Lisette Camilo was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio as Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) in January of 2016, the agency responsible for providing City agencies with essential services to aid them in their operations. DCAS manages a broad range of areas including: all of the City’s real estate transactions, centralized procurement of large-scale goods and services, the City’s fleet program, recruitment and training of the City’s workforce, administration of the City’s Civil Service system and EEO policies, as well as the City’s efforts to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from more than 4,000 City buildings.
Commissioner Camilo has a long history of public service. She was appointed as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) and City Chief Procurement Officer by Mayor Bill de Blasio in April of 2014, where she ensured Mayoral agencies’ compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements related to the City’s procurement of billions of dollars of goods and services. Commissioner Camilo began at MOCS in 2011 in the legal unit, and also served as its Acting General Counsel.
Prior to MOCS, Commissioner Camilo served as Legislative Counsel at the New York City Council for the Contracts, Juvenile Justice, and General Welfare Committees where she drafted legislation and coordinated oversight hearings. Previously, Camilo was an attorney practicing immigration law at a private law firm. She began her legal career as Counsel for UNITE HERE Local 100, which represents hotel, restaurant, and commercial cafeteria food service workers.
Born and raised in Washington Heights, Lisette Camilo is a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University, and George Washington University School of Law.
Dawn M. Pinnock is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for People Operations and Risk Management at the Department of Citywide Administrative Service (DCAS). In her role, she maintains citywide oversight of services provided to the human resources, equal employment, and diversity and inclusion departments serving at every agency. Within DCAS, she ensures the provision of quality services to agency employees. Her office drives workforce excellence through increased compliance with civil service and employment law, the identification and mitigation of risks that impact DCAS' performance and improves workplace culture through fair and inclusive employment and promotion practices.
Dawn's city career spans over 23 years and her work impacts the nearly 400,000 employees serving the City of New York. Dawn joined the DCAS team in 2014 as the Deputy Commissioner of Human Capital. She previously served in other leadership roles at some of the City's largest agencies, including the New York City Transit Authority where she served as Vice President of Human Resources and at the New York City Housing Authority where she served as the Director of Human Resources.
She holds a Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School for Social Research and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College. She is a Certified Human Resource Professional, and a member of both the Association for Talent Development and the Society of Human Resource Management.
Carmine Rivetti is the Chief of Staff for the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Prior to his time as Chief of Staff, he served as Executive Director of External Affairs, overseeing communications and intergovernmental affairs. Rivetti came to the agency in July of 2014 as the Deputy Chief of Staff.
Prior to joining DCAS, he served as Associate Vice President of Income for the United Way of New York City overseeing social service related initiatives, which include financial management, food stamps outreach, hunger prevention, and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.
Rivetti has spent more than 20 years in the public sector starting his career as a legislative financial analyst at the New York City Council. He continued his career as a government relations specialist with the American Cancer Society and NYCHA and would later serve as Assistant Commissioner for Government and Community Relations at the Department of Homeless Services.
Carmine holds a Master's in social work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University.
Sanford Cohen is the DCAS General Counsel. He manages and supervises the Department’s Office of General Counsel in its handling of legal matters involving citywide personnel policies, the procurement of goods and services for city agencies, and the City’s real estate holdings and transactions, as well as the activities of the Citywide Office of Safety and Health. He entered service at DCAS as Deputy General Counsel for Human Capital in 2014 and served as Acting General Counsel in 2020.
Before joining DCAS, Mr. Cohen was the Executive Deputy General Counsel for the City’s Department of Consumer Affairs from 2008 to 2014, where his responsibilities included the oversight of the Department’s personnel policies and practices as well as the management of the legal department’s enforcement of consumer protection laws. He was the Deputy Director of the Domestic Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights from 2005 to 2007 where he directed the Center’s litigation in courts across the United States. He was an Assistant United States Attorney and the Chief of Civil Rights Litigation in the Eastern District of New York from 1995 to 2005, where he handled criminal civil rights prosecutions and civil litigation enforcing federal civil rights laws. From 1983 to 1995, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office. He was Bureau Chief from 1991 until 1995 and Deputy Bureau Chief from 1986 to 1991. He began his legal career as a staff attorney at Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corporation in 1979. .
Cohen is a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University. He received Juris Doctor with honors from Rutgers-Newark School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, all of the United States District Courts in New York, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.
Barbara Dannenberg is the Deputy Commissioner for Human Capital (HC), which is responsible for maintaining the Civil Service system for the City of New York. HC recruits and identifies the best-qualified candidates for City employment, administers Civil Service exams for positions and provides City agencies with a qualified pool of candidates to fill their hiring needs in a manner consistent with the State Constitution, Civil Service Law and laws governing equal employment opportunity. In addition, HC develops and interprets Citywide policies and programs, develops and conducts professional development and employee training programs, and implements the City’s provisional reduction plan, among other critical functions.
Prior to serving as Deputy Commissioner, Dannenberg served as the Assistant Commissioner for Examinations, the Director of Classification and Compensation, and in various roles within Human Capital to support the City’s administration of the Civil Service process. She has amassed nearly 20 years of public sector experience and has shared her technical expertise throughout her tenure to support City agencies and Citywide operations. She has an unparalleled knowledge of the City’s title structure, and has successfully created pipeline and promotion pathways to City careers.
As Chief Energy Management Officer for the City of New York, Anthony Fiore leads the team responsible for demand management and purchasing energy for all City agencies, cultural institutions, hospitals, schools, and universities. He is responsible for managing a $700 million annual energy supply budget, and a $2.7 billion 10-year capital budget to develop and implement programs to achieve the City’s One City: Built to Last strategy of an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Prior to his role at DCAS, Fiore served as the City’s Director of Energy Regulatory Affairs responsible for acting as the primary energy policy advocate for the City before numerous State and federal agencies, and providing analysis on a wide range of regulatory and legislative matters related to energy.
Fiore received a Bachelor’s in Science from Binghamton University and a Master’s in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
Mersida Ibric is the Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Citywide Procurement (OCP), the chief procurement agent for the City of New York and is responsible for purchasing goods and services on behalf of all City agencies. OCP solicits and awards a wide variety of contracts and manages a portfolio of approximately 1,000 multi-year citywide requirements contracts, representing $1.5 billion in annual encumbrances across 100 agencies.
This is Ibric’s 9th year in NYC government, working previously at the Mayor's Office of Contract Services as Deputy Director for Research and IT. In that role, Ibric was responsible for maintaining and developing procurement data analytics and reporting; managing the City’s Doing Business and Accountability Project; and the planning and developing of mayoral procurement initiatives such as the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises program and hireNYC.
Ibric received a Bachelors in Political Science from CUNY Queens College and a Master’s in Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College, School of Public Affairs.
Keith Todd Kerman is the Deputy Commissioner of Fleet and New York City’s first Chief Fleet Officer. In that role, he is responsible for the largest municipal fleet in the United States with 30,000 vehicles, 80,000 fleet operators, and more than 2,000 employees engaged in fleet operations. Kerman manages inter-agency shared fleet services in partnership with major fleet agencies including the Police, Fire, Sanitation, and Transportation departments.
Kerman implements Mayor de Blasio’s NYC Clean Fleet initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2025. The City has one of the greenest fleets in the nation with more than 17,000 vehicles operating on some type of alternative fuel. Kerman is also a lead focusing on fleet safety for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate City traffic fatalities.
Kerman is in his 24th year of public service, having served more than 17 years with New York City Parks, most recently as Assistant Commissioner for Citywide Operations. He is a graduate of Harvard College.
Silvia Montalban is the Chief Citywide Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Office of Citywide Equity and Inclusion (OCEI). She is responsible for fostering the City of New York’s emergence as an innovative and global leader in equitable, diverse and inclusive employment practices. OCEI is responsible for ensuring proper and consistent implementation of the City’s EEO Policy and other related policies and procedures and provides best practice guidance impacting the workforce across over 80 City government agencies.
Montalban is an attorney experienced in institutional compliance with non-discrimination laws and policies, employment law and employee relations matters in both city government and higher education. Prior her role at DCAS, Silvia worked 10 years at the City University of New York's (CUNY) John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she served as the head of the Compliance and Diversity department, addressing matters impacting both the employee and student populations. She handled investigations under non-discrimination policies and laws, including Title IX, and led policy training programs for employees and students. During her tenure at John Jay College, she also served as the secondary head of the Office of the General Counsel for several years.
Her prior City government service includes: Director of the Employment Law Unit at the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS); and as an attorney with the NYC Department of Homeless Services monitoring emergency assistance petitions, representing the agency in appeal hearings and labor proceedings, advising the Family Services division in the legal compliance of programmatic initiatives, and later serving as the agency's Personnel Director.
Montalban is a graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law.
Shameka Overton is the Deputy Commissioner of Administration. In this role, Overton is responsible for internal support services to the agency’s 2,300 employees. These services include Human Resources, Payroll and Timekeeping, Labor Relations, Disciplinary Proceedings, Employee Relations, and Transportation Services. Overton also oversees the City Store, the Official Store of the City of New York, and the DCAS Police force, which provides law enforcement and security services for employees and visitors to DCAS-managed facilities.
She began her career in City government career more than 20 years ago as a college intern. She holds a degree in Business Administration and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Nitin Patel is the Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology and DCAS’s Chief Information Officer. In that role, he is responsible for providing technological guidance for the agency and for establishing and directing the strategic and tactical goals, policies, and procedures for the information technology department. He collaborates with the agency's Commissioner and consults with all Lines of Services to present new approaches and discuss system changes.
Prior to joining DCAS, Patel worked at New York City’s Financial Information Services Agency (FISA) implementing Citywide Human Resources, payroll, and timekeeping systems. Previously, he worked in the consulting, media, and healthcare industries and has more than 22 years of experience working as an IT executive linking business strategies and technology solutions.
Patel has an electrical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Laura Ringelheim is the Deputy Commissioner for Real Estate Services responsible for overseeing and providing for the real estate needs of New York City agencies. This includes accommodating space in City-owned buildings as well as leasing from private landlords when necessary. Her line of service also supervises the rental of City buildings for use by private citizens and organizations.
Ringelheim came to DCAS in 2014 and served as Special Counsel to the DCAS Commissioner, providing legal counsel, analysis, and oversight on agency policy and operations.
Before joining DCAS, Ringelheim served as Deputy General Counsel at the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS), the City’s lead office for contracting and procurement.
Prior to working at MOCS, Ringelheim served as the General Counsel for the New York City Commission to the United Nations, Consular Corps, and Protocol (subsequently renamed the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs). As General Counsel, she served as a key legal advisor for matters involving the City’s role as host to the United Nations and 192 foreign government offices.
Ringelheim also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department for eight years handling both affirmative and defensive litigation in the Real Estate and Tort Litigation Divisions.
Ringelheim received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to practice law in New York and before the courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts.
As Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal and Business Management (FBM) at DCAS, Richard Thom is the chief fiscal officer for the agency and is responsible for overseeing the agency’s budget in all aspects, including expense, revenue, and capital. He also oversees the Audits and Accounts Unit and the Non-Public School Reimbursement Program within FBM. Deputy Commissioner Thom served as Acting Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal and Business Management from December 2020 until his appointment as Deputy Commissioner.
Deputy Commissioner Thom has served at DCAS for 22 years and has worked for the City of New York for 36 years. At DCAS, he previously served as the Assistant Commissioner for FBM. Prior to this, he was Director of State Reimbursement, dealing with the New York State Office of Court Administration on the reimbursement of court cleaning and maintenance expenses.
Prior to his time at DCAS, Deputy Commissioner Thom spent the first 14 years of his career at the NYC Office of Management and Budget. He started as an Assistant Budget Analyst in 1984 and worked his way up to being the lead analyst overseeing the NYC Department of Environmental Protection budget.
Deputy Commissioner Thom is a graduate of Baruch College where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in 1984.
Jerry Torres is the Deputy Commissioner of Facilities Management. He is responsible for overseeing the operational and programmatic procedures for the 55 DCAS-managed buildings. In this role he monitors, advises, and oversees the various internal operational groups, including: Building Services, Mechanical Maintenance and Operations, Energy, Skilled Trades, Contract Services, and Fire and Life Safety.
Torres is a seasoned veteran with more than three decades in City government. He has led projects related to building operations, and served as a coordinator for several mayoral inaugurations and over 30 parades.
He has received FEMA Emergency Management training and played a pivotal role assisting the City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
He began his career as a Custodian with DCAS's predecessor agency, the Department of General Services. He attended John Jay College and has a certificate in Fire Safety.
Joseph Wagner is Chief Engineer responsible for DCAS's Construction and Technical Services (CTS). He coordinates all phases of construction for DCAS facilities, is responsible for the maintenance and repair of nearly 600 vertical lifts, and for the inspections, condition assessments, recommendations, and repairs of approximately 1,800 DCAS properties, including waterfront properties within the five boroughs.
Wagner is a professional engineer with more than 40 years of experience in structural engineering. His background is in structural design, construction, field inspections of high rise buildings, and the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing buildings.
Prior to joining the City of New York in 1988, he served as Vice President and Partner of Ramp Engineering Consultants, where he handled multi-million-dollar projects, from design through construction, for both the public and private sectors.
He is registered as a professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and North Carolina. He also holds certification as a structural engineer from the Structural Engineering Certification Board, a certification as a special inspector of threshold buildings in the state of Florida, special inspector for the City of New York, and holds a New York City contractor’s license. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.