University of Pittsburgh

Staff Profiles


John P. Elliott, CPA, CFE

John received his BSBA degree from Gannon University in 1980 and his MBA from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983. John worked in the Pittsburgh office of Deloitte from 1983 to 1992. John joined the Internal Audit Department in 1992 and was promoted to Director in 1995. John is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.


Jayne L. McGoey, CIA, CFE

Jayne is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She joined the University of Pittsburgh's Internal Audit Department in April 1991, and is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.


Richard Korey, CIA

Rick received his BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983. Before joining the Internal Audit Staff in 1998, Rick worked in various capacities, including auditing and regulatory compliance, in the banking industry.


Maria L. Huttner, CPA, CIA, CFE

Maria graduated from the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration in 2004 with a major in accounting. She joined the Internal Audit staff in May of 2004. Maria earned her Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor designations in 2008 and became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2010.


Brandon R. Baldauf, MAFM

Brandon received his BSBA degree from the Gary E. West College of Business at West Liberty University in 2007 and Masters of Accountancy and Financial Management degree from Keller Graduate School of Management at Devry University in 2010. He has almost 10 years of professional experience in the public accounting, finance, and governmental sectors. Before joining the Internal Audit staff in 2016, Brandon worked as a Supervisor for a local public accounting firm, Assistant Deputy Treasurer and Accounting Manager for the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Securities Clearance for BNY Mellon.


Brenda K. Fink, MBA/MOIS, JD, CFE

Brenda received her BSBA degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, MBA/MOIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and JD from Duquesne University. She has over 25 years of professional experience in the transportation and higher education industries. Before joining the Internal Audit staff in 2016, Brenda worked in various positions including auditing, purchasing, legal, information technology project management, college instruction, global training and development, and research admisitration.


Leslie C. Fink

Leslie received her BS degree in Accounting and Minor in Spanish from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2009. Prior to joining the Internal Audit Department staff in June 2016, she worked as an auditor for various local accounting firms and the department of the Navy.


John F. Novicki, MBA

John received his BSBA in 2003 from the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh and joined the Internal Audit staff in July 2003. He has received an MBA from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business in July 2007.


Gwen E. Pielin, CIA, MS

Gwen has over 25 years professional experience. Her background includes internal auditing, corporate tax accounting, customer accounting, and global purchasing compliance. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, she held professional positions with Alcoa, Jefferson Wells, US Steel, Duquesne Light and Duquesne University. Gwen's internal audit experience includes; performing SOX reviews, compliance audits, financial audits, and operational audits. Gwen has a BA degree and a MS degree from Duquesne University and an Accounting Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. She achieved the accreditation for performing Internal Quality Assessments with the Institute of Internal Auditors. Gwen is a past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Kristen M. Stanonik, CPA

Kristen received her BSBA in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2009. Prior to joining the Internal Audit staff in May 2012, she worked as an Internal Auditor for Dollar Bank and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in November 2011.


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