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.


Gaye G. Kline, CFE

Gaye has over 25 years of professional experience, including internal auditing, healthcare finance, and accounting for a variety of industries. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh Internal Audit staff in May 2012, she held professional positions with PPG Industries, Texaco, Magee-Womens Hospital and Bookminders, as well as financial accounting for numerous small to mid-sized clients. Gaye earned her BA degree from Westminster College.


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.


Felicia M. Pasquerilla, CPA, MBA

Felicia graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in December 2006 and started her career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. She became a licensed CPA in 2009. Felicia joined the Internal Audit Department in October 2010 and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.


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.


Brian M. Zalar, MBA

Brian received his BSBA in 2008 from the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. He began working for the Internal Audit Department in May 2008 as a student intern. In March 2009, he was hired full-time. Brian will earn his MBA from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business with a concentration in finance in the Spring of 2013.


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