Protecting Public Health

Supporting smart public health policy to improve our quality of life

Public Health has long been a responsibility of the government. From protecting your drinking water, to health code compliance, to managing a pandemic response that reached into all of our lives.

As your County Executive, I’ve brought to the job a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) concentrating in healthcare administration in addition to experience from having worked in healthcare administration at CareMount Medical- the state’s largest private multi-specialty medical group at the time. I also served as a regional director for the American Heart Association, as deputy district director for our nation’s first elected female physician member of the U.S. Congress, and as an EMT for Westchester EMS, the Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Kent Volunteer Fire Department.

As your former Assemblyman, I served as the ranking member of the Assembly Health Committee where I interfaced with every part of the healthcare sector- homecare, nursing homes, assisted living, pharmacies, health departments, hospitals, schools and more. I also served as a member of the New York State Council on Health Care Financing.

As a state lawmaker, I supported smart public health policy to improve our quality of life and protect the health and safety of our families, friends and neighbors, but not at the expense of our personal liberty, property or freedom.

As the Chief Executive Officer of Putnam County, I work with and listen to our health policy experts, but I don’t and won’t let unelected bureaucrats from Washington, D.C. or Albany run roughshod over us.

I’ve utilized my education, experience, and relationships to work with our partners and effectively manage our county’s public health responsibilities and emergency response in a fiscally responsible manner that honors our commitment to public health without trampling on our individual liberty or freedom.