New York, NY 10007
Haeda is currently the Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs for Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. As a member of the Mayor’s Senior Staff, she coordinates the City’s interaction with the City, State and Federal Legislative Offices, as well as, the Offices of the City Comptroller, Public Advocate and Borough Presidents. Her office keeps the Mayor and Deputy Mayors informed about intergovernmental issues and is the liaison between the city and other governments.
Haeda previously served as the Director of the City Council Finance Division under Former Speaker Peter F. Vallone. There she successfully led negotiations for adopting the budget for the City of New York. Prior to becoming Director she served as Deputy Director of the Council’s Finance office.
Haeda holds a Masters of Arts and Liberal Science in Public Administration as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Fordham University. She is a recipient of the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship.
She currently serves as Mayor Bloomberg’s representative to the Queens Borough Public Library. Haeda also serves as an advisory Board Member for the Center of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College and has been a lecturer at the Urban Studies Department at the college. She is the past Chairman of the William Spyropoulos Greek American Day School in Flushing. And a past Parish Council member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of America has appointed Haeda to the National Board of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Ladies Philoptochos Society (which is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church), and to the Board of the St. Michael’s Home for the Elderly which she currently serves as Board President.
Haeda has had the honor of accompanying Mayor Bloomberg to Greece (twice) and to the Patriarchate. This was the first ever official visit by a New York City Mayor to the Hellenic Republic.
On October 31, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Haeda the Community Recovery Director of Staten Island for The City’s Hurricane Sandy relief effort. Her job was to ensure that NewYorkers in the hardest hit communities had the information they needed for services available to them. She was the primary point of contact for the residents, community groups and elected officials on Staten Island and coordinated the city’s operations and ensured that all community needs were met.
Haeda was born and raised in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx and is the oldest of four children. Her parents, Stergios and Stella Bizekis, emigrated to the United States from the town of Naoussa in Macedonia, Greece in 1962. She and her husband George an attorney presently reside in Bayside, Queens.