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Richmond, VA
23219 USA

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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).

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Mrs. Amarilis ("Lily") Hernandez, CPA, CIA, CGAP, CFE - 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), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Yolanda McCoy

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.

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 a member of the International Association of Administrative Professional.

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Mrs. Ryan L. Gartin, CIA, CISA, MBA - Lead Auditor

Mrs.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.

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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.

 

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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 - 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.

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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.