C. Virginia Field’s Statement on New Deputy Mayors

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Statement on Mayor-Elect Eric Adams’ Naming of Five Deputy Mayors for his Incoming Administration

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We want to congratulate Mayor-Elect Eric Adams for choosing experienced, knowledgeable and wise women to serve as Deputy Mayors as our city strives to recover from the COVID pandemic and the health and economic crises it engendered, especially in communities of color where we strive every day to improve the health and lives of residents.

We are particularly pleased to welcome:

  • Sheena Wright, the CEO of the United Way, as Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives, and
  • Anne Williams-Isom, the former head of the Harlem Children’s Zone and current chair of Child Welfare Studies at Fordham University, as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services.

They bring knowledge and experience from the street level to the highest levels of non-profit service that will benefit the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including children and families in economically-distressed and health-challenged communities most in need.

They know us, and we know them, and we are thrilled that they will be guiding the city government in such critical areas.

We at the National Black Leadership Commission on Health look forward to working with Mayor Adams and his administration to build back better this city we love.

C. Virginia Fields, Founder and CEO, National Black Leadership Commission on Health

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