OIG Leadership Team

Get to know Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha and our leadership team at the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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Glenn A. Cunha, Inspector General

Glenn A. Cunha was sworn in as Inspector General on August 6, 2012, for a five-year term. He was reappointed on July 25, 2017 for a second five-year term.

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 8 years Glenn served in the Attorney General’s office, where he was chief of the Insurance & Unemployment Fraud Division. He was also the managing attorney of the Criminal Bureau, where he oversaw the management of eight divisions and 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.

Prior to this, Glenn worked in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. He prosecuted serious cases, trying numerous Superior Court jury trials, from violent assaults involving children to firearm possession and drug distribution. Glenn’s experience also includes serving as the Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse Unit and as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County.

Glenn holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College, an M.B.A. from Bentley University Graduate School of Management and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Glenn earned his Certified Inspector General (CIG) credential from the Association of Inspectors General in 2016.  He became a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in 2018. Glenn is an avid triathlete and former member of the Brookline School Committee. He resides in Brookline with his spouse and two children.

Natalie S. Monroe, First Assistant Inspector General

Natalie Monroe is an attorney with over 25 years of experience practicing law in the public and private sectors. She was named the First Assistant Inspector General in 2012. Before this, Natalie served as the Chief of the Appeals Division in the Criminal Bureau at the Attorney General’s Office. There Natalie worked on a broad array of criminal and civil matters, including prosecutions and investigations involving government theft, fraud and abuse. She regularly represented the Commonwealth in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels. 

Natalie 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.  Before entering public service, Natalie was a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where she handled complex civil litigation, appeals in state and federal court, and white-collar criminal investigations.

Natalie serves on the Comptroller’s Advisory Board and the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security’s Advisory Board. She is the Third Vice President of the Association of Inspectors General, is on the editorial board of The Massachusetts Law Review and volunteers for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (North Shore Walk).

Natalie received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

David B. Andrews, Director of the Division of State Police Oversight

David B. Andrews was appointed to a four-year term as the director of our office’s Division of State Police Oversight on December 3, 2018.

Dave is a former prosecutor who has worked in the public sector for his entire career, 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.

Prior to joining our office, Dave served at the Attorney General’s office for 25 years as chief of the Insurance and Unemployment Fraud Division. He also served as chief of the White Collar and Public Integrity Divisions, where he supervised investigations and prosecutions related to financial fraud, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud and complex public corruption. 

Dave holds a B.A. from Stonehill College, an M.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from New England Law.

Julia Bell Andrus, General Counsel

Julia Bell Andrus heads our Legal division, which provides essential legal advice to our office, and manages and directs legal strategy in all office litigation.

Prior to joining our office in July 2016, Julia served as an Assistant Attorney General in the False Claims Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.  There, Julia enforced the Massachusetts False Claims Act, investigating and litigating cases to recover funds on behalf of political subdivisions of the Commonwealth. She is the co-author of the chapter on the Massachusetts False Claims Act in the MCLE treatise Massachusetts Municipal Law.

Julia’s additional experience includes serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and clerking for Justice Linda S. Dalianis of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Julia graduated from Boston University School of Law and St. John’s College.

Neil Cohen, Director of the Regulatory and Compliance Division

Neil Cohen has held a variety of positions with our office since first joining in 1993. In 2018 Neil was appointed as the Director of the Regulatory and Compliance division. Previously, he served as a Deputy Director for the Audit, Oversight and Investigations division. During his tenure in our office, Neil helped spearhead our comprehensive investigation of the Big Dig and our oversight of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). He began his public service in 1988 working for the City of New York.

Neil is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Inspector General and a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Clark University and UMass Lowell, is a frequent guest lecturer for graduate-level classes and professional groups and is a volunteer for the AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.

He is a graduate of Vassar College and has his M.A. in Public Administration from Columbia University.

William J. Durkin, Lead Counsel of the Civil Recovery Unit

Bill Durkin is Lead Counsel for the Civil Recovery Unit (CRU). He is responsible for the development and execution of CRU’s investigative and litigation strategies and the pursuit of civil actions and negotiations to recover funds for the Commonwealth and local governments. Bill also oversees CRU’s collaboration with other OIG divisions, as well as outside agencies, such as the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Prior to joining our office, Bill worked for an international law firm in Boston. There he counseled companies and individuals in litigation and investigations by federal and state regulators and law enforcement. In 2015 Bill served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, where he prosecuted a range of criminal offenses, including drug, property and motor vehicle crimes. He has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James R. Milkey of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Bill earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Northeastern University, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mary Beth Farrelly, Chief Financial Officer

Mary Beth Farrelly has more than 30 years of government service. As CFO, she leads the Administration and Finance division. Before joining our office in 1991, Mary Beth worked as a Research Assistant for the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, as well as a Legislative Aide for then-State Representative Robert A. Cerasoli.

Mary Beth is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Inspector General (CIG) and a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO). She serves as the President of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, is a charter member of the National Association of Inspectors General (AIG) and has served on the AIG’s Board of Directors since 1996.

Mary Beth holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration from Framingham State College. 

Julie Lavin Flaherty, Director of the Bureau of Program Integrity

Julie Lavin Flaherty was first appointed as Director of the Bureau of Program Integrity (BPI) in September 2013, just after the Legislature created BPI. She was reappointed in July 2017 for a second four-year term.

Julie has committed her 25-year career to public service. As the director of the BPI, Julie leads a small, collaborative team with a broad oversight role to promote the quality, integrity and efficiency of agencies and programs within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Julie also builds partnerships with EOHHS agencies focused on problem-solving and promoting good government.

For more than 10 years, Julie served in the Child Support Enforcement Division at the Department of Revenue (DOR). At DOR, Julie developed and implemented policy, procedures and training designed to promote the safe collection of child support. Throughout her time at DOR, Julie contributed to working groups and committees under the Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse. Prior to her work at DOR, Julie served as prosecutor for over six years, specializing in domestic and sexual abuse cases.

Julie spent one year serving as a law clerk to the justices of the Superior Court, then a second year serving Chief Justice Joseph Warner and Justice Charlotte Perretta of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Julie is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.

Josh Giles, Director of the Policy and Government Division

Josh Giles has held his current role as Policy and Government division director since 2014. Josh has been with our office since 2007, previously serving as Government Affairs Director and as a Senior Analyst. He serves as the main point of contact on legislative issues and leads a team that manages the office’s statutory mandates in areas including real property, public construction and health care.  

Josh is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Inspector General and a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official. He has two decades of public service experience for Massachusetts working on a myriad of public policy issues, including energy, environment, health care and more.

Previously, Josh was the Legislative Director for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), where he advised the secretary on legislative matters and coordinated the legislative agenda for 16 agencies. While at EOHHS, he worked on Massachusetts’ 2006 landmark health care reform legislation. Josh also served in various roles in the Minority Leader’s Office of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, including Chief of Staff, Legislative Director and Senior Policy Analyst.

Josh is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and holds an M.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

Ashlee Logan, Deputy Director of the Audit, Oversight and Investigations Division

Ashlee Logan oversees the Audit, Oversight and Investigations division's investigations of fraud, waste and abuse in the use of public money.  She additionally advises the unit on legal matters.

Prior to joining our office, Ashlee was an Assistant District Attorney at the Essex County District Attorney’s Office for 13 years.  In her last five years, she was a member of the Superior Court Trial Team, where she tried a variety of cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, narcotics offenses and child abuse. 

In 2012, Ashlee was named Lawyer of the Year through Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for her work on the first case of negligent motor vehicle homicide due to texting in the Commonwealth.

Ashlee was awarded her B.A. in 2000 from University of California at Santa Barbara. She was awarded her J.D. from Suffolk University in 2003.

 

Susanne O’Neil, Deputy General Counsel

Susanne O’Neil assists the General Counsel in the day-to-day operations of the Legal division. An attorney for 25 years, Susanne has experience in both the public and private sectors. She previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Norfolk District Attorney’s office where she was responsible for special projects and handled appeals and post-conviction motions. She was the point prosecutor for complex matters involving state-wide litigation. Susanne also conducted trainings and advised on a range of evidence related issues.

Susanne gained her civil litigation experience in private practice representing individuals and businesses and as Special Counsel for the City of Quincy handling tort claims. Some of her most personally rewarding work was representing veterans pro bono on their VA disability claims. She has volunteered in many local, community organizations. 

She is a graduate of Suffolk University School of Law and the College of the Holy Cross.

Emily Pedersen, Director of the Internal Special Audit Unit

Emily Pedersen joined our office in November 2013 and was appointed to her current role in February 2019. At the Internal Special Audit Unit (ISAU) Emily oversees reviews and investigations to identify cost savings and opportunities for better process efficiencies, which improves transportation spending and operations.

Since joining the ISAU, Emily has led reviews of maintenance and construction contracts, analyzed lost toll revenue from state employees and investigated disability placard abuse. The team’s investigation of the misuse of disability placards received a Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Performance.

Prior to joining the ISAU, Emily worked for the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For seven years, Emily proposed, planned and completed investigations, performance audits and compliance reviews across DHS.

Emily is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Inspector General Auditor with audit and investigative experience at both the state and federal levels. She holds a B.A. of Business Administration from James Madison University, where she graduated with a degree in International Business.

Leigh S. Pell, Director of Case Management/Assistant Director of Administration and Finance

Leigh Pell has worked for the office since 1993, beginning as a Senior Administrative Assistant. She began her state career with the Post Audit and Oversight Committee in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. 

Leigh holds a B.A. in Biology from Russell Sage College.  She is a charter member of the National Association of Inspectors General.

George A. Xenakis, Director of the Audit, Oversight and Investigations Division

George A. Xenakis was appointed as director of the Audit, Oversight and Investigations division in April 2018. He has held multiple investigative positions within our office since first joining in August 2004.

George has been responsible for developing complex investigations, many of which have led to either criminal prosecutions or civil recoveries. His investigations cover diverse areas, including transportation, public administration, housing, procurement, energy, public corruption and public benefits.

Prior to joining the office, George worked extensively in the high tech industry, including 21 years with Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer Corporation. He also worked for four years in public accounting including two years with Arthur Young & Company.

George grew up in the South End of Boston. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a licensed real estate broker. George is a former member of the town of Concord’s Affordable Housing Committee and the Concord Housing Development Corporation. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston University, an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting.

 

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