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Deputy Commissioner for Regional Affairs and Federal Programs

In May 2015, Ms. Martinez was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Regional Affairs and Federal Programs. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing all of the Division's regional and satellite offices throughout New York State. She is also responsible for overseeing the Division's federal contracts with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Prior to joining the Division, Ms. Martinez served as the Downstate Director in the Office of Administrative Hearings with the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Before coming to work for NYS, she was employed with the NYC Department of Education in various capacities including Deputy Director in the Office of Personnel Investigation, Litigation Attorney in the Teacher Performance Unit and Compliance Officer for the Office of Equal Opportunity. Ms. Martinez also worked with the NYC Mayor's Commission to Combat Police Corruption and previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney's Office.

Ms. Martinez holds a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a JD from St. John's University School of Law.