Meet the Staff
Andrea Russell, CPA, CFE, CIA, CGMA
Andrea Russell joined the City Auditor's Office in May 2017 when she moved to Cape Coral from Jamestown, Rhode Island. She has over 20 years of financial and audit experience in both governmental and private sector auditing and has completed financial, compliance, and performance auditing. Prior to accepting the position of City Auditor for the City of Cape Coral, she was the Senior Internal Audit Manager for the State of Rhode Island Office of Internal Audit for the Continuous Auditing Unit. In this capacity, she performed vendor compliance audits of vendors doing business with the State and performance audits of various state departments and agencies. Prior to beginning her auditing career, Andrea was the Assistant Director of Finance for the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island, as well as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Salve Regina University.
After passing the CPA exam, she began her audit career with the State of Rhode Island Office of the Auditor General, where she conducted financial, compliance, and performance audits and earned her Certified Fraud Examiner certification. In addition, she worked in private industry for MetLife Internal Audit. While with MetLife, she worked on the US Operations Audit Team as the SOX Coordinator for the entire internal audit department before returning to the State of Rhode Island to assume the role of the head of the Department of Transportation External Audit Unit. While with DOT, she conducted audits of the engineering consultants who were contracted with DOT to design the roads and bridges for the state.
Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and a Master of Science in Accounting from Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Institute of Internal Audit (IIA), Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Deputy City Auditor
Tim DiSano, CIA, CISA, CFE
Tim DiSano joined the City Auditor’s Office in October 2015. He has over 20 years of professional experience in performing a variety of performance, financial, and compliance audits. He previously worked for 13 years at the State of Rhode Island Office of the Auditor General, which is responsible for auditing the state's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the Single Audit Report.
Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
In addition, he is affiliated with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), ISACA, an International Professional Association focused on IT Governance, the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Jessica Pautz joined the City Auditor’s Office team in March 2019. She has earned her MBA and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hodges University. Prior to joining the City Auditor’s Office, she was the Registrar at Hodges University.
Jessica is working on obtaining her Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations. She is affiliated with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).
Philip Toby, CGFM
Philip Toby joined the City Auditor's Office in August 2022. He has 24 years of auditing experience performing financial and compliance audits and the single audit for county governments.
Philip was employed with the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, which is responsible for performing these audits. Prior to joining the Cape Coral team, he spent the last year as the Senior Accountant over the Accounts Payable division for a neighboring city.
Philip earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN and holds the designation of Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). Additionally, he is a member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the Florida Governmental Finance Officers Association (FGFOA).
Joe Devone joined the City Auditor’s Office in August 2022. Before joining the City Auditor’s Office, he spent over three years working as an Internal Auditor in the casino industry in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Joe is affiliated with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Senior Administrative Specialist
Molly Liebegott joined the City of Cape Coral in May 2007 when she accepted a position in the Real Estate Division of the Public Works Department. In 2010, she transferred to the Financial Services Department, and in August 2011 she transferred to the Human Resources Department. Molly joined the City Auditor's Office in August of 2019 and provides highly responsible, confidential, complex, high profile, and specialized administrative support to the Audit staff.