Donna M. Corrado '79

Donna M. Corrado '79

 

Dr. Corrado began her social work career at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn in 1992, and in 22+ years with the agency, has held roles as Program Manager, Associate Director of Aging Services, Director of the Office of Government Relations and Public Policy, and Chief Operating Officer. She was named Executive Director of Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services (CCNS) in 2013. Dr. Corrado provided leadership oversight to CCNS’ 180 programs throughout Brooklyn & Queens, serving vulnerable populations from all walks of life, including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, youth, children, persons with mental illness, the homeless, persons with HIV/AIDs, and older adults.

In 2010, she received the Reverend Robert V. Lott Humanitarian Award presented by the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City. In 2005, she was elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She holds Doctorate and Masters of Philosophy degrees in Social Policy and Administration from the Graduate Center of CUNY, an MSW from Stony Brook University and a Bachelors from St. Joseph's College.

 On February 18, 2014, she was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio as Commissioner for the NYC Department for the Aging.