Staff Biographies


Audit and Management Advisory Services


Frank LaRosa
Chief Audit Executive, UConn and UConn Health

Frank serves as the Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Executive, responsible for developing and implementing an effective internal audit function for all UConn Campuses, which provides independent, objective, assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve UConn Campuses’ operations.

Prior to joining UConn, Frank was previously employed by the Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts where he was responsible for conducting financial, compliance and operational audits of major state agencies. He managed the internal audit office at the Connecticut Department of Social Services. He also worked at Optum leading teams to identify savings in healthcare costs utilizing various data mining techniques.
Frank has a Bachelor in Science and Business Administration degree from the University of Hartford. He is also a CPA and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor.


Thomas Dyer, M.S., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CFE, SSCP
IT Auditor, UConn and UConn Health

Thomas joined AMAS as a University Auditor IT in July 2012. He previously held internal audit, information security and special investigation positions in the personal insurance and healthcare industries.

Thomas holds a B.S. from Eastern Connecticut State University and an M.S. in Information Technology from the University of Maryland.

He currently holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certifications. Thomas is also a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.


Elizabeth (Libby) Gallo, CPA
Internal Auditor, UConn Health

Libby joined AMAS as an Internal Auditor in March of 2017. Her primary focus is conducting financial and operational audits at UConn Health.

Libby began her career as an auditor at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, a public accounting firm out of Hartford, Connecticut. Her prior experience includes a variety of accounting and auditing assignments, including manufacturing, financial services, higher education and not-for-profit. Libby’s most recent experience was in Internal Audit for a small insurance company in Cheshire, Connecticut.  In the past, Libby has also worked as an elementary educator in Connecticut.

Libby holds a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College and a M.A. in Education from Saint Joseph’s University. Libby is Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).


Mary Alice Gendreau, RN, BSN, CPC
Medical Auditor, UConn Health

Mary Alice joined AMAS as a Medical Auditor in November 2018.  Her primary focus is conducting medical audits at UConn Health.

Prior to joining AMAS, Mary Alice worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), Quality Assurance Division for 18 years.  Working as a Nurse Consultant at DSS, Mary Alice conducted medical audits of Providers for the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP).

Mary Alice holds a B.S in Accounting and a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Connecticut.  She is also a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).


Katherine A. Goss, CPA, CFE
Senior Internal Auditor, UConn and UConn Health

Katherine joined AMAS as an Internal Auditor in the fall of 2005.  Her duties include the performance of operational, financial, and compliance audits and special projects as requested by management. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).  Prior to joining UConn, Katherine was in public practice in Vermont for eight years where she performed audits of non-profit organizations, corporations and pension plans.

Katherine holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a G.C. in Financial Management of Public Institutions from UConn.  Katherine is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).


Heather Hildebrandt, RN, CPA
Audit Director, UConn Health

Heather joined AMAS as an internal auditor in April of 2011. Her responsibilities include conducting medical, financial and operational audits at UConn Health.

Heather was previously employed as a charge nurse in the cardiac intervention unit of Baystate Medical Center. She also has ten years of healthcare finance experience in the academic medical, insurance and consulting settings. Her previous employers include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, United Health Group and Deloitte and Touche.

Heather holds a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University and a B.S. in Nursing from The University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She is licensed both as a Registered Nurse and a Certified Public Accountant.


David Hook, CFE
Construction Auditor, UConn and UConn Health

David joined AMAS as an Internal Auditor in September 2008, specializing in construction auditing.  David’s prior audit experience includes procurement, contracting and Medicare reimbursement audits.  In addition, David spent 10 years in the construction field working different aspects of the industry.

David holds a B.S. in Business Administration.  David is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).  He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).


Claire Murray, CPA
Internal Auditor, UConn Health

Claire Murray joined AMAS as an Internal Auditor in June of 2018. Her primary focus is conducting financial and operational audits at UConn Health.

Prior to joining AMAS, Claire worked in the Assurance practice at PwC in Hartford, CT for 4 years. Her past experience includes performing audits of internal control over financial reporting for publicly traded companies as well as financial statement audits for privately held entities.

Claire holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).


Gregory Perrotti, CISA
IT Audit Director, UConn and UConn Health

Greg joined AMAS as a University IT Audit Director in December 2017. In this role, Greg is responsible for audit activity related to system and technology operations for all university campuses as well as the Health Center. He previously held IT audit leadership and systems development positions at Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and manufacturing industries. Greg’s experience also includes public accounting, in which he was responsible for the management of information systems audits for several clients in a wide variety of industries.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Bryant University.

He currently holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification. Greg is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).


Angelo Quaresima, CIA, CFE, CHRC
Senior Internal Auditor, UConn and UConn Health

Angelo Quaresima rejoined AMAS in July 2015.  With a background in government, higher education, clinical research administration and healthcare, Angelo’s primary responsibility is conducting compliance and financial related audits at all UConn campuses.

Prior to joining UConn, Angelo managed the Research Compliance Program at Hartford HealthCare. He also held audit positions with UConn Health and CT Auditors of Public Accounts where he was responsible for conducting financial, compliance and operational audits. Angelo began his career with regional public accounting firm Kostin, Ruffkess & Company, LLC in January 2001.

Angelo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance. Angelo currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the CT Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Southern New England Chapter of the IIA.


Karen Violette
Audit Assistant, UConn

Karen Violette has been employed at UConn since 1985. As the Audit Assistant, Karen assists internal auditors with operational, financial and compliance audits at various levels of the University.

Karen is a member of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).


Elaine C. Zincavage, M.A., CPA
Audit Director, UConn

Elaine Zincavage joined AMAS in July 2006. Prior she worked as a Grant Manager in the Office for Sponsored Programs at UConn.

Elaine’s prior relevant experience spans 12 years in a variety of public and private accounting and auditing assignments, including manufacturing, financial services, sales and distribution and governmental organizations. She has also worked as an educator in public education and corporate training.

As Audit Director, Elaine performs operational, financial and compliance audits and upon department request, special projects and also assists in planning, developing and executing the University’s overall internal audit functions.

Elaine holds a B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Connecticut and a member of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).