Audit Committee

Charge

The Audit Committee serves to ensure internal audit activities comply with the University of Texas System policies.  The Committee is responsible for ensuring internal audit coverage for 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

NameTitle
Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D. President – UTHealth
Kevin Dillon Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – UTHealth
Michael Blackburn, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer - UTHealth
Michael Tramonte Senior Vice President, Finance & Business Services and Chief Financial Officer– UTHealth
Melissa Pifko, J.D. Vice President and Chief Legal Officer - UTHealth
Amar Yousif Vice President and Chief Information Officer – UTHealth
Eric Fernette Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer - UTHealth
LaTanya Love, M.D. Vice President of Diversity and Leadership Development - UTHealth
William Lemaistre, J.D. Assistant Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer - UTHealth
Beverly Moore Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer – UTHealth
Richard Andrassy, M.D. Executive Dean-Interim, McGovern Medical School - UTHealth

External Membership

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

NameTitleTerm BeginsTerm Ends

Robert George (Chair, UTHealth Audit Committee)

Retired Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, Faculty, McCombs Graduate School of Accounting September 2018 August 2021
John Sperry Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kelsey-Seybold September 2018 August 2021
Ben Melson Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center September 2018 August 2021
Carrol Aulbaugh Chief Financial Officer, Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems; Retired February 2019 August 2021
Joe Bridges President, Bridges Family Petroleum, Inc. February 2019 August 2021

MSRDP and DSRDP Members

NameTitle
John A. Valenza, D.D.S DSRDP Vice Chair – Board of Directors, Dean – School of Dentistry - UTHealth
Richard Andrassy, M.D. MSRDP Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs - McGovern Medical School - UTHealth