FORA.tv Speaker - Melanie Hartzog
Melanie Hartzog was appointed Family Services Coordinator in the New York City Office of The Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services in August 2011. In this role she oversees several city agencies responsible for the delivery of social services and justice programs. Melanie is also the Project Director for the Young Men’s Initiative, a bold and innovative public/private partnership aimed at reducing disparities between the economic and social outcomes of young men of color and other demographic groups in New York City.
Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Melanie served as the Deputy Commissioner for early childhood services at New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services. In this capacity, she designed and implemented initiatives to maximize utilization of child care resources and to increase efficiency and access to quality subsidized child care, culminating in the release of the City’s EarlyLearn NYC procurement in 2011.
Previously, Melanie led a social services unit in the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, and she was Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Human Services Council of New York City, Inc. Melanie has a Master of Science degree from The New School’s Robert J. Milano School of Management and Urban Policy and a Bachelor of Arts from Eckerd College.
10.03.12 | 00:37:23 min
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