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William A. Long, Jr., CPA
Associate Vice President for Internal Audit
A.B., Economics, College of the Holy Cross, 1976; M.S., Accounting, Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting, 1977. Mr. Long was appointed Director of Internal Audit in September 1987 and was promoted to Associate Vice President in 2001. His prior positions include audit manager with Coopers & Lybrand, where he concentrated primarily on the firm’s Higher Education and Health Care practices. He also served as Associate Director of Internal Audit at Harvard University, and as a senior auditor with Ernst & Whinney.
Kara L. Kearney, CRMA
Associate Director of Internal Audit
M.A., International Relations, Boston University, 2010; B.S., Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and International Business, Northeastern University, 2002. Ms. Kearney joined the audit staff in May 2006 and was promoted to Associate Director in October 2013. Her prior positions include senior internal auditor at Houghton Mifflin and audit associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Yvonne Salyer, CPA
Assistant Director, Medical Campus Audit
BS, Accounting, University of South Florida, 2000; Master of Accountancy, University of South Florida, 2002. Ms. Salyer joined the audit staff in July 2008 and was promoted to Assistant Director in October 2013. Her prior positions include Senior Internal Auditor at CareGroup, Inc., Senior Financial Auditor at TJX Companies, Inc., and Senior Audit Associate at Grant Thornton LLP. Prior to attending college, she worked as an Accountant in Germany for five years. Ms. Salyer is currently assigned to Internal Audit’s Medical Campus Satellite Office.
Andrew J. Soares, CISA
Assistant Director, IT Audit
B.S., Computer Science with a minor in International Studies, Bentley University, 2004. Mr. Soares joined the audit staff in July 2011 and was promoted to Assistant Director in October 2013. He was previously a manager in the assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. His prior positions include the Coordinating Director of Economic Development for a non-profit organization in Peru. He is currently working toward obtaining his Masters of Business Administration through the Boston University Graduate School of Management.
Tara Lombardo, CRMA
B.S., Business Management, Westfield State College, 2000. Ms. Lombardo joined the audit staff in September 2007 and was promoted to Audit Manager in October 2013. Her prior positions include senior auditor at Marsh & McLennan Co., Inc, fund administrator at State Street Corporation, and portfolio accountant analyst and dedicated participant service specialist at Putnam Investments.
Philip F. O’Brien
Senior Audit Information Analyst
Attended Northeastern University, Computer Science program. Mr. O’Brien joined the audit staff in April 1995 after holding management and analyst positions in Boston University’s IS&T Department. His prior experience includes positions in information systems at National Medical Care, Inc. and Draper Laboratory.
Marcy B. Smolow
B.S., Accounting with Business Ethics focus, Bentley University, 1998. Ms. Smolow joined the audit staff in February 2005 and was promoted to senior auditor in September 2007. Her prior positions include audit specialist at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and senior auditor at Partners HealthCare, Inc. She is currently working towards obtaining the Certified Internal Auditor certification.
Marline Ogunjobi, CRMA
B.S., Management, Lesley College, Cambridge MA, 1992. Ms. Ogunjobi joined the audit staff June 2010. Her prior positions include senior internal auditor and managing auditor roles at other organizations including, 3Com Corporation, Partners Healthcare and Harvard University. Ms. Ogunjobi also held position as Sarbanes Oxley Analyst at Ascential Software and the Hanover Insurance group. She’s currently working towards completing the Certified Internal Auditor Certification.
Etienne Ratte-Delorme, CISA
Senior IT Auditor
B.S., Management Information Systems, Saint Louis University, 2006. Etienne joined the audit staff in September of 2011. He was previously a project manager with Staples Internal Audit’s department. Prior to joining Staples, Etienne held a senior auditor position with KPMG LLP’s IT advisory practice. He is currently working toward obtaining his Masters of Business Administration through the Boston University Graduate School of Management.
B.S., Finance, Bentley University, 2008. Ms. Littizzio joined the audit staff in July 2012. She previously held the position of Senior Internal Audit Consultant at Protiviti, Inc. and is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at Boston University Graduate School of Management.
Rumiana Bardarova, CIA
Senior Integrated Auditor
B.S., Economics, University for National and World Economy, Bulgaria; Master of Business Administration, Suffolk University, 2001. Ms. Bardarova joined the audit staff in July 2012. Her prior positions include Senior Internal Auditor at CareGroup, Inc., Internal Audit Associate at Vitale, Caturano and Co., and Internal Audit Associate at KPMG LLP. She also has experience as a Senior Accountant at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and OneBeacon Insurance Company. Prior to obtaining her M.B.A., Ms. Bardarova worked as an Internal Auditor at RaiffeisenBank in Bulgaria.
M.S., Accounting/MBA, Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting, 2007; B.A., American Studies (History), University of Sussex, (United Kingdom), 2005. Mr. Kotowicz joined the audit staff in January 2011. He was previously a Senior Auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Silifa Wallace, CPA
BS, Accounting, University of Massachusetts, 1998. Ms. Wallace joined the audit staff in January 2013. Her prior positions include Senior Internal Auditor at Ahold USA, Senior Operational & Financial Auditor at TJX Companies, Inc., and Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP. She is interested in pursuing a graduate degree from Boston University, as well as the Certified Internal Auditor certification.
Carmen T. Donohue
M.P.Aff., the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 2002; B.A., Liberal Arts & Sciences (concentrations in English, History, Political Science), Virginia Tech, 1993. Ms. Donohue joined the Internal Audit staff in December 2010. She previously served as an analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for seven years in both Washington DC and the Boston Field Office. Prior to working at GAO, Ms. Donohue also held positions in the Texas House of Representatives, arts advocacy, and the U.S. Senate.
B.A., English Literature and Secondary Education, Wagner College, 2011. Ms. Cusolito joined the audit staff in February 2014. Prior to this she worked as a Branch Operations Manager at Santander Bank.