Meet the Staff

Gregory Hill, JD – Executive Director

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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.

Ngocmai ‘Mai’ Morris – Program Director

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Mai joins the AIG after 20 years of public service in law enforcement and an additional 4 years in the Inspector General community in the state of Florida.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Florida State University.  Most recently, she served as a Senior Inspector with the Special Investigations Unit of the Office of Inspector General at Florida Department of Corrections handling complex and sensitive investigations.  She also served as an Inspector with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Office of Inspector General.  She is AIG credentialed as a Certified Inspector General Investigator®.

She obtained her State of Florida law enforcement certification in 2001 and served as a deputy sheriff with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office where her responsibilities included:  patrol deputy, recruiter, property crimes investigator, major crimes investigator, and patrol supervisor.  She received her Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Instructor Certification in 2012.  Her instruction to law enforcement recruits and officers which included numerous specialty topics.

As Program Director, Mai 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

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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.

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Vasily Cheipesh, IT Specialist

vcheipesh@inspectorsgeneral.org

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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

akovalev@inspectorsgeneral.org

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.