1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752-1743 (physical)
P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788 (mailing)
Mark Poehl, CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE
Director of Internal Audit and Compliance
Mark joined the Coordinating Board in 2012 and has 27 years of state government audit experience. Mark’s work experience includes 19 years in higher education internal audit at the Texas A&M University System, as well as 4 years as Audit Director with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General. At the Office of Inspector General, Mark managed the second largest audit department in Texas state government. At the Texas A&M University System, Mark led audit teams performing a wide range of engagements focused on business, academic, research and technology operations. Mark is the past President of the Texas Association of College and University Auditors. He also led numerous internal audit peer reviews of higher education audit functions in Texas and Oregon, and he served as a volunteer peer review team member on other engagements conducted by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Mark is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting. He is a certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Aporajita (Apola) Ahmed, CPA, CFE, CITP, CGMA, CICA
Internal Audit Lead
Apola joined the Coordinating Board in June 2007 as a Finance and Performance Auditor. She has more than 21 years of internal and external audit, and accounting experiences. Prior to joining Coordinating Board, Apola was a Managing Auditor at the Texas Youth Commission where she performed highly advanced senior-level work directing management audits and administering departmental activities. Work involved organizing, planning coordinating, and reviewing work of internal auditors in TYC’s Internal Audit Department; examining and analyzing administrative, operating, and/or accounting records and reports; identifying opportunities for improvement; and developing recommendations to make improvements. She has also worked at Texas Health and Human Service Commission, Texas Department of Human Services (currently, Department of Aging and Disability Services) and National Bank Limited. Apola is the past Chairperson of the Bangladesh Association of Greater Austin. She is a graduate of University of Dhaka in Bangladesh where she earned both undergraduate and master degrees in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA).
David joined the Coordinating Board in 2013 and has 25 years of state government audit experience. David’s work experience includes 5 years as Manager with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General. At the Office of Inspector General, David managed the Subrecipient Financial Review Unit. At the Office of Inspector General, David led audit teams performing a wide range of engagements focused on health related operations. David is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University with a BBA in Accounting.
Paul Maeyaert, JD, MBA, CIA
Paul joined the Coordinating Board in July of 2014 as a Federal Grant Specialist and later joined the compliance monitoring team as a Compliance Specialist. Prior to joining the Coordinating Board, Paul's work experience included eight years in experience in finance and higher education. He directed student business account functions including funding and reconciliation of federal and state grant programs including monitoring, identifying, assessing and implementing changes to internal controls, policies and procedures. Paul also led a software integration project that provided enhanced control of general ledger data between student accounts management software and the accounting software including identifying risks, developing control procedures, identifying and mapping general ledger accounts and testing systems. Paul graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Globe University in Woodbury, Minnesota, and a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Carol joined the Coordinating Board in December 2016. She has over 16 years in performing highly advanced compliance monitoring activities. Prior to joining the Coordinating Board, Carol was the Lead Compliance Officer at the Fund For Veterans Assistance at the Texas Veterans Commission, where she provided direction, leadership, and oversight of grant compliance activities of non-profit organizations and units of local government. Her work involved grant administration, coordination, planning, compliance, and reporting to ensure that grants funds were used in accordance with federal and state regulations. She also worked as a fiscal monitor for 8 years at the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Carol graduated form the University of Central Texas, Killeen with a master's degree in both Criminal Justice and Human Resource Management. Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Carol obtained the Grant Management Certificate through Management Concepts and her Non-Profit Management Certificate for Veterans Serving Organizations through the San Antonio Area Foundation.
Jamyen joined the Coordinating Board in January 2017. Prior to joining the Board, she was an Internal Auditor for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for 2 years. Her work experience includes conducting financial, operational, and performance management audits. She was the Team Leader for a consulting services project. She has also worked at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where she reviewed and managed budgets, financial status reports, and provided oversight to local initiative projects of eligible counties towards the improvement of air quality. Jamyen graduated from Prairie View Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, and later earned a master's degree in Public Administration with a focus on Legal and Judicial Administration from Texas State University, San Marcos.
Federal Grant Specialist
Gracie joined the Coordinating Board in May 2015 and has 7 years’ experience in accounting and higher education. Gracie’s experience in higher education includes federal and state grant management to include contract and budget compliance monitoring, reconciliation of federal and state programs, and implementation of internal controls and policies and procedures at Austin Community College. As an Accountant at ACC she was responsible for ensuring compliance with both internal and external policies and regulations. She was also directly involved with completions of multiple desk reviews and onsite visits. Gracie graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.