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Meet Our Team

Controller's Office

Jim 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 financial and tax reporting, general, research, and property accounting, payroll, procurement and payment services, and student accounts. Jim supports the Audit and Finance and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors.

Annie Kearney
Communications and Collections Analyst

412.396.6592
kearney3@duq.edu

Annie Kearney, Communications and Collections Analyst, 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 collections analyst for the student accounts office and 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 Baloh
Manager of Payroll

412.396.5575
baloh@duq.edu  

Stephanie Baloh, 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

Ken Mann
Director of Procurement and Payment Services               

412.396.6546
mannk@duq.edu

Ken Mann, 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 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.

Julie Wetzel
Assistant Director of Procurement and Payment Services

412.396.5660
wetzelj@duq.edu

Julie Wetzel, Assistant Director of Procurement and Payment Services, is responsible for monitoring and improving the accuracy and efficiency of the Procure-to-Pay process, supporting University departments in problem resolution and new initiatives, educating and training faculty and staff regarding University policies and procedures, and supplier relations.

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.