Chair Ernest F. Hart, Esq.
Mr. Hart currently serves as Associate Dean/Chief Operating Officer for the Columbia University Medical Center’s Affiliation with Harlem Hospital Center, where he is responsible for the overall management of a $70 million academic and clinical service organization. Mr. Hart previously served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to the New York City Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott from 2002 to 2004, as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, and as an executive for the City of Yonkers, the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, New York City Department of Personnel, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, New York City Department of Sanitation, and the New York Stock Exchange. He began his professional career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Before joining the CCRB, Mr. Hart served as the Chair of the New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission and on the New York City Board of Collective Bargaining. He currently serves on the Supreme Court Appellate Division, 1st Department’s Committee on Character and Fitness, on the Queens Borough Public Library Board of Trustees and as a Trustee of the Local 1199 SEIU Pension Fund. Mr. Hart, a mayoral appointee, joined the board in April of 2009.
B.A., 1980, Fordham University; J.D., 1983, Villanova University.
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