Staff

 

 

Courtney A. Ruby, CPA, CFE 
City Auditor

Auditor Ruby assumed office as Oakland's elected City Auditor on January 1, 2007. She is a Certified Public Accountant who began her career with Deloitte & Touche. As City Auditor, she is the citizens' watchdog - holding government accountable and requiring efficiency and effectiveness in city processes. Read her full bio.

 

 (510) 238-3378
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OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR STAFF

 

 

Mike Edmonds
Assistant City Auditor

Mike has over 35 years of auditing experience in State and local government. Mike has served in various capacities with the California Auditor General, cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, and Oakland, and the Contra Costa Water District. Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fresno State University and is a Certified Internal Auditor. Mike has also served on various committees and the Board of Directors of the Association of Local Government Auditors.

 

(510) 238-7609
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Sharon Ball, CFE
Fraud, Waste + Abuse Prevention Program Manager

Sharon has more than 35 years of auditing, investigation and program management experience in both the public and private sector. She was formerly an auditor with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and recently served in numerous capacities for the Department of Energy and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the College of New Rochelle.

 

(510) 238-4975
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Cherry Chang
Senior Performance Auditor

Cherry is a CIA and CISA with more than 7 years of auditing experience in both public and private sectors, including 4 years with KPMG where she worked with various Federal agencies.  Formerly, she was the audit manager for a Bay area non-profit, responsible for the organization’s internal audit functions. She holds a Master in Business Administration from University of Texas, Austin and a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia.

 

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Maya Collins
Receptionist to the City Auditor

Maya serves as the principal point of contact for Auditor Ruby's scheduling and is responsible for the Office's Accounts Payable and other general adminstration duties. Maya joined the City Auditor's Office in late 2010 and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

(510) 238-6515
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Donna M. Crume, CPA, CFE
Senior Performance Auditor

Donna is an experienced financial and performance auditor with 14 years of auditing, investigating and program management experience in both public and private sectors. She spent 2 years with Macias, Gini, and O’Connell where she worked with various local government agencies conducting financial and compliance audits.  Most recently, she was an auditor for the City & County of San Francisco Controller's Office City Services Auditor Division for 8 years where she performed various performance audits, investigations, and managed the City’s Whistleblower program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University East Bay. Donna is an avid reader and enjoys spending time on the Sonoma County coast.

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Marti Paschal, JD 
Executive Assistant to the City Auditor

Marti came to the City Auditor's Office from San  Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), where she worked  for four years as the Director of Administrative Operations. Prior  to SFGH, she spent three years as an associate performance analyst with the City & County of San Francisco Controller's Office City Services Auditor Division, where she participated in performance audits and technical assistance projects. Marti has also worked as a legislative aide to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and practiced law as a public agency attorney. Marti has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in urban affairs from Barnard College.

(510) 238-3379
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Melanie Nuni 
Senior Performance Auditor

Melanie holds a degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and has four years auditing experience. She joined the Office after working at PricewaterhouseCoopers. An Oakland resident for five years, she enjoys being a part of a team that is making a difference in the City of Oakland. 

(510) 238-6765
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Rose Sutton, MPP, CGAP
Performance Auditor 

Rose is a young and passionate auditor with a strong policy design and analysis background. Her previous work includes evaluating educational programs for the Oakland Housing Authority and drafting policy for the Emeryville Center for Community Life: Community Benefits Agreement. Rose is a team player who thrives on creating engaging creative solutions, is deadline orientated and has the ability to produce clear and concise reports. Above all else, she is thrilled to be working for the Oakland City Auditor.  Rose holds a Master of Public Policy from Mills College and is a Certified Government Auditing Professional.

 

(510) 238-6337
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Tracy Yarlott-Davis, MPP
Performance Auditor

Tracy, a longtime Oakland resident, holds both a BA in Sociology and Masters in Public Policy from Mills College. Prior to joining the City Auditor's office, she worked in both programming and auditing for Alameda County Social Services, the Bureau Audits, and the San Francisco SPCA. In her free time, Tracy trains and competes in Flyball, Dock Diving, and Agility with her dogs. 

 

(510) 238-2094
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