Christy Brady, Deputy Controller of Audit
Christy Brady is a career auditor with the Office of the City Controller, serving more than 20-years in various roles before being named the Deputy City Controller for Audit (formerly Post-Audit). She is the first woman to hold this title with the Controller’s Office. Christy oversees a professional staff of 75 auditors, who perform a variety of audits including the City of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia financial statement audits, the Single Audit of the City and the School District, performance audits of the effectiveness of City operations, compliance audits of City offices, departments, boards and commissions that receive appropriations from City Council, and publishing reports on the financial condition of City government.
Christy is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Local Government Auditors. Christy is a graduate of Philadelphia University with a degree in accounting.
Terri Domsky, Deputy Controller for Investigations
Terri Domsky, a former prosecutor with nearly 30 years of experience at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is the Deputy Controller for Investigations.
Prior to joining the Controller’s Office, Terri spent the previous eight years as part of the Special Investigations and Insurance Fraud Units in the District Attorney’s Office. In this role, she investigated and prosecuted allegations of Insurance Fraud, including Workers’ Compensation claims, allegations of municipal employee misconduct and corruption and more. Her other roles in the DA’s Office included the Homicide Unit, Assistant Chief of the Major Trials Unit and Chief of Special Narcotics Prosecution Unit. In addition to her work in the DA’s Office, Terri has also led training seminars and mock trials for police recruits, lectures on the stages of criminal cases to DA’s Office interns and worked as an adjunct professor at Temple University. Terri received her Juris Doctorate and undergraduate degrees from Temple University.
Salena Jones, General Counsel
Salena Jones, a 15-year veteran of service to the City of Philadelphia, serves the Controller’s Office as the General Counsel. In this role, Salena provides legal advice on strategy and implementation to the Controller’s Office executive staff and the City Controller, as well as ensures that the office operates within the legal parameters of its appointed power.
Salena has held several leadership roles at the DA’s Office, including East Division Chief, Chair of the Hate Crimes Task Force and Community Engagement Chief. Prior to joining the DA’s Office, she worked for eight years in Juvenile Probation. She is the past President of the National Black Prosecutor’s Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter (2017-2018). She received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University, her Master of Arts in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from LaSalle University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nicole McCormac, Chief of Staff
Nicole McCormac is the Chief of Staff for the Controller’s Office. As such, she is responsible for the operations, management and administration of the office, including human resources, budget, records and IT. Having worked in City government for over 17 years, Nicole has served most recently as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer, supporting operations for ten departments and units across the City. Her other roles include Budget Coordinator, Deputy Budget Director for Capital, Deputy Budget Director for Program Evaluation and Assistant City Treasurer for Debt.
Nicole received her Master of Business Administration from Philadelphia University and her Bachelor of Science from King’s College.
John Thomas, Deputy Controller of Pre-Audit
John H. Thomas is the Deputy City Controller of Pre-Audit and is responsible for managing the Expenditures and Receipts Control Unit and the Technical Unit. John has been with the Controller’s Office since January 2006 and is dedicated to saving taxpayer resources and preventing inappropriate and unauthorized payments from the city treasury.
A Temple University graduate who also completed graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, John was previously employed by the Philadelphia Gas Commission as a senior analyst. His career has spanned more than twenty years in accounting, auditing, information technology and financial-policy analysis. He has worked with the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office as an audit manager and in General Electric’s financial management program.
Kellan White, First Deputy City Controller
Kellan White serves as the First Deputy City Controller. In that role, he is the main liaison between the Controller’s Office and other governmental agencies. As First Deputy, Kellan also oversees and manages the office’s public engagement strategy, including special events, community outreach, constituent services and communications.
Prior to joining the Controller’s Office, Kellan served as Campaign Manager and Political Director for Controller Rhynhart’s general election and primary campaigns, for City Controller. Until recently, Kellan served as the National Political Director for New Leaders Council, a leading program that trains progressive millennials; he is currently the organization’s local chapter director.