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900 E. Broad St., Room 806
Richmond, VA
23219 USA

Fax: (804)646-2230

Staff Profiles 

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Mr. Louis ("Lou") Lassiter, CPA - City Auditor

Mr. Lassiter has over 25 years of professional experience in state and local government auditing. He previously served as Deputy/Assistant County Administrator and the Internal Audit Director for Chesterfield County. He is a past president of the Virginia Local Government Auditors Association and served on the board for the Association of Local Government Auditors, a national organization representing local government auditing. He holds a Master of Arts (M.A.), in Christian Leadership Studies from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), from James Madison University. Mr. Lassiter is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

Yolanda McCoy

Ms. Yolanda L. McCoy, CIA, CGAP, CFE - Audit Manager

Ms. McCoy has more than 18 years of governmental internal auditing experience. She joined the City Auditor's Office in December 2000 as an Auditor I and currently holds the position of Audit Manager. Yolanda received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Virginia Union University. She holds both the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Auditing Professional certifications.

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Mr. William “Bret” Lewis, CPA, MBA – Audit Manager

Mr. Lewis is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has over 9 years of government accounting and internal control experience, including 5 years of local government auditing. He is also the membership chairman of the Virginia Local Government Auditors Association (VLGAA). He received his B.S. in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration from Longwood University. Prior to joining the City Auditor’s Office, he was an Accountant in the Controller’s Office at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Rochelle Carter

Ms. Rochelle Carter - Management Analyst / Office Manager

Ms. Carter has over 35+ years of administrative & accounting experience. Prior to joining the city of Richmond in 2007, Ms. Carter worked at Henrico County Public Utilities, Hanover County Treasurers Office and as a Cost Control Assistant for the private sector. Ms. Carter is currently an Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

 

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Ms. Toni Noel, MPA – Auditor

Ms. Noel has over 16 years of experience working in local government assessing business and personal property taxes. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Masters in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to joining the City Auditor's Office, she was a Senior Business Tax Assessment Team Leader for Chesterfield County.

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Ms. Leigh Ann Castro, CGAP - Senior Auditor

Ms. Castro has over five years of government auditing experience with the State of Louisiana. She received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the City Auditor’s Office, she was an Auditor with the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development. Ms. Castro is a Certified Government Auditing Professional and is currently pursuing her Certified Internal Auditor designation.

Jennifer Harvell

Ms. Jennifer Harvell, CSSGB, MBA - Senior Auditor

Ms. Harvell has more than 15 years of auditing experience.  She received her B.S Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Masters in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University.  She holds her Certified Six Sigma Green Belt in lean processing and quality improvement.  Prior to joining the City Auditor’s Office, she held multiple, municipal leadership roles in Texas.

Chassidy J Kelly

Ms. Chassidy J. Kelly - Auditor

Ms. Kelly has two years of government auditing experience. She received her B.S. Degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to joining the City Auditor's Office, she worked for the State of Virginia. She is currently pursuing her Certified Information Systems Auditors certification and the Certified Fraud Examiners certification.

Andrew "Andy" Ramos

Mr. Andrew "Andy" Ramos - Auditor

Mr. Ramos has over two years of auditing experience, specifically within auditing of business license and business personal property.  He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from Virginia Tech as well as a Certified Internal Auditor certification.  Prior to joining the City Auditor’s Office, Mr. Ramos worked for Henrico county. He has also served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 8 years as an Aviation Operations  Specialist and Transportation Officer.

Darrell Finke

Mr. Darrell Finke, CGAP - Senior Auditor

Mr. Finke has over 18 years of government auditing and investigation experience. He received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a Certified Government Auditing Professional. Prior to joining the City Auditor’s Office, he worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the City and County of Denver, and the City of Raleigh. Mr. Finke also served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years as an Anti-Submarine Warfare and Operations Officer.

Selma Thomas

Ms. Selma Thomas - Auditor

Prior to joining the City of Richmond’s Office of the City Auditor, Ms. Thomas worked over 5 years in local government assessing business license taxes and vehicle personal property taxes. Before joining the City of Richmond she worked with RRHA as an Account Receivable Accountant and volunteered with Red Cross as a part-time Financial Statistical Analyst. She also worked at PFPC Financial Services as a Senior Mutual Fund Investment Accountant (Wilmington, DE) for over 15 years. She received her B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Delaware State University.