Kerri Neifeld tapped as OPWDD Commissioner

Former DSP Jihoon Kim named Deputy

Yesterday Governor Hochul announced the nomination of Kerri Neifeld as the new commissioner for OPWDD and the appointment of Jihoon Kim as Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services. These positions are critical to our field, and we consider Governor Hochul’s selections to be very encouraging choices. Both Ms. Neifeld and Mr. Kim are extremely knowledgeable, and have served as advocates for our field during their careers. We have worked with them extensively, and have appreciated their candor, transparency and responsiveness. We are confident they will provide compassionate and thoughtful leadership moving forward.