Two investigations into the state’s Department of Community Health — now named the Department of Public Health — found a history of violated policies within the HIV unit when it came to contracting grants to community-based organizations serving those with HIV/AIDS.
The department’s internal Inspector General conducted and concluded a report in 2011. In January 2013, the state’s Department of Audits & Accounts reported its findings of an audit of the HIV unit requested by the Inspector General. Both reports specifically cite former HIV Prevention Program Director Leisha McKinley-Beach for circumventing policies.
The Inspector General in 2011 recommended McKinley-Beach be fired. She resigned instead in 2011.