Harlem Electeds Officials, Advocates And Others Praise ACS Commissioner

February 22, 2017

Harlem child welfare providers, advocates and electeds officials Harlem Council member Ydanis Rodriguez (center), praise Mayor de blasio’s (far left) appointment of Daniel Hansell (far right) as the new New York City ACS Commissioner:

“The de blasio administration has made a quality selection in David Hansell to lead such an important agency,” said Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. “Through years of experience serving and advocating for those in need, Mr. Hansell has proven capable of leading large scale operations and this is the leadership we need to protect our city’s most vulnerable residents.”

Jennifer March, Executive Director of Citizens’ Committee for Children said, “Citizens’ Committee for Children looks forward to working together with the new Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner, David Hansell. His previous management and child and family policy experience at the federal, state and local level are assets which should positively inform his work with the children and families served by ACS.”

“David Hansell is an exceptional choice for ACS Commissioner,” said Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, President and Chief Executive of The Children’s Village and Harlem Dowling. “He is a strong manager, an experienced professional who understands child safety and family support, and he has a firm grasp of the issues facing children and families in NYC – qualities that will serve ACS and our sector well.”

“Mayor de Blasio has made an excellent choice in appointing David Hansell as Commissioner for the Administration for Children’s Services,” said Jess Danhauser, President & CEO of Graham Windham. “David’s intelligence, integrity, experience and commitment to New Yorkers in need make him the right person to lead this vital work for NYC’s children and families.”

 Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Harlem United said, “Throughout his career, David Hansell has been a committed and tireless advocate for vulnerable populations, working to improve the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS, and poor and working class individuals, families and children. His dedication coupled with his strong management expertise make David uniquely qualified to lead ACS. We applaud the Mayor’s choice and congratulate David on this new chapter in his professional life.”

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