Meet The People Behind Our Work
Joseph A. DeLuca
is widely recognized as an industry pioneer in integrity monitoring, compliance, due diligence, auditing, and risk management. He leveraged decades of law enforcement experience to become an expert in conducting domestic and international investigations and intelligence-based risk-modeling. A licensed and bonded investigator and private detective, Joe has led high-profile efforts to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in almost every industry and business sector including construction, public works, large infrastructure projects, schools and universities, and gaming and casinos. Joe continues to develop, design, and implement solutions for the most complex problems facing a wide variety of private- and public-sector clients.
Kevin J. Mullins
specializes in financial and forensic investigations. He is a certified fraud examiner with 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in the accounting industry, specifically in the areas of forensic auditing and accounting. He performs analyses not only to detect fraud and noncompliance, but also to identify possible areas where costs can be recovered and make recommendations to client management for improvements in internal controls.
Salvatore S. Ubaldini
Ubaldini brings over 7 years of experience in public accounting, auditing, and forensic accounting. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner in New York State. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the New York State Society of CPAs.
is a Senior Investigative Analyst on this engagement supporting the team’s due diligence and investigations. Jasmin brings relevant experience as an analyst, auditor, and investigator to the project team. In addition to her experience designing due diligence protocols for clients in the distribution of CARES Act dollars, Jasmin has almost a decade of experience working on complex investigations and audits for the New York State Office of the Inspector General. In this role in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Jasmin investigated potential claims of duplication of benefits and fraud. Since joining DeLuca Advisory Services in 2019, Jasmin has provided integral support for client engagements using her analytic, audit and investigative skills. Her attention to detail, eye for design, and exceptional organizational skills; she adds value to every assignment.
is a seasoned project manager and audit professional with a strong background in leading compliance reviews and integrity monitorships. She is skilled in assisting in the design, strengthening, and implementation of processes and procedures in construction and large public agencies. She has considerable experience in identifying, monitoring, and mitigating internal and external risks, as well as recommending fraud prevention and detection controls. Her professional experience includes working with state and local government agencies, banks, hotels, affordable housing, and larger real-estate properties. She led projects, developed, and implemented compliance programs, and performed risk assessments and gap analyses to drive success for her clients.
is a Project Manager with over 19 years of experience providing environmental and regulatory expertise for a national client base, specializing in real estate auditing, property condition assessments, internal auditing, safety compliance, and environmental remediation. She has provided expertise for various clients in fields that include storage tank compliance and operation, hazardous waste management, soil disposal, asbestos management, indoor air quality, and environmental remediation of state and federally regulated facilities. She has worked closely on managing various environmental risks on capital projects and developments, with notable accomplishments for public housing development, public transportation modernization, private residential developments, and commercial portfolio acquisitions. Ms. Flemming has worked as both an external and internal environmental consultant for Fortune 500 companies as well as a city/public institution providing fiscally sound solutions to long term environmental conditions and regulatory requirements.
is a Senior Forensic Auditor that brings approximately 7 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including his prior role at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. His responsibilities include areas such as conducting audits, including those related to payroll and fringes, reviewing internal controls, drafting, and implementing policies and procedures, and conducting compliance reviews with federal, state, and local regulations. While working in concert with government agencies and private clients, he utilizes strong communication skills in keeping clients abreast of the status of the work product as well as presenting findings and recommendations in a clear and comprehensive manner.
is a Data Analyst with experience in building strategic relationships, leveraging interpersonal skills, and acting as a subject matter expert for various organizational intricacies, and strategic long‐ and short-term planning. Effective trainer, communicator, and result‐oriented leader with strong analytical and creative problem‐solving skills. Exceptional customer relationship partner with the ability to provide a consultative approach to customer needs, quickly resolve concerns with empathy, and devise solutions to issues before escalation.
Linda serves as the Project Coordinator with over a decade of administrative experience in managing client centric office operations and providing support to Executives. Equipped with exceptional ability to facilitate all aspects of internal and external communication, support the day-to-day administrative, operational functions by working collaboratively with Team members.
a Partner in DeLuca Advisory and policy expert specializing in affordable housing with over a decade of experience in contractor and nonprofit compliance with federal, state, and local grant and loan requirements and operationalizing government funded programming in New York City. Erin offers clients an interdisciplinary approach to solving complex problems related to government compliance matters, developing customized solutions for clients to administer effective programs while proactively auditing to identify fraud, waste, and abuse across programs. Erin has overseen monitorships of firms negotiating deferred prosecution agreements with the District Attorney of New York for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York City Department of Investigation, New York State Department of Transportation, and Nassau County. Prior to working as a consultant, Erin worked in the development of affordable housing in the nonprofit sector setting up internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance while working with government agencies and various funding streams. Erin has successfully developed, implemented, administered, and closed out locally‐, state‐, and federally funded programming for financially and physically distressed properties for the benefit of vulnerable individuals and families.
Steven A. Pasichow, CIG, CFE
is a Certified Inspector General and Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 40 years of investigative experience across a vast range of pressing issues such as corruption, fraud, conflicts of interest, cyber-crime, whistleblower retaliation, and police, employee, contractor, and vendor misconduct. A veteran of public institutions, he has overseen fraud prevention efforts and integrity monitorships on major construction projects and crisis response initiatives for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the City of New York. Steve not only served as Inspector General for several City agencies, including the New York City Housing Authority, but also supervised the Inspectors General of many more. Steve’s excellence in leading large teams tasked with complex projects and delivering top-notch results has earned him widespread recognition and various awards for outstanding performance over the course of his distinguished career.
is a Senior Investigative Analyst who has been committed to his investigative and analytical work in the public and private sectors. He has gained extensive experience in preventing, detecting, and deterring construction fraud, as well as performing due diligence investigations while with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Office of Inspector General. He is determined and established in conducting intricate investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse by vendors, contractors, and suppliers, including his involvement in numerous surveillance and undercover operations which resulted in criminal prosecution. He also demonstrates immeasurable knowledge and competence in performing interviews and documenting thorough reports. Aleksandar is personable, has strong research, communication, and critical thinking skills, and is a natural problem-solver.
is a Senior Investigator who is an accomplished, highly organized, dedicated investigator with proven, long-term experience working on complex matters, and developing practical, operational solutions. Bob will serve as a Senior Consultant on this engagement. Bob served in the public sector, including the PANYNJ and NYC DOI, for more than 40 years. He is self-motivated, polished, conscientious, and discreet. Throughout his career he successfully handled large varieties of tasks using strong communication, organization, and multi-tasking skills in high-pressure environments.
is a Project Manager, a seasoned professional in passenger transportation, educational and nonprofit institutions with progressive experience in capital planning, financial administration, and pre- and post-award grant management. She has successfully prepared and submitted grant applications for federal, state, local and private/foundation funding opportunities, securing millions of dollars for capital and operating projects as well as university-sponsored research. She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree.
is an environmental subject matter expert with 16 years of experience providing various due diligence, environmental investigation, remediation, and compliance projects which have included multi-family, commercial, large retail, high-rise residential, educational, and industrial property uses. He has extensive knowledge in various property condition assessments and has performed projects including Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II Investigations, Remedial Characterizations, Pennsylvania Act 2 Remedial Investigations, and Underground Storage Tank (UST) Closures / Compliance.
Mathew is a data analyst at DeLuca Advisory. They recently graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Computer Science. With a strong foundation in data analysis and programming, they are well-equipped to handle complex data sets and provide valuable insights. As a recent hire, they are eager to learn and grow in their role. They are also a quick learner with an attention to detail.