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Audit Committee


The Audit Committee shall serve to ensure internal audit activities comply with appropriate Business Procedure Memorandum: internal audit coverage for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) encompasses the full breadth of operations; the executive management of UTHealth is aware of the audit activities and findings; the scope of audits or dissemination of information from such audits is not inhibited by any one individual; and the audit function is carried out with the highest attainable level of efficiency and professionalism.

Membership consists of the following individuals.  The committee chair is appointed by the UTHealth president.

Permanent Membership

Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D. President – UTHealth
Kevin Dillon Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer – UTHealth
Richard L. Miller Vice President and Chief Information Officer – UTHealth 
Arlene Staller, J.D.  Vice President and Chief Legal Officer – UTHealth
William Lemaistre Assistant Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer – UTHealth
Michael Tramonte Sr. Vice President, Finance & Business Services – UTHealth
Dr. George Stancel, Ph.D. Executive Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs - UT Health

External Membership

The external membership of the audit committee consists of four individuals appointed by the UTHealth president with staggered two-year terms. These terms start with the beginning of the fiscal year.

NameTitleTerm BeginsTerm Ends
Khleber Attwell

Retired Audit and Consulting Partner with Ernst& Young; Director, Former Chair of Stewart & Stevenson’s Audit Committee

May 2004 August 2013
Howard K. Schramm
UTHealth Audit Committee Chair
Sr. Vice President, Amegy Bank of Texas August 2007 August 2016
Leon J. Leach Executive Vice President – UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center May 2004 August 2014
Carroll Aulbaugh Chief Financial Officer, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System; Retired October 2011 August 2014

MSRDP and DSRDP Members

John A. Valenza, D.D.S DSRDP Vice Chair – Board of Directors
Dean – School of Dentistry
Vacant MSRDP