Staff

Brenda Roberts, CPA, CFE, CIA
City Auditor

Auditor Roberts assumed office as Oakland's elected City Auditor on January 5, 2015. She has two decades of professional experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner working with national firms KPMG and Deloitte. Read her full bio.

(510) 238-3378
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OFFICE OF THE CITY AUDITOR STAFF

Carlos Hickerson, Interim Assistant City Auditor


(510) 238-7609
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Dena Shupe, Executive Assistant to City Auditor

(510) 238-4975

Rebecca Robles, Administrative Assistant

(510) 238-6515

Mary Seymour, BSc, MBA, CIA, CCSA
Performance Audit Manager

Mary has 30 years of successful audit, investigation and government compliance experience in progressive roles of responsibility ranging from staff auditor to executive audit management positions. Mary’s previous work included Internal Audit Director for Kaiser Permanente and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Sutter Health Systems. She assisted in organized crime investigations of fraud, led major multi-level information systems control initiatives and has broad experience in consulting with organizations and industries across the country and internationally.

Mary is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified in Control Self-Assessment, and is in the final process of completing the Certified Fraud Examiner requirements. She is a former California Public Health Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Sonoma State University and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga

(510) 238-3876
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Orsolya Kovesdi, BA, MBA, Senior Performance Auditor

Orshi is a financial professional with over eight years’ experience in auditing as a staff and senior auditor. She specialized in management of compliance, collateral and operational audits in the private and government sectors. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Oxford Brooks University in association with I.B.S. (Budapest, Hungary) and a M.B.A from University of Hartford (CT).

(510) 238-6337
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Jenifer Hallock, Senior Performance Auditor

(510)238-2093

Jennifer Lim, Performance Auditor

Jennifer grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of Arizona where she received her B.A. in Economics. After graduating, she interned for the City’s Housing and Community Development Department in the Housing Assistance Center. The Center helps Oakland residents with housing related issues. She also previously held a social media internship with a non-profit in Oakland and a research assistant position with the University of Arizona's Department of Sociology, as well as other volunteer opportunities in various areas.

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Mark Carnes, Performance Auditor

(510) 238-6765