New York State Procurement Council Members

New York State Procurement Council
Membership Information

The Council consists of 21 members plus two non-voting observers as set forth below.  The members serve without compensation but are allowed the necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.  Estimated expenses below are based on travel expenses between the member's home and the Empire State Plaza where Council meetings are held.

Ex Officio and State Agency Members

The ex officio members are the Commissioner of General Services (who serves as Chair), the State Comptroller, the Director of the Budget, the Chief Diversity Officer, and the Commissioner of Economic Development or their respective designees.  In addition, the Governor designates the heads of seven other State agencies, or their respective designees, to serve as members.  The individuals listed below are the primary designees.  Some agencies have designated alternates who may attend meetings of the Council when the primary designee is unavailable.

 

Agency, TitleMember
County of Residence
FY 2022-23 ExpensesEst. FY 2023-24 ExpensesEst. FY 2024-24 Expenses
OGS, Chief Procurement OfficerDhanraj Singh, Schenectady    
OSC, Dep. Comptroller for Contracts & ExpendituresMelody Goetz   
DOB, Director of ProcurementMichelle Heaslip, Albany   
Executive Chamber, Chief Diversity OfficerJulissa Guiterrez, Queens $739.44$739.44
ESD, President, Small Business & Tech. Dev.Elizabeth Lusskin, Queens $739.44$739.44
Ag & Mkts, Dir. of Fiscal Mgmt.Lisa Brooks, Saratoga   
DOCCS, Director, Div. of Support OperationsPaul Guenette, Rensselaer   
DOH, Director, Fiscal Mgmt.Jonathan Fanning, Saratoga   
ITS, Contract Mgr./Team LeaderElaine Blanchet, Albany   
OMH, Director, Bur. Of Enterprise Svcs.Paul Murray, Rensselaer   
OPWDD, Dir. of Contracts and GrantsMarc Kleinhenz, Albany   
SUNY, Asst. Vice Chancellor for ProcurementTom Hippchen, Albany   
Appointee of the Governor

The Governor appoints one member representing either a not-for-profit New York-based organization engaged in the marketing and/or promotion of New York-grown farm and agricultural products or a not-for-profit New York-based organization engaged solely in the advocacy, marketing and/or promotion of organic New York grown farm and agricultural products.

 

Organization, Title

Member
County of Residence

FY 2022-23 Expenses

Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses

Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses

Cornell University, Assoc. Dean Gov’t & Community Relations

Julie M. Suarez, Rensselaer

 

 

 

Appointees of the Temporary President of the Senate

The Temporary President of the Senate appoints three members, one of whom shall be a representative of local government and one of whom shall be a representative of private business.

 

Organization, Title

Member
County of Residence

Background Qualifications

FY 2022-23 Expenses

Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses

Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses

The Kasarda Law Group, LLC, Managing Member

Steven C. Kasarda, Westchester

n/a

 

$645.84

$645.84

Village of Lindenhurst, BID Exec. Board

Shawn Cullinane, Suffolk

Local government representative

$1,143.60

$1,143.60

$1,143.60

Optimized Diversity Solutions, LLC

Carra Wallace, New York

Private business representative

 

$687.96

$687.96

Appointees of the Speaker of the Assembly

The Speaker of the Assembly appoints three members, one of whom shall be a representative of local government and one of whom shall be a representative of private business.

 

Organization, Title

Member
County of Residence

Background Qualifications

FY 2022-23 Expenses

Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses

Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses

Interagency Council of Developmental Disability Agencies

Winifred Schiff, Kings

n/a

 

$716.04

$716.04

VACANT

 

Local government representative

 

 

 

VACANT

 

Private business representative

 

 

 

Appointee of the Minority Leader of the Senate

The Minority Leader of the Senate appoints one member.

 

Organization, Title

Member
County of Residence

FY 2022-23 Expenses

Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses

Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses

Jaclyn A. Brilling, Esq.

Jaclyn A. Brilling, Albany

 

 

 

Appointee of the Minority Leader of the Assembly

The Minority Leader of the Assembly appoints one member.

 

Organization, Title

Member
County of Residence

FY 2022-23 Expenses

Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses

Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses

VACANT

 

 

 

 

Non-Voting Appointee of the Temporary President of the Senate

The Temporary President of the Senate appoints one non-voting observer who shall be provided all documentation and materials distributed to members.

 

Organization, Title

Member
County of Residence

FY 2022-23 Expenses

Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses

Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses

VACANT

 

 

 

 

Non-Voting Appointee of the Speaker of the Assembly

The Speaker of the Assembly appoints one non-voting observer who shall be provided all documentation and materials distributed to members.

 

Organization, Title

Member
County of Residence

FY 2022-23 Expenses

Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses

Est. FY 2024-24 Expenses

VACANT