Meet the Staff

Gregory Hill, 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.

Frank Chen, Deputy Executive Director

Frank became interested in the AIG when he enrolled in the Introduction to Government Inspection and Oversight course taught by Phil Zisman, the first Inspector General for the City of Yonkers, New York. Frank first volunteered at the Association while pursuing his Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) and is now the Deputy Executive Director. At the AIG, Frank administers the Association’s Inspector General Institute® and annual training conferences.

Frank earned his BS, MPA, and PhD at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Graduate Center. He also teaches for the Department of Public Management at John Jay College.

Outside of the work place, Frank studies Chinese and Russian. In addition to his interest in languages, Frank is a certified master of Wushu-Martial Arts and earned two world championship medals in 2004 and 2005.

Vasily Cheipesh, Information Technology Specialist

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Vasily Cheipesh is a Criminal Justice student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He graduated John Jay College with a bachelor’s of science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Philosophy. His education at John Jay College gave him opportunities to improve his technical skills and public relations, for which he also practices while on law enforcement patrol.

Given his law enforcement experience and technical knowledge, Vasily began to volunteer at the Association of Inspectors General® (AIG) in 2015 and became the Association’s Information Technology (IT) specialist. As an IT Specialist, Vasily provides all technical support essential for all of the Association’s activities. Moreover, Vasily is accountable for administering the AIG semi-annual Certified Inspector General Institute® and Conferences. He is also responsible for the Association’s certifications, Continuing Professional Education (CPE), and website administration. Currently, Vasily is a Masters of Public Administration student at John Jay College specializing in inspection and oversight.

In addition to Vasily’s education, he continues to improve his foreign language skill by practicing Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Chinese. On his free time, he continues to play the piano since his graduation from Korolivska music academy in Korolevo, Ukraine in 2006.

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.

Edward Evanick, Membership Liaison Specialist

Edward is a Master’s student in the MPA Inspector General Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; pursuing a dual major with:. Inspection and Oversight; and Assessment and Investigations. With the AIG, Edd supports AIG members and interested parties to participate in the AIG Institutes and Conferences, as well as gain value from membership in AIG National and local chapters.

Edward brings professional services to the AIG’s core team with backgrounds in

1) Project Management and Service Delivery Manager: Leadership and delivery of complex and mission critical projects based on business and technology positioning for Transformation Programs, Change Management Initiatives, Business-Technology Alignment, and Program / Project Management – PMBoK Practitioner.

2) Management Consultant and Business Adviser:

  • Assisting organizations to rapidly deploy mission critical initiatives and business innovation
  • Supporting senior executives in solving problems and taking advantage of marketplace opportunities through the positioning of technology and process differentiation and innovation. capabilities.
  • Leveraging and extending experience in Client Relationship Management, Business Development, and Service Delivery with responsibilities for: revenue generation, P&L management,service delivery, and client relationship building; taking professional services offerings and capabilities to the financial services industry to grow current accounts, enter new clients, and contribute in achieving Firm revenue goals and accomplishing business growth objectives.
  • Extending 20 + years of professional services industry experience with Accenture, CGI Group, CSC, and Ernst & Young to contribute to a Firm’s growth, revenue generation, service delivery.
  • Applying the unique combination of expertise in Technology Enablement, Business Innovation, and Strategy Formulation to deliver value to clients.
  • Utility team player – diversified expertise and capabilities, combined with presence, purpose / focus, and passion – getting done the business high priority initiatives at the time and given the business circumstances – versatile – with focus on results and client outcomes.

3) New York Road Runners Club (24 time finisher of the New York City Marathon).