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Meet the Crew!

Helen P. O'Planick, EA is the proud owner of The Offices of Helen P O'Planick, EA, also known as HELJAN Associates, LLC. Helen has enjoyed working with taxes for many, many years. She started her professional career with the IRS program, TCE, or Tax Aid for the Elderly. After that, she worked for a major tax firm for seven years. Leaving them, HELJAN Associates became a reality. Now in our 21st filing season, Helen holds the reins on the staff as well as spends some of her time teaching taxes to tax practitioners in many states. Helen and her husband Jim are proud parents of two wonderful children and since the kids have their own lives, they are enjoying their empty nest, but with frequent visits from the kids. Helen enjoys her roses, gardening in general and most recently, gourmet jelly making.  

Lesley Jordan is our office manager. In addition to backing up Helen on the bookkeeping side of things, Lesley handles most of our payroll clients as well as our local tax preparation.  She is truly the YATB expert on staff!  She is pretty good at keeping the office together which can be a real job at times!  Lesley has two great children, Taylor and Landon. 

We welcome Penny Gentzler as our receptionist, that smiling face that greets you when you walk into the office. Penny is also in charge of scheduling appointments and making sure we all know where we stand with regards to our tax returns.

Gingersnap (yes, celebrities have only one name) is our office assistant.  Her four-legged style of greeting clients is welcome by most.  Her unconditional acceptance of everyone is very refreshing.  Her office hours are normally Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but she only works during tax season. If beagle/elkhound/great dane pups are not your thing, just let us know, we will make sure she is elsewhere. 

Barbara Hively-Hartsough is our get it done person.  Barb helps out all over the office, gladly jumping in when needed.  Barb runs Harts-So-Big, an alpaca farm in the Dover area.  

Tammy Kyper is our evening and weekend receptionist.  Her giggle and great attitude really help us get through the rough time of tax season.