More Spitzer Hires

Eliot Spitzer has some new hires, including former attorney general candidates Sean Patrick Maloney and Denise O’Donnell. The list also includes a commissioner for the Department of Mental Health, but no one to head Department of Health.

From the statement:

Andy Beers will serve as Executive Director of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Mindy Bockstein is being nominated to serve as chair and executive director of the Consumer Protection Board.

Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Derek Douglas will serve as Director of New York State Governor Spitzer’s
Washington D.C. office.

Olivia Golden will serve as State Director of Operations.

Michael F. Hogan is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health.

Patrick M. Hooker is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of
Agriculture and Markets.

Robert M. Maccarone is being nominated to serve as Director of the Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives.

Steve A. Mitnick will serve as Assistant Deputy Secretary for Energy and
Telecommunications.

Maloney is going to be First Deputy Secretary to the Governor.

And O’Donnell is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of the
Department of Criminal Justice.

The full statement from Spitzer is after the jump.

– Azi Paybarah

GOVERNOR ELIOT SPITZER AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON ANNOUNCE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS

Andy Beers will serve as Executive Director of the Office of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation. Mr. Beers has been with the Nature
Conservancy since 1989. While there, he served as Deputy State Director
from 2000 to the present. He was also Acting State Director, Director of
Conservation Programs and Director of Government Relations. Previously, Mr.
Beers served as Assistant Commissioner for Government Relations and
Community Affairs in the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation. Mr. Beers Received his B.A. from Colgate University
and his M.S. from Cornell University.

Mindy Bockstein is being nominated to serve as Chair and Executive Director
of the Consumer Protection Board. Ms. Bockstein has served as the Director
of Policy Research in the Office of the New York State Attorney General
since 1999. While there, she was the Crime Victims Advocate and worked in
Program Development. Previously, Ms. Bockstein worked in the Office of
Assemblyman Dan Feldman as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director from
1991 to 1998 and as Senior Legislative Director and Press Secretary from
1985 to 1990. Ms. Bockstein received her B.A. from the University of Miami
and an M.A. in Urban Policy/Public Administration from Brooklyn College.

Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of
the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Ms. Carpenter-Palumbo has
served as Vice President of the American Cancer Society since 2004. From
1997 to 2004, she assumed several positions in the Capital District
Physicians’ Health Plan as Executive Vice President and Senior Vice
President of Government Programs as well as Vice President of Government
Relations. Ms. Carpenter-Palumbo has also worked in the New York State
Office of Mental Health as the Director of Children and Families from 1994
to 1996. Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary to the Governor for
Human Services from 1990 to 1994. Ms. Carpenter-Palumbo earned her B.S.
from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her Masters of Social Work
from Adelphi University.

Derek Douglas will serve as Director of New York State Governor Spitzer’s
Washington D.C. office. He is currently the Associate Director for Economic
Policy and the Director of the Economic Mobility Program at the Center for
American Progress, where he has been since 2005. Previously, Mr. Douglas
was Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP from 2002 to 2005. From 1999 to 2002,
he was an Assistant Counsel and Skadden Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense
and Education Fund, Inc. Mr. Douglas received his B.A. from the University
of Michigan and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Olivia Golden will serve as State Director of Operations. Dr. Golden is a
Senior Fellow and Center Director at the Urban Institute in Washington,
D.C. Dr. Golden’s career has combined senior positions in government, the
advocacy world, and academia. From 2001 to 2004, she served as Director of
the Child and Family Services Agency of the District of Columbia. From 1993
to 2001, she was appointed by President Clinton to positions within the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, first as Commissioner for
Children, Youth, and Families and then as Assistant Secretary for Children
and Families. She has also served as Director of Programs and Policy at the
Children’s Defense Fund from 1991-1993, lecturer in public policy at the
Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1987-1991, and
Budget Director for the Executive Office of Human Services in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1983-1985. Dr. Golden received her B.A.,
Masters in Public Policy and PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Michael F. Hogan is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of the Office
of Mental Health. Mr. Hogan has served as the Director of the Ohio
Department of Mental Health since 1991. While there, he was Chairman of
Federal Government’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health from 2001 to
2002. Previously, Mr. Hogan served as Commissioner of the Connecticut
Department of Mental Health from 1987 to 1991. Prior to that, he was Deputy
Commissioner for Administrative Services at the Connecticut Department of
Mental Health from 1984 to 1987. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Hogan served as the
District Manager for Mental Health and Retardation Services and as
Superintendent of Northampton State Hospital between 1982 and 1984. He is a
graduate of Cornell University and received an M.S. from the State
University College at Brockport, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

Patrick M. Hooker is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of
Agriculture and Markets. Mr. Hooker currently serves as the Director of the
Public Policy at the New York Farm Bureau, a position which he has held
since 1999. Previously, Mr. Hooker was the Deputy Director of Governmental
Relations at the New York Farm Bureau from 1990 to 1999. From 1987 to 1990,
he served as Director of the New York State Senate Agriculture Committee.
He was also a Rural Affairs Advisor to the New York State Assembly in the
Office of the Minority Leader from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Hooker received his
B.S. from Cornell University and his A.A.S. from the State University of
New York at Morrisville.

Robert M. Maccarone is being nominated to serve as Director of the Division
of Probation and Correctional Alternatives. Mr. Maccarone is the current
State Director of the New York State Division of Probation and Correctional
Alternatives. Previously, he served as Executive Deputy Director of the New
York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives from 2002 to
2005. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Maccarone was the Deputy Bureau Chief and
Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Economic Crimes Bureau of the
Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. He has also served as Deputy
Commissioner in the Westchester County Department of Correction from 1995
to 1997 and as Director of Criminal Justice Services in the Westchester
County Office of Criminal Justice Services from 1977 to 1997. Mr. Maccarone
received both his B.A. and M.A. from Fordham University and his J.D. from
PACE University Law School.

Sean Patrick Maloney will serve as First Deputy Secretary to the Governor.
Mr. Maloney will focus on the Governor’s strategic and policy priorities.
Mr. Maloney previously served as a Senior Advisor to President Clinton from
1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was Chief Operating Officer at a
derivatives risk management firm in New York City. From 1992 to 1997 and
from 2003 to 2006, Mr. Maloney was an attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher,
specializing in complex legal investigations. He was also a candidate for
New York State Attorney General in 2006. Mr. Maloney received his B.A. and
J.D. from The University of Virginia.

Steve A. Mitnick will serve as Assistant Deputy Secretary for Energy and
Telecommunications. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Mitnick was a Senior Advisor at
McKinsy and Company as a member of the leadership of McKinsey’s North
America Electric Power and Natural Gas Practice. From 2002 to 2004, he was
Chief Executive Officer of Conjunction LLC. He also served as Chief
Executive Officer of the Internet company ‘energyleader.com’ from 2000 to
2001. Previously, Mr. Mitnick worked at Hagler Bailly as both a Co-Leader
of the energy consulting division as well as a Partner and Officer. Mr.
Mitnick has an M.B.A. from the Wharten School at the University of
Pennsylvania and two Bachelor of Science degrees from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute.

Denise E. O’Donnell is being nominated to serve as Commissioner of the
Department of Criminal Justice. Ms. O’Donnell is currently a Partner at
Hodgson Russ LLP. Ms. O’Donnell most recently ran for New York State
Attorney General. She served as United States Attorney for the Western
District of New York from 1997 to 2001. During that time, she was
Vice-Chair of the New York State Attorney General’s Advisory Committee in
Washington D.C. from 2000 to 2001. She also served as First Assistant
United States Attorney from 1993 to 1997. Ms. O’Donnell played a key role
in the investigation of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of the Federal
Building in Oklahoma City and in the prosecution of James Kopp for the
murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, a provider of reproductive services. She
received her B.S. from Canisius College and both her M.S.W. and J.D. from
SUNY at Buffalo.