Johana Ayers

Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service

Areas of Expertise:

  • Managing Director of the Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team

Johana R. Ayers is the Managing Director of the Forensic Audits and Investigative Service team. The team provides Congress with high-quality forensic audits and investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse; other special investigations; and security and vulnerability assessments. To help federal program managers better manage fraud risk, FAIS led the development of A Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs. The team also handles fraud, waste, and abuse tips received through GAO’s fraud hotline.

Johana joined GAO in August 1998.

Johana earned a master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University.