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The 2019-2020 annual operating budget for our office is approximately $2.9 million, including $2.3 million in personal services costs, $69,000 in non-personal/equipment costs, and $475,000 for the annual external financial audit. 

The City Auditor is appointed by and reports to the City Council. The City Auditor’s Office currently has 12 staff. Our office's organizational chart illustrates our staffing structure.   

Joe Rois
City Auditor

Joe joined the Office of the City Auditor in August 2008. Prior to that, he worked primarily in the nonprofit community. He was the Project Coordinator and Editor for Sustainable San Mateo County’s annual Indicators Report which measured over 30 different environmental, economic, and social indicators, or trends, related to the quality of life of San Mateo County’s residents. He was also coauthor and editor of Sustainable Silicon Valley’s Annual CO2 Report.

Before these projects, Joe worked in both the public and private sector in different policy areas including health care and energy. He also worked as a Certified Public Accountant from 1991 through 1999 in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.

Joe has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Gonzaga University and a Master of Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley.
Gitanjali Mandrekar
Supervising Auditor

Gitu has worked at the City Auditor’s Office since 1999. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from San Jose State University and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune, India.

Since joining the office,  Gitu has participated in numerous audits that span a variety of departments citywide.  These include audits of IT General Controls, Police Overtime, Employee Hiring, Code Enforcement, Fire Injuries and Police Hiring.  Her work has been recognized by the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) by being awarded the 2006 Knighton Award for “An Audit Of Citywide Grant Oversight for the best audit among medium sized audit shops and an Honorable mention of the 2011 “Audit of Key Drivers of Employee Compensation”. 

She has been a presenter at the national conference of the Association of Local Government Auditors, the Association of Government Auditors (AGA) and participated in peer reviews of the Berkeley City Auditor’s Office and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of the Inspector General.
Alison McInnis Pauly
Senior Program Performance Auditor  

Ali served as a summer fellow in the Office of the City Auditor in 2010 prior to joining the City as a Program Performance Auditor in 2012.  Since joining the Office, Ali has worked on audits of a variety of City services.  These include fire prevention, indirect cost allocation, employee and police hiring, police overtime, and the City’s retirement plans.

Ali is a native of San José. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stanford University and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Juan Barragan
Program Performance Auditor II

Juan joined the Office of the City Auditor in February 2018.  Prior to joining the team, he worked for the State of California as a bank examiner, assessing the financial condition of state-chartered licensees and their compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  Juan is a native of San José.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San José State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Christopher Bernedo
Program Performance Auditor II

Chris joined the Office of the City Auditor in February 2017.  Before joining the office, he worked as a labor organizer in San José and as an administrative intern with a labor union at Stanford.  Additionally, he worked as an intern with a market research nonprofit in Brazil.  Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University.
Brittney Harvey
Program Performance Auditor II

Brittney joined the Office of the City Auditor in August 2016.  Since then, her work has included: Audit of Our City Forest, Team San Jose’s Performance (2015-16), Audit of Environmental Services Department Consulting Agreements, Audit of Employee Travel Expenses, Audit of the Police Activities League, and the development of interactive dashboards displaying audit recommendations.  

Prior to joining the team, she consulted with various companies including a Fortune 250 electricity company as well as a large international meat packing company in organizational development and evaluation.  Additionally, she worked as a team science researcher, focused on discovering ways to improve team function and overall performance.  Brittney holds a Master of Arts in Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Mexico. 

Stephanie Noble
Program Performance Auditor II

Stephanie joined the Office of the City Auditor in May 2016.  Prior to her work as a program performance auditor, she worked as a research and publications associate for The Council of State Governments, as a research assistant at Georgia Tech, and as an intern in the Washington, DC office of Congressman John Lewis.  

Stephanie earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Public Policy from Georgia Tech.

Shirley K. Duong
Program Performance Auditor I

Shirley joined the Office of the City Auditor in February 2018.  Prior to joining the office, she worked for a consulting firm in New York City working with foundations and nonprofits to improve their data efficiency and impact.  She also worked as Project Manager and Congressional Aide in the office of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.  In addition, Shirley has experience in program evaluation and community organizing focused on financial inclusion and education equity.

Shirley is a native of San José.  She holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from the School of Public Service at New York University and a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian American Studies and Communications from University of California, Davis.

Leonard Hyman
Program Performance Auditor I

Leonard joined the Office of the City Auditor in February 2018.  Prior to his work as a program performance auditor, he worked as an Personnel Analyst for the City of Los Angeles.  His previous work has included policy analysis and communications management in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Leonard earned his B.A. in English and his Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California.
Marisa Lin
Program Performance Auditor I

Marisa joined the Office of the City Auditor in October 2018. Previously, she interned at the City Auditor of Palo Alto, where she worked on audits in vendor payments and fee schedules. In addition, she has interned at a non-profit, an early-stage startup, and a socially-responsible mutual fund. 

Marisa graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Vicki Sun
Program Performance Auditor I

Vicki joined the Office of the City Auditor in September 2019. Prior to joining the office, she worked as a policy advisor for the Mayor’s Office in the City of San José, and lived and worked abroad as an English teacher before that. She has also worked in the university and non-profit settings in the nexus of policy, program implementation, and community engagement, particularly around education, technology, and equity.

Vicki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and a Masters in International Education Policy and Evaluation from Stanford.

Lupe P. Gonzalez
Executive Assistant to the City Auditor