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OIG Organizational Chart and Staff

ELIZABETH M. DEAN, Inspector General
Before assuming this position in 2013, Ms. Dean was the Deputy Inspector General and Counsel to the Inspector General since 1989. As Deputy IG and Counsel, she directed the investigative function of FCA’s OIG, periodically conducted inspections and evaluations, performed legal duties, and comanaged the OIG. From 1986 to 1989, Ms. Dean served as a senior attorney in FCA’s Office of General Counsel, Litigation and Enforcement Division. Ms. Dean served on active duty as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate from 1982 until 1986; she retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves in 2000. Upon completing law school in 1981, she worked for the Attorney General of the State of Ohio in the Criminal Activities Branch.

AVA L. BELL, Management/Program Analyst
Ms. Bell joined FCA’s OIG in October 2014. Previously, she worked at FCA on the Human Resources and Training Team of the Office of Management Services; she also worked in FCA’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer and in the Office of Regulatory Policy. Prior to returning to FCA in 2010, she worked at private sector consulting firms as an employee benefits consultant. Ms. Bell has a J.D. from the Washington College of Law, American University, and a B.S. in public administration from George Mason University.

KATHERINE R. GALLO, Deputy Inspector General and Counsel to the Inspector General
Ms. Gallo, Deputy Inspector General and Counsel to the Inspector General, joined FCA's OIG in December 2013. She has over 23 years of experience in working with other Inspectors General, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, and over ten years as Chief Counsel to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ms. Gallo began her legal career as a law clerk for a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Baltimore, Maryland, and is admitted to the District of Columbia, Ohio, and Maryland State Bars.

TAMMY F. RAPP, Senior Information Technology Auditor
Ms. Rapp joined FCA’s OIG in May 2007. Previously, she had worked as a senior information technology auditor in the OIG at the National Credit Union Administration. Prior to this, she had worked in the Offices of Inspector General at both the Department of Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management. Ms. Rapp is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Public Accountant, and she has more than 15 years of experience in the Inspectors General community.

SONYA K. CERNE, Senior Auditor
Ms. Cerne joined FCA’s OIG in May 2014. Prior to this, she had worked for the Department of Energy’s OIG as a team leader in the Central Audits Division. She also worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a tax compliance officer in the Small Business/Self-Employed Division. Ms. Cerne served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2004 as a chemical operations specialist. She has a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in business administration and a certificate in forensic accounting from Georgetown University.

TORI B. KAUFMAN, Senior Auditor
Ms. Kaufman joined FCA’s OIG in July 2014. Previously, she had worked as an auditor-in-charge for the Department of Energy’s OIG. She also worked as an acquisition and procurement senior auditor at the Department of Transportation’s OIG. Ms. Kaufman is a certified public accountant in Maryland. She earned a Master of Accounting degree and bachelor’s degree in finance from Tulane University in New Orleans.  

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