HPD Builds Out Senior Team to Deliver on Housing Agenda

March 14, 2023

NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced fifteen new appointments to their senior leadership team. During a time when it is difficult to hire and retain staff in public service positions, these team members have a wealth of knowledge and expertise critical to their roles. HPD's senior team members, from the most veteran to the newest, are critical to advancing the agency’s mission and fulfilling the promise to better New York.

Housing Our Neighbors isn’t just a slogan, it’s our mission, and HPD is building out our senior team with talented, focused, and dedicated public servants to do just that,” said HPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr. “Like any good head coach, you identify talent, put them in the right places and let them lead their teammates to wins. This team will provide the kind of leadership throughout the agency that’s a win for all New Yorkers.” <>HPD is currently ramping up agency-wide hiring at all levels and will be launching an aggressive hiring campaign later this month to fill vacant positions.  

The 15 newest members of the senior team by office are:

Office of Asset and Property Management

  • Emily Osgood, Associate Commissioner, Housing Opportunity & Placement Services
  • Aileen Reynolds, Assistant Commissioner, Housing Opportunity
  • Yong Ju Kim, Assistant Commissioner, Property Management and Client Services
  • Alexandra Warren, Assistant Commissioner, Housing Stability

Office of Development

  • Chris Allred, Assistant Commissioner, Portfolio Management & Conversions  
  • Dan Moran, Assistant Commissioner, New Construction Finance  

Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services

  • Lois Winters, Assistant Commissioner, Data Management & Technology  

Office of External Affairs

  • Ilana Maier, Assistant Commissioner, Communications  
  • Nicole Simmons, Assistant Commissioner, Intergovernmental Affairs  

Office of Finance & Administration

  • Gardea Caphart, Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration  
  • Aziziet Hiwot, Assistant Commissioner, Capital Planning

Office of Legal Affairs

  • Maurice Dobson, Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
  • Ledwin Martinez, Assistant Commissioner, Procurement and Agency Chief Contracting Officer  

Office of Neighborhood Strategies

  • Michael Sandler, Associate Commissioner of Neighborhood Strategies
  • Felipe Cortes, Assistant Commissioner, Planning and Predevelopment