John M. Shall is a partner in the Certified Public Accounting firm of DeSantis, Kiefer, Shall & Sarcone, LLP, which is one of the largest and oldest accounting firms on Staten Island. Mr. Shall is also a partner in DKS Advisory Group, LLC, a financial services firm. As the Partner-in-Charge of the Medical Practice Management Group, Mr. Shall developed a Medical Practice Management System which is a service offered to physicians and other health care providers. It is designed to assist medical professionals in the day-to-day management of their practices. This consulting branch of the firm also aids the health care provider in dealing with the ever-changing health care environment.
Mr. Shall has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Staten Island University Hospital since 1985, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. In 1996, he became a member of the Board of Trustees of the hospital's affiliated North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Care System and its seventeen hospitals operating in Long Island and the boroughs of Queens , Brooklyn and Staten Island ; he also serves on the Board's Executive Committee.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Wagner College , Staten Island , New York , Mr. Shall continued his graduate studies at Pace University before becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 1978. He became a partner in the firm in 1979. In the Business Department at Wagner College , Mr. Shall served as an adjunct lecturer in 1981 and 1982. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is past President of the Richmond County Chapter. Additionally, he holds insurance licenses in New York , New Jersey and Florida , and is associated with 1st Global, Inc. where he is a registered representative holding Series 7 and 66 licenses.
As a founding director of the Northfield Community Local Development Corporation, he served on its Board from 1977 to 1982. John joined the South Shore Rotary Club of Staten Island in 1974, and went on to serve as President in 1984 and 1985. Rotary's highest honor, a Paul Harris Fellow was bestowed on John in 1989.