Meet the Staff
Andrea Russell, CPA, CFE, CIA, CGMA
Andrea Russell joined the Audit team in May 2017, when she moved to Cape Coral from Jamestown, Rhode Island. She has over 20 years of financial and audit experience in both governmental and private sector auditing and has completed financial, compliance and performance auditing. Prior to accepting the position of City Auditor for the City of Cape Coral, she was the Senior Internal Audit Manager for the State of Rhode Island Office of Internal Audit for the Continuous Auditing Unit. In this capacity, she performed vendor compliance audits of vendors doing business with the State as well as performance audits of various state departments and agencies. Prior to beginning her auditing career, Andrea was the Assistant Director of Finance for the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island as well as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Salve Regina University. After passing the CPA exam, she began her audit career with the State of Rhode Island Office of the Auditor General, where she conducted financial, compliance and performance audits, and earned her Certified Fraud Examiner certification. In addition, she worked in private industry for MetLife Internal Audit. While with MetLife she worked on the US Operations Audit Team as the SOX Coordinator for the entire internal audit department before returning to the State of Rhode Island to assume the role of the head of the Department of Transportation External Audit Unit. While with DOT she conducted audits of the engineering consultants that were contracted with DOT to design the roads and bridges for the state.
Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Finance as well as a Master of Science in Accounting from Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Institute of Internal Audit (IIA), Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Deputy City Auditor
Tim DiSano, CIA, CISA, CFE
Tim DiSano joined the City Auditor’s Office audit team in October 2015. He has over 17 years of professional experience in performing a variety of performance, financial and compliance audits. He previously worked 13 years at the State of Rhode Island, Office of the Auditor General, which is responsible for auditing the States Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Single Audit Report.
Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
In addition, he is affiliated with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), ISACA an International Professional Association focused on IT Governance, Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Jessica Pautz joined the team in the City Auditor’s Office in March 2019. She has earned her MBA and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hodges University. Prior to joining the City Auditor’s Office, she was the Registrar at Hodges University.
Jessica is working on obtaining her Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations. She is affiliated with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).
Senior Administrative Specialist
Molly joined the City of Cape Coral in May 2007 when she accepted a position in the Real Estate Division of the Public Works Department. In 2010, she transferred to the Financial Services Department, and in August 2011 she transferred to the Human Resources Department. Molly joined the Audit team in August of 2019 and provides highly responsible, confidential, complex, high profile and specialized administrative support to the Audit staff.