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Meet Our Team

James Tortella
Assistant Vice President and Controller

412.396.6592
tortella@duq.edu

Jim Tortella, Assistant Vice President and Controller, is responsible for the management of cashiering, financial and tax reporting, general and property accounting, payroll, post award services, procurement and payment services, and student accounts. Jim supports the Audit and Finance and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors.

Ann Kearney
Finance Communication Specialist         

412.396.6592
kearney3@duq.edu    

Annie Kearney, Finance Communication Specialist, provides support to the offices of auxiliary services, controller, finance and business, and treasurer in administrative matters as well as internal and website communications. She also serves as budget manager for the controller's office. Annie supports the Bond Compliance and Budget Committees.

Accounting 

Nancy Mignanelli                 
Assistant Controller                 

412.396.1010
dippoldn@duq.edu             

Nancy Mignanelli, Assistant Controller, is responsible for the overall management of general accounting and post award services including monitoring the general ledger, reviewing journal entries and overseeing the post-award grant functions.

Samantha Prasky
Assistant Controller

412.396.5613
dietrichs@duq.edu

Samantha Prasky, Assistant Controller, oversees services inluding: financial information systems, student accounts, payroll and financial and tax reporting.

Payroll

Stephanie Cameron
Manager of Payroll

412.396.5575
baloh@duq.edu                   

Stephanie Cameron, Manager of Payroll, is responsible for overseeing all payroll matters including graduate tuition taxation, implementation of new projects, and upgrades to the payroll system.

Joetta Ferguson
Assistant Manager of Payroll

412.396.6579
bryantj2@duq.edu                  

Joetta Ferguson, Assistant Manager of Payroll, acts as a liaison with departments, employees, and external parties for inquiries and problem resolution related to University payroll. Joetta is responsible for back hours time management, bi-weekly payroll processing, garnishment adjustments, regulatory compliance, and remittance of retirement contributions and Federal and State withholdings.

 Procurement and Payment Services

Vacant
Director of Procurement and Payment Services               

412.396.6359
        

The Director of Procurement and Payment Services is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning of purchasing processes including e-Procurement, procurement card program, supplier relations, and vehicle, inventory, science, and fixed asset purchases. In addition to assisting with the daily and weekly accounts payable process, he also helps University departments and vendors to resolve various problems and discrepancies.

Student Accounts

Roberta Penz
Manager of Student Accounts

412.396.5561
penzr@duq.edu                         

Bobbi Penz, Manager of Student Accounts, is responsible for overseeing book vouchers, collection, payment plans, refunds, and tuition. Bobbi is a member of the Retention Committee and works closely to help students overcome financial barriers to registration.

Karen Hartupee
Assistant Manager of
Student Accounts

412.396.6588
hartupeek@duq.edu            

Karen Hartupee, Assistant Manager of Student Accounts, is responsible for international student billing, military federal tuition assistance authorization (TA), student refunds, and third party and corporate deferment programs.