Audit and Advisory Services Staff

The Office of Audit and Advisory Services has two offices, one located in the Gables One Tower across from the Coral Gables campus and another located at the Miller School Medicine campus in the Dominion Tower Building. The Associate Vice President and Chief Audit and Compliance Officer reports administratively to the University’s Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer and operationally to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Blanca A. Malagon, CPA, CIA, CFE, CGAP, CFF, CHRC, CCEP

Associate Vice President and Chief Audit and Compliance Officer
1160 Gables One Tower

Cindy Moore

Manager of Business Operations
1160 Gables One Tower

Coral Gables Campus Office

1160 Gables One Tower


Diane Spiller, CIA, CISA, CCSA

Executive Audit Director, University-wide

Vanessa E. Leyton, CPA, MBA

Assistant Director, Investigations and Special Projects

Rene Waguespack

Senior Auditor


Marina L. Garcia, CPA, CBM, CFF, CGMA, CBM, MALS

Assistant Director, Academy

Elsa V. Fletcher, CFE, CIGI

Audit Manager

Michelle Lim, MSMIS, CFE

Senior Auditor

Andrea Velazquez



Information Technology

Alexander Muina, MBA, CISA, CRISC, CSX, GSNA

Assistant Director, IT Audits

Alfredo Ramirez

Senior IT Auditor, IT Audits

Medical Campus Staff

801 Dominion Tower


Mariana Faustinelli

Assistant VP and Deputy Chief Audit Executive

Jill Baron, MBA, CHC, CICA

UHealth Audit Manager

Megan Schwarte, CIA 

Senior Auditor

Melissa Jimenez

Senior Auditor

Sandra Santagelo