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Our Team

Family Office Solutions proudly provides a range of services to meet your needs. From tax planning to general financial consulting, we do it all. We hope you'll take the time to read about our experienced, knowledgeable team. All of our friendly team members look forward to hearing from you.

Jack P. Garniewski, Jr., CPA/PFS, CFP®, AEP®, Principal

As the President, Jack leads seasoned professionals who are responsible for delivering advice and service to a national client base of multi-generational families and business owners. Jack works directly with clients to help manage the multi-dimensional aspects of their family's financial affairs.

Jack and his teams work closely with clients and their advisors to develop and support financial strategies that assist clients in meeting their current needs while planning for long-term goals. For some of his clients, this also means serving as executive director, business manager, advisor, and confidant, as well as developing intergenerational strategies customized to best meet their needs.

Jack has more than three decades of experience in providing advice and overseeing the execution of financially related solutions for wealthy families. This includes the strategic leadership and business management responsibilities associated with oversight of multiple family offices and other entities.

Jack P. Garniewski, Jr.

Jack holds an MBA in Taxation from Drexel University and earned his bachelor's degree from Villanova University. Jack is a Certified Public Accountant in Delaware and Pennsylvania. He serves as President of the Board of NAEPC (National Association of Estate Planners and Councils) and as a director on numerous family foundations. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Art Museum and serves on the Board of Directors for various professional and community committees.

He frequently speaks at Family Office and other related professional conferences locally and nationwide, including The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Wilmington Tax Group, the Delaware Tax Institute, the Family Firm Institute, Attorneys for Family Held Enterprise, and the Connex International Strategic Investment Sector Meeting. Born and raised in New Castle, Delaware, Jack currently resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Michele L. Ahwash, CFP®, AEP®, CTFA, Principal 

Michele is a Principal of Family Office Solutions and participates in the overall management of the company. She also serves as the relationship manager for key client relationships. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. 

Before joining Family Office Solutions, she was employed at Wilmington Trust Company as a Senior Relationship Manager, where she provided wealth management and advisory services for ultra-high net worth families. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Michele was employed at Tiedemann Trust Company for seven years, where she handled all aspects of relationship management and financial planning for ultra-high net worth clients. Prior to Tiedemann, Michele was employed at The Bryn Mawr Trust Company for eight years, where she managed all aspects of trust and estate administration and served as Chair of the Real Estate Committee. Before that, she worked at the Law Offices of Beatty Lincke in Media, Pennsylvania, for 16 years, where she was responsible for estate planning and administration, as well as fiduciary and individual income tax preparation.

Michele L. Ahwash

Michele is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, and an Accredited Estate Planner. She earned her Master's in Business Administration degree from Widener University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management) from Widener University, graduating summa cum laude. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, the Delaware Bankers Association, the National Association of Estate Planning Councils, and the Institute of Certified Bankers. Michele has written several articles that have been published in the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council Newsletter.

Michele serves as President of the Board of Directors of Delaware Humane Association and serves on the board of directors of a Private Foundation with over $30 million in endowed funds and the Knolls of Birmingham Homeowner's Association. She also serves on a number of professional and community committees. Born and raised in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, Michele currently resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Amanda J. Previll, MBA– Accountant

As an Accountant, Amanda assists with the daily operations of the business, ensuring effectiveness and efficiency to serve our clients. Amanda is also responsible for assisting our clients with their financial management needs.

Amanda Previll, MBA

Amanda brings over 30 years of experience to the firm, including roles as a Bookkeeper, Office Manager, and Staff Accountant. She has owned and operated two businesses specializing in small business development.

Amanda received her MBA in Accounting from Strayer University and her Bachelor of Business Administration from Wesley College. She is a Notary Public and holds current life/health and property/casualty insurance licenses.

In her free time, Amanda volunteers at the Blood Bank of Delaware and donates regularly, crochets baby blankets that are donated to shelters for battered women, quilts, and spends as much time as possible with her ten grandchildren.

Amanda was born in Annapolis, MD, and resides in Wilmington, DE.

Jacqueline M. Ilvento, CPA, Contractor, Family Office Solutions, LLC    

Jacqueline M Ilvento, CPA, is a certified public accountant licensed in NJ & NY, with over 20 years of experience in income tax preparation and planning for individuals, businesses, investment partnerships, trusts, and estates.

After graduating from Monmouth University in 1994 with a degree in Accounting and Marketing, Jackie started her career at a local accounting firm in Monmouth County, NJ, preparing business and individual income tax returns.

Jackie then moved out of state and worked for six years at JPMorgan Private Bank in their Personal Trust Income Tax Department in Newark, Delaware, preparing fiduciary income tax returns and serving as a resource to their team on tax matters as well as the interpretation of trust instruments.

After moving back to New Jersey, she worked as a Tax Manager in the Alternative Investments group at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, where she prepared and reviewed tax returns for hedge fund and private equity fund clients.

Jackie enjoys spending time with family and friends and has a love for Key West, Florida.

Rebecca L. Nelson, CPA (inactive), Contractor  

Rebecca is a contractor with a strong background of more than 17 years in private equity accounting, investor reporting, and real estate asset management.

Rebecca supports the Family Office Solutions team in our financial reporting and tax practice areas. She brings a skill set that will allow us to effectively report to our clients in a streamlined and efficient manner. Along with supporting Family Office Solutions, she runs her real estate consulting firm, Colebrook Real Estate Advisors, and owns/manages some apartment buildings in the Philadelphia area. Before starting her own business, she was employed by LEM Capital (2003-2005, 2010-2015) and Graham Partners (2006-2009), two very prominent private equity firms in the greater Philadelphia region. She served as controller for these two firms, managing the financial reporting, loan servicing, investor reporting, and communications, as well as the quarterly valuation processes. In 2011, she was promoted to the Director of Asset Management at LEM Capital, where she oversaw the entire real estate investment portfolio that was ~10,000 units by the time of her departure in late 2015. This role required extensive knowledge of each apartment building, the market where the investment was located, and understanding expected performance to meet or exceed this expectation.

Rebecca is a Certified Public Accountant, which is inactive at this time due to the transition from an accounting focus in her career to an investment asset management focus. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from Drexel University, graduating summa cum laude.

Rebecca, in her free time, serves as the primary home purchaser and designer of her husband’s house flipping business in York and Lancaster Counties and is very active with her family now that she is living closer to them.

Born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Rebecca currently resides in York, Pennsylvania.

Sandra J. Thomas – Bookkeeper

Sandie brings four decades of experience in the bookkeeping field.

Prior to joining Family Office Solutions, Sandie had the opportunity to start her own financial bookkeeping business, working with many industries over a 20-year span. Prior to having her own business Sandie was employed by several companies doing bookkeeping, human resources, payroll & office management.

Sandie loves spending time with her family & friends, especially having time with her grandchildren.

Sandie was born in Charleston, WV, and has resided in West Chester, PA, for many years.

Denise Sisofo – Executive Assistant

Denise offers over 20 years of Executive Assistant/Facilities Management experience to our workforce.

Denise has been an integral member of the team and management in top-notch organizations such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP, Christiana Care, and Endo Pharmaceuticals.

Denise enjoys her free time at the Delaware beaches with her friends and family, along with her two pups, Baxter and Pete.

Denise was born in Delaware and resided in Pike Creek Valley, Delaware.