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Meet the staff

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KC Jones - Director

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MPM, BA Economics

KC was appointed Director of the Audit Services team in 2021. Previously, KC worked as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator for the City Auditor’s Independent Police Review, managing that division’s policy, data and outreach activities. Before working for the City Auditor’s Office, KC wasa Performance Auditor in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Audits Division. Before relocating to Portland, KC spent nearly ten years as an evaluator, auditor, and analyst for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General in Washington, DC. He attended Georgetown University, where he received a Masters in Policy Management, as well as Washington College, where he received a Bachelor’s in Economics. KC enjoys reading, drawing, listening to punk rock, and cooking gourmet meals for his family.

Jennifer Amiott - Performance Auditor II

JD, MA Anthropology, BA Zoology

Jennifer joined the Audit Services team in 2020. Previously, Jennifer served as General Counsel in the City Auditor’s Office, where she became captivated by performance auditing. Before working for the City Auditor’s Office, Jennifer was a staff attorney and later the Director of Legal Aid Services of Oregon's Native American Program. She holds an undergraduate degree in Zoology from Miami University, a Master's degree in Anthropology from Portland State University, and a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.

Alexandra D. Fercak - Performance Auditor II

MPA, BA Economics 

Alexandra joined the Portland Audit Services Division in 2009, after working for three and a half years at the Oregon Secretary of State's Audits Division. While at the State Audits Division she worked on performance audit projects, ranging from capital construction audits to an audit of the Oregon juvenile justice system and the use of state bonds for research at Oregon Health & Science University.

While at the City, Alexandra has led various performance audits that included City’s compliance with payment card data security standards, governance of technology projects, multimodal street projects review and regulation of short-term rentals.

She is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). She served on the Board of Directors of ALGA and ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter.

Alexandra holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Portland State University. She grew up in former Czechoslovakia and Switzerland, and currently lives in downtown Portland.

Gordon Friedman - Performance Auditor

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CFE, B.S. Journalism 

Gordon joined the Audit Services team in 2019. He was previously a reporter for The Oregonian, where he covered Portland City Hall and the Oregon Legislature. He previously covered state government for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore.

While he was a journalist, Gordon uncovered and wrote investigate stories about an apparent multimillion-dollar tax fraud -- resulting in $4.4 million being returned to taxpayers, sexual harassment by a state senator that led to his resignation, nepotism and self-dealing by elected officials, power brokers at the state and local levels, and more. He also embedded at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for USA Today to cover an occupation by armed militia groups. 

Gordon holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Tenzin Gonta - Performance Auditor III

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CIA, MPA, BA Biology 

Tenzin joined the Audit Services team in 2010 after working at the Oregon Secretary of State's Audits Division where she attained the rank of Principal Auditor. She served as the Interim Director for Audit Services during the summer of 2021. Tenzin has taken on leadership roles as a peer reviewer with the Association of Local Government Auditors and Board of Governor for the Portland chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Prior to her work in government auditing, Tenzin held various positions within the nonprofit sector at organizations of local and national scope. During graduate school, her master’s project focused on public-nonprofit partnerships and she worked as a research assistant for projects dedicated to developing nonprofit leaders of color in Oregon. Outside of work, Tenzin enjoys volunteering in the community and exploring the outdoors with her energetic preschooler.

Bob MacKay - Performance Auditor II

MPA, BA Asian Studies 

Bob started with the Audit Services Division part-time in 2007 working on the annual Auditor’s Community Survey.  He started full-time in 2009 working on performance audits, and continuing to be involved with the annual survey. 

Bob joined the City Auditor's Office in 2000, working as a Research Associate for the Portland Multnomah Progress Board, where he worked on research and analytical projects.  Prior to coming to work for the City he worked for the Oregon Health Division for five years in the Center for Health Statistics. Before moving to Portland, Bob toiled for four years on and around Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. 

As a Performance Auditor II, Bob has been both Auditor in Charge and an audit team member on multiple audit projects, helping to identify efficiency and effectiveness improvements in City bureaus and offices. 

Bob holds a master's degree from Portland State University, and a bachelor's from Vassar College. He is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors.

Elizabeth Pape - Performance Auditor II

CIA, MUP, BA Anthropology

Elizabeth joined the Audit Services team in 2016. Prior to that she worked as a performance evaluator for the New Orleans Office of Inspector General. In New Orleans, Elizabeth led reviews of diverse programs including fleet management, traffic court case management, the police department early warning system, and delinquent property tax collection. Elizabeth also conducted an analysis of funding for the city criminal justice system that included local, state, and fee-based funding structures for the police, city and district courts, and the jail. 

Prior to her work at the Office of Inspector General, Elizabeth worked in recycling and solid waste programs in the Portland Metro region. She evaluated recycling programs and provided outreach for Washington County, the City of Portland, and the City of Gresham. Elizabeth also spent two years working for the U.S. Embassy in Prague.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and an undergraduate degree in anthropology from American University. Elizabeth is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation from Claremont University.

Martha Prinz - Performance Auditor II

CFE, MPA, BA Art History 

Martha joined the Audit Services Division in 2007 after working as a policy and budget analyst for the City of New York, a researcher for New York State’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and in various capacities for the National Audubon Society and the Oregon Environmental Council. Martha’s audit work includes the City’s housing bond, tree code, red light camera program, green building policy, Police Bureau training, and Fire Bureau overtime.

Martha received a Master of Public Administration degree with a finance specialization from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors. Martha grew up in New Mexico and lives in SW Portland. 

Jenny Scott - Performance Auditor III

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CIA, MPA, BA International Relations and Politics 

Jenny joined the Audit Services Division in 2008 after working as a performance auditor with the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division. Jenny’s audit work includes utility payment assistance, City services in East Portland, Regional Arts and Culture Council, accountability for voter approved taxes and bonds, and the Auditor’s community survey. Jenny also leads the division’s communication and equity efforts. 

Jenny is a Certified Internal Auditor. She received a Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College. Jenny grew up in Southern Oregon and lives in SE Portland.

Minh Dan Vuong - Performance Auditor II

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BA Economics

Minh Dan joined the Portland Audit Services Division in 2016. He previously served in the San Jose City Auditor’s Office for 3 years. His performance audits have covered a wide range of municipal services, including police gang enforcement, street pavement maintenance, transportation regulations, economic development, golf courses, and call center operations. His audit recommendations improved services and business processes, identified cost savings, and increased government transparency. 

Minh Dan is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and participated in its Online Resources Committee. He regularly leads audit training sessions and participated in peer reviews of other audit agencies.

In 2011-2012, he held a CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs, with assignments to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Port of Oakland, as well as non-profits, businesses, and a Congressional campaign. Minh Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.