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Denver Housing Authority Hires Dieudonne Kalala as Director of Internal Audit and Compliance

Kalala brings more than 18 years of audit and risk experience to the organization

Denver, Colo. – Denver Housing Authority (DHA) has hired Dieudonne “Dido” Kalala as the director of internal audit and compliance. Kalala has more than 18 years of experience focusing on the delivery of internal audit, SOX compliance and risk assessments with both public and private companies. 

In this role, Kalala will be responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services to add value and improve the operations of DHA. He will assess areas of compliance risk for the agency and collaborate with staff to effectively incorporate compliance functions throughout DHA’s business operations. He will also help DHA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and government processes. Kalala will act as the intermediary between executive, senior and middle-management leaders to develop and recommend policies and procedures to ensure DHA reinforces restrictions, improves and upholds the integrity of all programs. 

“Dido has an extensive and diverse risk and controls background that will enhance the measures we currently take at Denver Housing Authority,” said David Nisivoccia, executive director of Denver Housing Authority. “We are excited to have him join our team.”

Kalala has varied experience auditing technology, media, telecommunication, financial services, healthcare, federal and local government agencies. He began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Denver area and stayed in Denver for several years before going to work for Ernst & Young in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Kalala is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on information systems. He also holds an MBA in accounting and finance, and is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA). He is a member of several associations including the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Kalala currently serves on the board for the Congo Relief Mission. 

​About Denver Housing Authority (DHA)

Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 12,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 26,000 very low-, low- and middle-income individuals. DHA has transformed public housing in Denver creating a vibrant, revitalized, sustainable, transit oriented, and mixed-income community of choice. DHA’s vision reflects the goal that every individual or family shall have access to quality and affordable housing, in communities offering empowerment, economic opportunity, and a vibrant living environment. Denver Housing Authority’s mission is to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities. DHA has been creating vibrant communities and sustainable neighborhoods since 1938.

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