Our Team

Meet Our Leadership Team

Joseph P James

Joseph S. James, CPA/PFS, CGMA

Joe is the CEO and Managing Principal of Coker James. As well as working closely with business owners and officers to provide advice and guidance towards achieving financial goals and outcomes, Joe helps manage, lead, and set the direction for the firm.

Donna J Briggs

Donna J. Briggs, CPA

Donna is a Principal with Coker James and handles the firm’s tax practice. Her areas of expertise include corporate and partnership taxation, multi-state taxation, individual tax issues and planning, estate and gift taxation, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service.

Melinda A Davis cpa

Melinda A. Davis, CPA, CCIFP

Melinda is a Principal with Coker James and is responsible for audit and consulting services in various industries. Melinda’s areas of experience include construction, real estate, employee benefit plans, automobile dealerships, and service providers.

Tara D White

Tara D. Jones, CPA

Tara is a Principal with Coker James and is responsible for tax services in various industries. Tara’s expertise includes multi-state construction contractors, international manufacturing and distribution companies, multi-tiered healthcare organizations, professional service providers, and non-profit organizations such as charities, industry associations, and PACs.