Management Academy Class of 2005


YVETTE ANDINO-ALICEA is the Assistant Director for Administration and Special Projects at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). She is responsible for coordinating research projects and initiatives related to NYCHA's citywide accountability program; the Authority Productivity Tracking System (APTS), in addition she is currently working on the development of an Executive Information System for the Agency. Yvette holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Hunter College and a Masters Degree in Urban Policy and Public Administration from Brooklyn College.


NIMER BASHA is the Director of Human Resources at the City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). He has been working at CCHR since February 2002. Nimer administers all personnel functions for the agency, including supervising staff, trouble shooting their concerns and drafting and distributing policy memos to agency employees. Nimer also collaborates with other city agencies and works closely with the Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioners on all agency matters. Previously, Nimer worked at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where he was involved in community outreach which resulted in his community relations efforts being featured in the New York Daily News. In May 2005, Nimer will receive his Bachelors Degree, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Pace University.


ROBERT CLEARY is the Assistant Commissioner for Budget and Finance at the Department of Design and Construction (DDC). His unit manages expense and revenue budgets, tracks capital commitments, and processes payments for the agency. Prior to coming to DDC, Bob held capital administration and facilities management positions at the Department of Parks & Recreation. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Public Administration Degree from New York University.


AYSUN COKYUKSEL is the Director of Policy and Planning for the Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity at the Department of Small Business Services. As director, she designs and implements programmatic tools, and conducts data management and statistical analysis for division reporting. Aysun holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University.


CAROL R. DAVIS began her career in city government in 1994 at the Department of Transportation. She is currently employed with the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Customer Services where she serves as Bureau Administrator. Carol is responsible for all human resource needs for the Bureau's 700 employees including disciplinary, grievance, time and leave and performance evaluation programs. Additionally she serves as Bureau Chief Contracting Officer and Fleet & Facilities Coordinator. Carol holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from York College and a Masters Degree in Administration from Audrey Cohen College.


WILLIAM R. FLETCHER is the Bronx Regional Director with the Administration for Children's Services / Child Welfare Services. William oversees the day-to-day operations of foster care youth in Direct Congregate Care settings and most recently has been involved in the development of a permanency team whose sole responsibility is to move youngsters from Direct Congregate Care settings to family resources. His experience with ACS has also included an interim Associate Commissioner's role. William received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology/Public Administration from Hunter College and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.


MARVA HARRIS began her career in City government in 1982 working for the Department of Transportation. Marva currently works for the Department of Finance and serves as the Borough Manager for the Department's Staten Island Business Center. As Manager, she oversees the entire operation of the Payment Center for Property Taxes, Parking Violations and Red Light Violations and also interacts with the Adjudications Division that conducts live hearings for these violations.


CHARISE L. HENDRICKS joined the New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission (EEPC) in 2001. As a Lead Equal Employment Opportunity Auditor, she is responsible for evaluating New York City government agencies on the management and implementation of their equal employment opportunity programs pursuant to federal, state, and city requirements. Charise has completed EEO studies at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and has played a key role in improving the EEPC's audit protocols to ensure each city agency's compliance with the New York City EEO Policy. Charise graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. John's University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


JAIME TACKETT KOPPEL began working for the Administration for Children's Services in September, 2003. She currently serves as the Director of Development & Special Projects. In addition to managing all of the agency's grants and cultivating relationships with funders, Jaime oversees the work of the Central Mentoring office and plays an integral role in advancing the agency's work with immigrants in New York City. Jaime holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College.


BARBARA MARKOWITZ is the Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) for the Department of Buildings. She is responsible for directing and managing the agency's procurement functions through her oversight of the Contracts, Purchasing and Materials Management Units. Barbara has also obtained procurement, administrative and personnel management experience from her previous employment with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Department of Finance and Department of Citywide Administrative Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


NEIL MATTHEW began working for the City of New York 1984. He currently works for the NYC Office of Payroll Administration. Neil serves as the Assistant Executive Director of the Payroll Operations Bureau, where they adhere to the agency motto, "Right…On Time…All the Time". Neil received a Bachelors Degree in Management from Medgar Evers College, City University of New York.


MICHAEL McALLISTER has been Director of CASA 3, a component of the HRA medical assistance program, since 2002. CASA 3 supports home health care services for a client base of 6,000 Manhattan residents; its operation includes eligibility reviews, medical assessments, vendor relations, referrals, and case management. Michael's career experience spans a wide spectrum that includes Director of Substance Abuse Policy and Planning at the Administration for Childrens Services, and various director-level positions with public sector and community-based behavioral health, substance abuse, and youth services agencies. Michael has a Bachelor's Degree from Bard College, and graduate degrees from both New York University (MA), and the State University of New York at Albany (MSW). He also has a private practice as a psychotherapist and consultant.


JAMES McCONNELL has worked in New York City government for twenty years, spending his first sixteen years at the Department of City Planning. Since 9/11, James has worked at the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) where he is the Director of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), heading a staff of five professionals. Currently James is pursuing, as a goal, the development of a unified GIS database and application that would be jointly used by all public safety agencies involved in emergency response. James studied city planning in Hunter College's Graduate Program in Urban Planning.


LEONID MILLER, P.E., is the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Quality Assurance and Construction Safety/Division of Technical Support at the Department of Design and Construction. As Deputy Director, Leonid manages the overall activities of the Field Audits Unit, Materials Fabrication Inspection Unit, Materials Testing Unit, and Construction Safety Unit, supporting the Department in the progress and completion of the City's Capital construction projects. Leonid is a NYS Licensed Professional Engineer, and holds a Masters Degree in Civil and Industrial Engineering from the State University of Tashkent and Hofstra University. In his spare time, Leonid enjoys golf, and as a Certified Tennis Professional, he is actively involved in playing and teaching tennis.


LEIGH MULROY, P.E., is the Deputy Division Chief of Maintenance, Engineering, and Infrastructure for the East of Hudson Operations Division within the Bureau of Water Supply, at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). She is responsible for the overall management, operation and maintenance of the entire East of Hudson Watershed which supplies treated drinking water to eight million New York City residents and another one million customers in Westchester and Putnam Counties. Leigh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York and New Jersey. Prior to joining DEP, Leigh spent 12 years working as an environmental engineering consultant in the field of soil and groundwater remediation, hazardous waste management, environmental health and safety auditing, and pollution prevention.


RICHARD NATOFSKY began his career in City government in 1986. He currently serves as the Director of Expense Budget and Grants Management for the Department of Transportation and is responsible for the oversight of the agency's $572 million expense budget. Richard holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Marketing from St. John's University and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Bernard M. Baruch College.


FRANK NG has worked for the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) since 2001, serving as a law clerk in the legal unit. Before joining OATH, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Coogan of the New Jersey Superior Court, addressing parental-rights termination matters. Frank also served as an intern to the Honorable Frederic S. Berman of the New York Supreme Court, Criminal Part. Frank holds a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School and a Bachelors Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


ANDREW PENZI is the Deputy Team Leader of Bronx Capital Projects for New York City Parks & Recreation. He assists the Team Leader in managing a team of 26 design and construction professionals and oversees over 20 million dollars of projects annually. Andrew is a New York State licensed Landscape Architect, and received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. In 1998 he was 1st place winner of the American Society of Landscape Architects National Student Design Award. Andrew is a proud husband and father of a newly born daughter.


MARTHA PIERRE has been in city government for 18 years and currently serves as Deputy Director of Certification at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). As the Deputy Director, Martha is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Certification Unit; overseeing the establishment and certification of civil service eligible lists and monitoring their use by the various city agencies. Prior to working for DCAS, she worked in the Fiscal Unit of the Department of Finance as Budget Analyst, handling a multi-million dollar budget for the Sheriff and the Real Property Division. Martha has an Associates Degree in Accounting from Borough of Manhattan Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College.


ABRAHAM RIVERA is the Director of Information Technology for the Department of Investigation (DOI). Abraham has worked for the City Since 1990 and has held various positions at the Department of Transportation, The New York Police Department, Housing Preservation and Development and the Department of Homeless Services. He has an extensive, hands-on background in over a dozen operating systems, networks and computer languages. In addition, he has been teaching aggressive networking and security programs at numerous institutions for the past seven years. Abraham graduated Cum Laude from the City College of New York.


CHANTAL SENATUS is an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of Buildings Counsel's Office. She is in charge of the Unsafe Buildings Unit, supervising its operation and representing the City in Unsafe Buildings proceedings adjudicated in New York State Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Department, Chantal was an Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Citywide Administrative Services where she litigated appeals of civil service disqualifications before the City Civil Service Commission and advised the agency in employment, labor, and civil service matters. She received her Bachelors in Urban Studies and American Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law.


ALLISON J. SIEGEL is the Director of Management & Systems Support in the office of Fiscal Affairs at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). As Director, she handles all Fiscal related systems issues and special projects. Before joining HPD in 2002, Allison worked in the Financial Services industry as a Vice President for JPMorgan Chase. Allison has a Master of Business Administration Degree from Hofstra University.


TRACEY THORNE is the Director of Program and Policy Analysis at the Human Resources Administration (HRA) Office of Domestic Violence and Emergency Intervention Services. She earned her Masters of Public Administration at Rockefeller College of Public affairs and Policy, at the State University of New York at Albany. In her spare time, Tracey is a nationally ranked fencer and competes in national and international elite women's events.


TRACY WEBER joined the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) in June 2002 and is currently the Director of Grants and the Interagency Coordinator. She is also the Director of Project H.E.A.L. (Health Emergency Assistance Link), a partnership between OCDV and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation to enhance domestic violence services at City hospitals. Prior to her work at OCDV, Tracy spent four years as a Project Coordinator at Columbia University studying the health of Vietnam veterans. Tracy received her Master of Public Health Degree from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in Physics from Bryn Mawr College.


RANDALL WILSON is a twenty-three year member of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). He is currently the Commanding Officer of the Bureau of Fire Investigation's Special Operations Command. Randall spent the first ten years of his career in fire suppression as a Firefighter in the borough of Queens. He was then promoted to the Bureau of Fire Investigation, where he investigates the cause and origin of fires throughout the city. For the past five years Randall held the position of Director of Training, responsible for the training of all Peace Officers and Police Officers within the FDNY, as well serving as a guest lecturer to other governmental agencies. Randall attended Long Island University at C.W. Post and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.

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