Ms. Meryl LaBella has been selected as the Director of Special Projects. This position reports directly to the CEO, and will oversee a varied portfolio including our SchoolStat program, and our relationship with other New York City agencies such as the Parks Department, the Department of Transportation, and Cultural Affairs, to name a few. Meryl has been with DSF as the Deputy Director of Procurement for five years, and has a strong facilities management background from the private sector prior to her city service.
Mr. Philip Napolitano has been selected as the Director of Facilities Management Services. In this role, Phil’s primary responsibility will be the oversight of our Facilities Management Services (FMS) vendors, TEMCO and ABM. These companies provide outsourced cleaning and maintenance services to approximately 140 buildings in the Department’s portfolio. Phil will also have responsibilities related to our moving contract, our vehicle fleet, and our Vernon Boulevard warehouse operation. Phil has held positions of increasing responsibility at DSF, including Cleaner, Handyperson, Custodian Engineer, and Deputy Director of Facilities. Most recently, he was assigned as the point person for PCB issues for the DOE.
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