02/03/2023 | Press release | Archived content
Diana Carter is now vice president and chief audit and risk officer for Emory University and Emory Healthcare, in a role that took effect Feb. 1.
She was jointly appointed by Chris Augostini, Emory University executive vice president for business and administration, chief financial officer, and vice chair of the Emory Healthcare Board of Directors; and Shan Cooper, chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Emory Board of Trustees.
Carter has served as vice president of risk management since March 2022, while also serving as interim chief internal audit officer since September 2022. "In that short period of time, she has been a trusted and valued resource for Emory's Board of Trustees, executive leadership and the Internal Audit department," Augostini says.
"By maximizing the collaborative efforts between the internal audit and enterprise risk management functions, Emory will be able to manage risks and navigate regulatory environments as they continue to evolve in higher education and the health care industry," he notes.
A certified public accountant with a master's degree in accounting, Carter began her career leading external audit services for large complex organizations while working for Deloitte. Since joining Emory in 2013, she has built a solid foundation of knowledge through roles in the finance division, chief business officer for Candler School of Theology and chief of staff for the office of the Executive Vice President for Business and Administration. During several of these roles at Emory, she has maintained strong coordination with Internal Audit, partnering directly on multiple initiatives.
As vice president and chief audit and risk officer, Carter will have direct oversight of Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management and continue to have operational oversight of the university's Office of Ethics and Compliance and the Office of Resilience.
"The coordination and alignment of the work from these offices will provide a framework for Emory leadership to approach mission-based activities, while methodically identifying, assessing, preparing and responding to potential risks related to known and emerging issues," Augostini explains. "This more integrated approach allows our institution to support and advance our core mission of education, research and patient care."