Internal Audit Staff

Professional Administrative Staff

Infrastructure

  • Aleigha Colwell
    Quality Project Specialist Coordinator
    (859) 323-4348
    aleigha.colwell@uky.edu

    Aleigha joined Internal Audit in July 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Dispute Resolution from Eastern Kentucky University. Aleigha’s professional experience includes work as an investigator with OIG and the Department of Revenue, and as a program coordinator senior with the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky. She is responsible for quality assurance, which includes preparing quality reports, metrics, improving communication standards, 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.



  • 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's degree from Iowa State University. Julie's professional experience includes communications, marketing, event planning and public relations 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 an 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.



  • Sam Woolery, CMA
    Auditor and Workpaper Administrator
    (859) 218-5859
    lwool2@uky.edu

    Sam joined UKIA in August 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Eastern Kentucky University, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Kentucky, and holds a CMA Certificate from the Institute of Management Accountants. Sam has worked at UK since 2002 with experience in Treasury Services, General Accounting, UK HealthCare Accounting, and the College of Fine Arts. He is responsible for maintaining and updating Infrastructure, administration, & audit reconciliations.



Professional Audit Staff

Business Auditors

  • Kate Jennings
    Auditor
    (859) 218-5321
    kate.jennings1@uky.edu

    Kate joined UK's Internal Audit staff in March 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from Eastern Kentucky University and Cytotechnologist certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology (CT, ASCP). Professional experience includes being an inspector for the College of American Pathology (CAP) and laboratory management. Her 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.



  • Sarah Morey, MAC, MBA, CPA
    Senior Auditor
    (859) 257-6208
    morey.sarah@uky.edu

    Sarah Morey joined UK's Internal Audit staff in September 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Iowa, as well as an MBA from the University of Kentucky and maintains a CPA certification. Her professional experience includes internal auditing with a manufacturing firm, financial management of a small non-profit, and college and university accounting. Her responsibilities include conducting comprehensive reviews 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.



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

    Lee joined UK's Internal Audit staff in June 2012. He holds 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.



Information Technology Auditors

  • Martin Anibaba, MBA, CISA, CCNA, 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 include 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.



  • Kristi Corum, MLIS
    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 an 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 as well as users and IT services at the College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Offices. Her responsibilities include information technology reviews, information technology components of comprehensive reviews, and information technology infrastructure support.