Leadership Institute Class of 2012

Abayomi O. Ajaiyeoba (Yomi) serves as a Deputy Managing Attorney and Administrative Law Judge with the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings/Environmental Control Board (OATH/ECB). OATH/ECB is an independent agency that conducts administrative hearings for other City agencies, boards or commissions. As Deputy Managing Attorney and Administrative Law Judge, Yomi acts as an experienced litigator, mediator and arbitrator.  In addition to City service, she also serves as President of the Nigerian Lawyers Association, Board member of the Association of Black Women Attorneys, panelist on the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Part 137 Fee Dispute Committee and co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section’s Diversity Committee.

Barbara Beirne is the Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer for Contract Planning and Initiation at the Human Resources Administration (HRA).  In her current role, she heads the unit that works with HRA’s diverse set of program areas to develop solicitations for the types of services programs need to perform the Agency’s mission. Barbara leads a team of eight staff and under her leadership ensures solicitations are developed and managed in accordance with the Procurement Policy Board Rules and the City Charter.  In addition to contracting for direct Client services, Barbara also works on HRA contracts for construction services, IT services and standardized services. Barbara started her career in City service at the Mayor’s Office of Contracts in 1998.  She served as the First Deputy ACCO at the Department of Design and Construction (DDC).   She also served as an Assistant General Counsel at DDC before coming to HRA in 2004.  Barbara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham College and her JD from Fordham University School of Law.

Amy Bishop is a Policy Advisor at the Mayor’s Office of Operations, where she is responsible for implementing Mayoral initiatives, evaluating and improving citywide and agency operations, and other strategic efforts.  Since joining Operations in 2007, Amy has worked on a wide range of projects, including a comprehensive evaluation of the City’s Human Resources practices; NYC Feedback, the largest municipal customer satisfaction survey in US; and a strategy to improve how the City responds to street-related conditions. Most recently she has worked with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to launch an Enterprise Correspondence tool for City agencies.  Prior to joining Operations, Amy worked for the Department of Transportation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics & Law and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Binghamton University.

Scott Bryant is the Coordinator of Fleet Sustainability at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).   In this role, Scott coordinates with city, state, and federal agencies, contractors and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to help develop Citywide energy and emissions reduction strategies. Scott has also managed Centers of Excellence and Six Sigma efficiency initiatives in the Agency, recently attended a Harvard Kennedy School of Government program titled Creating Collaborative Solutions in Government and he is currently enrolled in Six Sigma Black Belt training. Prior to his work at DCAS, Scott was Director of Quality Control at the Human Resources Administration where he established policies & procedures, identified key metrics, directed business process reengineering plans, and contributed to strategic policy formation. 

Nicole Campo is the Deputy Director of the Land Use Review Division at the Department of City Planning (DCP).  In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for all land use applications submitted to the agency. This includes reviewing and coordinating written briefing materials, reports and oral presentations; and performing quality control of the application information tracked in the agency’s database. She also works to create new processes and systems surrounding these tasks, and has been leading many of the agency’s digitization efforts. Nicole’s prior career experience with the City of New York includes positions with the Department of Transportation; Department of Citywide Administrative Services; and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Nicole graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from Hunter College. 

David Cerron serves as Chief Accountant for the Revenue Division of the Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks). In this position, David oversees the financial requirements of concessionaires as well as the collection of over $50 million in annual rent and fees from concessions and events on parkland. David has worked for Parks since 2002. Prior to working in the Revenue Division, David worked for the Parks Opportunity Program (a transitional employment program), the Recreation Division and the Citywide Services Division. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Clark University, a Graduate degree in Public Finance from New York University and an Accounting Certificate from New York University.

Kevin Clarke is a Portfolio Manager for the Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  As Portfolio Manager, he is responsible for implementing large wastewater related Capital Projects which involve his lead in planning design and construction management efforts through the project lifecycle for multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plants and pumping station upgrades throughout the City. This work requires regular coordination with client operating bureaus, regulatory agencies, other city agencies and the public while also balancing and controlling scope, cost and schedule considerations.  Kevin has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College and is a registered Professional Engineer in New York State.

Donna Grant-Morgan joined the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) in 1986 as a Public Health Sanitarian (PHS).  Over time, she has held positions of increasing responsibility from PHS to Senior and Supervising Public Health Sanitarian.  Donna, subsequently, transitioned to directing an agency-wide occupational safety training program in 1994.  In her current role, Donna oversees the occupational safety training activities of over 150 trainers to ensure compliance with OSHA and Department of Labor (PESH) mandates.  She conducts train-the-trainer programs where she provides enhanced training techniques, resources and updated safety and health information.  Moreover, Donna functions as senior training specialist for the Human Resource’s Office of Training and Professional Development.   Most recently, she has been instrumental in the development and implementation of an agency-wide Mayoral Customer Service Training initiative.  Since 2010, Donna has been the agency coordinator for the ReServe program, and facilitates the recruitment and placement of talented and experienced ReServists in part-time positions.

Megan Keenan is Senior Policy Advisor for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).  In this capacity, Megan advises DYCD’s Commissioner on youth workforce development, runaway and homeless youth, and community development issues, helping shape the Agency’s vision and policies for these program areas.  Prior to her current position, Megan was the Director of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Out of School Youth Program, overseeing a portfolio of over twenty youth workforce development service providers.  Before joining DYCD, Megan was a Federal Project Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration’s New York Regional Office, where she assisted states and local areas in implementing and managing WIA programs for youth.  Megan holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame.

Garrett King is an Assistant Chief Officer with Supply Logistics at New York City Transit.  In this capacity, he oversees the material support of Transit’s Bus maintenance functions at eight locations throughout Manhattan and the Bronx. His career with Transit has been a progression of procurement and warehousing positions with ever greater scope and responsibility.   Prior to City service, Garrett served his country in the United States Army for eight years. He is a graduate of Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Allie Kleva is the Associate Commissioner of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. In this capacity she is responsible for the promotional marketing efforts for the agency's three units: NYC Media, the official television network of the City of New York, the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and NYC Digital. Allie started her career in the promotions department at New Line Cinema and joined the City in 2005 as a Marketing Associate in the film office. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a BS in Marketing.

Cynthia Lopez is a Supervising Attorney for the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Division of Family Court Legal Services for Manhattan and Staten Island Court Units.  In her role, Cynthia manages a staff of 100 between the two boroughs. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and management, trial practice issues, appellate issues, in both Court Units and leads the agency’s interface with Manhattan and Staten Island Family Courts. Since graduating law school in 2001, Cynthia has dedicated her career to working within the public sector in ACS and is a committed children’s advocate. She received both her undergraduate and Law degree from St. Johns University.

Mejrema Markisic serves as the Technical Team Leader of SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption), DRIE (Disability Rent Increase Exemption), and Condo Apportionment Application systems for the Finance Information Technology Division, Application Development Group at the Department of Finance.  Mejrema plays a major role in planning, executing and delivering systems that provide service to city’s taxpayers, other city’s agencies and Finance’s internal business users. Her responsibilities include cross-functional support, being a change agent for and developing strategic goals for re-engineering existing outdated systems.  Mejrema has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College, CUNY.

Eboné E. McIntosh is currently the Associate Executive Director and Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Harlem Hospital Center.  In her role as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Eboné has responsibility for supporting leadership of the Hospital’s day-to-day operations, including the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care, Radiology, Respiratory Care, Pharmacy and Central Sterile Supply. Her fiscal and operational responsibility includes the management and monitoring of the expense budget, goal setting process and ensuring compliance with all state, federal and national regulatory agencies. Prior to joining Harlem Hospital Center, she served in the capacities of  Chief Operating Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Interfaith Medical Center Eboné earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University and her Bachelors of Science in Business with honors from Stony Brook University.

Jaclyn Moore is the Director of Community-Based Prevention for the Department of Homeless Services (DHS).  As Director, Jaclyn administers over $30 million dollars annually of homelessness prevention contracts with 23 community-based organizations. She plays an important role in advancing homelessness prevention initiatives, as well as overseeing contractual, programmatic, and audit issues for her programs.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her Master’s degree from Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy, where she studied a wide range of policy areas including affordable housing, welfare, community development and homelessness prevention.  Prior to obtaining her Master’s, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a semi-rural community in the southern zone of Costa Rica where she coordinated with both governmental and non-governmental institutions to establish community-based activities to strengthen community assets and social service delivery. 

David Newell is the Deputy Director of School Facilities for the Department of Education.  In this role David supervises custodial managers to ensure that schools operate in a clean comfortable and safe environment. David has over twenty-five years of Facilities Management experience. Prior to his work at DOE, he served as the Director of Engineering and Building Services at Ocean Promenade Nursing Home; Director of Engineering at Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing & Rehab, and Director of Environment Care at Four Seasons Nursing & Rehab Center. David received degrees in Facilities Management and Mechanical Engineering from New Your City Technical College and is Certified in Building Operation and Maintenance.

Naomi Pacheco is the Director of Human Resources for the Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS). In this capacity, she oversees Personnel and Timekeeping, serves as an advisor to the Commissioner and mediates issues between employees and management. She also serves as Administrator of Educational Programing where she oversees the planning and development of the Department of Records’ Visitor Center. The Visitor Center houses exhibits that showcase never before seen items that have lain dormant in Municipal Archives Collections; the Center also serves as an outlet to educational institutions and the community by way of lectures, tours and interactive presentations that document the history of New York City.

Salvatore G. Rignola is a twenty-six year member of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and currently serves as Commanding Officer of the Bureau of Fire Investigation’s Auto Fraud Squad and Special Investigation Unit. He spent the first nine years of his career in fire suppression as a Firefighter in the borough of Brooklyn and rose through the ranks serving as Fire Marshal in the Bureau of Fire Investigation and Commanding Officer of both the Auto Fraud Squad and the Special Investigation Unit. Prior to entering the FDNY he was a New York City Correction Officer in the borough of Brooklyn. Salvatore also served thirty devoted and honorable years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He was deployed three time oversees (combat tours) and retired in 2010 as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. 

Mindy Roller graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1993. After a brief stint with a large firm, she joined the Law Department in the Workers' Compensation Division where she has worked for the past 16 years. Currently Mindy serves as Deputy Chief of the division, responsible for hiring, training, supervising and managing the Division's eight staff attorneys. In addition, as deputy, she is involved in the overall management of the division, including claim processing, payment, working with outside vendors and reviewing systems within the Division.  She also regularly interacts with the NYS Workers' Compensation Board on behalf of the City.  

Irving Rosenstein is the Director of Administrative Operations for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) School Safety Division. As Director, Irving manages a wide range of financial, personnel, management and facilities operations.  He began city service as a budget analyst with the Department of Education (DOE) and was promoted to progressively responsible managerial positions with DOE and NYPD.  Irving holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and Director of Operations certification from the Department of Education.

Jessica Sanclemente serves as Director of Policy and Operations in the Division of Property Disposition and Finance at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  In this capacity, she facilitates the division’s vision to rehabilitate occupied city owned buildings through various programs.  She joined HPD as a Coordinator in the Initials Unit for the Division of Tenant Resources.  During her time as Coordinator she worked in all areas of the initial leasing up process of Section 8 tenants.  She worked diligently supervising a large staff who worked hard to provide quality service to the applicants of the program.  Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University and a Master’s in Urban Planning from New York University.

Mark Sattinger is an Associate Counsel at the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB), which administers NYC’s nationally-renowned public campaign financing program. As Associate Counsel, Mark provides strategic advice about effective supervision of the program.  He also develops best-practices guidelines and instructional resources to inform his colleagues and campaigns on adherence to city, state, and federal election and campaign finance regulations.  Mark works closely with auditors to examine campaigns’ compliance with the law and acts as prosecuting counsel when violations are discovered.  He also assists with projects to improve public awareness of elections.  Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.

Ira Spaner is the Director of Information Technology at the Business Integrity Commission (BIC).  As Director, he manages and supervises the implementation of computer technology used by the agency to regulate the private carting industry and business operating in the City’s public wholesale markets. Through his initiatives the agency has increased productivity, enhanced communication and collaboration translating in better customer service for the agency’s clients. Prior to his tenure at BIC, Ira served as project manager for the City of New Haven’s Office of information Technology.

Sudhir Tauro is a Senior Director of Portfolio Management at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), where he manages DoITT's IT portfolio with the goal of reducing risk and increasing efficiencies. His responsibilities include managing DoITT's demand management process which involves prioritization, resource allocation, approval and vetting of IT projects against strategic objectives. In addition Sudhir manages the Enterprise Architecture group that sets strategy, governance and operational standards and recommends enterprise solutions to reduce costs.

Joseph J. Ventour is an Acting Assistant Chief at the Department of Buildings (DOB) Brooklyn Construction Division. In this role, Joseph is responsible for Incident Response, Emergency Declarations, Vacate Orders and Special Projects throughout Brooklyn. He has also been instrumental in creating renewed working relationships with various City agencies including the Police Department, Fire Department and Kings County District Attorney’s Office for enhanced enforcement actions against absentee landlords and illegally used and occupied buildings. Prior to joining DOB, he worked as a Project Architect with Perkins Eastman Architects and Nelson New York LLC.

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