Erin Ives joined OMIG in January of 2007 and was instrumental in the development of the agency’s internal control program and instituting agency reporting standards and processes, including the creation of a Reporting Standards Workgroup and Cost Savings Workgroup. She also served as the State liaison to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the purposes of the Medicaid Program Integrity Reviews conducted of New York State. In her most recent role as First Deputy, she guided the agency’s activities within the transitioning Medicaid program, while developing new strategies to enhance OMIG’s program integrity initiatives.
Prior to joining OMIG, Ms. Ives served as the Director of Racing Programs as part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor within the New York State Executive Chamber. In this capacity, she created and implemented policy initiatives for various state agencies including the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, New York State Division of the Lottery, the Non-Profit Racing Association Oversight Board, and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Racing. Additionally, she developed regulations for video lottery gaming with emphasis on distribution of authorized marketing allowance, drafted and approved press releases and media statements for various state agencies, and researched and generated briefing material on racing and gaming industry issues for the Governor and Executive Staff. Ms. Ives earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management from Siena College.