Daniel Ahern, Jr.
Dan Ahern is a cofounder and the President of the Clarus Group, a consulting firm dedicated to helping governments and nonprofit organizations meet high standards of performance and integrity. Dan has more than 30 years of experience in mission-driven, results-oriented leadership in government and national professional organizations; his career has focused on enhancing performance, integrity, and accountability in public and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to co-founding the Clarus Group in 2003, Dan worked for over 20 years in the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, including ten years in the position of First Assistant Inspector General for Management. His other positions have included work as a performance auditor for the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission of the Virginia General Assembly, a consultant to state agencies in Massachusetts and Virginia, and an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in public administration and nonprofit management at Northeastern University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Dan is a founding charter member of the Association of Inspectors General and currently serves on the AIG Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is a regular instructor in AIG’s Certified Inspector General Institute.
Dan is an elected Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration and a Past President of the American Society for Public Administration. He has been a speaker at national and regional conferences, presented a paper in Guangzhou, China, on anticorruption strategies, and has made a presentation to the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe’s Anticorruption Meeting. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Public Administration Review and Public Integrity Annual and an article reviewer for Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting and Finance, and Public Integrity. He and Pamela Bloomfield, Vice President of Clarus Group, wrote an article entitled “Long-Term Infrastructure Partnerships: Contracting Risks and Risk-Reduction Strategies” that was published in 2011 by State and Local Government Review.
Dan earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from Northeastern University. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Inspector General, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official.
Mark A. Anderson
Director of Training
Anderson Investigative Associates
Mark A. Anderson is the Director of Training and Development with Anderson Investigative Associates, a firm specializing in customized training for audit, evaluation, inspection, investigation and human resources professionals. He is a retired Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (DOJ/OIG) who served as a Program Manager and Instructor at the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy (IGCIA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. At the IGCIA, he was responsible for managing the Advanced Interviewing for Inspector General Investigators, and Interviewing for Fraud Auditors programs. Mr. Anderson also instructed in several other basic and advanced programs for the IGCIA, mainly in the areas of interviewing, interrogation, employee misconduct, investigation planning, and other requested areas of investigation, audit, evaluation, human resources, and inspection work.
Prior to assuming his position at the IGCIA, Mr. Anderson was a Detailed Instructor assigned to the Behavioral Science Division (BSD) at the FLETC instructing in both basic and advanced courses to both uniform law enforcement and criminal investigators. While with BSD, Mr. Anderson participated in the design, construction and presentation of BSD’s Advanced Interviewing program. He wrote and modified other curriculum requirements for the division while assigned there. He has designed and instructed courses for: the FLETC, the IGCIA, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, Small Business Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, and numerous other federal, state, and local organizations.
Mr. Anderson’s law enforcement career began 30 years ago as a Forensic Chemist with the New York State Police after obtaining his master’s degree in forensics, working mainly toxicology and drug chemistry. He has served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation handling general crimes, foreign counter intelligence, drug investigations, and international terrorism. He also served in the same position with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of Investigation, working investigations involving fraud, abuse, and corruption regarding entities regulated by the NRC. Finally, he served as a Special Agent for the DOJ/OIG investigating allegations of fraud, abuse, corruption, or waste in federal agencies falling under the DOJ. These matters, as was the case at the NRC could be criminal or administrative in nature.
Sameer V. Awsare, M.D.
Associate Executive Director
The Permanente Medical Group
Dr. Sameer Awsare is an Associate Executive Director for The Permanente Medical Group in charge of Pharmacy, Adult and Family Medicine, Risk Adjusted Coding, Revenue Cycle, Outside Medical Services and the Opioid Initiative. Dr. Awsare joined the Permanente Medical Group in 1993. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he has served in a number of other roles. He is involved in resident teaching and was the Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee. He has also been involved in Medicare coding and compliance at the medical center level. He was the Chief of medicine at our Campbell facility. He had been a member of TPMG Board of Directors from 1997-2014, and served as its secretary from 2000 to 2006. He also served as Chair of the board’s Governance Committee and the Vice Chair of the board from 2006 – 2014. He is currently the Secretary of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Board. Dr. Awsare is board certified in Internal Medicine. He received his BS in Biology, and his MD from the University of California, Irvine. He has served on the voluntary clinical faculty at the Stanford University of School of Medicine. Dr. Awsare is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Scott A. “Scotty” Boehm
Senior Intelligence Advisor for Overseas Contingency Operations
Office of the Inspector General
United States Department of Defense
Mr. Boehm assumed his duties as the Senior Intelligence Advisor for Overseas Contingency Operations in November 2015. He provides advice to the DoD Inspector General and plans intelligence evaluations and reviews to improve intelligence cycle performance for the warfighter. Mr. Boehm was born and raised in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He attended the University of Notre Dame on a four-year Army ROTC scholarship, and graduated in 1986 with a degree in Philosophy. Upon graduation, Mr. Boehm received a Regular Army commission in the Army Aviation Branch and earned his rating as a Blackhawk pilot.
Mr. Boehm’s first assignment was to the 11th Aviation Brigade in Germany. A year into his tour, he was selected to be the Special Army Liaison Officer to the U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus where he coordinated joint and multinational flight operations in support of the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1991, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. During his five year tenure there, Mr. Boehm joined the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps and served as an Infantry Battalion, Infantry Brigade, and Aviation Brigade Intelligence Officer. He also served as an Infantry Battalion Headquarters Company Commander.
After resigning his commission in 1996, Mr. Boehm worked in the Pentagon as an Army Staff Intelligence Officer, at the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Military Intelligence Analyst, at the DoD Inspector General as both an Evaluator and Project Manager leading intelligence evaluations, at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections, and as the first Assistant Inspector General for Inspections for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. During his DoD IG tenure, Mr. Boehm conducted the post mortem of the Ana Montes espionage case. While at the ODNI, he led IC-wide inspections on diverse topics including information sharing, acquisition oversight, advanced geospatial intelligence, terrorist watchlisting, and the President’s daily brief.
Mr. Boehm holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Management from Georgetown University, is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, and a Certified Inspector General.
Hon. Robert J. Cordy
Associate Justice (Ret.)
Supreme Judicial Court
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Justice Robert Cordy graduated from Dartmouth College in 1971 and Harvard Law School in 1974. After graduation, Justice Cordy served as a defense attorney for the Massachusetts Public Defenders Office. From 1978 to 1979, he served as a Special Assistant Attorney General and the deputy commissioner in the Department of Revenue, responsible for overseeing the investigation and prosecution of tax crimes. Justice Cordy then served as associate general counsel of the newly formed State Ethics Commission, an independent agency charged with enforcing the state’s anti-corruption and financial disclosure laws. In 1982, Justice Cordy was appointed an assistant United States Attorney and became Chief of the Public Corruption Unit for the District of Massachusetts. From 1987 to 1991, he was a partner at Burns & Levinson. From 1991 to 1993, he served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William Weld. In 1993, Justice Cordy became a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, working there until his appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court in 2001. He has been a lecturer at Harvard Law School and serves as an adjunct faculty member of New England Law where he teaches advanced criminal procedure. Justice Cordy retired from the Court in August 2016 and has returned to private practice at McDermott, Will & Emery. During the past fifteen years, he has worked under the auspices of the State Department and several regional Non-Governmental Organizations with judiciaries in Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, and West Africa.
Glenn A. Cunha
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Glenn A. Cunha is the state’s Inspector General, charged with detecting and preventing fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds. He was sworn in on August 6, 2012 for a five year term.
Glenn is a lawyer with a master’s degree in business administration. Glenn has worked in the public and private sectors for 30 years, building complex investigations, prosecuting cases in court and preventing and detecting fraud in many areas, including insurance, public benefits, charities and fraud by public officials.
For eight years Glenn served in the Attorney General’s Office. While there, he served as Chief of the Insurance & Unemployment Fraud Division and Managing Attorney of the Criminal Bureau. In the latter role, Glenn oversaw the management of eight divisions, supervised division chiefs and worked closely with the State Police Detectives Unit assigned to the Attorney General’s Office. He supervised investigations and prosecutions relative to financial fraud, probation, lottery, fraudulently produced MBTA passes, human trafficking, child pornography and a case of complex fraud by a charity. At the same time, Glenn also managed a caseload of public corruption matters, including the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department, Medford Housing Authority and Chelsea Housing Authority.
Prior to working at the Attorney General’s Office, in 2004, Glenn worked in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted serious cases from violent assaults involving children to firearm possession and drug distribution. He prosecuted child physical and sexual abuse cases, trying numerous Superior Court jury trials. From 2003- 2004, Glenn served as the Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse Unit where he was responsible for supervising a team of six prosecutors and two investigators, training new attorneys and developing programs on building cases for prosecution.
Glenn also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he oversaw sales and marketing for PrimaCare Health Resources and worked in sales at Baxter International, a multinational corporation. He holds a BA in Economics from Boston College, an MBA from Bentley University Graduate School of Management and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. Glenn is an avid triathlete and former member of the Brookline School Committee. Glenn resides in Brookline with his spouse and two children.
Glenn A. Fine
Principal Deputy Inspector General
Office of the Inspector General
United States Department of Defense
Glenn A. Fine was named the Department of Defense Principal Deputy Inspector General on June 1, 2015. He is currently performing the Duties of the Inspector General. Prior to joining the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, he was a partner at Dechert LLP in the White Collar and Securities Litigation Practice.
Mr. Fine previously served as Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) from 2000 to 2011. He also served as Special Counsel to the DOJ Inspector General and as Director of the Special Investigations and Review Unit (1995 to 2000).
Mr. Fine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard College and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude both times. He also obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
While at Harvard, Mr. Fine served as co-captain of the Harvard varsity basketball team and was later a 10th-round draft pick by the San Antonio Spurs.
President & Chief Executive Officer
CeltiCare Health and NH Healthy Families
Jay Gonzalez has served as President & CEO of New Hampshire Healthy Families and CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts since August 2013 and January 2014, respectively. In this role, Mr. Gonzalez oversees a regional organization that manages health care coverage for low-income individuals and families in government-subsidized health insurance programs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mr. Gonzalez joined CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts in March 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer with responsibility for new business development efforts.
Mr. Gonzalez brings valuable leadership and health care experience from his role in state government to his position at CeltiCare Health and New Hampshire Healthy Families. Prior to joining CeltiCare Health, Mr. Gonzalez served in Governor Patrick’s cabinet as Secretary of Administration and Finance. In this role, he managed a $32 billion state budget and directly managed over 3,000 employees. He also served as Chairman of the Board for the Health Connector, where he oversaw the implementation of Massachusetts health care reform, and he helped secure the passage and implementation of health care cost control and municipal health reform legislation. He was also the Co-Chairman of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and a member of the Health Policy Commission.
Prior to joining the Patrick Administration, Mr. Gonzalez was a partner at the law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP where he specialized in public finance.
Mr. Gonzalez served as Chairman of the state Board of Early Education and Care from July 2014 – July 2015. The Board oversees the licensing and regulation of providers of early education and care services and provides subsidized access to such services for tens of thousands of children throughout Massachusetts. Mr. Gonzalez currently serves on the Boards of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, the Dimock Center, Project Hope, the Alliance for Business Leadership, and the Trust for Public Land in Massachusetts. He previously served on the Boards of Ellis Memorial and Eldredge House, Kids Clothes Club, Brookline Greenspace, and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Mr. Gonzalez was also an Elected Town Meeting Member, Co-Chair of the Town Meeting Members Association, and a member of the Advisory Committee in the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts.
Mr. Gonzalez was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of its “40 Under 40” in 2005 and as one of Rising Stars’ Super Lawyers in 2006-2007.
Mr. Gonzalez earned his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, graduating cum laude. He subsequently graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center with his Juris Doctor.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Karen Gorman joined the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in 2000 as the Chief Ethics Officer, and in 2007 began also serving as the Inspector General, reporting to the Metro Board of Directors.
As Inspector General she oversees audits, investigations, studies, inspections, and reviews of Metro and related agencies to uncover fraud, waste or abuse of resources, and to find and recommend where efficiencies or improvements might be made.
Before joining Metro Ms. Gorman was a Deputy Trial Counsel with the State Bar of California where she directed investigations and prosecuted attorneys charged with violating the State Bar Act and Rules of Professional Conduct.
In the mid-1980s she was in-house counsel to a Fortune 500 computer company where she handled technology and transactional legal matters including corporate mergers and acquisitions, and large procurements and sales transactions. Prior to that Ms. Gorman began her career as a member of a Motorola company Contracts Administration Department where she drafted and negotiated large scale technology contracts with governments and the private sector.
Since joining Metro Ms. Gorman graduated from the Bentley College Ethics Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts and the California Special District Institute. She is a certified Inspectors General and certified administrative law judge, and holds degrees in Air Transportation, Business, and Law.
She is admitted to practice law before the courts of California, the Northern Federal District Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She holds teaching credentials and is the member of numerous attorney, ethics, audit, inspector general, and hearing officer related organizations. She was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services by Public Counsel.
Margaret A. Hickey
Executive Inspector General
Agencies of the Illinois Governor
Maggie Hickey is the Acting Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor. She was nominated by Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2015. Before coming to the OEIG, she served the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois for over 10 years. From 2010-2015, she was the Executive Assistant United States Attorney (EAUSA), overseeing a staff of approximately 300 employees. Prior to her supervisory role, Maggie served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division, Financial Crimes and Special Prosecution Section where she investigated and prosecuted a wide array of white collar crimes, including health care fraud, mortgage fraud, and bankruptcy fraud. Maggie tried multiple cases to verdict and she also briefed and argued many appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Peter Fitzgerald. She began her career with the United States Senate serving as the Investigative Counsel for the Committee on Government Affairs. Prior to her service with the United States Senate, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division for the Southern District of West Virginia. She began her legal career as an associate with the firm now called Reed Smith in Los Angeles, California. She currently serves on the board of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago.
Deborah J. Jeffrey
Corporation for National and Community Service
Deb Jeffrey was confirmed as the Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2012, after 25 years in the private practice of law. There, she represented individuals and entities in white collar criminal defense and civil enforcement proceedings (including the Enron cases); defended senior government officials in high-profile criminal,Congressional and Inspector General investigations; and advised lawyers and law firms concerning ethics and risk management. As Vice Chair of the District of Columbia attorney disciplinary system, she is the author of more than 30 appellate opinions in disciplinary prosecutions. Ms. Jeffrey began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Harrison L.Winter, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in- Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights—Civil Liberties Law Review.
Christopher W. Kelly
Director, Digital Evidence Lab
Office of the Attorney General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Chris Kelly is the Director of the Digital Evidence Laboratory for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In this role, Chris supervises a team of analysts conducting digital forensic examinations of computers, mobile devices, and other technical evidence in the course of criminal investigations. Prior to his appointment to this position, Chris served as Managing Attorney of the Cyber Crime Division for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In that position, Chris worked with members of the Cyber Crime Division to design and implement priority projects and trainings as set forth in the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Cyber Crime. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Chris worked for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, where he built and ran the current Computer Forensic Laboratory. During his tenure in Suffolk, Chris prosecuted cyber crime cases and worked actively on digital aspects of all types of criminal investigations. Chris holds several digital forensic certifications including the GCFA, DFCP, CCE, EnCE, and CEECS. He is a regular speaker on topics related to digital forensics and cyber crime investigations. Chris also serves as a regular instructor for the United States Secret Service’s National Computer Forensic Institute in Hoover, Alabama. He is an adjunct professor of digital forensics at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Chris serves as a leader or active member of several professional associations including the Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police Cyber Crime and Digital Evidence Committee, High Tech Crime Consortium, International Society of Computer Forensic Examiners, Digital Forensic Certification Board, and American Academy of Forensic Science Digital and Multimedia Sciences Section. He earned bachelors degrees in psychology and political science from Boston University, and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School.
Amy L. Kurland
City of Philadelphia
Amy L. Kurland is the Inspector General for the City of Philadelphia, having been appointed to that position by Mayor Michael Nutter in 2008. The Inspector General is responsible for rooting out corruption, fraud and misconduct by city employees and those doing business with the city. Amy received her J.D. from Rutgers University and her B.A. from Reed College.
Prior to becoming the Inspector General, Amy was an Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Criminal Division for 24 years. She specialized in public corruption and white collar fraud. She also served as the Professional Responsibility Officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and provided advice regarding compliance with the Pennsylvania rules of professional conduct.
Amy has also taught trial advocacy as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers and Temple University as well as at the U.S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, the National Advocacy Center and the F.B.I. Training Facility in Quantico.
Amy has also been involved in international training. She developed a training program for newly appointed judges and prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Justice, and travelled to Sarajevo over several years to implement that program. And recently, Amy taught a class about the role of inspectors general with the U.S Department of Defense in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As IG, Amy has been the recipient of numerous awards including: the National Integrity Award from the American Society for Public Administration, the Citizen Diplomat Award from the International Visitor’s Council, and the Law Enforcement Appreciation Award from the Peace Islands Institute.
Additionally, Amy serves on the Board of Directors of Women Against Abuse, the University Barge Club and the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. She is a graduate of Leadership Philadelphia and the FBI Citizen’s Academy and is an avid masters rower.
Allison C. Lerner
National Science Foundation
Allison C. Lerner assumed the duties as Inspector General of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in April 2009, reporting to the National Science Board and the Congress. As head of the Office of Inspector General she recommends policies for promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness of NSF programs and operations. She leads efforts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse; improve the integrity of NSF programs and operations; and investigate allegations of misconduct in science.
Ms. Lerner was appointed in November 2005 as Counsel to the Inspector General at the Department of Commerce, a position through which she acted as the IG’s principal legal advisor and managed the office’s staff attorneys and provision of legal services.
Ms. Lerner began her federal career in 1991, joining the Office of Inspector General at Commerce as assistant counsel, and has been a member of the senior executive service since 2005. During her tenure at Commerce she served as special assistant to the IG, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, and Acting Assistant Inspector General for Auditing. Prior to joining the federal government, she was an associate at a law firm in San Antonio, Texas.
In June of 2011, Ms. Lerner was designated by the President as a member of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and co-chairs the Council’s Working Groups on Suspension and Debarment and Research Misconduct.
Ms. Lerner has been honored by the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) with three awards for excellence: in 2001, for her work reviewing the Department of Commerce’s management of 5,000 intra-agency and special agreements worth over $1 billion; in 2002, for her assistance in a complex investigation of false claims submitted under a financial award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and in 2005, for her review of a controversial study that recommended significant structural changes to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Finance and Administrative Services.
Ms. Lerner received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Texas. She is admitted to the bar in both Texas and the District of Columbia.
Harry M. Markopolos, M.Fin., CFE
Financial Fraud Investigator (Bernie Madoff Whistleblower)
Author of No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller
Harry Markopolos received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Loyola University of Maryland and then went on to Boston College for his Master of Science in Finance degree. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst’s designation in 1996 and his Certified Fraud Examiner’s designation in 2008. From 2002-2003 he served as the President and CEO of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He has also served on the boards of directors of the Boston Chapter Global Association of Risk Professionals and Boston QWAFAFEW, a quantitative finance lecture group.
Mr. Markopolos received a reserve commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, in the US Army and is a graduate of several Army post-graduate schools including the Infantry Officers’ Basic and Advanced Courses, the Civil Affairs Officers’ Advanced Course, and US Army Command & General Staff College. Mr. Markopolos has commanded troops at every rank from 2nd Lieutenant to Major during 17 years of part-time service in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
He was an assistant portfolio manager for Darien Capital Management in Greenwich, CT for three years; leaving to become an equity derivatives portfolio manager for Rampart Investment Management Company in Boston. In 2002 he was promoted to Chief Investment Officer but decided to leave the industry in August 204 to pursue fraud investigations full-time against Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and healthcare industries. He brings CEO and CFO orchestrated multi-billion dollar white-collar fraud cases to the US Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, and the Securities & Exchange Commission under whistleblower bounty programs. The Madoff case was his first major investigation, which he started in early 2000 and he’s been hooked ever since.
Mr. Markopolos and his whistleblower team wrote the best-selling book: “No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller,” © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. detailing their 9 year investigation into the $65 billion Madoff Ponzi scheme. A documentary based upon the book entitled “Chasing Madoff,” was released in theaters in late August 2011 and is now available in DVD.
Some of his cases appear regularly on the front pages of the financial press. His groundbreaking Foreign Exchange fraud cases have led to a series of investigations into collusion and backdated pricing by the unregulated $4 trillion per day Forex markets. Other cases he prefers not to take credit for in the press and those include several mid-sized Ponzi schemes, bank money laundering, and public company accounting fraud cases.
Natalie S. Monroe
First Assistant Inspector General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ms. Monroe is the First Assistant Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Before Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha named Ms. Monroe as his First Assistant in 2012, she served as the Chief of the Appeals Division in the Criminal Bureau at the Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity, Ms. Monroe worked on numerous criminal prosecutions and investigations involving government theft, fraud and abuse. She also regularly represented the Commonwealth in state and federal court, including responding to petitions for writ of certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court challenging Massachusetts criminal convictions. Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Monroe also helped develop policies, procedures and legislation to strengthen and protect Massachusetts’ criminal justice system.
Ms. Monroe also served as an Administrative Magistrate for the Commonwealth’s Division of Administrative Law Appeals. In that role, she presided over adjudicatory hearings challenging actions taken by other state agencies and wrote numerous decisions interpreting state regulations and statutes. Prior to entering public service, Ms. Monroe was a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston, where she handled complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal investigations, including cases involving fraud, theft and embezzlement. She began her legal career as an associate at Zelle & Larson LLP.
In addition to other civic activities, Ms. Monroe is on the Editorial Board of The Massachusetts Law Review. She also served on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Study Group on Eyewitness Evidence, which was charged with providing guidance to the Court on the use of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The Study Group’s work culminated in a comprehensive report, Supreme Judicial Court Study Group on Eyewitness Evidence: Report and Recommendations to the Justices (July 25, 2013), which offered the Court detailed recommendations on police procedures, court procedures and jury instructions.
Christopher Pezzullo, M.D.
State Health Officer
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
State of Maine
Dr. Christopher Pezzullo is the State Health Officer for Maine CDC|DHHS. From 2011 to 2013 he served as President of the Maine Osteopathic Association. Prior to working at the Maine CDC he served as both the Medical Director for University Health Care and as chair and associate professor at UNECOM department of Pediatrics. He completed his pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, and attended medical school at UNECOM (class of 1993). Dr. Pezzullo continues to practice one day a week at Freeport Pediatrics. He is married and has two adult children.
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
City of New Orleans
Howard Schwartz retired from the FBI in April of 2011, after 23 years of service. He was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division. Howard then joined the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. Under Howard’s leadership, the New Orleans OIG has produced 84 indictments/convictions, 43 administrative terminations/suspensions, and over $120 million dollars in fraud prevention for the City of New Orleans. Howard also created a Fraud Awareness Presentation which is now mandatory training for all City of New Orleans employees. During his tenure in the FBI, Howard directed all public corruption and government fraud investigations. He provided direct oversight in the prevention of potential government fraud in excess of $20 billion dollars in connection with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon. He provided direct oversight in the prevention of potential government fraud in excess of $31 billion dollars in connection with the rebuilding of the levees in New Orleans, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. After the storm, Howard initiated and led the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force in New Orleans. He also assisted in the formation of the National Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This Task Force developed into the National Disaster Fraud Center which is the central repository for all disaster related fraud in the United States.
Howard has provided public corruption and government fraud training to more than 2,000 law enforcement officers and prosecutors within the United States and more than 500 law enforcement officers and prosecutors internationally. He has been certified as an expert witness in three different Federal Judicial Districts and has testified over 100 times in Federal Court. Howard was invited to Prague, by Richard Graber, the United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic, where he addressed a five nation symposium on public corruption and government fraud. Howard has been the key speaker, trainer, and instructor for multiple national and international conferences and symposiums on public corruption and fraud. For his work, Howard has received both the prestigious Attorney General of the United States Award for Fraud Prevention, and the Director of the FBI’s Award for Distinguished Service.
Howard Schwartz has served on the Board of Directors for AIG since 2012. He also currently serves as the course manager for AIGs Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) Institutes.
Stephen B. Street, Jr.
State of Louisiana
President, Association of Inspectors General
Stephen Street has served as Louisiana’s Inspector General since January of 2008, and was confirmed by the Louisiana Senate for a second six-year term that runs through January of 2020. The Louisiana State Inspector General is an independent office dedicated to investigating fraud and public corruption.
Mr. Street received his law degree in 1989 from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. The bulk of his years as a practicing attorney have been spent in the field of criminal law at the state and federal levels, first as a criminal staff lawyer with the Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles, and then later both defending and prosecuting serious criminal cases. Mr. Street has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of cases, from capital murder to complex white collar and economic crime.
From 2000 until his appointment as Inspector General, Mr. Street exclusively handled white-collar fraud and public corruption prosecutions as the Section Chief of the Louisiana Attorney General's Insurance Fraud Support Unit. Investigations/prosecutions handled by the unit ranged from basic claims fraud to multi-defendant insurance fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy cases.
Since becoming Inspector General, Mr. Street has overseen the transformation of the office from an internal audit shop into a statutorily empowered law enforcement agency. The office is now focused primarily on criminal fraud and public corruption investigations, with an eye toward securing indictments and convictions. The office works very closely with the United States Attorneys and Federal Bureau of Investigation in all three districts. The Inspector General is staffed with seasoned law enforcement professionals experienced in complex white collar fraud and public corruption investigations. The Louisiana Inspector General also has a formal partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the New Orleans Public Corruption Task Force. Since transitioning to law enforcement, the Inspector General has experienced great success, working numerous criminal cases, both independently and with law enforcement partners. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, the office identified 17.6 million dollars in fraud and corruption, nearly ten times the amount of its state general fund budget.
Mr. Street is a Certified Inspector General (CIG), and regularly conducts training on white collar and economic crime investigation. He continues to serve as an instructor for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), teaching courses on Financial Investigation Practical Skills (FIPS) offered to law enforcement throughout the United States. Mr. Street also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy’s Public Corruption Investigation Training Program, and for the National Association of Inspectors General (AIG) certification institutes.
Mr. Street was elected President of the National AIG in October of 2014 and assumed office on January 1, 2015.
David Westerling, PhD, CIG
John Jay College
Dr. Westerling is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. He is a former Board member of the Association of Inspectors General and he has previously served as Supervisory Forensic Engineer and Interim Inspector General for the City of New Orleans. Prior to his New Orleans experience Dr. Westerling served as Chief Engineer for the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General and State Engineer for the USDA Farmers Home Administration. His legislative experience includes two terms as a Legislative Fellow in the Massachusetts Legislature, serving on the staff of the Joint Committee on Transportation and he was a Congressional Fellow in the United States Senate in the office of the Senate Budget Chairman, Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota. In other local activities he has served as a Conservation Commissioner, Tax Assessor and Town Moderator and is currently serving on the Town of Berlin MA Finance Committee.