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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Ben Max)

The De Blasio Administration Takes Shape

  • First Deputy Mayor: Tony Shorris
  • Shorris' Chief of Staff: Dominic Williams
  • Director of Intergovernmental Affairs: Emma Wolfe
  • Police Commissioner: Bill Bratton
  • Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services: Lilliam Barrios-Paoli
  • Senior Health Policy Advisor and Counsel, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services: Steven Newmark
  • Budget Director: Dean Fuleihan
  • Commissioner at the Administration for Children's Services: Gladys Carrión
  • Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development: Alicia Glen
  • Chief of Staff to the mayor: Laura Santucci
  • Corporation Counsel: Zachary Carter
  • Department of Education Chancellor: Carmen Fariña
  • Chief of Staff to the Chancellor: Ursulina Ramirez
  • Commissioner of Homeless Services: Gilbert Taylor
  • Transportation Commissioner: Polly Trottenberg
  • Director of Labor Relations: Bob Linn
  • Special Adviser to the First Deputy Mayor: Stanley Brezenoff (unpaid)
  • President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation: Kyle Kimball (staying on)
  • Sanitation Commissioner: John Doherty (stayed on temporarily (through March))
  • Office of Emergency Management: Joe Bruno (staying on, at least temporarily)
  • FDNY Commissioner: Sal Cassano (stayed on temporarily (through May))
  • Commissioner of the Department of Youth and Community Development: Bill Chong
  • Mayor's Community Affairs Unit head: Marco A. Carrión
  • Director of the Office of Operations: Mindy Tarlow
  • Senior Advisor: Peter Ragone
  • Federal Legislative Affairs head: Max Sevillia
  • State Legislative Affairs head: Sherif Soliman
  • Press Secretary: Phillip Walzak
  • First Deputy Press Secretary: Marti Adams
  • Deputy Press Secretary: Maibe Ponet
  • Deputy Press Secretary: Wiley Norvell
  • Director of Operations for the Press Office: Angela Banks
  • Special Advisor to the Mayor (communications): Rebecca Kirszner Katz
  • Director of Research and Media Analysis: Mahen Gunaratna
  • Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Dr. Mary Bassett
  • Commissioner of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence: Rose Pierre-Louis
  • Chief of Staff to First Lady Chirlane McCray: Rachel Noerdlinger
  • Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services: Maria Torres-Springer
  • Commissioner of Health and Hospitals Corporation: Dr. Ramanathan Raju
  • Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services: Stacey Cumberbatch
  • Members of the Panel for Education Policy (PEP): Elzora Cleveland, Norm Fruchter, Vanessa Leung, Lori Podvesker and Robert Reffkin
  • Director of the Office of City Legislative Affairs: Jon Paul Lupo
  • Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives: Richard Buery
  • Commissioner of the Department of Investigation (confirmed by the City Council): Mark Peters
  • Chair of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City: Chirlane McCray (First Lady of New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife)
  • Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships: Gabrielle Fialkoff
  • Nominees to the Conflicts of Interest Board (confirmed by the City Council): Richard Briffault (as chair) and Fernando Bohorquez, Jr.
  • Chair of the City Planning Commission: Carl Weisbrod
  • Chair of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA): Shola Olatoye
  • General Manager of NYCHA: Cecil House (staying on)
  • Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development: Vicki Been
  • President of the Housing Development Corporation: Gary D. Rodney
  • Counsel to the Mayor: Maya Wiley
  • Commissioner at the Department for the Aging: Donna M. Corrado
  • Commissioner for the Department of Environmental Protection: Emily Lloyd
  • Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs: Nisha Agarwal
  • President of School Construction Authority: Lorraine Grillo (staying on)
  • Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration: Steve Banks
  • Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission: Meera Joshi
  • Commissioner of the Department of Correction: Joseph Ponte
  • Commissioner of the Department of Probation: Ana Bermúdez
  • Director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice: Elizabeth Glazer
  • Senior Advisor to the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice: Vincent Schiraldi
  • President and CEO of NYC and Company: Fred Dixon
  • Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation: Kathryn Garcia
  • Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation: Mitchell Silver
  • Commissioner of the Department of Records and Information Services: Pauline Toole
  • Appointments to the Rent Guidelines Board: Sarah Williams Willard as an owners' representative; Cecilia Joza and Steven Flax as public members; Sheila Garcia as a tenant representative; Harvey Epstein (re-appointed) as a tenant representative
  • Senior Advisor for Recovery, Resiliency, and Infrastructure: Bill Goldstein
  • Director of Housing Recovery Office: Amy Peterson
  • Director of new Office of Recovery and Resiliency: Daniel Zarrilli
  • Head of the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development: Katy Gaul-Stigge
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation board chairman: Michael Schlein
  • Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs: Tom Finkelpearl
  • Commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction: Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora
  • Commissioner of the Department of Finance: Jacques Jiha
  • Director of the Mayor's Office of Contract Services: Lisette Camilo
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation: David Ehrenberg (staying on)
  • Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment: Cynthia Lopez
  • Chair of the Rent Guidelines Board: Rachel Godsil
  • Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs: Julie Menin
  • Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT): Anne Roest
  • Commissioner of the Fire Department: Daniel Nigro
  • Chair of the Business Integrity Commission: Dan Brownell
  • Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission: Meenakshi Srinivasan
  • President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation: Regina Myer (continuing on)
  • Director of Agency Communications: Andrea Hagelgans


[The City's page for "Officials" in the "Office of the Mayor"]


The De Blasio Transition & Inauguration

  • Transition NYC Co-Chair: Jennifer Jones Austin
  • Transition NYC Co-Chair: Carl Weisbrod
  • Transition NYC Director: Laura Santucci
  • Transition NYC Deputy Director: Ursulina Ramirez
  • In addition to the four transition leaders above, there is a sixty-member Transition Committee
  • Inauguration Chair: Gabrielle Fialkoff
  • The Inauguration Committee & Honorary Inaugural Committee members
  • UPKNYC campaign to enact the mayor-elect's plan to tax the wealthiest earners to fund universal pre-kindergarten and middle school after school programming in New York City


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Achelis Foundation - A New York-based organization funding youth, rehabilitation, biomedical research, child welfare, major cultural institutions, hospitals and health care, social services, alcohol and drug abuse, father absence and responsible fatherhood, and education, primarily in New York City.

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation - Grants are currently made in the areas of education, social welfare, the environment, and reproductive rights. In the areas of public education and social welfare, the Foundation's grantmaking is focused almost entirely on organizations based in New York City.

Charles Hayden Foundation - Seeks to promote the mental, moral and physical development of children and youth ages three to eighteen in the New York and Boston metropolitan areas. Funds programs that enhance the schooling and after-school activities of inner-city students.

Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation - Dedicated to the betterment of New York City, the Foundation supports improved health care and the performing arts in New York City.

Foundation Center - A national directory of foundations and nonprofits, with search option.

Foundations Online - Online guide to national foundations and nonprofits.

Fund for the City of New York - Through centers on youth, government and technology as well as core organizational assistance, the Fund introduces and helps to implement innovations in policy, programs, practice and technology in order to advance the functioning of government and nonprofit organizations in New York City and beyond.

GuideStar - A database of more than 850,000 nonprofit organizations.

Heathcote Art Foundation - Supports New York City based arts organizations that directly assist emerging artists of promise and those which promote the creation of new and innovative work.

Hyde and Watson Foundation - Supports capital projects related to health, education, religion, social services, arts, and humanities, focused primarily in the New York City Metropolitan area, and Essex, Union, and Morris Counties in New Jersey.

Independence Community Foundation - Committed to the renewal and revitalization of low-income and moderate-income neighborhoods of New York City, Nassau County and Northern New Jersey.

IOLA Fund of the State of New York - Helps the poorest and most vulnerable people in New York State to obtain help with legal problems affecting their most basic needs, such as food, shelter, jobs and access to health care.

Isaac H. Tuttle Fund - Provides direct financial support to individuals and to not-for-profit community-based organizations that provide services to seniors in Manhattan, New York.

J.M. Kaplan Fund - The Fund is committed to, among other things, the livability of its hometown, and tries to encourage citizen involvement in the improvement of crucial New York amenities.

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation - Provides grants primarily in the areas of environment and reproductive rights, with an emphasis on the Metro New York Environment.

Lily Auchincloss Foundation - Dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in New York City, the Foundation supports contemporary visual art, preservation and community programs which serve to enrich the lives of the people of New York City.

Long Island Community Foundation - The Mission of the Long Island Community Foundation is to enhance the well-being of the people and the communities of Long Island through effective grantmaking to non-profits.

Louis Calder Foundation - Seeks to promote the educational, physical and personal development of children and youth in the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area.

Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust - Considers grant proposals for music and urban environmental programs in New York City.

New Visions for Public Schools - Recently awarded grants to eight schools in New York City.

New York Community Trust - Awards grants to New York City organizations within the areas of Children, Youth, and Families; Community Development and the Environment; Education Arts and the Humanities; and Health and People with Special Needs.

New York Women's Foundation - Seeks to fund programs within the five boroughs of New York City which will contribute to moving low-income women and girls towards economic self-sufficiency and self-reliance.

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York - Unites nonprofits from all subsectors in the New York metro area social services, the arts, religion, philanthropy, health, education, housing and economic development.

North Star Fund - A progressive community foundation that supports projects in New York City organized by the people most affected and oppressed by current economic, social, and political problems.

Pinkerton Foundation - The Foundation supports efforts to strengthen and expand community-based programs for children, youth and families in New York City, particularly those related to economically disadvantaged children, youth and families, and severely learning disabled children and adults of borderline intelligence. - A national directory of foundations, with search by topic options.

Robin Hood Foundation - Funds education, after-school programs, job training, and health care initiatives in New York City.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund - A major contributor to New York City nonprofits, the fund focuses on public education, youth development, community-based initiatives, and building community leadership.

Stonewall Community Foundation - A voice for gay and lesbian philanthropy, the Foundation awards a variety of grants to address community needs in New York City.

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