Dr. Lilliam Barrios-Paoli

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Appointed by Council Speaker Corey Johnson

Lilliam served as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services from 2014-2015, and as Chair of the NYC Health + Hospitals Board from 2015-2016. She is currently Senior Advisor to the President of Hunter College. Previously, she has worked as Commissioner of the NYC Department for the Aging, as President and CEO of Safe Space NYC, Inc., and as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive for Agency Services at United Way of NYC. Her prior government service also includes appointments as Commissioner of the Departments of Employment, Personnel (now DCAS), Housing Preservation and Development, the Human Resources Administration, and an appointment as Executive Director of Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx.

A graduate of the School of Anthropology of Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Lilliam also holds an MA and a PhD from the New School for Social Research.

She is a former Trustee of the New School, and serves on the JPB Foundation Poverty Advisory Committee and as a member of the SEEDCO Board. She also serves on the Good Shepherd Services Board of Directors.