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.
As the Executive Deputy Commissioner at DCAS, Quintin Haynes is responsible for the agency's asset management and business resilience strategies. He oversees the divisions of Real Estate Services, Facilities Management, Construction and Technical Services, Information Technology, and Strategic Operations.
Most recently, Quintin coordinated agency operations and strategic planning as DCAS’s chief of staff. He also formerly led the New York City Mayor's Office of Human Resources, Diversity and EEO.
Prior to moving to New York City, Quintin served as an adviser to former U.S. Secretaries of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Rebecca Blank, and as head of financial operations at the White House during the Obama Administration.
Quintin earned his master of public administration from New York University, where he also instructs a course on management consulting in the public sector as an adjunct professor. He earned his undergraduate degree in public administration at Florida A&M University.
Dawn M. Pinnock is the Executive Deputy Commissioner. She joined DCAS in May of 2014 as the Deputy Commissioner of Human Capital where she led the team responsible for supporting City agencies’ workforce needs in testing, recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
With more than 20 years of public sector experience, Pinnock has served in leadership positions 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’s 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 American Society of Training and Professional Development and the Society of Human Resource Management.
Richard Badillo is the Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal and Business Management and Chief Financial Officer. He oversees the Fiscal and Business Management (FBM) Line of Service which is the central financial oversight to DCAS’s expense, capital, and revenue budget. He has more than 32 years of experience in New York City governmental budgeting across various agencies including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Housing Authority (NYCHA), and DCAS.
Badillo is a graduate of Fordham University and is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.
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.
Suzanne Lynn joined DCAS as General Counsel in 2014, and is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs of the agency. She directs an office of thirty attorneys who handle Civil Service, employment, and labor matters; real estate, including leasing transactions; and procurement of goods and services for City agencies.
Before joining DCAS, Lynn served for 10 years as Deputy Commissioner for Community Development at the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development where she oversaw federally funded anti-poverty initiatives, and was responsible for the City’s youth workforce development programs.
Prior to working for the City, Lynn was Vice President and General Counsel at MDRC, a nationally recognized social policy research firm.
Other previous positions include Chief of the Civil Rights Division at the NYS Attorney General’s Office, and staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.
She holds a Bachelor’s from Harvard College, and a law degree from Columbia 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.
Carmine Rivetti is the 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
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 Assistant Commissioner and 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.