About Author

Kerri Conner Matchett Honored Author of “My Mommy Has Breast Cancer, But She Is Ok” honored by the Council of the City of Philadelphia for her participation in the 19th Annual African American Book Fair.

Kerri Conner Matchett, CPA is a partner at Anita T. Conner and Associates P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Financial Services / The Tax Divas. Kerri has over fifteen years of experience within the field of accounting and is the Partner-in-Charge of the accounting services department at the Firm. Following in her mothers footsteps, Kerri is being groomed to succeed her as the Managing Partner of the Firm. In additional to her strong aptitude for numbers Kerri’s has excellent client relation skills and motivates her staff to excel in all of their endeavors.

In addition to working at the Firm, Kerri was an adjunct professor at Penn State University, Abington Campus, where she taught Financial and Managerial Accounting and Individual Income Taxation.

She holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Howard University and has successfully completed all parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination.

Kerri is very active in both the professional and local communities.  She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, and the National Association of Black Accountants, Philadelphia Chapter.

Kerri has adopted the philosophy that “Our youth are standing on the backs of those that have been come before them”.  Keeping in line with this philosophy, Kerri is the President of the George E. Thorne Development Center (GETDC).  The Center is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit affiliate of Anita T. Conner & Associates, P.C. / The Tax Divas, whose mission is to empower individuals to control their destiny by equipping them with the essential tools needed in the areas of education, healthcare, finance and related issues.  As President of the Organization, Kerri has implemented and facilitated youth programs such as Money Matters for Youth, College Preparatory Workshops and College Tours.  She also co-founded the program, Praise Is The Cure (PITC), an initiative of GETDC, whose mission is to motivate, educate and encourage African women to get breast health screenings and treatments and to celebrate breast cancer survivors.

In addition to the numerous awards and citations that Anita T. Conner & Associates, P.C. / The Tax Divas and GETDC received because of Kerri’s efforts, she received the Susan G. Komen – Philadelphia Affiliate, “Breast Cancer Survivor of the Year” award, the Success Fair “Scepter of Success Award” and the “Ronald Washington Entrepreneur” award from Odunde, Inc.

Kerri authored her first book in 2010, titled “My Mommy Has Breast Cancer, But She Is Ok”.  Her hopes are that this book will inspire women with breast cancer and other adults to have conversations with young children about the journey to recovery.

Kerri has appeared on numerous radio and TV show, including the NBC ten show and has been featured in many newspaper articles for both her professional and community endeavors.

Kerri currently lives in Elkins Park, PA with her husband Steven and their 4 year old daughter, Madison Marie.

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