Internal Audit Staff

Professional Administrative Staff

Infrastructure

  • Marianne Bush
    Data Coordinator Senior
    (859) 257-6208
    marianne.bush@uky.edu

    Marianne joined internal audit in September 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as a Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Security and Assurance from Middle Tennessee State University. Marianne also completed over forty hours toward a PhD in Decision Science and Information Systems at the University of Kentucky. Marianne’s professional experience includes teaching, operations, and administrative support. Her responsibilities include assisting the audit director, data mining, metrics, preparing reports, and providing administrative and staff support.



  • April Fox
    Business Liaison Manager
    (859) 257-3126
    ahhelt2@email.uky.edu

    April joined UK Internal Audit in March 2015. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and an Associates degree in Office Technologies from Eastern Kentucky University. April's professional experience includes work for the University of Kentucky from 2008 thru 2012 in the department of Neurosurgery as well as Chandler Medical Center Administration. She is responsible for infrastructure support, human resources, payroll, budgeting, scheduling and purchasing.



  • Jared Hicks
    Data Coordinator
    (859) 218-5855
    jared.hicks@uky.edu

    Jared joined UK Internal Audit in September 2018. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Communication Technology from the University of Kentucky. Jared's previous professional experience includes serving as a computer science intern with UK Internal Audit where he focused on assisting with IT reviews and the creation of a user access tracking database. His current responsibilities include managing UKIA's internal database repository and maintaining risk assessment documents.



  • Julie Hoover-Ernst
    External Liaison
    (859)218-5858
    julie.hoover-ernst@uky.edu

    Julie joined UK's Internal Audit staff in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Iowa State University. Julie's professional experience includes communications, public relations, marketing and event planning in both the public and private sectors. Her responsibilities are creating the audit reports, blogs, website content and other communication tools used by UKIA.



  • Joe Reed, MBA, CFE, CIA
    Chief Audit Executive
    (859) 257-9734
    jreed3@uky.edu

    Joe Reed joined UK's Internal Audit staff in March 2004. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven and maintains CIA and CFE certifications. Joe’s professional experience includes finance, project management and operational management as well as leading workshops. His responsibilities include operations and strategy for the division.



Professional Audit Staff

Business Auditors

  • Curtis Barnhart, MBA
    Auditor
    (859) 218-1674
    curtis.barnhart@uky.edu

    Curtis joined UK’s Internal Audit Staff in February 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Capital University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University. His professional experience includes financial and compliance audits for state and local governments, auditing Medicaid providers for compliance with rules and regulations, and project management. His audit responsibilities include comprehensive reviews and repetitive audits.




  • Ralph Kimbrough, PhD, CIA, CPA
    Audit Internal Manager
    (859) 323-3101
    ralph.kimbrough@uky.edu

    Ralph joined UK's Internal Audit staff in May 2012. Ralph holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida and maintains CPA and CIA certifications. Ralph's professional work experience includes public accounting, private accounting, internal auditing and teaching, as well as managing the internal audit functions at other universities. His responsibilities include project management, comprehensive reviews, data mining, repetitive audits, investigations, and research.



  • David Kjelby, MBA, CIA
    Auditor
    (859) 257-2434
    david.kjelby@uky.edu

    David joined UK's Internal Audit staff in April 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis and Design from Miami University, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and maintains CIA certification. David's professional experience includes developing and implementing computer systems, business analysis, project management, purchasing, home construction and real estate. His audit responsibilities include data analytics and repetitive audits.



  • Stacey Myers-Wilson, CIA, CPIM
    Senior Auditor
    (859) 257-2256
    ap.wilson@uky.edu

    Stacey joined UK's Internal Audit staff in 2010. She holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University (Bloomington) Kelly School of Business and maintains CIA and CPIM certifications. Her professional experience includes Business and Financial Management, quality and process improvement. Her responsibilities include operational activities, comprehensive reviews, data mining analysis and general audit support.



  • Brock Simpson, CPA
    Principal Auditor
    (859) 218-1673
    wbsimp0@uky.edu

    Brock joined UK's Internal Audit staff in April 2013. He holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Kentucky and maintains a CPA professional certification. His professional experience includes taxation and cost accounting, public accounting with an emphasis on tax planning and consulting and corporate controller in a manufacturing environment. His responsibilities include conducting comprehensive reviews and repetitive audits.



  • Rose Stewart, CPA
    Senior Auditor
    (859) 258-5854
    rose.stewart@uky.edu

    Rose joined UK Internal Audit in July 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and maintains a CPA certification. Her professional experience includes public accounting with an emphasis in financial audits and compliance, along with income tax preparation. Her responsibilities include conducting comprehensive audits and repetitive audits, data mining, and investigations.



  • Jason Turco, MBA
    Auditor
    (859) 218-5859
    jturco@uky.edu

    Jason joined UK’s Internal Audit Staff in September 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. In addition he has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. His professional experience spans 18 years at UK and includes being the Division Administrator for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and a Senior Accountant for UK Healthcare Accounting. His responsibilities include conducting comprehensive reviews and repetitive audits.



  • Lee Walker, Jr.
    Auditor
    (859) 257-2335
    lee.walker@uky.edu

    Lee joined UK's Internal Audit staff in June 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Kentucky. Lee's professional experience includes teaching and administrative services, part of which has been with UK Healthcare and College of Education. His responsibilities include conducting repetitive audits, data mining and investigations.



  • Charles Whitehead, CPA
    Auditor
    (859) 218-5321
    charles.whitehead@uky.edu

    Charles joined UK's Internal Audit staff in September 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. Charles' professional experience includes auditing, contracting, and construction. His responsibilities include conducting comprehensive reviews and repetitive audits.





Information Technology Auditors

  • Martin Anibaba, MBA, CCNA, CISA, MCSE, TCNA
    Audit Internal Director
    (859) 323-5295
    aaanib2@email.uky.edu

    Martin (Adetokunbo) joined UK's Internal Audit staff in March 2006. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Business Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration from the University of East London, and maintains CISA, CCNA, MCSE and TCNA certifications. His professional experience includes information technology, business process re-engineering and strategic business information systems management. His responsibilities include risk management, operations and training.



  • Marc Blevins, MIS
    Information Technology Principal Auditor
    (859) 218-2242
    mkblev2@uky.edu

    Marc joined the University of Kentucky Internal Audit staff in October 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Morehead State University. His professional experience includes information technology, business and financial operations, and higher education administration. Previous work experience includes serving as a Director of IT and an Interim Director of Financial Services at the University of Kentucky. His current responsibilities include data analytics lead, information technology/system reviews, IT components of comprehensive reviews, and Internal Audit IT support. He also leads the collaborations with UK Gatton College of Business and Economics Accounting and Internal Audit courses.



  • Kristi Corum, MLIS, CISA
    Information Technology Principal Auditor
    (859) 218-5857
    kristi.corum@uky.edu

    Kristi joined UK's Internal Audit staff in October 2015. She holds an Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems from Lexington Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Psychology and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky. Her professional experience includes implementing and supporting IT services at the College of Pharmacy Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and the College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Offices. Her responsibilities include information technology reviews, information technology components of comprehensive reviews, and information technology infrastructure support.



  • Wes Justice, MS
    Information Technology Principal Auditor
    (859)218-5856
    wes.justice@uky.edu

    Wes joined UK’s Internal Audit staff in July 2018. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Technology from Regis University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Picture, Television, & Recording Arts from Florida State University. His professional experience includes serving as a Data Center Operations Supervisor for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as the Director of Information Technology for the UK College of Law. Wes also served as a Systems Administrator for the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. His responsibilities include IT reviews, IT components of comprehensive reviews, and IT infrastructure support.



  • Grace Wilson Caudill, MS
    Information Technology Principal Auditor
    (859) 218-5863
    grace.wilsoncaudill@uky.edu

    Grace joined the UK’s Internal Audit team in 2018. She holds an Associate of Science in Electronics Technology, Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Network Engineering and a Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance, all from Kentucky State University. She brings to UKIA over two decades of experience in Computer Science, Network Engineering and Information Security. Her current responsibilities include serving as the Data Mining Coordinator, providing IT infrastructure, systems and software support to the Internal Audit team, and leading comprehensive auditing reviews.