Meet the Comptroller


Elliott Auerbach, Comptroller

Ellenville native Elliott Auerbach, Ulster County's first Comptroller,  has constructed an office based on public accountability, acting as both the fiscal and moral conscience of County government and serving as the “watchdog” for the 183,000 residents of Ulster County.  Auerbach, whose career bridges the small and corporate business world as well as the public sector, has insisted upon “best practices” to ensure an efficient government that is responsive to the needs of its citizens by taking on the tough issues of fraud and abuse of taxpayers’ dollars.  He has vigorously reviewed the operations of the County’s departments, offices and functions to report wrong-doing, questionable practices and waste.

In addition to financial oversight, the Comptroller and his staff have created two very successful community based programs.  The first is a for-credit college intern  program in conjunction with SUNY New Paltz, Siena College, Marist College, SUNY Ulster and Mount Saint Mary.  To date there have been close to twenty students, both undergraduate and MBA candidates who have taken advantage of the mentorship opportunity.  The second program, partnering with the Ulster Regional Chamber of Commerce and Rondout Savings Bank, is called RECOGNIZING SUCCESS.  In its third year, this program draws attention to exceptional high school students throughout the county, who have stepped forward to make a difference in their school or community.   The office also participates in numerous local government business and educational programs throughout the county.

 

 

Meet the People of Your Comptroller's Office

Elliott has established a dedicated and highly qualified professional staff to serve the needs of Ulster County's taxpayers.

 

Assistant to the Comptroller-TBD

 

 

Evan R. Gallo, Esq. Deputy Comptroller

Evan became a part of the office in September 2015, continuing his career in public service after holding the position of Legislative Counsel to New York State Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill.  Born and raised in Kingston, Evan is an honors alumnus of both Kingston High School and the University of Miami, where he majored in Political Science and American Studies.  He is also a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, during which he held internships with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of the Attorney General.  Evan is admitted to practice law within New York and is a member of the NYS Bar Association.

 

Alicia DeMarco, Director of Internal Audit and Control

Alicia recently joined the Comptroller’s Office in February 2015. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, Alicia holds an MBA in Public Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York State. Prior to her employment with Ulster County Alicia gained professional experienced in tax, audit and private sector accounting. 

 

Elizabeth Weredyk, Senior Auditor

Elizabeth joined the Ulster County Comptroller's Office in April 2011 as an Auditor, and in May 2012 was promoted to Senior Auditor. Prior to joining the Comptroller's Office, Ms. Weredyk, worked for several years at the Department of Social Services in the Accounting Division as an Assistant Fiscal Manager. The experience and knowledge she gained from that position has provided many benefits to the Comptroller’s office. Ms. Weredyk is a graduate of Siena College with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Prior to starting her career in serving the people of Ulster County in the public sector, her professional experience included over 5 years working in the private financial world in several different environments. These experiences include bank management with Ulster Savings Bank and TD Bank, N.A. and real estate property management accounting with Coldwell Banker Commercial with Prime Companies.   

 

Randy Boughton, Senior Auditor

Randy has been with the Ulster County Comptroller’s Office since December of 2014. He is a Kingston native and currently resides in the Town of Ulster. Randy attended Pace University, where he completed an accelerated five year Master’s Degree program and earned both his BBA and MBA in Accounting. His first three years accounting experience was as a Staff Accountant for Daniel D. Gagnon CPA’s PLLC, where he provided various tax services and become a lead auditor. He then spent a little more than one year as a Senior Audit Associate for SaxBST LLP, where he began to specialize in governmental entities gaining experience auditing counties, towns, villages, and fire districts across New York State. 

 

Steven Ross, Auditor

Steve has been with the Ulster County Comptroller's Office since its inception in 2009, and has been employed in the service of the people of Ulster as a County employee since 1984.  In addition to his current work in the Ulster County Comptroller's Office, he has worked in various departments within the County of Ulster including, the Department of Public Works, UC Mental Health Department, Ulster County Department of Social Services, and the Ulster County Audit Department. He is a native of Ulster County, and attended Ulster County Community College.

 

Nancy Derella, Auditor

Nancy joined the Comptroller's office in May 2012 as an Auditor Trainee and in May 2013 was promoted to Auditor.  Prior to coming to the Comptroller's office, Nancy worked at GHHCC in Personnel and Human Resources.  Before becoming an employee of Ulster County, Nancy worked in the insurance industry in underwriting and customer service for an insurance company that primarily wrote commercial lines.  She is a Kingston, NY native and graduated from Kingston High School and has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.