Staff Directory

Judith Barbera, MBA, CIA, CCSA,  828-2123
Staff Auditor II

Judy joined the Office of the State Auditor in 2010. She has eight years audit experience working as a bank auditor at Connecticut River Bancorp in Charlestown, NH, and as senior internal auditor for Dartmouth College. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Franklin Pierce College and an executive master's degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Judy is a certified internal auditor, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and she is certified in control self-assessment techniques. She has a grown son, Robert Jr., and enjoys arts and crafts, singing, gardening, and entertaining family and friends at her home in Springfield, VT, which she shares with Miss Kitty.

Christoph Demers, MPPA, MBA,  828-1730
Special Investigator

Christoph joined the Auditor’s Office in 2016. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Master of Public Policy and Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees. In the past Christoph worked as a research assistant examining public management practices, as a conference coordinator, and spent a year as an Americorps member working to try to build a stronger community in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Christoph lives in East Montpelier.

John DosSantos, BS,  828-2281
Executive Assistant to the State Auditor

John joined the State Auditor’s Office in 2016.  Before coming to the Vermont S.A.O, he worked in the mortgage industry while in the private sector.  Since coming to the public sector, John has managed multiple state revolving funds while at the VT Department of Environmental Conservation, and then worked as an in-house auditor at the VT Agency of Transportation.  He graduated from Champlain College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  In his free time, John loves to hike, garden, play poker and travel.  Originally from Narragansett, RI, John grew up in a small beach town on the southern Rhode Island coast.  He now lives in Waterbury, VT with his girlfriend Amanda, and their two cats Roxy & Peekaboo.

Diane Hahn, MBA,  828-4633
Staff Auditor II

Diane joined the Auditor’s Office in 2016. She was previously an independent editor and translator of international financial, legal, and regulatory documents. She also brings 15 years of experience as a general business consultant in both the public and private sector. She holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Information Systems from Boston College. Diane lives in Middlesex with her husband Bill.

Jeffrey F. Kellar, CPA, 828-2122
Audit Supervisor 

Jeff joined the Auditor’s Office in 2006.  He graduated from St. Michael’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is Certified Public Accountant.  Jeff began his career in public accounting in 1999 with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.  He tenured with McGladrey for six years as a supervisor and has extensive experience in the non-profit, human services and health care industries.  Prior to joining the State Auditor's office Jeff worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in financial services and insurance industries, working primarily on audits of insurance companies and a large publically held regional bank headquartered in Burlington, VT.  He lives in Richmond with his wife Lauren.

Jonathan Kingston  828-0763
Senior Auditor

Jonathan joined the Office of the State Auditor in 2014.  He has fifteen years audit experience with twelve of those years working as a federal internal auditor.  Prior to joining the Office of the State Auditor, Jonathan, worked as an Internal Auditor for the Vermont National Guard.  He is also a combat veteran with overseas service in Afghanistan.  Jonathan received his B.S. in Accounting from Castleton State College.  He lives with his wife in Jericho Vermont.

Linda Lambert, CPA, CISA,  828-0796
Director of Information Technology & Performance Audits

Linda joined the Auditor’s Office in 2005 after more than 20 years as an Information Technology and Financial Auditor at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In her last position at GAO, she was an assistant director in charge of a variety of government-wide and agency-specific information technology audits. Linda holds a bachelor of science degree in management advisory services from Southern New Hampshire University and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor as well as a CPA.  She lives in Montpelier.

Tanya Morehouse, MBA, MS, CPA,  828-1204
Chief Auditor

Tanya joined the Auditor’s Office in 2006.  Prior to working at the Auditor’s Office, she was a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston, Mass. Tanya received her master's of business administration and master's of science in accounting degrees from Northeastern University and her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Tanya is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Kellogg Hubbard Library. She lives in Montpelier with her husband Kevin and sons Tyler and Colby.

Kathy O'Rourke   828-2185
Financial Manager I

Kathy joined the Auditor's Office in 2014. She is a native Vermonter, raised in South Burlington, Vermont.  Thinking that the grass was greener on the other side she moved to Petersburg, Virginia and purchased a house in the “historic district” hoping to revive depressed area steeped in civil war history.  During this time, she met many fine people doing the same thing.  After four years there she realized what a beautiful, incredible state Vermont is and was anxious to return.  Upon returning from Virginia, she moved to the Montpelier area and worked as an office manager for an in-patient residential facility in Plainfield, VT for twelve years.  In 2003 she started her career at the State of Vermont, working for the Department for Children and Families as part of the business office.  She currently lives in Montpelier and has two lovely grown children and one beautiful granddaughter!   

Michele Pheeney, CPA, MBA,  828-2285
Senior Auditor

Michele joined the Office of the State Auditor in 2011 upon her return to Vermont. After growing up in Essex Junction, she spent several years in Texas, earning a Master’s of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University in Austin, and starting her accounting career at the Texas State Auditor’s Office. In addition to the MBA, Michele is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Michele lives in Montpelier.

Hugh Pritchard, ACA, CIA,  828-4619
Senior Auditor

Hugh joined the State Auditor’s Office in 2008.  He previously worked in internal audit roles in the auto industry in Detroit and in the British government and health service. He graduated in natural sciences at Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London, and is also a Certified Internal Auditor. Hugh competed in biathlon at the Winter Olympics, and lives in Montpelier with his wife and two daughters.

Constantinos Stivaros, CPA, CFE, MS  828-2284

Constantinos joined the Auditor’s Office in 2016.  Previously, he was an auditor at the Office of the Inspector General of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York and an investigator for the City of New York. Constantinos holds an M.S. degree in Accountancy from the City University of New York, Baruch College and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.  Constantinos lives in Montpelier with his wife Stephanie.

June Sweeney, MBA, CPA,  828-4630
Senior Auditor

June joined the Office of the State Auditor in 2007. She is a Certified Public Accountant with nine years experience in public accounting in firms located in Burlington and Essex Junction as well as 10 years experience in the manufacturing sector where she honed her skills in process development and improvement. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Trinity College and a master's degree in business administration from Champlain College with a focus on performance management. She has a son and four grandsons. June lives in Colchester with her husband Clark.

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