Lilliam Perez, appointed by Bronx Borough President Diaz, is a Bronx resident and Vice President of Government & Community Relations at Montefiore Health System. Perez grew up in the Bronx and has received numerous recognitions for her political activism, including being named one of "40 Rising Stars Under 40", The Next Generation of Political Leaders in New York by the City Hall News. Prior to her current position, she worked as Chief of Staff for District Office Operations for former State Senator and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, where she collaborated with numerous organizations dealing with social justice issues such as education and immigration reform, political empowerment and women's rights. She is a founder and former board member of the Latina Political Action Committee, former board member and treasurer of the Dominican Women's Development Center and the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Perez holds a B.A. from Long Island University.