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).
Mrs. Amarilis ("Lily") Hernandez, CPA, CIA, CGAP - Deputy City Auditor
Mrs. Hernandez has over 25 years of accounting and auditing experience in both the private and public sectors. Since joining the City Auditor's Office, Lily has managed the City's Fraud and Abuse Hotline and served as a Senior Internal Auditor. She is a past president of the Virginia Local Government Auditors Association. Lily received her B.S. Degree from Troy State University. Before joining the City Auditor's Office in 2001, she worked as an external auditor for a CPA firm. Lily has the certifications of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP).
Ms. Yolanda L. McCoy, CIA, CGAP - 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.
Ms. Rochelle Carter - Senior Executive Assistant
Ms. Carter has over 30 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 a member of the International Association of Administrative Professional.
Ms. Ryan L. Gartin, CIA, CISA, MBA - Lead Auditor
Ms. Gartin has over 5 years of public accounting experience in audit and tax, along with 2 years of corporate accounting and 6 years of local government auditing experience. She currently serves on the communication committee for Virginia Local Government Auditors Association (VLGAA). She received her B.S. in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining the City Auditor's Office, Ms. Gartin worked as a financial reporting and closing accountant at Caterpillar. She holds both the Certified Internal Audit (CIA) and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.
Mr. William “Bret” Lewis, CPA, MBA – Lead Auditor
Mr. Lewis is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has 3 years of government accounting and internal control experience, and 3 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.
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.
Mrs. Jonolyn Brevard Wills, CFE, MBA – Senior Auditor
Mrs. Brevard Wills has over 20 years of accounting and auditing experience in the private sector along with five years with the State Government. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Virginia State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University. She also holds the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) certification. She is the current Treasure for Central Virginia IIA. Prior to joining the City Auditor's Office, she was a Quality Assurance Auditor with the State of Virginia.
Ms. Leigh Ann Castro, CGAP - 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.
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.