• Mon–Thurs 8AM – 7PM
  • Fri-Sat 9AM - 4PM
  • Sunday Closed
950 Kempton St, New Bedford, MA 02740, United States
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our Team Members

Danielle Silva

Owner (1989 – Present)

After graduating from Dartmouth High School, Danielle started as a receptionist at Ken Machado, P.A. Her work ethic, organization skills, and desire to learn helped grow the business. As Danielle’s mentor, Ken recognized her continued drive for knowledge had surpassed his, and knew it was time to make her partner. In 2008, Machado & Silva Inc. was formed.

Cameron Silva

(2008 – Present)

At an early age, Cameron often used to remark that he wanted to become an accountant. Which to him, meant he wanted to drive a Mercedes, go on lots of vacations, and play online card games. Since then, Cameron has realized that it takes a lot of hard work to get to that point. He graduated in 2017 Magna Cum Laude with his BS in Accounting. He is a rock star during tax season, doing all of our data entry, and answering clients tough tax questions. The rest of the year, you will find him helping our business clients with his bookkeeping skills.

Joshua Leite

(2017 – Present)

Joshua graduated from UMass Dartmouth with his BA in accounting. He has done internships preparing taxes, and in 2017 he did an internship at our office doing data entry. He was such an amazing employee, we asked him to stay! He is currently our Payroll Specialist, so any payroll questions you may have, he’s the one to ask.

Tesia N. Polanco - Arruda

(2023 - Present)

Tesia is one of our newest additions to our staff here at the office, starting with us in 2022 as a Payroll Specialist. She is a bright and diligent part of our team, being bilingual in Spanish and English while having a diverse 10 years of experience in bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, and payroll operations. When Tesia is not answering emails and scheduling payments, she is home with her two dogs, drinking coffee and probably reading a good book.

Danelle Barbarisi

(2023 - Present)

Danelle (Dee) is a 1993 graduate of Salem University Criminal Justice Program and applied to a 25+ year career in the Legal sector. After
taking some time off to enjoy being a parent and started a small home-based business, she has hit the ground running and landed here at Machado & Silva. Dee is always smiling and has a passion for learning, helping and working in a fast-paced environment. She is usually the first face you see walking through the door and will help you with anything you need.

Kenneth Machado

Founder (1963 – 2016)

Over 60 years of Ken working in the accounting and tax industry, he served many clients who are still with Machado & Silva today. Ken’s reasonable prices, generosity, and easy going nature attracted clients to him. His wisdom, guidance, and hard work kept them coming back.