Office of Management and Budget

Andrew Persich, Budget Director – Andrew Persich joined the Office of Management and Budget in January 2016. His responsibilities include overseeing Grants Management, the financial reporting for grants, assisting the Director with various other financial operations from annual budgets to legislative items. Member of the Nassau County Audit Committee. Prior to joining Nassau County, Mr. Persich was the Business Manager for the Greenlawn Water District. His responsibilities included preparing annual operating, financial statements and handling the day to day administrative functions of the district. Prior to joining, Greenlawn, he was the Comptroller and Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Huntington and was responsible for preparing the annual budgets and financial statements and helped the Town in receiving “AAA” bond rating. Mr. Persich was previously with the County as a Deputy Budget Director and was responsible for the budgets of General Services, Park, Public Worksn and the Sewer and Storm Water Authority.  He also assisted in compiling the budget information for the entire county and administered the interfund transfers. His prior experience, includes 15 years in the financial services sector. Mr. Persich received his B.A in Accounting from the New York Institute of Technology.

Deborah Austin,secretary-

Finance and Operations Unit

Martha Bucheli Worsham, Deputy Budget Director – Martha B. Worsham currently serves as a Deputy Budget Director and has over 15 years of financial analysis experience. Her responsibilities include assisting the Budget Director by coordinating the fiscal monitoring for the budget development process, the Multi-Year Plan, and Monthly Financial Reports.   Mrs. Worsham is also the liaison between the Information Technology Department and OMB; she oversees updates and improvements to the budget applications. Mrs. Worsham joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on a part-time basis. In April 2008, she became a Budget Examiner on a full-time basis and in March of 2012, Ms. Worsham became the Manager of Fiscal Reporting. Her prior experience includes monthly closings, variance explanations of revenues and expenditures, preparation of reports that complied with SEC requirements. 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.  Ms. Worsham attended the School of Business of the Universidad Estatal of Guayaquil, Ecuador. .

Anthony S. Romano, Senior Budget Examiner – Anthony S. Romano joined the Office of Management and Budget in January 2010. His responsibilities include the financial oversight of the Department of Assessment, The Assessment Review Commission, the Office of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Social Services, and the Office of Constituent Affairs. Mr. Romano also processes the Interdepartmental Service Agreements (ISA) between interdependent County departments. Mr. Romano has over 20 years of accounting and budget experience. Prior to joining the County, he worked in the public sector assisting small businesses in the preparation of budgets, company payroll, quarterly tax returns, financial statements, and annual income tax returns. From 1996 to 2004, he was the Fiscal Officer of a multi-funded community-based agency licensed by New York State, the Hispanic Counseling Center (HCC) in Hempstead. He supervised the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department. From 1991 through 1996, Mr. Romano worked for the Nassau County Youth Board as a Claims Auditor and Contract Specialist while earning a B.B.A. in Banking and Finance from Hofstra University in 1992. 

Michael Vocatura, Budget Examiner – Michael Vocatura joined the Nassau County Office of Management and Budget in April 2016. His responsibilities include the financial oversight of the Capital Budget, Department of Public Works, the Sewer and Storm Water District, the County Attorney, Department of Investigations, Department of Human Resources, and the Office of Labor Relations. Prior to the joining the county, he worked as a Staff Accountant at MHW, Ltd. Mr. Vocatura graduated from Manhattan College in 2013 with a B.S. in Finance. He also earned his M.B.A. in 2014 from Manhattan College.

Project and Performance

Christopher L. Nolan, Deputy Director – Christopher Nolan joined the Nassau County Office of Management and Budget in April 2005. Currently, Mr. Nolan is coordinating and tracking the County’s FEMA financial reimbursement effort. In his present role, he focuses on special projects that require the coordination of multiple departments and / or multiple disciplines, including finance, technology, planning, and operations. He has led or played a key role in various initiatives involving improved fiscal management, general business process improvement, energy management, and technology projects. 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 the New York City Housing Authority. He is a graduate of St. John's University and resides in Nassau County with his family.

Irfan Qureshi, Manager of Performance Management/Senior Budget Examiner – Irfan Qureshi joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in July 2006. His responsibilities include oversight of the Office of the County Executive, the County Legislature, the County Comptroller, and managing and reporting on a Countywide performance management software solution that links departmental performance to Nassau County goals and objectives. Irfan’s other projects include assistance with the police budget, countywide budget transfers, journal entries, year-end closing, and creation of the annual budget books. Prior to joining Nassau County, he 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 focus was on monthly closings, financial reporting, and expense analyses. He also worked at MCI WorldCom from 1996 to 2002 as a Financial Analyst. Mr. Qureshi graduated from Baruch College with a B.A. in Finance in 1995.

Steven Munzing, Program Coordinator – Steven Munzing joined the Office of Management and Budget in October 2010. He manages the County workers’ compensation claims by analyzing each claim submitted to assess its validity as well as identifying possible abuse and safety issues. He interfaces with the County’s Third-Party Administrator and outside counsel regularly to ensure that claims are processed efficiently, and that the County complies with all State guidelines and statutes. Mr. Munzing maintains a database of all employees authorized to drive county vehicles ensuring each employee has and maintains a valid NYS driver’s license. He also performed the testing on the County’s Risk Management system, managed its deployment, and continues to manage the operation and enhancement of that system. Prior to joining the County, he worked as a Senior Business Systems Analyst for Cablevision Systems Corporation. Prior to that, he worked for over 20 years for Avis Rent a Car System, Inc. where he held several positions including Director of Commercial Pricing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University.

Debt Service Unit

Steven D. Conkling, Debt Manager – Steven D. Conkling joined the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) in July 2010. He is responsible for debt service appropriations, structuring all debt issuances to meet the County’s cash flow and capital needs. Prior to joining OMB, he was the County Treasurer beginning in March 2006. Prior to joining the County, he worked in investment banking, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Conkling was an Investment Vice President in Prudential Financial Inc.’s Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Group, responsible for executing domestic and international transactions. Prior to joining Prudential, he worked at Chase Manhattan Corporation. From 1994 to 2001, he was a Vice President in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Chase Securities Inc. As a member of Chase’s Corporate Finance Department from 1988 to 1994, he assisted in managing and executing the bank’s mergers and acquisitions, capital markets activities, and holding company liquidity. He earned an M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Boston College.

Compliance Unit

John Chiara, Chief Compliance Officer