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Staff Directory

Gail Klatt

Title: Associate Vice President and Chief Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 1994
Prior Experience: 18 years financial services auditing
Education: U of MN, BS - Business Administration
Certification: CIA, CRMA
Contact: 612-625-0150 | klatt003@umn.edu

Quinn Gaalswyk

Title: Manager
Member of OIA Since: 2007
Prior Experience: 2.5 years public accounting IS audit
Education: U of MN, Master's in Public Policy;
U of MN, BS - Business
Certification: CISA
Contact: 612-626-0098 | gaal0013@umn.edu

Rachel Flenner

Title: Manager
Member of OIA Since: 2002
Prior Experience:1 year public accounting
Education: U of MN, MBA; University of St Thomas,
BA - Accounting & Business Communications
Certification: CIA
Contact: 612-625-0375 | flenn001@umn.edu

Kelly Kuhns

Title: Manager
Member of OIA Since: 1996
Prior Experience: 2.5 years public accounting
Education: U of MN, MBA Finance & Strategic Management;
UMD, BAc - Accounting
Certification: CPA (inactive)
Contact: 612-625-0714 | kuhns004@umn.edu

Ashley Gilles

Title: Principal Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2012
Prior Experience: 2 years internal auditing
Education: Winona State University, BS - Accounting
Certification: CFE
Contact: 612-625-1877 | meye2021@umn.edu

Caroline Conley

Title: Principal Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2006
Prior Experience: U of MN employee since 1991
Education: U of MN, BA - Psychology and English
Certification: CIA, CFE
Contact: 612-625-8153 | c-reed@umn.edu

Farid Shallal

Title: Principal IS Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2014
Prior Experience: 3 years public accounting IS Audit &
6 years non-profit audit
Education: Iowa State University, BS - MIS
Certification: CISA
Contact: 612-625-0533 | fshallal@umn.edu

Jean Valnes

Title: Principal Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2011
Prior Experience: 9 years University Finance
Education: Keller Graduate School, MA - Accounting;
U of MN, BA - Business/Economics
Certification: CFE, CIA, CRMA
Contact: 612-625-9854 | valnesj@umn.edu

Nate Weidner

Title: Principal Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2017
Prior Experience: 3 years public accounting, 4 years industry accounting and internal audit
Education: Mankato State, BS - Accounting and Business Management
Certification: CPA
Contact: 612-625-5898 | weid0077@umn.edu

Kevin Ely

Title: Senior Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2013
Prior Experience: 4 years at Hamline University
Education: U of MN, Master's in Public Policy;
U of MN Morris, BA - Political Science
Contact: 612-625-1579 | elyx0004@umn.edu

J. Duwar Kollie

Title: Senior IT Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2017
Prior Experience: 15 Years Internal Audit
Education: Carthage College, Bachelor of Business Administration
Certification: CISA
Contact: 612-626-0097 | jkollie@umn.edu

Siddhartha Poudyal

Title: Senior Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2015
Prior Experience: 7.5 years non-profit audit
Education: St. Mary's University of MN, MBA; 
Winona State University, BS - Accounting,
Certification: CIA
Contact: 612-625-9561 | spoudyal@umn.edu

David Heller

Title: Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2017
Education: Miami University, BA - Accounting
Contact: 612-625-4084 | helle243@umn.edu

Veronica Hang

Title: Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2015
Prior Experience: 2 years public accounting
Education: U of MN, MAcc - Accounting
Certification: CPA
Contact: 612-625-0533 | hangx075@umn.edu

Jessie Jiang

Title: Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2016
Education: U of MN, BDB - Accounting & Finance
Contact: 612-626-3718 | jiang537@umn.edu

Michelle Balthazor (UMD)

Title: Principal Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2010
Prior Experience: 4 years of audit and consulting
Education: UMD, BA - Finance
Certification: CFE
Contact: 218-726-8099 | mbathaz@d.umn.edu

Cassie Zeug (UMD)

Title: Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2016
Prior Experience: 2.5 years UMD Office of Financial Aid
Education: UMD, BA - Accounting & Finance
Contact: 218-726-8861 | zeugx013@d.umn.edu

Gretchen Wolfangel

Title: Senior Data Analytics Auditor
Member of OIA Since: 2017
Prior Experience: 15 years UM Human Resources
Education: U of MN, BA - Communications
Contact: 612-625-3589 | wolfa001@umn.edu