G. Douglas Bevelacqua - Inspector General
Doug Bevelacqua has a twenty-five year record of serving people with behavioral health and developmental disabilities. His advocacy has included service on the Hampton-Newport News CSB, Virginia's State Board for mental health, the National Advisory Council for the center for substance abuse prevention, and numerous task forces and commissions.
On learning that Governor McDonnell had appointed him to serve as Virginia's next Inspector General, Bevelacqua said, "I was profoundly moved last summer by Jamie Foxx's riveting portrayal of a homeless man with schizophrenia in The Soloist as I recalled growing up with Mom's illness (she had schizophrenia), and I resolved by the end of this movie to refocus my professional life to help people living with mental disabilities. I am humbled by this appointment, and grateful to Governor McDonnell, because this position will allow me to make a difference in the lives of Virginians dealing with behavioral health and developmental disabilities."
Prior to being appointed Inspector General, Mr. Bevelacqua founded and sold several vertically integrated companies specializing in building construction for Federal, state and local government agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Bevelacqua is a native of Newport News who graduated from Peninsula Catholic High School, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1971. He has a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Christopher Newport University and a Masters Degree in Community and Addictions Counseling from the College of William and Mary. The NBCC has recognized him as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Doug’s hobbies include reading, travel, recreational weightlifting and jogging, and caring for Max and Molly – two very special rescue cats.
Cathy L. Hill
Cathy L. Hill was appointed to the position of Director of Inspections for the Office of the Inspector General in 1999. She entered the position with twenty years experience in both the public and private mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse delivery system in Virginia. From 1995 until her appointment, Cathy was the Emergency Services Supervisor and Intake Coordinator at Valley Community Services Board in Staunton. In this position she supervised a twenty-four hour crisis intervention team that provided prescreening for hospitalization, brief treatment and intake for outpatient mental health and substance abuse services.
She was employed in the Office of Licensure for the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services as a licensure specialist from 1988 to 1995. In addition, Cathy was a clinical social worker for the Virginia Department of Corrections for three years (1985-1988) and served as a Clinical Social Worker at David C. Wilson Psychiatric Hospital in Charlottesville for five years (1980-1985).
Cathy received her Master’s Degree in Community Education Counseling at James Madison University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a nationally certified hypnotherapist.
Patricia A. Pettie
Patricia A. Pettie was appointed to the Office of the Inspector General in 2007 and serves as Research Associate/Administrative Coordinator. Prior to this, Patricia was employed by TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC, a federal Medicare Part B contractor, for
more than thirty years.
During her time with Medicare she gained a broad range of experience in business and healthcare operations. Patricia worked extensively with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as with the Medicare beneficiary and provider community. Most recently, Patricia held a position in project management, overseeing various short and long term projects. Her background also includes administrative and facilities management, records retention, system security and business continuity planning.
Patricia attended the University of Virginia at Wise, majoring in biology.