Meet Our Team

Office of Finance and Business

Russell Grunebach
Associate Vice President for Finance and Business


Russ Grunebach, Associate Vice President for Finance and Business, is responsible for management and strategic planning for the controller's office, internal audit and planning and budget office. Russ supports the Benefits, Bond Compliance, Budget, Enterprise Computing, and Retirement Committees, as well as the Audit and Finance and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors.

Robin Connors
Communications and Collections Analyst


Robin Connors, 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. Robin supports the Bond Compliance and Budget Committees.

Controller's Office

James Tortella
Assistant Vice President and Controller


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.

Stephanie Cameron
Manager of Payroll


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.

Nancy Mignanelli
Assistant Controller


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.

Ken Mann
Director of Procurement
and Payment Services


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, 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.

Roberta Penz
Manager of Student Accounts


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.

Internal Audit

James Yard
Schneider Downs
Shareholder, Internal Audit
and Risk Advisory Group       

Jim Yard, practice leader for Schneider Downs' Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services Department, is responsible for managing the Duquesne internal audit team and specializes in providing risk management, internal audit and internal control consulting services.