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
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.
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.
Deputy Controller of Pre-Audit
Karen Robinson is the Deputy City Controller for Pre-Audit, overseeing the Expenditure & Receipt Control Unit, the Contract Audit Unit and the Project Engineering Unit. Karen is a long standing dedicated public servant with more than 25 years of accounting, auditing and management experience, including nearly 7 years with the City Controller’s Office, she prides herself in saving tax payers’ resources and preventing inappropriate and unauthorized payments from the City treasury.
Most recently, Karen served as the Accounting Administrator for the City Controller’s Office and the Fiscal Officer & Budget Officer for the Streets Department. Karen is a graduate of LaSalle University with a degree in accounting.
Grace St. Vincent
Grace St.Vincent serves as the General Counsel for the Controller’s Office. In that role, she acts as a liaison between the Controller’s Office and the City’s Law Department. She also serves as the Agency Open Records Officer and HIPAA Liaison for the Controller’s Office.
Prior to joining the Controller’s Office, Grace litigated complex patent cases in federal trial and appellate courts and advised clients on corporate transactional matters like IPOs. Grace also served as a law clerk to Judge Alan D. Lourie of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has nationwide jurisdiction over subject matter including government contracts, patents, trademarks, international trade, veterans’ benefits, personnel claims, and unlawful takings. Grace represented clients as a student with the Michigan Law General Clinic and interned at the Cook County Public Defender’s Felony Trial and Investigations Divisions. Grace received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.
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.