Vilma Huertas was appointed Corporate Secretary to the Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) in June 2005. As the Corporate Secretary, she serves as a Key Advisor to Board Members, acts as their liaison with the Executive Management Team and external stakeholders, and executes all Board Member logistics. She also oversees the Calendar and Documents Unit, Office of Impartial Hearings, and Guardian Ad Litem Unit. Additionally, Ms. Huertas serves as Member of the Authority’s Governance Committee and Personnel Board.
Ms. Huertas previously held the position at NYCHA of Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations, after serving as the department's Legislative Liaison and then Deputy Director. Prior to joining the Authority, Ms. Huertas held various positions, including Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, Chief of Staff in the New York State Assembly, and Assistant Housing Director and Director of Economic Development for a large not-for-profit.
Ms. Huertas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York Law School at Queens College. She also is a graduate of the NYC Department of City Administrative Service and Mayor’s Office of Operations Management Academy Executive Development Program. Ms. Huertas’s public service extends to her civic affiliations for which she has served as a member on several Boards.