Staff Directory Listing
Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
Aditya is the Vice President and Chief Risk Officer (VPCRO) for Cornell University, it covers the Ithaca campus, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medicine, and any other university locations. The VPCRO has a functional reporting role to the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee (ARCC) of the Board of Trustees and administratively to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (EVP-CFO). This position serves as a key advisor and is responsible for compliance, enterprise risks, internal audit, privacy, and risk management functions. Aditya joined Cornell in January 2022 as the Chief Audit Executive. Before coming to Cornell, Aditya worked at Johnson & Johnson as Director of Global Audit and Investigations.
Aditya earned his MBA degree from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University, India. He is a certified public accountant and a certified fraud examiner.
University Auditor (Chief Audit Executive)
Mark is an experienced audit, governance and risk assurance leader, with particular on the not-for-profit and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining the UAO in April 2015, Mark worked for 10+ years in the Audit & Enterprise Risk Services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP, including roles as Lead Content Developer in Deloitte Learning and as Senior Manager in the independent financial statement and internal control audit practice. Mark currently serves as Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for the Ithaca Children’s Garden, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer
Alexis Brubaker began her tenure with the university in 2012. Ms. Brubaker most recently served as Cornell’s Director for University Compliance and Privacy, where she played a pivotal role in the establishment of the University Compliance Office in 2020. With a more than decade-long tenure at Cornell, including five years as the biosafety officer within Cornell's Environment, Health, and Safety unit, Ms. Brubaker possesses extensive experience with regulatory compliance and safety initiatives within the University’s esteemed research community. Alexis has a background in forensic science and microbiology. She previously worked in bioterrorism response for state government, before starting her biosafety career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In her role as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Alexis oversees the University Compliance, Policy, and Privacy, and Institutional Risk Management functions. She has 18 years of experience in risk reduction and compliance, with extensive experience in project planning, leading teams, and business analysis.
Steve has significant experience in higher education and healthcare organizations with corporate compliance, IT security, IT Audit, and governance. Steve has leadership, business process, risk and change management, and public accounting experience and has built industry leading internal audit and compliance functions. He has implemented continuous assurance programs using advanced tools and techniques and developed integrated fraud deterrence, prevention and detection programs. He is also a retired R/Lt. with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Director, IT Audit
Timur is a seasoned IT security and risk assurance executive with significant strategic planning and business consulting experience in higher education and financial services. His core competencies include IT governance, risk analysis and IT audit.
Bob is an experienced Audit Manager with over 20 years of experience. Bob’s area of focus is performing audits and management advisory engagements dealing with research administration and compliance. Prior to joining Cornell University Bob began his career with a local CPA firm specializing in audits of municipalities and not-for-profit organizations. Bob has also held the position of Director of the Cornell University Finance & Administration Business Service Center (CUFA BSC). As the CUFA BSC Director, Bob led a team of 13 Transaction Specialists whose responsibility was to ensure that financial transactions were processed timely and efficiently while complying with applicable university policies, regulations, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Allen has been an auditor for 23 years, with 3.5 years of public accounting experience and 19.5 years as an internal auditor in higher education. In addition to being an Investigations Manager and Fraud Investigator at Cornell, Allen is an administrator of Cornell’s ethical conduct and compliance hotline. Allen joined the Cornell University Audit Office in 2008 and previously worked in the Internal Audit Department at the University of South Carolina.
Compliance IT Specialist
Lorrie began her tenure with the university in 2001. Lorrie previously served as the EHS Management Systems Specialist within Cornell's Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) unit. Lorrie has a background in website development, document management systems, and compliance tools. Prior to EHS, she worked in the Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Office for 10 years as an administrative assistant. She is currently the Compliance IT Specialist within the University Compliance Office.
Jilene is an Audit Manager with 10+ years of audit experience, who joined the Cornell University Audit Office in 2010. In addition to performing audits, Jilene also specializes in financial irregularity investigations and financial aid matters including Title IV compliance. She also manages our summer intern program, which provides a hands-on learning experience for Cornell undergraduates each summer.
Shilpika is a Senior Internal Auditor with 10+ years of combined experience in accounting, compliance and analytics. Prior to joining the Internal Audit team, Shilpika held accounting positions in the Physician Organization Clinical Practice (Urology) and the Finance department at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she oversaw enforcement of compliance standards, reconciliations and GL analytics.
Rob joined the Audit Office in 1998 with nine years of experience in auditing. At Weill Cornell Medicine, Rob has extensive experience performing financial and information technology audits of medical college operations, including risk assessments, compliance testing of college policies and government regulations, and reviews of financial controls.
Ed Evans started at Cornell in 2006 and prior to joining the University Compliance Office was the Controlled Substances and Regulated Chemicals Compliance Manager at Environmental Health and Safety. Ed started his tenure at Cornell as a researcher in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering where he moved on to become the compliance officer and safety officer for the Biofuels Research Laboratory. In his role as compliance manager, Ed is responsible for assisting University Compliance in the administrative oversight for regulatory compliance programs, university policy administration, and related activities and operations across all campuses of university.
He has over 10 years of experience in identifying compliance gaps and implementing strategies resulting in sustainable and compliant programs.
Manager, IT Risk Assurance
Vrunda has 7+ years of experience auditing IT General Controls, HITRUST CSF compliance, Service Organization Control (SOC) reports, and security risk assessments. Prior to joining the Internal Audit team in 2022, Vrunda held a Manager – Technology Risk Business Consulting position with Ernst & Young (EY).
Jason is a Senior Auditor for Weill Cornell Medicine focusing on financial, internal control, and continuous assurance assessments. He has 7+ years of combined professional experience in procurement, not-for-profit, and small business accounting. Prior to joining the Weill Cornell Medicine Audit Office, Jason held the position of Senior Procurement Card Administrator in the Finance Group at Weill Cornell Medicine. In this role, Jason managed the procurement and accounts payable strategies that maximized the institution’s returns and the internal controls that ensured financial transactions were processed timely and efficiently while complying with applicable policies and regulations.
Data Analytics Manager
Curtis is an experienced professional in Administrative Operations and Information Technology, with demonstrable success in developing and deploying institutional continuous assurance programs, data analytics, human computer interaction, software development, project management, and information security. He joined the University Audit Office in October 2015, after working nearly 9 years with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Administration as the Database and Business Systems Manager.
Executive Staff Assistant
Jackie Wandell serves as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Aditya Misra. She has over 20 years of administrative experience. Prior to joining Cornell University in 2021, she worked at the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College.
Manager, IT Audit
Geoffrey is an IT Auditing professional with significant experience conducting IT controls and security assessments in the higher education industry. Geoffrey’s experience includes improving IT strategy and governance, analyzing IT applications and infrastructure, assessing security, and identifying business risks and controls related to the use of IT. Geoffrey joined the Audit Office with 18+ years of experience in IT.
Jingbi is a Senior Auditor with 10+ years of combined professional experience in corporate internal accounting and public accounting in financial and compliance audits. She has over 4+ years in data analysis with developing and designing data visualization, and provide support to the UAO Data Analytic Program with continuous auditing and fraud analytics. She joined the University Audit Office in March 2015.