|Name||Title||Telephone Number||Email Address|
||(505) 768-3138||[email protected]|
|Lawrence L. Davis||Internal Audit Manager||(505) 768-3103||[email protected]|
|Lew Witz||Senior Information Systems Auditor||(505) 768-3166|
|Christina M. Owens||Contract Auditor||(505) 768-3162|
|Kate Bach||Principal Auditor||(505) 768-3156|
|Leann Bell||Principal Auditor||(505) 768-3102|
|Vicky M. DeHerrera||Internal Audit Assistant||(505) 768-3154||[email protected]|
|Laura M. Maestas||Internal Audit Student Assistant||(505) 768-3157||[email protected]|
Debra Yoshimura, Director
Debra has worked for OIA three times; most recently returning to OIA as the Audit Manager in January 2013. Debra was appointed Director of the Office of Internal Audit in August 2013. Immediately prior to her return to the City, she spent six and one-half years as the Managing Director of Audit for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, CO. She was the Director of Internal Audit for the University of New Mexico for two years. Debra worked in several positions in the OIA for twelve years, serving as the Director from 1996 through 2004. She also spent several years in public accounting. Debra graduated from New Mexico Tech with a BS in Environmental Psychology, and from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with an MBA with concentration in Accounting. Debra is a CPA licensed in New Mexico, CIA, and CGAP. She is a member of the IIA, AICPA, ALGA, and ACFE.
Lawrence L. Davis, Internal Audit Manager
Lawrence has over nine years of audit and accounting experience. He has a diverse background from both private and public sectors, which includes financial management experience with multi-billion dollar corporate expense accounts and public pension fund experience with the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s $11 billion retirement fund. Lawrence received his BBA and MBA from the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management with concentrations in accounting and finance respectively. Lawrence previously worked for the Program Evaluation unit of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee.
Lew Witz, Senior Information Systems Auditor
A member of OIA since March, 2012, Lew has over 12 years progressive audit and assurance experience, including 9 years as an internal auditor and three years in public accounting. Previously, he worked in information technology, as a programmer/analyst, systems administrator and IT manager. Lew holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the College of Santa Fe. Lew is a licensed CPA in the State of New Mexico, and is also a CISA, CIA, CGAP, CMA, CFE and CRISC. Lew earned the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management in July, 2013. He is currently serving his second term as Chapter President for New Mexico ISACA.
Christina M. Owens, Contract Auditor
Christina has over 15 years of audit and investigative experience in the private and governmental sectors. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an accounting concentration as well as a Master of Business Administration degree. Christina is a CPA licensed in the state of New Mexico and is also a CFE, CGAP, and CFF. She is a member of the AICPA, ACFE, IIA, and ALGA.
Kate Bach, Principal Auditor
Kate has over five years of audit and accounting experience. Before joining OIA, Kate worked as an intern in internal audit for a bank, and as an external auditor of not-for-profit organizations, and various local governmental agencies around the State of New Mexico. Kate received her BBA in Accounting from the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management, and is a licensed CPA in the State of New Mexico. Kate is a member of the AICPA, the IIA, ALGA, and the NMSCPA.
Leann Bell, Principal Auditor
Leann has over six years of audit and accounting experience. She worked as an external auditor specializing in Federal Government audits for two and half years before joining the Office of Internal Audit for the City of Albuquerque. In addition, she worked within the private industry for over four years performing a multitude of accounting functions. Leann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management. She is a current member of the AGA, the ALGA, and IIA.
Vicky M. DeHerrera, Internal Audit Assistant
Vicky has worked for the City of Albuquerque for over 30 years. Vicky began her City career with the Public Works Department - Traffic Engineering and then worked for the Fire Marshal’s Office in the Albuquerque Fire Department. From 1987 to 1995, Vicky was the Administrative Assistant for OIA. She then worked in the Fiscal Section of the Family and Community Services Department for nine years. Vicky returned to the OIA in 2004 as the Executive Assistant to the Director. She is a member of the IIA and AICPA
Laura M. Maestas, Internal Audit Student Assistant
Laura started working for OIA in July 2013. Laura holds an AA in Pre-Management from Central New Mexico Community College. Laura also holds a BBA with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management. She is currently working towards her MBA with a concentration in Information Assurance at the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management. She plans on graduating in the Spring of 2015.
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
- Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
- Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- The New Mexico Society of CPAs (NMSCPA)
- Association of Government Accountants (AGA)