January 14, 2014
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Administration Appointments

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new appointments within the administration.


These appointees will bring their years of valued experience to enhance our ongoing efforts to provide care and help New Yorkers in need. Governor Cuomo said. I welcome this group of men and women and look forward to working with them in their new positions as they help provide valuable and needed services and deliver results for New Yorkers.


Corinda CrossdaleGovernor Cuomo will nominate Corinda Crossdale to be Director of the State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA). Pending her confirmation by the New York State Senate, Ms. Crossdale will serve as Acting Director, where she will lead NYSOFAs efforts to improve access to cost-effective non-medical support services for older individuals to maximize their ability to age in their community and avoid higher levels of publicly-financed care. Ms. Crossdale served as Assistant Secretary for Health since February 2013. Ms. Crossdale previously served as Executive Deputy Director of NYSOFA and as Director of the Office for the Aging in Monroe County. Ms. Crossdale earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and a B.S. from SUNY Brockport.


"I would like to thank Governor Cuomo for affording me the opportunity to serve older New Yorkers by working toward improving their health, independence and ability to live in the community," said Corinda Crossdale. "I'm gratified to be a part of Governor Cuomo's administration and look forward to working with other state, local and voluntary agencies and the private sector to better serve our older population."


Rose DuhanRose Duhan will serve as Assistant Secretary for Health. Ms. Duhan previously served as Director of Government Programs at the New York Health Plan Association. She also served as a Senior Budget Analyst for Albany County. Ms. Duhan earned a Masters Degree in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.


I thank Governor Cuomo for appointing me to this important position within his administration. With this position, I will work diligently to help and care for New Yorkers in need and look forward to working with the Governor and the many talented individuals within his administration, said Rose Duhan.


Eric Madoff Eric Madoff will serve as Executive Director of the State Insurance Fund. Mr. Madoff previously served as Chief of Staff at the NYS Department of Financial Services, where he was responsible for the operation of the agency and its 1,400 employees. During his distinguished career, Mr. Madoff served as Chief Investment and Strategy Officer for the New York Liquidation Bureau, a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and a Captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Greece and Hawaii. Mr. Madoff earned an M.B.A. from Harvard and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy.


I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the new executive director of the New York State Insurance Fund, said Eric Madoff. Thank you to Governor Cuomo for the confidence and trust he has placed in me to serve in this role.