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The Inspector General Council

Chapter 12A, Section 3, of the Massachusetts General Laws creates an Inspector General Council.

Overview

Chapter 12A, Section 3, provides that the Inspector General shall meet with the Inspector General Council at least quarterly, and may consult or request the assistance of members of the Council with respect to the duties and responsibilities of the Office. Each appointed member serves a three-year term and may be appointed for additional terms.

Members of the Inspector General Council

James Morris, Chair, is a trial attorney and founding partner of Quinn & Morris, P.C.  His law firm specializes in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, government relations and public affairs.  Prior to forming Quinn & Morris, Mr. Morris was the New England Area Director of Public Affairs for Gulf Oil Corporation.  He also served as Counsel to the Speaker in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1975 to 1976 and was an Executive Assistant Attorney General from 1972 to 1975.  Mr. Morris is a former chairman of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Suffolk University, where he served as Clerk of the corporation.    

Michael Caira, Vice Chair,  is one of the longest-serving town managers in the Commonwealth, stepping down in September 2012 after twenty-two years with the Town of Wilmington.  During his career as town manager, Mr. Caira directed numerous town projects, including the construction of Wilmington’s public safety building, the Wilmington middle school, and most recently, the new high school.  Prior to becoming Wilmington’s town manager, Mr. Caira served on the Wilmington Board of Selectman and was Wilmington’s Moderator for eight years.  Mr. Caira also served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years, including as the Assistant Secretary for State Services in the Executive Office of Governor Francis Sargent and as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Division of Capital Planning and Operations.

Maura Healey was sworn as Attorney General on January 21, 2015. The Attorney General’s Office is an advocate and resource for the Commonwealth in many areas, including the fight against fraud and corruption, the protection of civil rights and the promotion of economic recovery.  Prior to her election, Maura Healey helped lead the Attorney General’s Office as head of the Civil Rights Division and as Chief of the Public Protection and Business & Labor Bureaus.  Attorney General Healey was at the forefront of the state’s successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which she argued and won twice in federal court before the Supreme Court finally struck it down.  Early in her career, Healey clerked for a federal judge and served as a litigator at the international law firm WilmerHale (formerly Hale & Dorr) and as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County. Attorney General Healey graduated from Harvard College in 1992 and earned her law degree from Northeastern University Law School.

Andrew W. Maylor was sworn in as the 19th Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in February 2019. Prior to being appointed as Comptroller, Mr. Maylor worked for more than twenty-five years in local government, most recently as the Town Manager of North Andover.  He has served in various executive leadership and senior financial positions in both the public and private sector. Mr. Maylor has dedicated his career in the public sector to the stewardship of the financial resources and assets he has been charged with managing.  He was recently recognized for his leadership during the 2018 Merrimack Valley Gas Disaster, one of the largest natural gas pipeline catastrophes in the nation’s history.  Mr. Maylor earned his B.S. in Management Science from Bridgewater State College, his M.B.A. from Suffolk University, and his M.P.A. from Villanova University.

Thomas A. Turco, III was appointed as the Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in December 2018.  Secretary Turco began his career as a probation officer at the Florida Department of Correction in 1988. Over the course of his career, he served in multiple counties and was promoted in 2003 to Chief Probation Officer of Worcester Superior Court, where he supervised the operations of the probation department for Worcester County. In this role, he developed and implemented policies, procedures and rules established by the Commissioner of Probation and the Trial Court. He also collaborated with community organizations and agencies to promote crime prevention and remediation. In 2015, Secretary Turco was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to be Undersecretary of Criminal Justice in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. In this leadership position, he provided direction to the Department of Correction, Parole Board and the Sex Offender Registry Board while serving as a liaison to the County Sheriffs.  On April 8, 2016 Governor Baker appointed Mr. Turco as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction, an agency that operates 16 correctional facilities, employs over 4,500 staff, and has an annual budget of $626 million and an inmate census of over 8,500 inmates.  Secretary Turco holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. He is a graduate of the Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training Academy. He is also an active member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA).  

Suzanne Bump is the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, one of six constitutional officers in Massachusetts.  The Office of the State Auditor conducts financial, performance and technical assessments of programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts and vendors in the Commonwealth.  Prior to her election in 2010, Auditor Bump led the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development as the Secretary of Labor.  She also represented the 5th Norfolk District in the House of Representatives for eight years.  Auditor Bump chairs the Municipal Finance Oversight Board and serves on the Boards of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission and the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System.

Christopher Walsh is the Vice President of Privacy & Fraud Prevention and Recovery at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Harvard Pilgrim).  Mr. Walsh is responsible for overseeing Harvard Pilgrim’s Privacy Program and the development, implementation and adherence to the organization’s policies and procedures covering privacy, access and patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws.  He also leads Harvard Pilgrim’s efforts to detect, investigate and prevent fraud, waste and abuse by providers and members against Harvard Pilgrim.  Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim in 2012, Mr. Walsh was a prosecutor for over seventeen years in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  In 2011, Attorney General Martha Coakley appointed Mr. Walsh to the position of Chief of the Criminal Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  In that position, he oversaw a Bureau tasked with prosecuting major white collar felonies, enterprise and organized crimes, cybercrimes, insurance and unemployment fraud and environmental crimes.  He had previously served four years as Chief of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division, which is responsible for investigating and prosecuting fraud committed against MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid agency.

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