, Brookhaven of Lexington - a continuing care retirement community, Lexington Council on Aging, and LexHAB - a committee organized to build, purchase, and rent low and moderate income housing.

John D. Howell, CPA

Partner
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John is a partner of the firm and has over 40 years of experience in public accounting, with a focus on taxation issues for individuals, trusts, and small businesses. 

John is a graduate of the Universtity of Massachusetts receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.   He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, a member of the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants. 

Dianna L. McNeish, CPA

Senior Manager
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Dianna joined the firm in 2010 and has over 25 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  She currently provides tax, accounting, and business advisory services for a client base of individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Dianna is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dianna is active in the community and currently serves or has served for various non-profit organizations including RIA House Inc., Acton Boxborough Youth Softball League, Merriam Elementary School PTO, Salem Elementary School PTO, and Bethsaida Community, Inc.

Michael J. Minchello, CPA

Partner
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Michael became a partner of the firm in 2005. He has over 25 years of experience in public accounting and currently provides a full range of tax, accounting and advisory services including strategic tax planning and financial reporting. He provides tax services for individuals, family groups, trusts, estates, and businesses.  He is a trusted advisor and has experience in several business industries with an emphasis in closely held companies in professional services.

Michael is an active member of the community and has been a panel speaker for Estate Planning Issues at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA.  Michael has also served on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations. He is the past Treasurer of the Carlisle Congregational Church in Carlisle, MA , The Imago School in Maynard, MA and The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. 

Michael is a graduate of Merrimack College receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Areej Munderville

Staff Accountant
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Areej joined the firm in 2021 bringing a wealth of experience from the banking industry where she served in a managment position. 

Dina Nickovic, CPA

Staff Accountant
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Dina joined Howell & Minchello, LLP in 2021 as a Staff Accountant.  After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Dina joined one of the "Big 4" accounting firms in their tax department for financial services organizations.  Dina has passed the CPA exam and is passionate about assisting individuals and businesses with their tax related needs.  In her free time, she enjoys nature walks with her family and reading. 

Diana Razavi, MHA

Office Manager
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Diana joined the firm in 2017 and is the Office Manager at Howell & Minchello, LLP.  Diana oversees all of the human resources, information technology, and administration of the firm.  She received a Master of Healthcare Management degree from Duke University and spent 10 years working in the hospital and health insurance industries in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Diana has lived in Lexington, MA for 20 years, has been an active volunteer for the Lexington school system, and enjoys teaching martial arts to students of all ages.  

Phyllis M. Reynolds, MBA

Staff Accountant
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Phyllis holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Lowell and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Merrimack College.  Phyllis enjoys travel and spending time with her family.  She has been with the firm since 2008.

Anne Rogan

Staff Accountant
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