Awards and Recognition

The OAG was presented with the 2019 NLPES Certificate of Impact for the performance audit of the Children’s Protective Services Investigations, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Project number 431-1285-16), released in September 2018.

Congratulations to Melinda Hamilton, Audit Division Administrator; Yvonne Benn, Audit Manager; Leah Decker, Audit Supervisor; and team members Ronald Freeman, Kyle Good, Katelyn Zanotti, and former employee Chelsea Owens.

The OAG was presented with the 2019 NSAA Excellence in Accountability Award (large performance) for the performance audit of the Children's Protective Services Investigations, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Project number 431-1285-16), released in September 2018.

Congratulations to Melinda Hamilton, Audit Division Administrator; Yvonne Benn, Audit Manager; Leah Decker, Audit Supervisor; and team members Ronald Freeman, Kyle Good, Katelyn Zanotti, and former employee Chelsea Owens.

The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audits of the Michigan Integrated Data Automated System (MiDAS) - Department of Talent and Economic Development (Project number 641-0593-15), released in February 2016 and Claimant Services - Department of Talent and Economic Development (Project number 641-0318-14), released in April 2016.

Congratulations to Melissa Schuiling, Audit Division Administrator; Mary Jo Koschay, Audit Division Administrator; Shelly Fanson, Audit Manager; Robin Garity, Audit Supervisor (former employee), and team members Rob Creighton (former employee), Shannah Havens (former employee), Jordan Schafer, Jesse Soerries; and Scot Hazel, Audit Supervisor, and team members Lars Miller, Doug Sawicki, and Silhouette Todd (former employee).

The OAG was presented with the 2017 NSAA Excellence in Accountability Award (small performance) for the performance audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency - Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (Project number 511-0170-15), released in February 2016.

Congratulations to Elden Lamb, Audit Division Administrator; Mary Jo Koschay, Audit Manager; Jessica Armstrong, Audit Supervisor; and team members Alex Dutkiewicz, Travis Kraai (former employee), Lars Miller, and Kyle Robertson.

The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency - Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (Project number 511-0170-15), released in February 2016.

Congratulations to Elden Lamb, Audit Division Administrator; Mary Jo Koschay, Audit Manager; Jessica Armstrong, Audit Supervisor; and team members Alex Dutkiewicz, Travis Kraai (former employee), Lars Miller, and Kyle Robertson.

The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audit of Adult Protective Services Family Independence Agency - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Project number 431-2601-13), released in July 2014.

Congratulations to Melinda Hamilton, Audit Division Administrator; Yvonne Benn, Audit Manager; Justin Londo, Audit Supervisor; and team members Nathan Klein and Caitlin Hengesbach.

Adult Protective Services, Department of Human Services
The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audit of the Medicaid Home Help Program - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (Project number 391-0708-13), released in June 2014.

Congratulations to Laura Hirst, Audit Division Administrator; Heather Boyd, Audit Manager; Scot Hazel, Audit Supervisor; and team members Larry Miller and Dennis McMillan.

Medicaid Home Help Program
The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audit of the Renaissance Zone Program – Michigan Economic Development Corporation (Project Number 271-0425-11), released in January 2013.

Congratulations to Steve Baker, Audit Division Administrator; Mary Jo Koschay, Audit Manager; Mike Ventura, Audit Supervisor; and team members Julius Hampton and Shannah Havens.

Renaissance Zone Program
The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audit of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Overpayments and Nonmonetary Determinations - Unemployment Insurance Agency, Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (Project Number 641-0315-10), released in March 2011.

Congratulations to Elden Lamb, Audit Division Administrator; Lisa Mazure, Audit Manager; Scot Hazel, Audit Supervisor; and team members Mike Foerster, Diane DeLuca, and Brad LaBram.

Unemployment Insurance Benefit Overpayments and Nonmonetary Determinations
The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the Performance Audit of Pharmaceutical Costs, Department of Corrections (Project Number 471-0325-09L), released in March 2011.

Congratulations to Laura Hirst, Audit Division Administrator; Mary Jo Koschay, Audit Manager; Mike Ventura, Audit Supervisor; and team members Mark Lee, and Susan Morway.

Performance Audit of Pharmaceutical Costs, Department of Corrections
The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audit of the Bureau of Correctional Industries, Department of Corrections (Project Number 471-0130-08), released in June 2009.

Congratulations to Laura Hirst, Audit Division Administrator; Mary Jo Koschay, Audit Manager; Elmer Hess, Audit Supervisor; and team members Dennis McMillan, Ryan Austin, and OAG retiree Hilary George.

Performance Audit of Bureau of Correctional Industries
The OAG was presented with a National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) impact award for the performance audit of Prisoner Food Services, Department of Corrections (Project Number 471-0621-07L), released in June 2008.

Congratulations to Laura Hirst, Audit Division Administrator; Mary Jo Koschay, Audit Manager; Brian Kent, Audit Supervisor; and team members Ivy Jaroche, Silhouette Todd, Mike Foerster, and former employees Kelly Bernath and Frank Schmid.

Performance Audit of Prisoner Food Services