Staff Biographies

Angelo Quaresima, CIA, CFE, CHRC – Interim Associate Vice President & Chief Audit Executive / Audit Director

As the Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Executive of Audit & Management Advisory Services, Angelo is responsible for developing and implementing an effective internal audit function that provides independent, objective, assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve UConn and UConn Health operations.

Angelo  rejoined AMAS in July 2015. As Audit Director, Angelo is responsible for overseeing the audit function and special projects for 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 the CT Auditors of Public Accounts where he was responsible for conducting financial, compliance and operational audits.

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.

Thomas Dyer, M.S., CISSP, CISM, CISA, SSCP – IT Auditor

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

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

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 Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Mary Alice Gendreau, RN, BSN, CPC – Internal Auditor

Mary Alice joined AMAS in November 2018 working for UConn Health with a primary focus on conducting medical audits and transferred in March of 2022 to the Storrs Campus of the University of Connecticut, performing financial and medical audits for AMAS.

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 various enrolled Providers for the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP).

Mary Alice holds a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Nursing both 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).

David Hook, CFE – Construction Auditor

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).

Nataliya Lestage – Internal Auditor

Nataliya joined AMAS as an Internal Auditor in April of 2022. Her primary focus is conducting financial and operational audits at UConn Health.

Prior to joining AMAS, Nataliya worked in Internal Audit department at Webster Bank for 5 years. Her past experience includes performing audits directly with cross-functional teams including Community Banking, Business Banking, Finance and Operations.

Nataliya holds a B.S. in Business Management and M.S in Business and Administration from Albertus Magnus College. She is a current member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA), and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Claire Murray, CPA – Senior Internal Auditor

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 Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA), and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Gregory Perrotti, CISA – IT Audit Director

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 IT 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).

Diane Swol , MSN, RN – Medical Auditor

Diane joined AMAS as a Medical Auditor in November of 2021. Her primary role is conducting medical audits at UConn Health. She has been with UConn since 2012 and her past experience includes Quality Assurance and Patient Safety.

Before joining AMAS Diane held various clinical and managed care roles with a focus on clinical documentation and medical record abstraction.  She has a BSN and MSN from University of Hartford.

Karen Violette – Audit Assistant

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).