Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration

Melanie Krause
Assistant Inspector General for Management and Administration

Melanie Krause was appointed Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Office of Management & Administration (OMA), in VA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) in January 2018. She also served as the Acting AIG from July 2017 – January 2018. In this capacity, she is responsible for providing comprehensive services throughout VA OIG, including operational planning, reporting, and follow-up; internal control oversight; training coordination; budgetary formulation and execution; space planning and facilities management; human resources management; information technology and data analysis; and the oversight and operations of VA OIG’s nationwide toll-free Hotline.

Previously, Dr. Krause was the Deputy Assistant Inspector General, Office of Healthcare Inspections (OHI), from April 2017 to January 2018. In this role, she was responsible for leading and supervising staff who reviewed the quality of health care provided to veterans in Veteran Affairs’ hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes, in addition to the care provided to veterans through various health care contracts. She also directed OHI staff to provide clinical consultation to the investigation and audit sections of the OIG. From September 2015 – April 2017, Dr. Krause was OHI's Director of Hotline Coordination. In this capacity, her responsibilities included overseeing the clinical review of several thousand healthcare-related complaints annually, managing a portfolio of about 70 healthcare inspections, and representing the OIG during meetings with high-level VHA staff, as well as members of Congress and their staff. From April 2014 – September 2015, she served as OHI’s Associate Director of Clinical Review Management.

Prior to her work at VA OIG, Dr. Krause was a Senior Analyst with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and was responsible for overseeing performance audits of federally-funded health care programs. In that role, she coordinated day-to-day work of project staff and met regularly with Congressional clients. During her time with GAO, she was detailed for a year to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, where she was responsible for initiating oversight of VA medical facilities and providing consultation to committee members and their staff. She has received a number of awards during her tenure in federal civil service, including both individual recognitions and team awards.

Before her federal career, Dr. Krause worked as registered nurse at a county-run skilled nursing facility in Verona, WI. In that role, she provided skilled care to Dane County residents with behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric disorders that keep them from living with their own families, in community settings, or in traditional nursing homes.

Dr. Krause is a native of Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in nursing and doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the daughter of an Air Force veteran and the granddaughter of a veteran of the Army Air Force. She and her husband, Greg, have two children.

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