Senior Leadership

Senior Leadership

Jacques Jiha, Ph.D. - Budget Director

Jacques Jiha, Ph.D

Jacques Jiha, Ph.D., serves as Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. In this role, he oversees New York City’s fiscal policy, including the development of the Expense and Capital Budgets, the City’s bond and borrowing program, and the budgets of more than 90 City agencies and entities. He is also is responsible for evaluating the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of City services and proposals, and providing vital information to government officials on the local, national, and world economies. As Budget Director, he has helped lead New York City out of the financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic through strong fiscal management.


Joseph Taranto - Chief of Staff

Joseph Taranto





Joseph Taranto is the Chief of Staff to the Budget Director at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role, he oversees all agency operations, provides strategic guidance to the Budget Director and senior staff, and interfaces with external stakeholders. Prior to joining OMB, he served as Senior Advisor at both the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the New York City Council Speaker’s Office.

Kenneth Godiner - First Deputy Budget Director

Kenneth Godiner





Kenneth Godiner is the First Deputy Budget Director at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mr. Godiner manages units that oversee Fringe Benefits, Pensions, the Office of Budget Review, Information Systems, Labor, and Technology Budget and Management. He is also the primary representative of the Budget Director in City labor collective bargaining negotiations. Mr. Godiner has worked at OMB since 1988.


Prescott D. Ulrey - General Counsel and MWBE Officer

Prescott D. Ulrey



Prescott D. Ulrey is the General Counsel and MWBE Officer for the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He oversees OMB’s legal department, which has a varied portfolio including debt issuance, financing of capital projects, securities law, federal tax law, procurement, conflicts of interest, corporate governance and compliance, grant-making, human resources, and other matters involving federal, state and local law. He has been with OMB since 1997.

Tara Boirard - Senior Deputy Director for Housing and Economic Development, Infrastructure, Technical Services, and Community Development

Tara Boirard



Tara Boirard serves as the Senior Deputy Director for Housing and Economic Development, Infrastructure, Technical Services, and Community Development at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Ms. Boirard oversees the operating and capital budgets of City agencies including HPD, DCP, SBS, and DOB and organizations such as EDC, TGI and BNYDC. She also serves as OMB’s Chief Diversity Officer and leads the OMB Institute Initiatives. Ms. Boirard has worked at OMB since 2000.

Latonia McKinney - Senior Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs and Education

Latonia McKinney

Latonia McKinney is the Senior Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations and Education at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role Ms. McKinney oversees the Intergovernmental Relations Task Force which deals with the legislative process at the Local, State and Federal levels and analyzes how the actions of other governmental entities impact the City’ budget; the Community Board Unit which prepares and monitors the boards’ operating budgets; and the Education Task Force which oversees the expense and revenue budgets for both the Department of Education and the City University of New York. Before joining OMB, Ms. McKinney was the Finance Director at the New York City Council, where she worked in various capacities for 23 years.

Joshua Goldstein - Deputy Director for Tax Policy, Revenue Forecasting and Economic Analysis

Joshua Goldstein


Joshua Goldstein is the Deputy Director for Tax Policy, Revenue Forecasting and Economic Analysis Deputy Director at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role he oversees OMB’s economic, tax and miscellaneous revenue forecasting unit, which requires analysis of the local, national, and international economic trends that impact the city's revenue and tax base. In addition the unit conducts analysis on local, state, and federal tax policy and provides economic analysis in a wide array of public policy areas. He has been with OMB since 1999.

David Greenberg - Deputy Director for Health and Social Services

David Greenberg



David Greenberg is the Deputy Director for Health and Social Services at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role, Mr. Greenberg oversees the budgets for the City’s Health and Social Services agencies, NYC Health + Hospitals, and Medicaid. Mr. Greenberg has overseen an expansion of the social safety net, an overhaul of NYC Health and Hospitals’ finances, and managed the finances of the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has worked at OMB since 2008.

David Womack - Deputy Director for Financing Policy and Coordination

David Womack

David Womack is the Deputy Director for Financing Policy and Coordination at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role, he is responsible for managing the City’s capital financing programs. He also serves as Executive Director of the New York City Transitional Finance Authority, Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority and President of the Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation. Prior to joining OMB in 2020, Mr. Womack was a senior municipal finance professional with over 35 years’ experience as an investment banker and financial advisor.

Ivan Acosta - Associate Director for Intergovernmental Affairs

Ivan Acosta




Ivan Acosta is the Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Mr. Acosta oversees intergovernmental operations related to City, State, and Federal affairs, and serves as OMB's principal liaison to all legislative bodies. He also oversees the budgets of the 59 Community Boards. Before joining OMB in 2018 Mr. Acosta held positions in the Office of the Mayor, with City Council, and with the State Legislature.

Christopher Blanco - Associate Director for Budget Resources and Recovery Grant Management

Christopher Blanco




Christopher Blanco is the Associate Director for Budget Resources and Recovery Grant Management at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). His role includes oversight of Community Development Block Grants, Disaster Recovery, FEMA Disaster Recovery and Homeland Security Grants, including the management of NYC’s Hurricane Sandy and Emergency Preparedness portfolio. Mr. Blanco has been with OMB since 2009.

Katherine Coletti - Associate Director for the Office of Budget Review

Katherine Coletti





Katherine Coletti is the Associate Director for the Office of Budget Review in the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Katherine has worked at OMB since 2001, and manages the Financial & Personnel Planning Systems & Budget Publications, Budget Coordination and Systems Control, Contract Coordination, Expense Budget and Cash Flow Reporting and Citywide Savings Units.

Seritta Scott - Associate Director of Education

Seritta Scott





Seritta Scott is the Associate Director of Education at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She is responsible for the Education portfolio which includes the City’s Department of Education (DOE), City University of New York (CUNY) and the School Construction Authority (SCA). Ms. Scott has been at OMB since 2012 and has helped to establish programs like ASAP and Universal 3K.

Paul Tymus - Associate Director for Capital Budget, Leases, Accounting Services, Internal Audit and Single Audit

Paul Tymus




Paul Tymus serves as the Associate Director for the Capital Budget, Leases, Accounting Services, Internal Audit and Single Audit Units at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role, Mr. Tymus is responsible for advising the New York City officials on budget and policy issues relating to capital management, Capital Budget and Commitment Plan strategies. Mr. Tymus also manages the lease budget and oversees accounting standards. Mr. Tymus has worked for OMB since 1987.

Charin Winker - Associate Director for Administrative Agencies and Elected Officials

Charin Winker



Charin Winker is the Associate Director for Administrative Agencies and Elected Officials, Public Safety, Correction and Criminal Justice, and Fire and Sanitation at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Her role includes overseeing budgets of the New York Police (NYPD), Fire (FDNY), Sanitation (DSNY) and Correction (DOC) departments, as well as numerous administrative agencies and elected officials. Ms. Winker has been with OMB since 2014.

Sallina Yung - Associate Director for Infrastructure, Parks and Capital Development

Sallina Yung





Sallina Yung is the Associate Director for Infrastructure, Parks and Capital Development at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She oversees budgets for the City’s infrastructure, transportation, environmental protection, parks, and cultural agencies. Ms. Yung has worked at OMB since 2020 and previously was the Senior Director of Finance of Correctional Health Services at NYC Health + Hospitals.


Danica You - Chief EEO and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Danica You

Danica You is the Chief EEO and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She manages the EEO program at OMB, including ensuring compliance with relevant EEO laws, conducting EEO investigations, preparing EEO reports, administering the reasonable accommodations process, and will help develop and implement a DEI strategy for the agency. Prior to her time at OMB, she served as Senior Counsel for the NYC Campaign Finance Board, where she enforced the City’s campaign finance laws, served as EEO officer, and other matters.