Fara Damelin

Deputy Inspector General


Fara Damelin joined AmeriCorps as Deputy Inspector General in February 2018. Previously, Ms. Damelin served for over 14 years with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG), where she rose to the position of Director, Office of Investigations Legal Division. While at NSF OIG, Ms. Damelin supervised a staff of investigative attorneys, investigated allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse related to NSF programs and operations and worked closely with the Department of Justice on civil and criminal prosecutions and recoveries. Ms. Damelin is a graduate of the Federal Executive lnstitute's Leadership for a Democratic Society program and served as an lnteragency Fellow of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, completing a six-month detail with the General Services Administration OIG. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and serves as an adjunct instructor for the Inspector General Academy. Ms. Damelin received a B.A. in Political Science from SUNY Binghamton in 1991, and a J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1994.