Finance & Operations Unit
Irfan Qureshi, Senior Budget Examiner – Irfan Qureshi joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in July 2006. His responsibilities include oversight of the Office of Management and Budget, Police Department, and various other agencies. Prior to joining Nassau County, Irfan was a Senior Budget Analyst at Phoenix House Foundation working on the company's internal budget as well as financial reporting from 2005 to 2006. Other prior experience includes work at Canon USA from 2002 to 2005 as a Budget Control Analyst where his main focus was on monthly closings, financial reporting, and expense analyses. He also worked at MCI Worldcom from 1996 to 2002 as a Financial Analyst. Irfan graduated from Baruch College with a bachelor's degree in Finance in 1995.
Narda Hall, Senior Budget Examiner – Narda Hall joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in June of 2008 as a Budget Examiner. Her responsibilities include oversight for the Office of Consumer Affairs, Sheriff/Correctional Center, Fire Commission, Public Administrator, and the Traffic and Parking Violations Agency. She came to OMB with extensive experience in analysis, budgeting, monitoring, staffing and evaluating. Prior to joining OMB in Public Safety, Narda worked as a Budget Analyst for the City University of New York where she was responsible for financial analysis. Prior to that she worked as a Planning Executive for Federated Department Stores for which she provided financial and staffing oversight for key locations. Narda has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Livingstone College, N.C. and a MPA with a concentration in Inspectors General from John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. She currently volunteers with the City Food Mission Program in which she serves on the Board of Directors serving families throughout various communities.
Joe Schiliro, Budget Examiner – Joe Schiliro joined the Office of Management and Budget in January 2010. Joe’s responsibilities include the financial oversight of County Attorney, Emergency Management, Probation, Purchasing, and Treasurer. He has an extensive background in strategic planning, financial and operational analysis, budgeting, forecasting, process re-engineering, and project management. Prior to joining the County, Joe had been a Franchise Principal of Accountants International, specializing in the recruitment of accounting and finance personnel. Prior to Accountants International, Joe held several operational and financial management positions with CMP Media, Inc. and Newsweek, Inc. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a BBA in Public Accounting and Finance, both from Hofstra University.
Health Human Services/Economic Development
Robert Conroy, Deputy Director of Budget – Bob Conroy joined the Office of Management and Budget in January 2010. Prior to joining Nassau County, Bob held the position of Budget Manager for the Long Island Power Authority. His responsibilities at LIPA included preparation of annual operating and capital budgets; monthly budget variance analysis; reporting and presenting results to the Board of Trustees; and assisting with the development of budget policy. He also was a liaison between LIPA and LIPA’s manager (National Grid) in connection with all tax filings on LIPA’s behalf and various audits handled by National Grid. Other experience at LIPA included work as a Senior Budget Accountant and Supervisor of Accounts Payable and Payroll. Prior to joining LIPA, Bob worked in the Tax Department of Viacom International, Inc. handling Federal, State and Local tax compliance including multi-state experience. Bob received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the New York Institute of Technology and his master’s degree in Executive Management from Hofstra University.
Anthony S. Romano, Budget Examiner – Anthony Romano joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in January 2010. Anthony has over 15 years of accounting and budget experience. For the past six years, Anthony worked in the public sector as an accountant assisting small businesses in the evaluation of profit and loss statements and budgets as compared to actual expenses in reference to cost accounting. He also prepared company payroll, quarterly tax returns, financial statements, and annual Federal and State income tax returns. From 1996 to 2004, Anthony was the Fiscal Officer of the Hispanic Counseling Center (HCC) in Hempstead, New York. HCC is a multi-funded community-based agency licensed by New York State. He supervised the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, evaluated and monitored budgets versus actual expenses on a monthly basis, and submitted monthly claim expenditures to the local government for reimbursement. He was also responsible for the submission of HCC’s quarterly and annual consolidated fiscal reporting to the local, State and Federal government. Anthony also assisted in the purchase of a three-story building for the agency through the issuance of bonds through the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to create equity and establish fiscal soundness for the agency. From 1991 through 1996, Anthony worked for the Nassau County Youth Board as a Claims Auditor and Contract Specialist. During this time, Anthony attended Hofstra University where he majored in Banking and Finance. His responsibilities as a Claims Auditor included the development of grant contracts and budgets between agencies and the local and State governments. He evaluated agency accounting procedures in reference to governmental guidelines and procedures. He also monitored and approved proper backup documentation in reference to agency related expenses and revenues based on agency approved budgets. In addition, he assisted in the claims reimbursement process between local, State and Federal funding. From 1985 through 1991, Anthony worked full-time for Nassau County as a Stationary Engineer while earning his A.S degree in Business Administration from Nassau Community College in 1990.
Management, Budget & Finance/Shared Services
Ann Hulka, Deputy Director of Budget – Ann Hulka joined the office of management and budget in January 2010. She has over 25 years of financial management experience in both the public and private sector. Prior experience included work as a financial consultant with Greenpath and over twenty years with Empire State Development Corporation (“ESDC”) as Senior Vice President. At ESDC, Ann was involved in the project financing of the new Yankee and Mets stadiums and the Nets arena. In addition, she participated in the issuance of over a billion dollars in State appropriation debt; the purchase of space at 633 Third Avenue for ESDC offices as well as the Governor’s office; and the sale of economic development loan portfolios to generate cash for the State. Ann has a bachelor’s degree from New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Adelphi University.
Vivek Singh, Manager of Budget Analysis – Vivek Singh joined the Office of Management and Budget in January 2010. Prior to joining OMB, Vivek served as an On-Site Manager for US-1 Construction Company where he was responsible for the planning, development and construction of The Woodlands catering facility in Woodbury, New York. He was also actively involved in the on-site renovation of Ruby’s Famous Barbeque Joint in East Meadow, New York. He served as Manager at Sun Property Consultants, Ltd. In this capacity, Vivek was responsible for the bookkeeping and office maintenance of an 18,000 square foot shopping center in Bethpage, New York. As an operational assistant of Sun Property, Vivek developed systems and procedures that significantly reduced costs. He is currently Treasurer of the Raj-Rajeswari Foundation, a 14 bed non-profit healthcare facility in rural India. He has helped raise awareness and financial support for available vaccination programs. He has a BA in Economics from Boston University and will soon pursue an MBA.
Martha Bucheli Worsham, Senior Budget Examiner – Martha B. Worsham joined the Office of Management and Budget on a part-time basis in November, 2007. In April 2008, she became a Budget Examiner on a full-time basis. Now as a Senior Budget Examiner her responsibilities include the financial oversight of Information Technology; Parks Recreation and Museums; Human Resources; and Elected Officials. She is also responsible for monitoring and maintaining the methodology for inter-departmental transactions, with the objective of maximizing Federal and State aid. Martha brings with her strong operational, analytical and accounting experience. Her prior experience includes monthly closings, variance explanations of revenues and expenditures, preparation of reports that complied with SEC requirements, and financial reporting. She was the Accounting Manager for Newpoint Distributors in Syosset and All in One Suppliers in New York City and the Assistant Comptroller for Werner International in New York City, a subsidiary of Reliance Group Holdings. She is fluent in Spanish and volunteers her time and financial expertise as a member of The Brookville Reformed Church. She attended the School of Business of the Universidad Estatal of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Grants Management Unit
Stephen Feiner, Director of Grants Management – Stephen Feiner joined the County in October 2002 when he became the Director of the newly created Office of Grants Management, which has since been merged into OMB as the Grants Management Unit. His responsibilities include identifying and disseminating appropriate grant opportunities to departments; facilitating the development of partnerships and coalitions for the purpose of developing grant applications and programs; assisting with the development of grant applications; monitoring and tracking County grant activities; and performing administrative functions necessary to maintain the efficient and professional operation of the County grant environment. His experience includes work as a financial analyst for investment banking firms in New York, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon; management of the documentation department of a software development company; and consulting, primarily in the areas of federal telecommunications contracting, financial and legal writing, and the development and management of grant applications and responses to Federal and corporate RFPs. He has a master’s degree in Education from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsburg Law Center.
Richard Haemmerle, Operations Analyst – Richard Haemmerle joined the OMB staff in May 2006. He became a Budget Examiner in December 2006 and was responsible for Parks, Constituent Affairs, Civil Service, Board of Elections, Labor Relations, Human Resources and Records Management. Since January 2008, he has been performing operational studies throughout the County. Currently he is an Operations Analyst in the Grants Management Unit of OMB. Prior to joining OMB, Richard worked as a Vice President for over 28 years for Fleet Bank/National Westminster Bancorp responsible for performance management, capital planning, strategic development, cost accounting and budget/planning. His prior work experience includes 16 years of management/accounting for Telecare, Grumman, Air Reduction, and Bell Telephone Laboratories. Richard has an M.B.A. in Banking Finance from Adelphi University and a B.B.A. degree in Accounting from St. John's University.
Project & Performance Management Unit
Roseann D’Alleva, Deputy Director Project & Performance Management Unit – Roseann D’Alleva joined the Office of Management and Budget in January 2010 as a Deputy Director responsible for the Project and Performance Management Unit. She first joined OMB in June 2003 as a Senior Operation Analyst where she was responsible for special projects. She left OMB in March of 2006 to be the Director of Finance for the Legislative Majority, a position she had until January 2010. Prior to her employment by Nassau County, she worked for NYC’s Department of Education Division of Budget and Operations as a Supervisor for all Queens School Districts from 2001 to 2003. She began her career at NYC’s Office of Management and Budget in 1990 and held numerous positions, the last as Unit Head for the Departments of Housing Preservation, Buildings and Planning. She received a bachelor's degree in Finance from Pace University in 1990.
Douglas Cioffi, Manager of Performance Management – Douglas Cioffi joined the Office of Management and Budget in July 2004 as Performance Measurement Coordinator. He has been responsible for implementing a performance management software solution used to link departmental performance to Nassau County goals and objectives. The software is a technology enabler that streamlines the reporting and presentation effort associated with Performance Management and provides senior managers and analysts with improved visibility into the County’s performance results. Prior to his joining Nassau County, Mr. Cioffi had direct responsibility for the development, implementation and on-going operations of the primary performance measurement system used at Chase Manhattan Bank. Among other duties during his 28-year career, he managed system integrations and related process improvements of the performance measurement system through two mergers with JP Morgan and Chemical Banks. Mr. Cioffi graduated from Hunter College with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and earned a master's degree in Accounting from St. John's University. He is also a graduate and former instructor at the Bank Administrative Institute at the University of Wisconsin where he twice taught a course on profitability measurement.
Christopher L. Nolan, Manager of Special Fiscal Projects / Financial Lead, NEWSS ERP Project – Christopher Nolan joined the Nassau County Office of Management and Budget in April 2005. Prior to his work with the County, Mr. Nolan enjoyed over nine years of service to the City of New York, working in various capacities for the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget and, finally, as Deputy Director for Budget Control and Coordination with the New York City Housing Authority. During his tenure at NYCHA, Chris served as a lead architect in the design of a new budget and financial management process, and played a critical role in the implementation of an award-winning integrated financial management system. Mr. Nolan is a graduate of St. John's University and resides in Nassau County with his wife and two children.