Management Academy Class of 2011

Ahmad Ali is a Senior Auditor at the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) where he supervises a team of audit staff that conduct audits on campaigns running for city office.  Since 2008, Ahmad has helped develop the agency’s audit standards, programs, and reports.  Prior to joining the CFB, he worked in the tax and audit departments of Deloitte & Touche LLP.  Ahmad is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
 

 

Devraj Banerjee is a Manager in the Strategic Planning Group at the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). The Strategic Planning Group aims to identify and address HPD priorities inclusive of policy development, operational improvement, and ongoing project management. Devraj has managed projects focused on accelerating processes and operations for several HPD program areas since assuming his role. Prior to joining HPD, Devraj worked as a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners and in a corporate strategy role at D&B (Dun & Bradstreet).  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University.

 

Jesús Coombs is an Associate Project Manager in the Division of Asset Management at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). As Associate Project Manager, Jesús is responsible for preparing construction documents specific to the remodel and repair of public works. He also provides technical coordination of contract documents and reviews consultant drawings, specifications and coordinate change orders. In addition to City service, Jesús is an adjunct lecturer at New York City College of Technology (CUNY) where he teaches a course on Architectural Drawing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology. He also holds a credited Diploma in Building Construction Management from New York University.

 

Dana Coto is the Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer at the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). In this role, she is responsible for managing the staff and workflow of the Request for Proposal Unit, as well as attending to other agency procurement needs. She began her career in City government in 1999 as a cooperative education student at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and rose through the ranks to become manager of the Division of Municipal Supply Services’ Contract Modification Unit.  

 

Angela De Lillo, P.E., began working for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in September 1992.  She has held various positions within DEP and currently serves as the Deputy Regional Manager, Eastview Region within the Bureau of Water Supply (BWS).  The Eastview Region is responsible for operation and maintenance of the Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility (CDUV).  CDUV provides treatment for 90 to 100% of NYC’s water supply.  In addition to working within Operations, Angela has also worked as a regulator and within BWS’s Compliance Division.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering both from Manhattan College.  She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.

 

Captain John Feehan is a fifteen year veteran of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and currently serves as the company commander of Engine Company 249 in Flatbush Brooklyn. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily activities of the company which consists of; offering trainings in fire suppression and emergency medical work and providing fire prevention training, which includes code enforcement and building inspection. He is also in charge of the company’s community outreach programs and fire safety education projects. Captain Feehan is a graduate of FDNY’s counter terrorism program which is run in conjunction with The United States Military Academy at West Point. He holds an Associates degree in nursing from Long Island College Hospital, a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from John Jay College and is currently enrolled in the MPA Program at John Jay.

 

Lisa Frost began her career in city government in 1995 as a Probation Officer at the Department of Probation (DOP) and quickly rose through the ranks to become a manager in DOP’s Juvenile Division.  In her current position as Borough Director of Manhattan Family Court Intake Services, Lisa is responsible for monitoring branch activities in order to ensure departmental polices are effectively implemented. She also interprets probation policies and procedures to Juvenile Justice stakeholders and represents the department in activities that involve partnership with community- based organizations and other criminal justice agencies.  Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Campbell University in North Carolina.

 

Carolyn Grossman joined the Executive team at the Department of City Planning in 2007, and is currently the Director of Governmental Relations. In this capacity, she manages communication with city, state and federal elected officials on land use and zoning related projects, and handles the Department’s legislative affairs.  Prior to joining city government, Carolyn worked for Mercury Public Affairs; a New York based political consulting and lobbying firm. She has studied at Harvard University and the New College of Florida, from which she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Theory.

 

Christian Grove is a Senior City Planner in Asset Management at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  Asset Management oversees the City’s real estate portfolio in all five boroughs and routinely works with City agencies on real estate opportunities and development options.  Some of Christian’s responsibilities include evaluating the City-owned real estate portfolio, preparing public review applications, testifying at public hearings regarding these applications, identifying sites for relocations of public facilities, conducting property analyses and selecting properties for sale.  Christian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Buffalo and a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College. 

 

Kate Janeski serves as Center Operations Manager for the Department of Small Business Services (SBS). As the key contact for the Workforce1 Career Centers in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan, Kate manages center operations, strategy, performance, and budget. She has focused on improving the quality of jobs, customer service, and process efficiencies in program management while partnering with the Mayor’s Office, New York State Department of Labor, City Council, and the Department of Education. Kate has worked to connect New Yorkers to jobs since she was a founding member and leader of LIFT-The Bronx as a freshman at Fordham University and subsequently as Director of Supportive Services for STRIVE in East Harlem. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. 

 

William P. Keenan, P.E., is an Assistant Chief Facility Officer in the New York City Transit’s Department of Buses Facilities Department. The Facilities Department is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of all the bus depots throughout the New York City metropolitan area.  The depots house more than 5,800 diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel/electric hybrid buses that serve the city each day.  William oversees a staff of mechanical, chemical, and civil engineers, geologists, and environmental scientists that work to ensure the facilities operate in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations. With a total annual diesel fuel dispensing throughput of approximately fifty million gallons, and a CNG diesel-gallon equivalent of nearly ten million gallons, his staff manages all issues related to fuel facility maintenance, repair, and improvements. 

 

John Kurre, P.E. is the Director of Environmental Engineering for the Quality Assurance Unit of the Department of Transportations’ (DOT) Division of Bridges. The unit is responsible for ensuring environmental compliance on all DOT bridge construction projects as well as in house bridge operations. This includes oversight of lead-paint removal operations; wetlands management; management of hazardous waste; oversight of asbestos abatement projects; groundwater/soil contamination remediation; air quality monitoring; fuel/chemical storage tank management; environmental restoration; and stormwater management/erosion control.  Prior to working for DOT John was a Project Manager for a national environmental consulting firm. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Science in Environmental Technology from New York Institute of Technology.

 

Shelby Kohn is a Senior Project Manager in the Executive Office at the Department of Finance, where she leads initiatives to improve operations throughout the agency. Prior to joining Finance in 2010, she served as a Policy Advisor in the Mayor's Office of Operations and a Director in the Business Development division at the Department of Small Business Services. Shelby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College and a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University.

Sara Levine is a Deputy Director of Personnel at the Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks).  In this role, she oversees recruitment for middle and senior level positions and is also involved in staff development and the agency’s Sustainable Parks Task Force.  Prior to joining Parks, Sara ran the volunteer program for the Central Park Conservancy; she also worked as an environmental educator and a researcher on community gardens.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from the New School. 

 

Maureen J. Mair is the Revenue Manager at the Environmental Control Board (ECB), a division of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.  As Revenue Manager, she manages the day to day operations of several areas within the Revenue Unit including; Accounts Management, Bank Reconciliation, Refunds & Adjustments and the Cashier function; and is also responsible for the management and collection of over $100 million in revenue annually.  Prior to becoming manager, she served as an analyst, creating database applications to streamline revenue processes.  Maureen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Queens College, a Professional Certificate in Financial Analysis from New York University and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Public Administration from Long Island University.

 

Wendy McKelvey is the Director of Environmental Health Surveillance at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In this role, she oversees and directs epidemiologic and operational environmental health data analyses and presentation for her bureau and the Division of Environmental Health. Wendy is the Principal Investigator for two grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first supports, “Environmental Public Health Tracking” at the local and national level, and the second supports “An Evaluation of the Impact of Restaurant Sanitary Grade-Posting on Health Hazard Reduction in New York City”. Wendy received her Doctorate and Masters degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, and received post-doctoral training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Public Health.

 

Hanan Moursi joined the Financial Information Services Agency (FISA) in 2003 and currently serves as the Agency Chief Contacting Officer.  In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing procurements of hardware and software, maintenance renewals and consultant hiring, for critical Citywide projects. Prior to the joining FISA, Hanan worked in Cairo, Egypt for 12 years as a Financial Analyst for an Architecture and Interior Design firm.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Masters degree in Business Administration from St. John’s University.

 

Hakeem Omolade began working for the Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) in 2005. He currently serves as Center manager of the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Harlem. Hakeem oversees various activities including teen, afterschool, senior and fitness programs, and a computer resource center. In addition, he works with other groups and agencies to deliver partnership programs to the Harlem community including working with; the Department for the Aging to offer a senior meal program; the City Parks Foundation to offer free concerts and theater in the park; NYCares to offer literacy and teen cooking classes; and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to offer fitness programs. Past programs have included starting the first kids “Ironkid Competition” in Parks, a mini Triathlon for kids’ 6 – 13yrs of age. He also uses his fitness background to teach a weekly fitness class to members of the recreation center. Hakeem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science as well as a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University.

 

Dorecia A. Phillip is the Deputy Director of Labor Relations for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). In this role, she is responsible for the daily management of labor relations activities involving both civilian and uniformed employees of the agency, including representing the Fire Department at Step III grievance and arbitration hearings.  Dorecia also provides direction and guidance to managers regarding the interpretation and administration of the applicable collective bargaining agreements. Prior to her current role, she was Special Assistant Counsel responsible for supervising the agency’s Drug Testing Unit and handling sensitive confidential assignments for the Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs and the First Deputy Fire Commissioner. Dorecia holds a Bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College, and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. 

 

Sheshe Segar joined the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in 2003 and currently serves as the agency’s Director of Operations. In this role, Sheshe is responsible for managing and facilitating the agency's Other Than Personnel Services budget.  Prior to joining CCRB, she served as the Personnel and Budget Coordinator with the Equal Employment Practices Commission. Sheshe has fifteen years of experience in budgeting and management and seven years of experience in personnel administration and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baruch College and a certificate in EEO Studies from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Sheshe will receive her certificate in Meeting, Conference and Event Management from New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies in December 2011.

Lakisha Skrine joined the Human Resources Administration (HRA), Office of Staff Resources in 2009 and currently serves as Manager of Employee Relations Unit (ERU) and Workers’ Compensation Unit (WCU). As manager of the ERU she is responsible for the agency’s determinations of approval for Long-Term leaves (FMLA, Medical, Childcare and Military) process for approximately 14,500 HRA employees. Lakisha also manages the operations for the WCU for employees who are injured on the job. In this role she partners with the NYC Law Department to ensure agency compliance with the laws and guidelines set forth by the Workers Compensation Board. Lakisha holds a Bachelors of Liberal Arts Degree from City University of New York, City College and a Master in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

 

Rebecca Tummon joined the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) in 2007 and currently serves as Section Chief for the Bureau of Environmental and Geotechnical Services in the Division of Technical Support. In this capacity, she manages a group of project managers that oversee the performance of pre-construction subsurface investigations for capital projects for both the infrastructure and structures divisions of DDC as well as other city agencies.  Before joining DDC, Rebecca worked in the environmental division of the engineering companies STV Inc. and Louis Berger in New York City.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC, Canada and is interested in pursuing a Masters in Environmental Engineering.

 

Keith Wen, R.A. is the Director of Code Development and Interpretation at the Department of Buildings (DOB). As Director, Keith is responsible for researching code related issues and making recommendations for the City’s Construction Codes revision.  He is also responsible for publishing DOB’s Bulletins to interpret the Construction Codes, the NYC Zoning Resolution, and the Multiple Dwelling Law. Prior to his current responsibilities, Keith was involved in drafting the 2008 NYC Construction Codes and represented DOB at various Model Code committees to help resolve issues and provide technical advice. Keith received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute. He is also a NYS licensed and registered architect who is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and also holds certification as an Accessibility Specialist with the International Code Council.
  Theresa Wilson, Esq. is the Attorney-in-Charge of the Family Court Division for the Richmond County Office for the New York City Law Department (Law).  In this capacity, she supervises a staff of interstate child support attorneys and juvenile prosecutors on child support matters and juvenile delinquency cases ranging from larceny to homicide.  Theresa began her legal career with the Law Department in 1998 and has held several positions within the Department including; Dispositional Supervisor, Assistant Deputy Borough Chief, Deputy Borough Chief, and Weekend Court Coordinator.  She has been the recipient of the 2004 Association of the Bar of the City of New York Municipal Affairs Committee Award and the 2010 Law Department Edith Spivak Award. Theresa received her law degree from Hofstra University School of Law.

Tiffany Woolfolk is presently a Senior Grants Management Specialist with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) where one of her primary responsibilities is to assist New York City public schools and central offices in utilizing state and federal funding to support student achievement. Prior to this, Tiffany worked for the Visiting Nurse Service of NY, first as a Senior Clinical Case Manager, then as a Program Coordinator, managing staff that provided direct service to substance abuse and mental health populations. Tiffany is a National Urban Fellow (NUF) who earned her Master’s in Public Administration at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs and her Bachelor’s in Sociology and Africana Studies at Stony Brook University.


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