Gregory Hill, JD – Executive Director
Greg joins the AIG after serving as legal counsel to the OIG at Florida Department of Corrections. He has served as the executive director and deputy executive director at Arizona State University College of Law’s Indian Legal Program and Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse of Science, Technology and Law, respectively. As the Chief Assistant Regional Counsel of Florida’s Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, First DCA, he oversaw the daily operations of 16 regional offices and more than 130 attorneys and staff with an annual budget of $11 million. He has previously served as a contract auditor (legal compliance) for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs auditing forensic science grants. His 25 years of legal practice has focused on criminal justice, including death penalty litigation in Florida. In what he describes as his “prior life” Greg served as a City of Tampa police officer for nearly ten years.
Greg earned his Juris Doctorate from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology, from Saint Leo University.
– Program Director
The Program Director is responsible for the Association’s professional development portfolio, including: AIG Institute® programs, Annual Training Conference, and webinar programs.
Frank Chen, PhD – Research & Publications Director
As the Research & Publications Director, Frank is responsible for planning and developing scholarly research and publications for the Association of Inspectors General (AIG). His research interests include discontinued Offices of Inspectors General (OIG), jurisdictions without OIGs, international OIGs, and calculating return on investment of OIGs.
Frank joined the AIG in 2012 and since then earned his MPA and PhD. He now teaches public administration graduate courses on economics, research methods, inspection and oversight, and technology applications.
Artem Kovalev, Bookkeeper – Financial Analyst
Artem Kovalev is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics with a minor in Economics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is interested in pursuing a Masters in Inspection and Oversight. Intrigued by this field, and with his background in finance, he contributes most of his time to becoming a forensic accountant. He currently stands as an Association member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
With his love for the arts, Artem started his own private business where he records and edits videos, produces music for artists, and is a multi-instrumentalist. Artem recorded the voiceover for “Giant!”, a french documentary that has been awarded by the Madrid International Film Festival and recognized by the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. He also volunteers his time at a theater in Downtown Manhattan that provides support for at-risk youth and homeless families.
Justin Ramos, Membership Liaison
Justin is the Membership Liaison at the Association of Inspectors General and is responsible for the Association’s membership inquiries, processes, and database. Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminal Justice and is now pursuing his Master of Public Administration degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Given his data analysis and database background, Justin is interested in applying his skills towards a career in inspection and oversight.
In his free time, Justin practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and learns new culinary recipes.
Samiha Rashid Riham, IT & Program Analyst
Samiha is the Association of Inspectors General’s (AIG) IT & Program Analyst. Samiha pursued her Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity. Prior to her enrollment in the Master’s program, Samiha completed her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and earned several prestigious scholarships for performances on her robotics and artificial intelligence projects. She has also worked as a technologist in multiple renowned organizations focusing on projects in database management and microcontroller programming. Samiha also earned her Associate’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering.
Samiha is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY).
Outside of the AIG, Samiha is a food lover, great cook, and a big fan of sightseeing. She takes a great interest in traveling and exploring historical backgrounds.