Dan has been the Office Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP and a member of the Deloitte Southeast Asia Board of Directors. Dan leads the public sector practice with over 40 years of public accounting experience, servicing a wide variety of clients in the region. He has extensive experience in providing auditing, accounting, consulting, and training services to a significant number of governmental and not-for-profit entities.Read More
Mark Funkhouser, president of Funkhouser & Associates, is a municipal finance expert who has spent decades in government service. As the mayor of Kansas City during the Great Recession, Mark made the tough choices to put his city on the path to fiscal sustainability. That experience, his long tenure as an auditor and his most recent post as the publisher of Governing magazine have made him a trusted and credible advisor to government officials across the country. Mark holds a master’s degree in social work from West Virginia University, an M.B.A. from Tennessee State University, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in public administration and urban sociology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.Read More
Jojo Guevara is the Financial Affairs Controller of the Port Authority of Guam. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Guam (UOG) teaching Operations and Project Management classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is an active member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Guam Chapter. Jojo served in various capacities for the organization namely Regional Vice President for the Pacific Rim Region, Guam Chapter President, Certification Chair, Membership Chair, and Community Service Chair. He is a regular speaker at AGA Guam’s Professional Development Conference.Read More
Manny Hechanova has over 25 years in the Information Technology industry as a teacher and consultant. His current research focuses on social network data analysis and data visualization. Currently, Manny is the Interim Chief Information Officer and Associate Director for Telecommunication And Distance Education Operation at the University of Guam. In these roles, he is responsible for the campus network, enterprise applications, research infrastructure, online learning platform/tools, and local/regional partnerships. Manny is a four-year U.S. Air Force veteran and credits his military experience as the starting point of his IT career.Read More
Yuka Hechanova is the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority’s Chief Financial Officer overseeing a staff of almost 100 in General Accounting, Patient Registration, Patient Affairs (Billing, Collections, Follow-Up), and Medical Records. She is also an adjunct instructor of procurement at the Guam Community College. She has 20 years of Government of Guam experience in auditing and accounting including 12 years at the Office of Public Accountability where she worked her way up to Deputy Public Auditor and over 5 years at the Guam Waterworks Authority where she established the Internal Audit division and later managed the accounting department as Controller. In these roles, Yuka has been an auditee and an auditor which has provided valuable experience in understanding the challenges in government agencies, most recently as CFO of Guam’s only public hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yuka’s experience with government procurement stems from her time at the OPA auditing government procurement and issuing decisions on procurement appeals. In 2015, she was part of an initiative for cooperative procurement audits in the Pacific sponsored by the Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions and INTOSAI (International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions).Read More
Jerrick J.J.G. Hernandez is an Accountability Auditor III at the Guam Office of Public Accountability (OPA), and has been with OPA since April 2009. He started as an intern and is now an Audit Supervisor, leading audit teams in conducting performance audits and monitoring and providing oversight in the issuance of financials audits. He is also the primary auditor responsible for administering procurement appeals. Mr. Hernandez is also a Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP) and Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA). He completed his Master of Arts in Organziational Leadership degree from Gonzaga University in May 2019.Read More
Artemio Hernandez, known more fondly as Ricky, is currently the Deputy Executive Manager of the Guam International Airport Authority. He is also an Adjunct Instructor of Accounting and Public Administration at the University of Guam, is currently the Treasurer and Investment Committee Chairperson of the Government of Guam Retirement Fund Board of Trustees, is a Member of the Research Corporation of the University of Guam Board of Directors, and is the Public Member of the Commission on Lawyer Regulation. He is also the Co-Chairperson of the Data and Public Engagement Action Team of the Guam Green Growth Working Group. He previously was the Deputy Administrator of the Guam Economic Development Authority and prior to that, was the Director of the Guam Legislature’s Office of Finance and Budget.Read More
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.