Meet the Audit and Advisory Services Team


Doug Horr, CIA, CCEP
Chief Audit Executive

Doug rejoined Rutgers Audit and Advisory Services as the Chief Audit Executive in 2023, having previously served the university from 1988 to 2005 in both Internal Audit and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.  He started his career as a bank auditor and fraud investigator for one of the largest banks in the nation.  When he made the transition to RU, he knew higher education was where he belonged. After his first tour with Rutgers, Doug served Stevens Institute of Technology, the University of Miami, and Vanderbilt University in various leadership roles in audit, compliance, and enterprise risk management.  Doug is a past president of ACUA, the professional association for college and university auditors and is still deeply involved in both it, the Institute for Internal Auditors and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics.  He is a graduate of Indiana University with a focus in public finance and policy administration. He also holds an Ed.M from Rutgers and has partially completed his Ed.D  Doug is a college football fanatic and Saturdays you will find him in a stadium or in front of a TV.  He and his wife Diane (an RU alum and retired auditor) love to cruise, travel and spend time with family.  

Picture of Erin Egan Erin Egan, CPA, CIA
Director of Audit and Advisory Services
Since 2009, Erin has been providing operational, financial, and investigative services to the university community. Prior to Rutgers, Erin worked at one of the Northeast’s largest public accounting firms where she was a manager with its Business Investigation Services group, In this role, she gained valuable experience in forensic investigations, litigation support, and electronic data analysis across many industries. Erin is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA), and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). Erin is known to break into spontaneous 80's rock dance parties with her husband and three sons.
Picture of Latha Sharma Latha Sharma, PMP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CHIAP, CDPSE
Manager of Audit and Advisory Services-IT and Healthcare
Latha joined UMDNJ in 2008 and continued at Rutgers after the merger in 2013 as a Senior IT Auditor before becoming the Manager of Audit and Advisory Services for IT and Healthcare in 2017. She holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration and numerous professional certifications, including: Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Cybersecurity Nexus Fundamentals (CSXF). Latha is a proud mother of two Rutgers alumni and replenishes her "emtpy nest" emotions by playing Angry Bird and Candy Crush games, which she ranks within 10,000 among 300 million players.
Picture of Colleen Tedeschi Colleen Tedeschi, CIA
Manager of Audit and Advisory Services-Financial, Operational, and Investigations
Colleen joined the audit team in July 2014. Prior to Rutgers, Colleen worked as an auditor for a CPA firm that serves national and select international clients and as an internal auditor for a Fortune 500 company. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Marketing, as well as a minor in Information Technology from Monmouth University. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and actively serves on the IIA Central Jersey Chapter's Academic Relations Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA) and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). When not working, Colleen enjoys party planning and DIY projects!
Picture of John Makropoulos John Makropoulos, CPA, CIA, CFE
Senior Auditor
John has been providing internal audit and advisory services to the university community since 2005.  Prior to Rutgers, John worked at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in various capacities for almost nineteen years, including international audit assignments performed at J&J companies worldwide. He is a graduate of Rider University with a degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  John’s memberships include the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA). John (a.k.a. Yiannis) collects Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars.
Natalie Profile Picture Natalie Harrison, CPA, MBA Senior Auditor

Natalie joined Rutgers Audit and Advisory Services as a Senior Auditor in May 2023. Prior to joining AAS, Natalie worked in the University Controller’s Office as a Senior Accountant since 2020. Natalie has a wealth of experience and knowledge in audit, financial and corporate accounting. Natalie previously worked at KPMG, one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, as a Senior Auditor. In this role, she gained valuable experience in performing financial statement audits, audit best practices, and obtaining an in-depth understanding of tax, business compliance, and financial regulations. Natalie is a graduate of Saint Peter’s University, with dual degrees in Accounting and Marketing, and dual minors in Economics and Finance, and a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance. Natalie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), National Association for Black Accountants (NABA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Natalie enjoys traveling, amusement parks, event planning and photography.

Farnaz Mansuri Farnaz Mansuri
Associate Auditor
Farnaz joined the Rutgers Audit and Advisory Services team in June 2021 as an Associate Auditor. Before Rutgers, Farnaz worked as an auditor for a CPA firm that serves nonprofit governmental entities and as an Internal Auditor for a nonprofit organization based in New York. She holds two degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico – Anderson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting and Finance from Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. She loves spending time with her son, visiting different zoos and local parks. She also enjoys drawing Henna art and cooking a variety of foods.
Danyell Simpson Danyell Simpson, MPA
Associate Auditor
Danyell joined Rutgers as an Associate Auditor in July 2021. With over 16 years of quality assurance /auditing experience, she brings an eclectic perspective of healthcare auditing to the team. Danyell began her career at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center as a SW Discharge Planning Assistant. During her tenure at NYP her motivation and desire to enter the field of auditing and compliance began to fester. After a 20 year absence from academia she returned to school to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the College of New Rochelle, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Pace University. From clinics, hospitals, managed healthcare plans, and biopharmaceutical conglomerates, Danyell has had her share of various environments within the healthcare spectrum. She is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the International Honors Society for Public Administration and is currently planning to pursue her CIA, PMP and CHIAP certifications.  Danyell has an intrinsic passion for art and creating, and during her down time she loves to draw, paint, and attend sculpture workshops. She also loves to redecorate and organize personal space for friends and family, however reading and cooking vegan meals are tied as her most favorite things to do!
Picture of Maricelly Salazar Maricelly Salazar, CDPSE
Senior IT Auditor

In 2000, Maricelly began her career at Rutgers in an information technology role, first for the HIV Prevention Community Planning Support and Development Initiative under the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and then joined the internal audit department in 2014 as a System Administrator. In 2017 she became part of the IT Shared Support Services group for University Finance and Administration at 33 Knightsbridge. Her curiosity and eagerness to explore new challenges led her to pursue an auditor role and she re-joined the Audit and Advisory Services team in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Information Systems and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She loves spending time with her two boys, and when not being held captive by them, she enjoys time in the kitchen cooking up flavorful meals!

Nilesh Patel, MBA, CPA
Senior IT Auditor
Nilesh joined Rutgers Audit and Advisory Services as a Senior IT Auditor in April of 2023. Prior to joining the university, Nilesh worked in the financial Industry and has experienced as an Internal and External IT Auditor. Additionally, Nilesh worked in Risk and Governance at Fortune 500 companies. In these roles, he gained valuable experience in performing IT audits and providing Audit support for management. He holds an MBA from Rutgers University with a major in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Nilesh is a member of the AICPA, ACU and ISACA. Nilesh loves spending time with his two kids, and travellling when he gets the chance. You can also find him watching Rutgers football on Saturdays as he grew up in central Jersey and has been a fan since high school days.
Manuel Pierre
Manuel Pierre
Associate IT Auditor

Manuel joined UMDNJ in 2005 and continued at Rutgers after the merger in 2013.  He has over 17 years of ethics and compliance experience, administrating departmental systems, training, supporting faculty and staff as well as preparing, and distributing compliance reports to leadership. Manuel is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and is currently a student completing coursework in his Master of Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity at the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. 

Julianne Yutko
Associate Auditor

Julianne graduated in 2020 from Monmouth University with my Bachelor's degree in Accounting. After graduating she went to work as an auditor in a public accounting firm. During my two years in public accounting she was able to grow as an auditor and have the opportunity to serve large public companies. In my free time I love going to the gym, reading, or being at the beach!

Picture of Lydia Gray Lydia Gray, PMP, MPA
Department Administrator
Lydia is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, earning a B.A. in Management and Employment Relations and a MBA Certification from the Rutgers Business School. She has also earned a diploma in Computerized Accounting from the Cittone Institute. Lydia joined UMDNJ's Logistical Services in November 2006. After ten months she transferred into Internal Audit and continued working at Rutgers after the merger in 2013. Prior to joining UMDNJ, Lydia worked at Rutgers University for fifteen years as an Administrative Assistant maintaining journals, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll and was a Mortgage Processing Associate at Summit Bank for four years. Lydia is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA).