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16th Annual Awards Ceremony
October 15th 2013
16th Annual Awards Ceremony
October 15th 2013
Constitution Center Auditorium
Federal Housing Finance Agency
400 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
CIGIE Awards – 2013
Order of Events
Presentation of Colors and National Anthem
Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Steve A. Linick
CIGIE Awards Program Co-Chair
Inspector General
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Keynote Address
John Miller
CBS Senior Correspondent
Special Category Awards Presentation
The Honorable Steven VanRoekel
Acting CIGIE Executive Chair
Acting Deputy Director for Management
Office of Management and Budget
Alexander Hamilton Award
Gaston L. Gianni, Jr. Better Government Award
Glenn/Roth Exemplary Service Award
Sentner Award for Dedication and Courage
June Gibbs Brown Career Achievement Award
Individual Accomplishment Award
Barry R. Snyder Joint Award
CIGIE Awards Presentation
The Honorable Phyllis K. Fong
CIGIE Chair, Inspector General Department of Agriculture
Lynne A. McFarland
CIGIE Vice Chair
Inspector General Federal Election Commission
Closing Remarks
Allison Lerner
CIGIE Awards Program Co-Chair
Inspector General
National Science Foundation
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
John Miller
Senior Correspondent, CBS News
John Miller was named a senior correspondent for CBS News on Oct. 17, 2011.
In this capacity, Mr. Miller reports for all CBS News platforms and broadcasts,
including “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” and
occasionally for “60 Minutes.”
Beginning in 2005, Mr. Miller served in the Office of the Director of National
Intelligence, ending his tour as Deputy Director of the Analysis Division. Mr.
Miller worked across the Intelligence Community with the CIA, NSA, FBI,
and other agencies.
Before joining the FBI, he served from 2003 to 2005 as head of the Counterterrorism
and Criminal Intelligence Bureau and the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles
Police Department (LAPD), overseeing both the LAPD’s Major Crimes Division,
Hazardous Materials Unit and its Bomb Squad.
In 2002, Mr. Miller, along with co-authors Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell,
wrote “The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot” and “Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop
It”, an investigation into the September 11 attacks, which drew on relationships
developed with intelligence and law enforcement officers in the many years he spent
as a journalist covering Al Qaeda as it grew into a global terrorist operation.
From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Miller was an ABC news correspondent. In 2002, he
became co-anchor of the ABC News broadcast “20/20.” In 1998, he secured an
on-camera interview with Osama bin Laden. His diligent investigative reporting over
his career earned him nine Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and an Alfred I.
duPont-Columbia Award.
Mr. Miller served briefly as New York City Deputy Police Commissioner from
1994–1995, after working as a television journalist at various networks and television
stations from 1973 to 1994.
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Message from the Chair
and the Vice Chair
Welcome to the annual awards ceremony of the Inspector General community
and of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. We
are privileged to be here today to recognize the range of accomplishments of our
member agencies.
Public service is a rewarding and noble calling. Today we honor those in our
community who have distinguished themselves in their endeavors and who have
contributed to the well-being of the Nation. In so many ways, our community of
dedicated people touches the life of every American every day—from meeting such
basic human needs as food, shelter, and medical care; to creating a strong economy
and infrastructure with access to education, arts, and science; to strengthening
America’s position at home and abroad.
And so, we congratulate this year’s winners, who exemplify the best in public service.
You have been chosen by your peers for your dedication, leadership, and hard work.
You have taken risks, persevered, partnered with others, and faced unforeseen
challenges. Thank you for everything you have done for the American people.
Phyllis K. Fong
Chairperson
Lynne A. McFarland
Vice Chairperson
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In Remembrance
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Lives Lost in The Line of Duty
We would also like to recognize all OIG employees who have lost
their lives while performing their official duties. We salute their
service to the IG community and honor their sacrifice.
Agency for International Development
Oscar C. Holder
Foreign Service Officer, Program Inspector
Sidney B. Jacques
Foreign Service Officer, Program Inspector
A 1962 plane crash of a Royal Nepal airlines plane in the Himalayas
resulted in the deaths of Mr. Holder and Mr. Jacques.
Charles Hega
Auditor
William Stanford
Auditor
In 1984, a terrorist shot and killed Mr. Hega and Mr. Stanford during
a Pakistan International Airline plane hijacking in Tehran,Iran.
Robert Hebb
Auditor
Rolando Barahona
Auditor
A Honduran airliner crashed on approach to the airport in Tegucigalpa,
Honduras, resulting in the deaths of Mr. Hebb and Mr. Barahona in 1989.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Paul Broxterman
Special Agent
A victim of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Special Agent Paul Broxterman was
the first HUD OIG agent killed in the line of duty. He was in his office at the
Alfred Murrah Federal Building, which was destroyed on April 19,1995.
Abdon Cabello
Special Agent
Abdon Cabello, a criminal investigator, collapsed and died suddenly on Monday, April 5,
1999, during physical training at the Basic Criminal Investigator Program at the Federal
Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. He was 37 years old.
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Department of Justice
William “Buddy” Sentner, III
Special Agent
In June 2006, Special Agent Sentner was shot and killed while executing
arrest warrants on six Federal Bureau of Prisons Correctional Officers
at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Florida.
U.S. Postal Service
Greg R. Boss
Special Agent
On November 8, 2005, Special Agent Greg Boss was killed by an
aggressive driver in a vehicle accident while on-duty in Colorado.
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Paul Converse
Auditor
On March 23, 2008, the International Zone in Baghdad was hit by
indirect fire. During one of the attacks, Paul Converse was seriously
wounded. He died from his injuries on March 24, 2008.
U.S. Department of State
Alan V. Gowing
Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Office of Security and Intelligence Oversight
On December 11, 1997, Mr. Gowing died while leading a security
oversight inspection of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan. · 3 ·
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Special Category
Awards
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Alexander Hamilton Award
U.S. Department of Justice
Operation Fast and Furious Team
Christopher P. Degnan
Special Agent
Jonathan A. Marks
Investigative Counsel
Jason R. Higley
Senior Special Agent
Julie K. McConnell
Investigative Counsel
S. Randall Humm
Investigative Counsel
M. Sean O’Neill
Deputy Assistant Inspector General
Allen W. Levy
Investigative Counsel
Valencia E. Philyaw
Paralegal Specialist
Helen Anne Listerman
Investigative Counsel
In recognition of the team’s exemplary efforts in completing a review of two significant
firearms trafficking investigations—Operations Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious
conducted by the ATF and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona
Gaston L. Gianni, Jr. Better Government Award
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Organic Fertilizer Investigation Team
Patricia M. Cassidy
Special Agent
Kirk E. Sherriff
Assistant United States Attorney,
Eastern District of California
Erika D. Marin
Special Agent
Leif T. Sirman
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Alejandro Quintero
Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge
Colleen C. Villegas
Special Agent
Sharon A. Yamaguchi
Special Agent
In recognition of the courage and ingenuity demonstrated during an
investigation that helped restore the integrity of USDA’s National Organic
Program by stopping a fraudulent organic fertilizer scheme
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Glenn/Roth Award for Exemplary Service
U.S. Department of Defense
Combating Trafficking in Persons Team
Kayode Bamgbade
Technical Analyst
Michael R. Herbaugh
Senior Technical Analyst
Lloyd Blackmon
DoD Contracts Advisor
Robert Keating
Military Advisor
Stephen V. Chiusano
Team Leader
David King
Senior Technical Analyst
James E. Davis
DoD Contracts Advisor
George P. Marquardt
Project Manager
Andrew Fechhelm
Associate General Counsel
Michael McClellan
Senior Technical Analyst
Patricia Goodin
Senior Technical Analyst
Timothy Reutter
Technical Analyst
Gregory Sampson
Technical Analyst
In recognition of exceptional performance assessing DoD efforts to
combat trafficking in persons, specifically those which may occur as a
consequence of DoD contracts, in response to Congressional concerns
Sentner Award for Dedication and Courage
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Peter S. Hughes
Special Agent
In recognition of courage and uncommon selflessness in detecting contractor fraud that
caused widespread security vulnerabilities and enabled roadside bombings in Afghanistan
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June Gibbs Brown Career Achievement Award
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Joel Grover
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Financial Management and IT Audits (Retired)
In Recognition of Mr. Grover’s Many Years of Exemplary
Service to Improve Federal Financial Management
Award for Individual Accomplishment
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Abigail Cummings
Chief, Advice Branch
In recognition of exemplary, sustained, and dedicated service to the mission of
the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency through vision
and leadership in shaping and interpreting mission-critical legal authorities
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Barry R. Snyder
Joint Award
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Council of Inspectors General on
Financial Oversight Working Group
A. Roy Lavik, Inspector General
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Antonio Baptiste
Senior Auditor
Edward Kelley
Acting Assistant Inspector General for Audits
Judy Ringle
Attorney/Advisor
Jon T. Rymer, Inspector General
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Stephen Beard
Deputy Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations
Judith Hoyle
IT Auditor-in-Charge
Arlene Boateng
Senior Audit Specialist
Mark Mulholland
Assistant Inspector General for Audits
Leslee Bollea
Congressional Relations Director
Adriana Rojas
Associate Counsel
Daniel Craven
Senior IT Specialist
Teresa Supples
Office Support Specialist
John Davidovich
Counsel to the Inspector General
Sharon Tushin
Senior Communications Manager
Fred Gibson
Deputy Inspector General
Margaret Wolf
Supervisory Auditor
Steve Linick, Inspector General
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Brian Baker
Deputy Chief Counsel
Brent Melson
Director, Information Management
Andrew Gegor
Auditor
Russell Rau
Deputy Inspector General for Audits
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Mark Bialek, Inspector General
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Anthony (Tony) Castaldo
Associate Inspector General for Inspections
and Evaluations (Retired)
Charles M. Liuksila
Auditor
Laura R. Shakarji
OIG Manager
Trevor N. Gaskins
Auditor, Inspector General
Michael P. VanHuysen
Senior OIG Manager
James Hagen, Inspector General
National Credit Union Administration
Charles Funderburk
Senior Auditor
Marvin Stith
IT Auditor
Carl W. Hoecker, Inspector General
Securities and Exchange Commission
Kelli Brown-Barnes
Audit Manager
Brenda Eberle
Audit Assistant
Russell A. Moore
Senior Auditor
Eric M. Thorson, Inspector General
U.S. Department of Treasury
Chair, Council of Inspectors General on Financial Oversight
Theresa Cameron
Audit Manager
Marla Freedman
Assistant Inspector General for Audit
Tim Cargill
Auditor
Patrick Gallagher
Auditor
Dana Duvall
Auditor
Jen Ksanznak
Auditor
Jeff Dye
Audit Director
Susan Marshall
CIGFO Executive Director
Robert Taylor
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit
In recognition of outstanding collaborative efforts to identify the security gaps in nonpublic information-sharing among members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council
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Awards for Excellence
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Administrative Support Award for Excellence
Federal Housing Finance Agency
FHFA-OIG Office of Administration
David A. Bonorchis
Information Technology Specialist
Steve Smarr
Information Technology Specialist
Roberto F. Ecarma
Financial Specialist
Kristin E. Sneed
Director, Budget and Financial Management
Patrick L. Krepel
Budget Analyst
John D. Sutherland
Senior Human Resources Specialist
Deborah M. Mason
Director, Human Resources Management
Brian E. Terhaar
Director, Administrative Services
T. Scott Mitchell
Administrative Programs Specialist
Alexis L. Tune
Administrative Programs Assistant
Ivy D. Porter
Senior Human Resources Specialist
Josui Watson
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Tammy M. Ross
Human Resources Specialist
Christopher S. Webber
Chief Information Officer
Adam D. Silverman
Deputy Inspector General for Administration
Betty W. Wong
Program Analyst
In recognition of extraordinary team commitment and leadership in
establishing the FHFA-OIG Office of Administration that consistently provides
comprehensive, high quality, high functioning services and support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Janice L. Chiverton
Director, Human Resources Director, NASA Office of Inspector General (former)
In recognition of exemplary commitment and vision in developing proactive
Human Capital solutions to support NASA OIG and the CIGIE community
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Audit Award for Excellence
Agency for International Development
USAID/Afghanistan Incentives Driving Economic
Alternatives-North, East, and West Audit Team
Nathan Lokos
Director, OIG/Afghanistan (former)
Clare Sabo
Auditor
Augusto Urrego
Lead Auditor
In recognition of exceptional audit work leading to improvements
in mission-critical USAID activities in Afghanistan
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Beef Safety Testing Team
Michael Martin
Supervisory Writer-Editor, Writing
and Publications Division
Richard Arnold
Senior Auditor
James A. Eason
Auditor
Joseph Mickiewicz
Director, Food, Nutrition, Marketing
and Development Division
Larry Ellis
Assistant Director
Adam Halperin
Auditor
Jeffrey Nowak
Assistant Director, Food, Nutrition, Marketing
and Development Division
Jeff Harpenau
Senior Auditor
Ronda Price
Director
Christopher M. Harris
Auditor
Derek Repp
Auditor
Ralph Leeper
Senior Auditor
Steve Rickrode
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit
In recognition of the audit team’s exemplary work to increase the safety
of American beef by identifying and helping to correct weaknesses in the
Food Safety and Inspection Services’ E. coli sampling protocol
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Controls over the Grant Management Process of
the Office of Advocacy and Outreach
Paul T. Keating
Director
Dorothy Alley
Assistant Director, Farm, Trade, Research,
and Environmental Division
Turon Kendrick
Auditor
Rodney DeSmet
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit
James Myers
Senior Auditor
Ernest Hayashi
Director, Farm, Trade, Research,
and Environmental Division
Yarisis Rivera-Rojas
Assistant Director
Donte Jones
Auditor
In recognition of the team’s efforts to evaluate the grant management
process used to award FY2012 Outreach and Assistance for Socially
Disadvantaged Farmers and Rancher grants and ensure that the
most meritorious and deserving applicants received funds
Amtrak
Amtrak Office of the Inspector General Audit Team
Jana Brodsky
Senior Auditor
Satish Parikh
Senior Auditor
Daniel Krueger
Senior Director
Raymond Zhang
Senior Auditor
In recognition of an exemplary achievement that included identifying
over $91 million in overpayments and recommending the necessary
corrective actions to improve Amtrak’s invoice-review process
U.S. Department of Defense
G222 Audit Team
Sarah M. Beckwith
Auditor
Kendall A. Miller
Auditor
Randall M. Critchlow
Auditor
Helen Scalf
Auditor
Christopher A. DePerro
Audit Team Leader
Daniel Ulas
Auditor
Shelly M. Farber
Audit Team Leader
Kenneth B. VanHove
Audit Program Director
Carrie A. Wade
Audit Project Manager
In Recognition of Exceptional Performance by the Cleveland Audit Team
during their Audit of the Cost and Availability of Spare Parts for the G222
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Audit Team
Shaneen Beamish
Team Leader
Lusk Penn
Statistician
James Kornides
Program Director
Eric Thacker
Project Manager
Keila Pagan-Fortis
Statistician
Amber White
Auditor
In recognition of excellence in the Audit of ServiceDisabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington & Pittsburgh Audit Groups
Eric Anderson
Central Audits Assistant Division Director
Andrew Morgan
Auditor, Washington DC Audit Group
Amy Campbell
Auditor-in-Charge, Pittsburgh Audit Group
Sarah Nelson
Auditor, Oak Ridge Audit Group
Sonya Cerne
Team Leader, Washington DC Audit Group
Jack Rouch
Central Audits Division Director
Michael D’Antonio
Auditor-in-Charge, Pittsburgh Technology Audit Group
Veronica Rutt
Team Leader, Pittsburgh Audit Group
Matthew Fryer
Auditor, Washington DC Audit Group
Sean Strauman
Auditor-in-Charge, Pittsburgh Audit Group
Tori Kaufman
Auditor, Washington DC Audit Group
Aaron Webb
Eastern Audits Assistant Division Director
Katie Kimmel
Auditor, Washington DC Audit Group
Daniel Weeber
Eastern Audits Division Director
Tara Lewis
Central Audits Assistant Division Director
Todd Wisniewski
Eastern Audits Assistant Division Director
In recognition of outstanding audit work which identified program weaknesses and
necessary improvements in the Department of Energy’s monitoring and oversight of
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grants and cooperative agreements
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Environmental Protection Agency
EPA OIG Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Audit Team
Michael D. Davis
Director, Efficiency Audits, Office of Audit
Vanessa Rodriguez-Moya
Auditor, Efficiency Audits, Office of Audit
Anthony Grear
Auditor, Efficiency Audits, Office of Audit
Gail Saunders
Project Manager, Efficiency Audits, Office of Audit
Laura Polly
Editor, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
Myka Sparrow
Auditor, Financial Audits, Office of Audit
Gloria Taylor-Upshaw
Project Manager, Efficiency Audits, Office of Audit
In recognition of the audit team’s significant effort, contribution and extraordinary
achievement in assisting CSB in its efforts to protect the general public health
and environment through improved safety recommendation processes
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Audit Report Team for FHFA’s Oversight of the
Enterprises’ Management of High-Risk Seller/Servicers
Cairo J. Carr
Senior Auditor
Damon M. Jackson
Senior Auditor
Alisa J. Davis
Audit Director
Drew W. Smith
Audit Manager
Chau L. Dinh
Audit Manager
Darryl G. Stephens
Senior Writer-Editor
In recognition of outstanding audit accomplishments in support of contingency planning
for mortgage lenders and servicers that pose substantial financial risk to taxpayers
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Outpatient Services Audit Team
Jennifer Bader
Auditor
Debra Keasling
Audit Manager
Lolita Bradley
Senior Auditor
Kimberly Kennedy
Senior Auditor
Julie Brown
Senior Auditor
Tom Lin
Audit Manager
Rodney Brown
Senior Auditor
Shirley Loos
Senior Auditor
John Carlucci
Senior Auditor
Sharon Melvin
Senior Auditor
Marianne Cholakian
Audit Director
Alice Norwood
Audit Manager
Tate Clark
Audit Manager
Leslie Preuss
Senior Auditor
Patrick Cogley
Regional Inspector General
Michelle Richards
Audit Manager
Carmen Cook
Senior Auditor
Chris Riley
Writer/Editor
Christine Duncan
Senior Auditor
Cathy Rothschadl-Cuka
Auditor
Frances Dynan
Auditor
Aner Sanchez
Senior Auditor
Sheri Fulcher
Regional Inspector General
Jaime Saucedo
Audit Manager
Andrew Funtal
Audit Manager
Leah Scott
Audit Manager
Alexandria Hayden
Senior Auditor
Bernard Siegel
Audit Manager
Brandi Horner
Senior Auditor
Stephen Slamar
Audit Manager
Dorota Horton
Auditor
Nivee Woodard
Senior Auditor
Jeffrey Jacobs
Audit Manager
Iman Zbinden
Senior Auditor
Timothy Zorich
Auditor
In recognition of outstanding efforts in connection with a nationwide series of audits
of Medicare outpatient services in which the payments exceeded the charges
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bartlesville Health Care Center, Inc. Settlement Team
William Cerbone
Attorney
Kenneth Massman
Attorney
Daniel Fruchter
Attorney
William W. Nixon
Assistant Regional Inspector General for Audit
Gerald R. Kirkland
Regional Inspector General for Audit
Tamara Wallinger
Senior Auditor
In recognition of outstanding audit work and resolution that resulted
in the government receiving $5.325 million in restitution
U.S. Department of Justice
Audit of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Oversight
of Non-Federal Detention Facility Inspections
Todd A. Anderson
Assistant Regional Audit Manager
Elizabeth M. Cuda
Program Analyst
Teka J. Benisrael
Auditor-in-Charge
David S. Laun
Program Manager
Stephen W. Betzner
Program Analyst
Karen L. Montgomery
Auditor
Carol S. Taraszka
Regional Audit Manager
In recognition of the team’s outstanding efforts to improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of DOJ’s oversight of non-federal detention facilities inspections
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U.S. Department of Labor
Green Jobs Training Outcomes Audit Team
Nadeem Afzal
Auditor
Lora Latterner
Program Analyst
Lawrence Alli
Auditor
Andrew Loomis
Auditor
Ajit Buttar
Statistician
Reza Noorani
Auditor
Mary Louise Casazza
Auditor
Eliacim Nieves Perez
Auditor
Grover Fowler, Jr.
Auditor
Susan Rosenblum
Program Risk Manager
Mitchell Goldberg
IT Specialist
Mark Schwartz
Supervisory Auditor
Cardelia Tsoi
Supervisory Auditor
In recognition of audit excellence in documenting the return on investment
and demonstrating the challenges in advancing employment in green jobs
under the Department of Labor’s $500 million Recovery Act investment
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Office of Inspector General Audit Team for Review
of NASA’s Explosives Safety Program
Simon Chan
Management Analyst
Raymond Tolomeo
Director, Science and Aeronautics Research
Directorate
Noreen Khan-Mayberry, Ph.D.
Technical Evaluator
Ronald M. Yarbrough
Project Manager
Jiang Yun Lu
Team Lead
In recognition of exceptional performance in identifying unsafe
conditions and practices in NASA’s Explosives Safety Program
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Nuclear Reactor Safety Audit Team
Kevin J. Nietmann
Senior Technical Advisor
Larry J. Weglicki
Senior Auditor
Jaclyn H. Storch
Audit Manager
Robert K. Wild
Team Leader
Timothy Wilson
Senior Management Analyst
For exceptional performance in identifying weaknesses in the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission’s implementation of a program intended to ensure that new
nuclear power plants are constructed in accordance with the licensed design
Peace Corps
Audit of Peace Corps Tonga
Bradley Grubb
Assistant Inspector General for Audit
Snehal Nanavati
Lead Auditor
In recognition of the significant contributions to enhancing agency controls over
cash management, reconciliations, and collections processes at overseas post
Securities and Exchange Commission
Records Management Team
Julie Marlow
Senior Auditor
Jacqueline Wilson
Assistant Inspector General for Audits
In recognition of exceptional performance in identifying systemic
weaknesses in the SEC’s records management program
Small Business Administration
Audit Team for A Detailed Repayment Ability Analysis is Needed on High-Dollar
Early-Defaulted Loans to Prevent Future Improper Payments
Luke Itnyre
Audit Manager
Katie Boutwell
Auditor
Terry Settle
Director, Credit Programs Group
For excellence in identifying significant deficiencies and future cost savings in the SBA’s
loan purchase process that will prevent tens of millions of dollars in government losses
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Social Security Administration
Improper Payments to Social Security Beneficiaries under the
Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset Team
Diane L. Dona
Program Analyst
Leticia A. Lew
Program Analyst
Cassandra Hall
Management Analyst
Joseph I. Robleto
Audit Manager
Peter W. Johnson
Attorney
Shirley E. Todd
Division Director
William T. Kearns
IT Specialist
Randy J. Townsley
Audit Manager
James J. Klein
Division Director
Upeksha van der Merwe
Auditor
N. Brennan Kraje
Statistician
Linda A. Webester
Senior Auditor
For identifying over $1.7 billion in savings to the Social Security Trust Funds
SSI Program Integrity Review Team
Chad M. Burns
Senior Auditor
James Kim
Senior Analyst
Rajula J. Chandran
Senior IT Specialist
N. Brennan Kraje
Statistician
Lewis A. Dardick
Attorney-Advisor
David Mazzola
Audit Manager
Katie I. Greenwood
Senior Auditor
Timothy Nee
Division Director
Christine A. Hauss
Audit Manager
Judith M. Oliveira
Division Director
Vincent Huang
Program Analyst
Alla Resman
IT Specialist
Kevin M. Joyce
IT Specialist
Frank J. Salamone
Senior Auditor
For identifying millions of dollars in improper payments and
recommending improvements for the SSI program
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Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Afghan National Police Vehicle Maintenance Team
Mia E. Bonarski
Methodologist
Adriel M. Harari
Senior Auditor
Daniel Chen
Senior Program Analyst
Jeffrey Itell
Senior Program Analyst
In recognition of audit excellence in identifying actions for preventing the waste of millions
of dollars to maintain destroyed or missing vehicles used by the Afghan National Police
U.S. Department of State
Worldwide Protective Services Contract—Task Order 5
for Baghdad Movement Security Audit Team
Yvonne Athanasaw
Senior Management Analyst, Middle East Region
Operations Directorate, Office of Audits
Kelly Moon
Audit Manager, Middle East Region
Operations Directorate, Office of Audits
Amy Lowenstein
Management Analyst, Middle East Region
Operations Directorate, Office of Audits
Jim Pollard
Audit Director, Middle East Region
Operations Directorate, Office of Audits
Lloyd Taylor
Management Analyst,
Middle East Region Operations Directorate, Office of Audits
In recognition of exceptional work in conducting an audit of the Worldwide Protective
Services Contract for Baghdad Movement Security that contributed to improved
efficiency and contract management and identified about $362 million in cost savings
U.S. Department of Transportation
DOT OIG HTF Solvency Team
Mitch Behm
AIG, Rail, Maritime & Economic Analysis
Yana Hudson
Management & Program Analysis Officer
Jaydeep Borwankar
Supervisory Financial Analyst
Jim Lonergan
Financial Analyst
Michael L Broadus
Analyst
Susan Neill
Writer-Editor
Kevin Sanders
Financial Analyst
In recognition of significant improvements to DOT’s HTF insolvency forecasting
model implemented in response to the Team’s audit recommendations
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Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Noncash Charitable Contributions Audit Team
Deann L. Baiza
Director
Edward Gorman
Audit Manager (Retired)
Stephen A. Elix
Auditor
Sandra L. Hinton
Senior Auditor
Denise M. Gladson
Auditor
Marcus D. Sloan
Auditor
Lawrence Smith
Senior Auditor (Retired)
In recognition of the Audit Team’s efforts to improve the IRS’s detection and
prevention of erroneous claims for noncash charitable contributions
Security and Information Technology Services Operations Directorate’s
Data Center Consolidation Audit Team
Joan M. Bonomi
Senior Auditor
Myron L. Gulley
Senior Auditor
John L. Ledford
Audit Manager
In recognition of their dedication to service and outstanding achievements in
reviewing the Internal Revenue Service’s Data Center Consolidation efforts
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Department of the Treasury United States Gold Reserves Held
by Federal Reserve Banks Audit Team
Ade Bankole
Manager
Myung Han
Manager
Rafael Cumba
Auditor-in-Charge
Robert Hong
Auditor
Rufus Etienne
Senior Auditor
Mark Levitt
Manager
Michael Fitzgerald
Director
Alicia Weber
Auditor
Catherine Yi
Manager
In recognition of the first ever audit of the United States Gold
Reserves Held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration’s Internal Gravesite Review
of Headstone and Marker Placement Audit Team
Alicia Castillo-Flores
Auditor in Charge
Cynnde Nielsen
Auditor
Joseph DeAntonis
Audit Manager
Cherie Palmer
Director
Kevin Gibbons
Auditor
Maria Stone
Auditor
Lee Giesbrecht
Director, Statistical Operations
Nelvy Viguera Butler
Statistician
Ora Young
Auditor
In recognition of significant contributions made by the VA Office
of Inspector General to ensure Veterans resting in VA’s National
Cemeteries are properly honored for their service to our Nation
Evaluations Award for Excellence
Amtrak
Amtrak Office of Inspector General Evaluation Team
John L. Skip MacMichael
Principal Operations Analyst
Carl Manora
Lead Evaluator
Jason Venner
Senior Director
In recognition of a significant achievement that alerted Amtrak management to a
potential threat to public safety, the rising use of drugs, and alcohol by employees
in safety sensitive positions and prompted necessary corrective action
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
U.S. Department of Defense
Afghan Local Police Team
Kayode O. Bamgbade
Program Analyst
William G. Jackson
Senior Program Analyst
Michael De La Garza
Senior Program Analyst
Stanley E. Meyer
Project Sponsor
John Furutani
Auditor
Daniel Morgan
Senior Program Analyst
Patricia J. Goodin
Senior Program Analyst
Tim O. Reutter
Senior Program Analyst
John E. Taylor
Team Leader
In recognition of exceptional performance during the Department of Defense’s Assessment
of the U.S. Government and Coalition Efforts to Develop the Afghan Local Police
Environmental Protection Agency
Oil and Gas Production Emissions Data Evaluation Team
Rick Beusse
Director, Air Evaluations,
Office of Program Evaluation
Erica Hauck
Lead Program Analyst, Air Evaluations,
Office of Program Evaluation
Chris Dunlap
Auditor, Air Evaluations,
Office of Program Evaluation
Renee McGhee-Lenart
Project Manager, Air Evaluations,
Office of Program Evaluation
Kevin Good
Auditor, Air Evaluations,
Office of Program Evaluation
Julie Narimatsu
Program Analyst, Air Evaluations,
Office of Program Evaluation
In recognition of significant contributions in raising EPA’s and the
public’s awareness of gaps in information about potential air pollution
risks from the rapidly growing oil and gas production industry
· 27 ·
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
Unapproved Asbestos Demolition Methods Evaluation Team
Benjamin Beeson
Evaluator, Special Program Reviews,
Office of Program Evaluation
Eric Lewis
Director, Special Program Reviews,
Office of Program Evaluation
Martha Chang
Project Manager, Special Program Reviews,
Office of Program Evaluation
Wendy Wierzbicki
Evaluator, Special Program Reviews,
Office of Program Evaluation
Michael Wilson
Toxicologist, Special Program Reviews,
Office of Program Evaluation
In recognition of outstanding dedication and results that enabled
EPA to notify citizens of possible exposure to cancer-causing asbestos
and stop practices that put citizens at risk of future exposure
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Evaluations Report Team for Follow-up on Freddie Mac’s Loan Repurchase Process
Bruce G. McWilliams
Senior Investigative Evaluator
David Z. Seide
Director of Special Projects
In recognition of outstanding achievement in improving the efficiency of
FHFA’s recovery processes that resulted in significant savings to taxpayers
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dietary Supplements Evaluation Team
Heather Barton
Program Analyst
Jessica L. Fargnoli
Program Analyst
Laura Canfield
Senior Counsel
Danielle Fletcher
Program Analyst
TIm Chettiath
Program Analyst
Melissa Hafner
Program Analyst
Alyson Cooper
Program Analyst
Elizabeth Holahan
Associate Counsel
Kevin A. Farber
Mathematical Statistician
Maria Maddaloni
Program Analyst
Jesse Valente
Program Analyst
In recognition of outstanding contributions to public health through groundbreaking
work on the scientific research behind claims made on dietary supplement labels
and FDA’s ability to contact supplement manufacturers in an emergency
· 28 ·
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Retail Pharmacy Questionable Part D Billing Evaluation Team
Miriam G. Anderson
Program Analyst
Kevin A. Farber
Mathematical Statistician
Eddie Baker
Program Analyst
Robert L. Gibbons
Program Analyst
Jenell S. Clarke
Program Analyst
Nancy T. Harrison
Deputy Regional Inspector General
Jason M. Kwong
Program Analyst
In recognition of groundbreaking analysis of Part D data that strengthened program
oversight and prompted nationwide action against fraudulent retail pharmacies
Vaccines for Children Program Evaluation Team
Sarah K. Ambrose
Program Analyst
Conswelia M. McCourt
Program Analyst
Roberta M. Baskin
Director of Media Communications
Sarah E. McLaulin
Program Analyst
Erin C .Bliss
Director of External Affairs
Christine Moritz
Writer/Editor
Laura E. Canfield
Senior Counsel
Sheila M. Nair
Public Affairs Specialist
Teresa A. Dailey
Program Analyst
Brian T. Pattison
Regional Inspector General
Jaime R. Durley
Deputy Regional Inspector General
Latrice S. Rollins
Program Analyst
Kevin A. Farber
Mathematical Statistician
Talisha M. Searcy
Program Analyst
Dwayne F. Grant
Regional Inspector General
Megan H. Tinker
Deputy Branch Chief
Michael J. Henry
Deputy Regional Inspector General
Robert A. Vito
Regional Inspector General
Anne L. MacArthur
Senior Counsel
Donald B. White
Public Affairs Specialist
In recognition of groundbreaking methodologies to identify vulnerabilities in
vaccine storage and management within the Vaccines for Children program
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16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
State of Louisiana’s Road Home Elevation Incentive Follow-up Team
Erica Dickens
Senior Forensic Auditor
Donna Hawkins
Acting Director, Inspections & Evaluations Division
Tomas Espinosa
Assistant Director, Inspections & Evaluations
Seanna McGee
Senior Forensic Auditor
In recognition of the team’s outstanding follow-up evaluation on the
State of Louisiana’s Road Home Elevation Incentive Program
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran Homelessness Review Team
Elizabeth Bullock
Lead Program Analyst
Karen McGoffYost
Associate Regional Director
Nathan Clafferty
Management and Program Analyst
Ronald Penny, Jr.
IT Specialist
Limin Clegg
Biostatistician Director
Patrick Smith
Mathematical Statistician
Jarvis Yu
Management and Program Analyst
In recognition of the improvements to the provision of homelessness among
veterans; as a result of this review, VA is taking actions to improve its homeless
strategy and programs to prevent the occurrence of the newly homeless
Information Technology Award for Excellence
U.S. Department of Commerce
Cyber Security Audit Team
David Adler
Information Technology Security Specialist
Donald Nuss
Computer Scientist
Allen R. Crawley
Assistant Inspector General for Systems Acquisition
and IT Security
Roseanne Sands
Information Technology Security Specialist
Raman Santra
Assistant Counsel
Vasily G. Gerasimov
Information Technology Security Specialist
Rashedus Sattar
Information Technology Security Specialist
Matthew Katz
Writer/Editor
Ping Zhong Sun
Director for IT Security
Clark Morsbach
Information Technology Security Specialist
In recognition of exemplary achievement in strengthening the Commerce cyber
security program to protect the Department’s critical systems and information
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
U.S. Department of Education
E-Fraud Data Analytics System Team
Timothy Eagle
Information Technology Specialist
Sharon Jones-Davis
Management and Program Analyst
Nicole C. Eisenzopf
Management and Program Analyst
Fonnein Lin
Information Technology Specialist
Sean P. Fitzgerald
Information Technology Specialist
Suzanne S. Lu
Information System Auditor
Howard L. Franklin
Management and Program Analyst
Kristin Reinhard
Auditor
Nancy Hess
Statistician
David T. Skonieczny
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Yanmin Hua
Information Technology Specialist
Edward D. Slevin
CAATs Director
Zachary T. Sudiak
Senior Information System Auditor
In recognition of the outstanding and innovative achievement by the
U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General
Social Security Administration
Hearing Office Video Teleconferencing Team
Walter E. Bayer
Division Director
Nick F. Milanek
Audit Manager
Deborah E. Kinsey
Audit Manager
Elizabeth M. Ochoa
Audit Data Specialist
Parham T. Price
Auditor
The Team is recognized for its outstanding audit work associated with
reviewing the Social Security Administration’s use and expansion of video
teleconferencing equipment to assist with the significant hearings backlogs
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Investigation Award for Excellence
U.S. Department of Agriculture
North Texas SNAP Prosecution Team
Alan S. Hampton
Special Agent, Internal Revenue Service,
Criminal Investigations
Clete Parsons
Investigator, Texas Health and Human Services
Robert D. Starr
Task Force Officer, Dallas Police Department
Rachel M. Hart
Special Agent
J. Michael Worley
Assistant United States Attorney,
Northern District of Texas
Thomas A. Hejza
Financial Analyst
In recognition of exemplary determination and groundbreaking investigative work
to stop a SNAP trafficking scheme involving international wiring of benefits
U.S. Department of Defense
The AES Investigation Team
Paul Archey
Auditor, Defense Contract Audit Agency
Dale Saito
Investigator
Jason Ferrill
Special Agent
Jesse St. Amant
Special Agent
William Hillery
NAVO Security
Todd Sweeney
Special Agent
Michelle Lee
Trial Attorney, Department of Justice
Douglas Wethington
Resident Agent in Charge
Carlton McElveen
Special Agent
John Youngblood
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
William Olson
Trial Attorney, Department of Justice
Diana Younts
Trial Attorney, Department of Justice
In recognition of persistence and perseverance in obtaining a global settlement
on a long term investigative matter affecting the Department of Defense,
Department of Navy and the General Services Administration (GSA)
· 32 ·
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
U.S. Department of Education
USA Beauty Investigation/Prosecution Team
Justin Anderson
Assistant United States Attorney
Southern District of New York
Anthony Mangarella
Special Agent, ED OIG
Debbi L. Mayer
Assistant Special Agent in Charge,
ED OIG
Martin Bell
Assistant United States Attorney
Southern District of New York
Victoria Romano
Special Agent, ED OIG
In recognition of exemplary efforts leading to the prosecution of eight individuals
for their roles in a conspiracy that involved falsifying thousands of records in
order to fraudulently obtain over $3 million in Federal education funds
U.S. Department of Energy
Fraud and Money Laundering
Adam Ake
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice
for the District of Maryland
David Gadren
Special Agent, Department of Energy
In recognition of outstanding work ethic and technical proficiency in successfully
investigating and prosecuting a politically sensitive multi-million dollar fraud and
money laundering scheme perpetrated by a DOE senior official and his spouse
General Services Administration
Darrell HardieAssault on a Federal LEO Investigative Team
Perri Borowiecki
Special Agent
Steven Swaney
Special Assistant United States Attorney
Jane Nathan
Assistant United States Attorney
Daniel Von Schuch
Special Agent
Ann O’Brien
Special Assistant United States Attorney
Hollis Weisman
Assistant United States Attorney
In recognition of outstanding collaboration by GSA OIG and the U.S. District
Attorney’s Office in the District of Maryland in the successful prosecution
of a government contractor involved in the assault of a federal agent
· 33 ·
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Melissa Perez
Special Agent
In recognition of significant efforts in the Hallandale Medical Supply, Inc. investigation
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pierce Commercial Bank Investigation
Jeremy Leder
Inspector
Ann Rueter
Special Agent
Dana Papesh
Special Agent
Hilary Sallee
Special Agent
Silvia Reyes
Special Agent
Benjamin Williamson
Special Agent
In recognition of significant contributions to protecting the American homeowner
from being victimized by unscrupulous mortgage and banking industry professionals
and ending the participation of those professionals in the mortgage lending industry
Legal Services Corporation
Office of Investigations, Investigative Counsels and Analysts
Cynthia Robinson
Investigative Analyst
Kathryn Silvestri
Investigative Analyst (Legal)
Noel Rosengart
Investigative Counsel (Fraud)
Carla Smith
Investigative Counsel
In recognition of developing, piloting, and implementing an investigative program to
reduce grantee fraud by examining compliance with grant regulations and guidelines
· 34 ·
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Multi-Agency Complex Fraud Investigative Team
Ryan Faulconer
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia
Lee Bacon
Special Agent, Small Business Administration
Office of Inspector General
Chad Golder
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia
Eric A. Bishop
Special Agent, General Services Administration
Office of Inspector General
Eric B. Kempen
Special Agent, Defense Criminal Investigative
Service, DoD Office of Inspector General
Norman D. Conley, Jr.
Special Agent, NASA Office of Inspector General
Patrick Miller
Special Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland
Security Office of Inspector General
Melody Coston
Investigative Auditor, NASA Office of Inspector General
Patricia A. Searle
Resident Agent-in-Charge, NASA Office of Inspector General
In recognition of exemplary investigative work that led to a successful resolution of a
multi-million dollar contract and program fraud case affecting NASA, the Department
of Defense, Small Business Administration (SBA) and other Government entities
National Science Foundation
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Agent Working Group
David Gadren
Special Agent, DOE OIG
Michael Pritchard
Special Agent, NSF OIG
Karen Jordan
Special Agent, DHS OIG
Erik Saracino
Special Agent, NASA OIG
In recognition of the outstanding commitment, dedication, initiation and
teamwork demonstrated in the SBIR Investigations Working Group
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Investigation Team of Former NRC Chairman
Malion A. Bartley
Investigation Team Leader
Judy G. Gordon
Quality Assurance Manager
Veronica O. Bucci
Senior Criminal Investigator
Rossana Raspa
Senior Level Assistant for Investigative Operations
William H. Walls, Jr.
Senior Criminal Investigator
For exceptional dedication, professionalism, and teamwork in investigating and
reporting concerns pertaining to the actions of the former NRC Chairman
· 35 ·
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
Office of Personnel Management
Amgen Investigative Team
Christopher Algieri
Special Agent, VA OIG
Michael Linder
Special Agent, FBI
Erin E Argo
AUSA, USAO Eastern District of New York
Catherine Morillo
Paralegal, USAO Eastern District of New York
Sheila Aubourg
Special Agent, OPM OIG
Bryan O’Toole
Special Agent, DOD OIG
Roger Burlingame
AUSA (former), USAO Eastern District of New York
Winston Paes
AUSA, USAO Eastern District of New York
Joseph Giambalvo
Special Agent, HHS OIG
Emily Rosenthal
Forensic Auditor, USAO Eastern District of New York
Patrick Hannigan
Special Agent, FDA OCI
Louis Rossignuolo
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, RRB OIG
Samuel Henck
Financial Crimes Consultant, FDA OCI
Adam Suits
Special Agent, RRB OIG
Paul Kaufman
AUSA, USAO Eastern District of New York
Deborah Zwany
AUSA, USAO Eastern District of New York
In recognition of outstanding teamwork in the investigation and prosecution of Amgen
Peace Corps
Investigative Team for U.S. v. Jesse Osmun
Amy Allen
Child Forensic Interviewer, DHS
Krishna Patel
Assistant United States Attorney, DOJ
Kimberly Foy
National Program Manager, DHS
Joyce Shores
Senior Special Agent, Peace Corps OIG
Bonnie Kane
Trial Attorney, DOJ
Adéle Sonnekus
Detective Captain, South African Police Service
Rod Khattabi
Special Agent, DHS
Toshua Williams
Assistant Attaché, DHS
For excellence in conducting a complex international investigation of serial
child sexual abuse by a former Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Small Business Administration
CB Development, et al.
Ana Bedoya
Detective, Englewood Police Department, New Jersey
Anthony Moscato
Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
Chris Kedersha
Detective, Englewood Police Department, New Jersey
Cesar G Santos
Special Agent, SBA OIG
Jane Yoon
Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
In recognition of outstanding achievement for successfully prosecuting a loan broker
and numerous other individuals for their participation in a large loan fraud scheme
Social Security Administration
Emma C. Paredes
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
For outstanding investigative accomplishments and innovative recruitment efforts
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Mazar-e-Sharif Fuel Theft Investigations Team
Philip G. Cousin
Special Agent
Michael J. Janiga
Special Agent
In recognition of outstanding undercover work in the investigation
of fuel thefts and bribery in Afghanistan, resulting in recovery of
fuel, equipment, and money, totaling over a million dollars
Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program
American Mortgage Specialist Investigative Team
Edward Geiger
Senior Investigator – Asset Forfeiture, DOJ
Charles Mullaly
Special Agent, SIGTARP
Jeannette Gunderson
Acting Assistant Deputy Chief, Asset Forfeiture
and Money Laundering Section, DOJ
Nancy O’Shea
Special Agent, FHFA OIG
Jack Patrick
Trial Attorney, DOJ
James Harbin
Special Agent, SIGTARP
Robert Zink
Trial Attorney, DOJ
Kari Meyer
Special Agent, FHFA OIG
In Recognition of Outstanding Service in Uncovering and Jointly
Investigating a Multi-Million Dollar Bank Fraud and Embezzlement
Matter Resulting in Losses to a TARP Recipient Bank
· 37 ·
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
Tennessee Valley Authority
SWCI Safety Manager Investigation Team
Milea S. Bagwell
Special Agent
JD Shelton
Senior Special Agent/Relief Supervisor
Curt Hudson
Contract Audits Director
Beth B. Thomas
Senior Special Agent
In recognition of an investigation leading to the conviction of a contractor who falsified
injury rates at TVA nuclear plants to collect more than $2.5 million in safety bonuses
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Jacqueline D. Siegel
Special Agent
In recognition of her personal commitment and dedication to the TIGTA mission.
Her exemplary investigative skills helped prevent potentially violent offenders from
carrying out their plan to murder an IRS employee and a Federal District Court Judge
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Waleska McLellan
Special Agent
In recognition of initiative and accomplishment in the detection and prosecution
of a former U.S. Mint Police Officer for theft and money laundering
· 38 ·
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
CJMS Contracting LLC, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Fraud Team
Thomas Albus
Assistant United States Attorney,
Eastern District of Missouri
Gavin McClaren
Special Agent
John Metzler
Special Agent
Kerry Baker
Special Agent
Annette Nowak
Special Agent
Gregory Billingsley
Special Agent
Randall Rupp
Special Agent
Christopher Fox
Special Agent, Small Business Administration OIG
Jeremy Sausto
Special Agent, General Services Administration OIG
Gregory Hirstein
Special Agent
Ashley Shingler
Management Analyst
Suzanne Humeniak
Special Agent
Sally Stevens
Forensic Auditor
John Jones
Special Agent
William Stumme
Special Agent
Frederick Lane
Special Agent
Jeffrey Walsh
Special Agent
Stefan Larese
Special Agent
Steven Wilson
Special Agent
Jeffrey Maslar, Jr.
Special Agent
In recognition of significant contributions in the prosecution of a VA employee and
others who conspired to subvert VA’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Program by paying gratuities to secure contract set-asides for veteran-owned companies
Management Award for Excellence
U.S. Department of the Interior
Mary Catherine Lemley
Director, Training Division, DOI OIG
In recognition of extraordinary leadership in the furtherance of the Council of the
Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency mission of increasing the professionalism
and leadership capabilities of the Federal Inspector General Community
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16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Technology Enhancements to Improve IG Report Implementation
Oversight and Financial Operations Team
Debra Beatty
Budget Analyst
Jennifer Geldhof
Director, Operations Support
Megan Beidler
Management Analyst
Benny Gelillo
IT Specialist
Joyce Bowman
Electronic Publication Specialist
Kathleen Hewlett
Management Analyst
Jeff Brewer
IT Specialist
Margaret “Ann” Hively
Management Analyst
Mark Cherry
Contract Specialist
Jay Johnson
Budget Director
Kimberly Cowins
Deputy Director, Administrative and Financial Operations
Kyra Moore
Budget Analyst
Jess Del Mundo
IT Specialist
Greg Mroz
Director, Administrative and Financial Operations
Quintin Durden
Management Analyst
James Schank
Management Analyst
Kara Francis
Budget Analyst
Gracie Turner
Management Analyst
Tijuana Williams
Supervisory Budget Analyst
In recognition of the creation of a comprehensive system of records to manage
VA OIG reports, recommendations, and procurement actions resulting in
improved coordination, efficiency, and timeliness of administrative processes
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Multiple Disciplines Award for Excellence
U.S. Department of Agriculture
SNAP Fraud Audit and Investigations Team
Joseph E. Mickiewicz
Director, Food, Nutrition, Marketing
and Development Division
Stacey A. Anderson
Auditor
Joann G. Baker
Audit Technician
Tanya Moses
Special Agent
Melissa K. Bentley
Writer/Editor
Erica L. Nelson
Writer/Editor
Lonnie Boyd
Special Agent
Ronda F. Price
Director
Jason L. Brammer
Auditor
Melissa W. Rumsey
Director
Lori Chan
Special Agent-in-Charge
Devin A. Self
Auditor
Ann Coffey
Special Agent-in-Charge
Karen S. Sifford
Assistant Director
Patricia Contreras
Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge
Venelina K. Stoynev-Stephens
Statistician
Rodney G. DeSmet
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit
Kurt J. Thompson
Senior Auditor
LaToya L. Dickinson
Auditor
Samuel C. Walker
Auditor
Stephanie Y. Goings
Auditor
William C. Walker
Assistant Director
Elizabeth J. Gurklies
Audit Technician
Kevin Watts
Special Agent
Kathy Horsley
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Noble E. Wheeler
Auditor
Bruce A. Karson
Assistant Division Director
Eric E. Wyer
Auditor
Michael R. Martin
Writer/Editor
Jeremy R. Yon
Auditor
Carla Young
Special Agent
In recognition of extraordinary efforts to improve the integrity of the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program and identify $84 million in questionable benefits,
as well as exemplary cooperation between Audit and Investigations
· 41 ·
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA OIG ARRA Buy American Team
Robert Adachi
Director, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Dave Hoffman
Special Agent, Office of Investigations
Steve Alderton
Associate Counsel, Office of Counsel
Iantha Maness
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Jean Bloom
Project Lead, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Patrick McIntyre
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Laura Bloss
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Allen Orand
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Larry Brannon
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Michael Rickey
Project Manager, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
John Burns
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Cory Rumple
Special Agent, Office of Investigations
Kevin Collins
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Shannon Schofield
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
John Flynn
Auditor, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
John Trefry
Associate Director, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
Daniel Hawthorne
Special Agent, Office of Investigations
Dennis Williams
Special Agent, Office of Investigations
Melissa Heist
Assistant Inspector General for Audit
Lela Wong
Project Manager, Forensic Audits, Office of Audit
In recognition of significant contributions to help ensure Agency projects under the
2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act fulfilled the objectives of preserving or
creating jobs and stimulating the economy by meeting the Buy American requirements
· 42 ·
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
General Services Administration
W.W. Grainger, Inc. Team
Chris Albers
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, USPS OIG
Erin Kraft
Auditor in Charge, GSA OIG
John Brewer
Special Agent, GSA OIG
Bill Miller
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, USPS OIG
Mark Burrell
Forensic Examiner, USPS OIG
Eric Miller
Senior Counsel, GSA OIG
Mike Capper
Audit Manager, GSA OIG
Joe Osborne
Special Agent, USPS OIG
Harold Durham
Attorney, USPS OIG
Tracy Ruppel
Special Agent, USPS OIG
David Finkelstein
Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, DOJ
Mike Sample
Special Agent, USPS OIG
Tracy Hilmer
Assistant Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, DOJ
John Walsh
Regional Inspector General for Auditing, GSA OIG
Chuck Holland
Forensic Examiner, USPS OIG
Lisa Warwick
Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern
District of Wisconsin, DOJ
Mike Holtz
Forensic Examiner, USPS OIG
Charlie Wilcox
Special Agent, USPS OIG
In recognition of outstanding work resulting in the recovery of $70 million from W.W.
Grainger, Inc. (Grainger), for overbillings and penalties related to a General Services
Administration (GSA) contract and two U.S. Postal Service (USPS) contracts
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Terrill Meisinger Foreclosure Rescue and Rent Skimming Scheme
David Carter
Special Agent
Dorothy Schouten
Chief, Civil Appeals, Assistant United States Attorney
Chris Hyun
Senior Forensic Auditor
Geoffrey Wilson
Assistant United States Attorney
In recognition of the significant contributions and exceptional efforts by the
investigative team in one of the largest civil mortgage fraud cases ever brought
against an individual under FIRREA, resulting in $5 million in civil penalties
· 43 ·
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
Social Security Administration
Medicare Non-Usage Team
Kimberly A. Byrd
Division Director
Jeffrey L. Pounds
Audit Manager
Lewis A. Dardick
Attorney-Advisor
Douglass H. Roloff, III
Resident Agent in Charge
Peter W. Johnson
Attorney
Jordan A. Sherman
Auditor
Janet Matlock
Senior Auditor
Jennifer L. Walker
Special Agent in Charge
Kathy L. Youngblood-Yawn
Senior Auditor
In recognition of outstanding performance, dedication, and perseverance
in using enhanced Medicare claim data to better identify deceased
beneficiaries, thus avoiding significant overpayments
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Afghan Fuel Accountability Team
Christina M. Andersson
Senior Program Analyst
Preston S. Heard
Senior Program Manager
George Mike Baird
Special Agent in Charge
Peter S. Hughes
Special Agent
Joseph G. Barlow
Special Agent
Michael J. Janiga
Special Agent
Mia E. Bonarski
Methodologist
Dinusha P. Jayasinghe
Senior Auditor
Monica J. Brym
Director, Special Projects
Valerie J. Kimball
Auditor
Philip G. Cousin
Special Agent
Gregory A. Paige
Forensic Auditor
Brian E. Cropper
Special Agent
Jake Summerhays
Investigative Analyst
William B. Gaertner
Associate General Counsel
Gabriele A. Tonsil
Senior Audit Manager
Zubair A. Hakimzada
Senior Program Analyst
Nicolas Torres
Senior Audit Manager
Steven R. Haughton
Senior Auditor
Jenniffer F. Wilson
Director, Forward Operations – Kabul
In recognition of exceptional collaboration in conducting audits, investigations, and
special projects to prevent waste and theft of billions of dollars in fuel in Afghanistan
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Tennessee Valley Authority
Watts Bar Unit 2 Construction Project Review Team
Angela Blackmon
Senior Special Agent, Investigations
Nancy Holloway
Special Agent in ChargeEast, Investigations
Melissa L. Conforti
Senior Auditor, Operational Audits
Paul Houston
Special Agent in ChargeWest, Investigations
Lisa H. Hammer
Director, Operational Audits
Kaylyn Moore
Analyst, Investigations
Greg R. Stinson
Director, Evaluations
In recognition of the team’s significant achievement in identifying and notifying TVA
that the Watts Bar Unit 2 construction project was behind schedule and over budget
U.S. Department of Transportation
DOT OIG Federal Highway Oversight Team
Cynthia Auburn
Senior Analyst
Rodolfo Perez
Engineer Advisor
Joseph Come
Assistant Inspector General for
Highway & Transit Audits
David Pouliott
Program Director
Lorretta Swanson
Project Manager
Stephen Gruner
Project Manager
Fritz Swartzbaugh
Associate Counsel
Anne-Marie Joseph
Senior Engineer
Petra Swartzlander
Statistician
Megha Joshipura
Statistician
Thomas Yatsco
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for
Highway & Transit Audits
Michael Masoudian
Senior Analyst
In recognition of Multidisciplinary Excellence in Transforming
Oversight of the Federal Highway Program
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16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
U.S. Postal Service
Claimant Risk Analysis Model
Teresa Cliett
Healthcare Fraud Analyst, RN BSN
Bryan Jones
Director, CAPE
Linda Johnson
IT Specialist, Programmer Analyst
Ingrid Petrakis
Special Agent—Claimant Fraud Specialist
Rebecca Visos
Manager, CAPE
In recognition of the outstanding efforts by the USPS OIG Countermeasures and
Performance Evaluations Team for the utilization of a predictive model that identifies
workers’ compensation claimants who have a higher likelihood of being fraudulent
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care Team
Marilyn Barak
IT Specialist
Daniel Morris
Auditor
Beverly Carter
IT Specialist
Robert Myers, Jr.
Auditor
Lee Giesbrecht
Director, Statistical Operations
Carla Reid
Auditor
Dr. Monika Gottlieb
Senior Physician
Larry Reinkemeyer
Director
Lance Kramer
Auditor
Jason Schuenemann
Management Analyst
Brad Lewis
Auditor
Dr. Michael Shepherd
Senior Physician
C. Russell Lewis
Management Analyst
Nelvy Viguera Butler
Statistician
Claire McDonald
Regional Director
Sarah White
Management Analyst
Karen McGoff-Yost
Associate Regional Director
Oscar Williams
Auditor
In recognition of a high impact report that determined VA data reported to Congress
on veterans’ access to mental health care was not reliable or accurate. The report
led to major changes in VA’s mental health staffing and performance metrics
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Special Act Award for Excellence
U.S. Department of Defense
Wendell L. Cheers
Special Agent
In recognition of providing lifesaving first aid treatment to a fellow agent
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Erin Bliss
Director of External Affairs
In recognition of significant contributions in furthering OIG’s mission
by leading significant change in OIG’s communication strategy
Julie K. Taitsman
Chief Medical Officer
In recognition of significant contributions in furthering OIG’s mission
through excellence in performing provider outreach and training
Social Security Administration
David C. Rodriguez
Attorney
In recognition of development and execution of an innovative new approach
to stop fraudulent violations of Section 1140 of the Social Security Act
U.S. Department of State
Suspension and Debarment Program
Karin Pacheco
DOS/OIG, Special Agent in Charge (Manager)
Jason Passaro
A/OPE, Suspension Debarment Manager
Corey Rindner
A/OPE, Procurement Executive (Suspension/Debarment Official)
In recognition of exceptional performance in establishing a highly effective
Suspension and Debarment Program within the OIG and the Department of
State, which resulted in successfully safeguarding U.S. Government interests
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16th Annual Awards Ceremony
October 15th 2013
Acknowledgements
16th Annual Awards Ceremony October 15th 2013
CIGIE Award Nomination Review Panels
A special “thank you” to all of the Review Panel members
Audit
Steve Schaeffer
Social Security Administration
John Seeba
Legal Services Corporation
Jacqueline Wilson
Securities and Exchange Commission
Carolyn Davis
Department of Defense
Investigations
Kimberly Howell
Office of Personnel Management
Lee Quintyne
General Services Administration
Alan Boehm
National Science Foundation
Joseph McMillan
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Evaluation, Management, Information Technology, and Special Act
Tammy Whitcomb
United States Postal Service
Robert Peterson
Department of State
Ann Eilers
Department of Commerce
Brian Mullins
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Administrative Support, Employee Protections,
Government Ethics, Law and Legislation, and Multiple Disciplines
David Holmgren
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Adam Silverman
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Robert Norris
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Jill Matthews
Tennessee Valley Authority
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Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Special Category Awards
Phyllis Fong
Department of Agriculture
Daniel Levinson
Department of Health and Human Services
Lynne McFarland
Federal Election Commission
Carl Hoecker
Securities Exchange Commission
Jon Rymer
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Peg Gustafson
Small Business Administration
Kathleen Tighe
Department of Education
Mary Kendall
Department of the Interior
Kathy Buller
Peace Corps
Gregory Friedman
Department of Energy
Special Acknowledgements
A resounding “thank you” to those who assisted in the preparations for the Awards Ceremony.
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Robert Portch
Ivy Porter
Tammy Ross
Adam Silverman
Steve Smarr
Kristin Sneed
Nadia Stewart
John Sutherland
Brian Terhaar
Kevin Thompson
Alexis Tune
Josui Watson
Chris Webber
Betty Wong
Steve Linick
Jon Anders
David Bonorchis
Emilia Disanto
Roberto Ecarma
Vicki Hairston
Tina Jernigan
Patrick Krepel
Kathleen Mandeville
Deborah Mason
Nicole Mathers
Frank Meyers
Scott Mitchell
Sheila Peden
National Science Foundation
Sonia Khanzode
Teairra Jones
Scott Moore
Erik Runko
Shanee Stewart
Jeffrey Stitz
Bradley Thrall
Allison Lerner
Susan Carnohan
Brittany DiChello
Karen Gambarani
Elizabeth Goebels
Monique Headley
Brian Hess
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency
Mark Jones
Tracy Brown
Brett Wilson
Paola Merino
Beth Leon
Lisa Rodely
Crystal Hamling
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