February 26, 2014
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces new appointments within his administration
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces new appointments within his administration.
Source: Office of the Governor
Governor Cuomo on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, announced the appointments of Margaret Egan and Linda Cohen to his administration.
Margaret Egan will serve as Assistant Secretary for Public Safety. Ms. Egan served as the Director of Policy & Government Affairs to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart from 2012 to 2014. In that role Ms. Egan was responsible for developing and managing crime policy, social services and the legislative strategy for the nation’s largest single site jail and one of the largest police departments in Illinois. She developed and led the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for the Sheriff making the Cook County Jail the first jail in the nation to enroll detainees under Medicaid expansion, which has now become a model for jails across the country. Additionally she led efforts to improve correctional based education programming for school aged and adult detainees. She also developed projects around firearms tracing and trafficking throughout suburban Cook County.
Linda J. Cohen, Esq., will serve as Executive Director for the State Commission on National and Community Service. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Cohen served for a dozen years as Executive Director of the New York State Corps Collaboration, where she was responsible for one of the nation’s largest AmeriCorps programs. She also served as Executive Director of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, as a contributing writer for Inside Sports Magazine and in various positions within all three branches of New York state government. She is a graduate of Union College, Albany Law School and the National Law Center at George Washington University.
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