Jennifer McGuirk started her four-year term as Multnomah County Auditor in January 2019. Elected by voters, Jennifer is directly accountable to the people of Multnomah County. She is a certified internal auditor and was a county staff auditor for more than six years before starting her term. Jennifer has served on the executive committee of the Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum and the Association of Local Government Auditors’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She has spoken at professional conferences and written for the Local Government Auditing Quarterly, most recently co-writing articles on running for office and on diversity, equity, inclusion, and auditing. At the county, Jennifer regularly speaks at new employee orientation and has co-taught the county’s course on government ethics.
Before her auditing career, Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, graduating cum laude. She wrote and managed grants at higher education institutions including Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University. At Portland State, Jennifer earned a master’s degree in public administration, emphasizing local government administration and public involvement. She spent her graduate practicum working on public involvement with the Cornelius Committee, an all-volunteer organization in Cornelius that focused on making the community more accessible for families with children with disabilities. Jennifer was also briefly the assistant to the director of the Public Involvement Best Practices Program in Portland’s then-Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Jennifer left that role to join the County Auditor’s Office; she recognized that as an auditor she could support accountability and equity in a broad way to improve government systems.
She lives with her husband and their two children in northeast Portland, where her children attend Portland Public Schools. When not auditing, Jennifer can be found playing cards with her family, hiking in the metro area, binge-watching The Good Place, or trying out new Instant Pot recipes.
Mark Ulanowicz, principal auditor, is a Certified Internal Auditor and has master's degrees in public policy and in business administration. He had 11 years experience as a performance auditor with the U.S. Government Accountability Office before joining our office in 2001. Mark became an auditor because of the variety of work available to do within the profession. He has done audits ranging from international development programs in Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia to parking contracts at Multnomah County.
Fran Davison, principal auditor, has a master’s degree in curriculum and educational research methods. She has a background in survey research with skills in interviewing and qualitative analysis. She joined our office in 2005. Fran has co-authored a Knighton Award-winning audit and has presented at conferences. She has worked on a range of audit topics including the SUN service system, Integrated Clinical Services and Facilities project management. Fran enjoys hanging out with her daughter and weekend bike riding with her husband.
Nicole Dewees, principal auditor, has a master's degree in business administration, is a Certified Internal Auditor, and earned a Data Analytics Certificate. Her background includes performance management and strategic planning. Nicole co-authored two Knighton Award-winning audits and has twice won Tableau's Viz of the Day. She joined our office in 2011. She has a passion for making the world a better place and believes that audits are a powerful tool for improving government and the services that help people in our community.
Marc Rose, principal auditor, joined the Multnomah County Auditor's Office as a staff auditor in 2012, and is the lead on the team that investigates reports to the County’s fraud, waste, and abuse of position hotline. Prior to joining the Auditor’s Office, Marc worked for eight years as an animal control officer. His investigative experience includes forensic accounting work with regard to employee fraud, criminal investigations of animal cruelty, and covert investigations of animal abuse. Marc’s training experience from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners includes professional interviewing, conducting internal investigations, and controlling asset misappropriation, among others. Marc was a panelist on the topic of fraud hotlines on three occasions over 2018-2019, and a presenter on ethics to the Institute of Management Accountants in 2019. Marc has a master's degree in business administration and is a certified fraud examiner. He has co-authored a Knighton Award-winning audit. Marc unknowingly followed a persistent career theme on his way to becoming an auditor: we can empower when we offer transparency and accountability. When away from the office, Marc enjoys fending off dinosaur skateboarder status, and being deep in falling snow.
Annamarie McNiel, principal auditor, has a Master's degree in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and licensed Municipal Auditor. Her background includes over sixteen years of experience in a combination of financial, compliance, and performance auditing of governmental entities. Annamarie is currently a community member on Portland Community College’s Audit Committee and serves on the Awards Committee of the Association of Local Government Auditors. Annamarie is the proud companion of one of the Wednesday Wire’s Pet of the Week: Gertie. Hobbies include gardening, hiking, running, and most anything that gets her outdoors.
Caroline Zavitkovski, principal auditor, is a Certified Internal Auditor and has a master's degree in public administration. She was a performance auditor at the Oregon Secretary of State before joining our office in 2017. Caroline has co-authored a Knighton Award-winning audit and presented on this audit at regional and national conferences. She has worked on a range of audit topics including behavioral health, education, and emergency management. She has a professional background in direct social services. Caroline loves to get outdoors with her family. On weekends she can often be found biking or camping with her husband, young child, and pug.
Mandi Hood is the office's constituent relations specialist. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a background in mental health, community outreach and project management. She was previously the project manager for the Portland Committee for Community-Engaged Policing. She is also a certified yoga teacher and a devoted film and music nerd. Mandi joined our office in 2019.