On August 9, Bishop Dietsche announced the appointment of Allison R. Epstein as the new Diocesan Controller. She will take up her position on August 21.
In addition to managing all the daily financial activities of the diocese, Allison will work closely with program and congregational leaders to provide guidance regarding the finance and accounting issues that affect them. “Once she has had a chance to settle in,” Bishop Dietsche wrote, “I encourage you to call on her as appropriate for assistance in those areas.”
Allison comes with significant and very relevant financial and managerial experience, most recently with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, where she has served as senior accountant since May, 2018. For the two years before that, she was an audit supervisor with the accounting firm of Grassi & Co., having previously held positions with Marcum LLP, BDO USA LLP, and KPMG LLP. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.