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 Assemblyman, I serve as the ranking member of the Assembly Health Committee where I interface with every part of the healthcare sector- homecare, nursing homes, assisted living, pharmacies, health departments, hospitals, schools and more. I also serve as Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay’s appointed member of the New York State Council on Health Care Financing.
In the Assembly, 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 County Executive, I’ll bring to the job a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) concentrating in healthcare administration as well as the experience from having previously worked in healthcare administration at CareMount Medical- the state’s largest private multi-specialty medical group. 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 the chief executive officer of Putnam County, I’ll work with and listen to our health policy experts, but I won’t let the unelected bureaucrats from Washington, D.C. or Albany run roughshod over us.
I’ll utilize my education, experience, and relationships to work with our partners and effectively manage our county’s public health responsibilities and pandemic response in a fiscally responsible manner that honors our commitment to public health without trampling on our individual liberty or freedom.