Deputy County Executives

Chief Deputy County Executive - Rob Walker
Chief Deputy County Executive Rob Walker

Rob Walker is the Chief Deputy County Executive. As Chief Deputy County Executive Mr. Walker manages the activities of all departments under the purview of the Nassau County Executive including serving as Chairman of the Nassau County Sewer Finance Authority.

Most recently, Chief Deputy County Executive Walker served as an Assemblyman in the 15th Assembly District, which encompasses northern Oyster Bay and portions of the towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead, after he won a special election held May 24, 2005. He was reelected in November 2006 and November 2008.

Previously, Chief Deputy County Executive Walker served as deputy commissioner of parks for the Town of Oyster Bay and spearheaded the town’s Save Environmental Assets Fund Committee.  Before working in the parks department, he served three years as an assistant to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, where he was director of traffic survey and constituent services.

Chief Deputy County Executive Walker served as the Vice Chair of the Steering Committee, as Ranking Member of the Assembly Tourism, Parks, Arts & Sports Development Committee and is also a member of the Assembly Standing Committees on Aging, Election Law, Energy, Labor and member of the Assembly Sub Committee on Renewable Energy.  In addition to his committee assignments, Mr. Walker served on several Assembly Task Forces including Chairman of the RemaiNY Young New Yorkers, Medicaid Fraud, Waste and Abuse, Safer Communities and Successful Schools. Mr. Walker was honored to serve on the Joint Budget Conference Committee on Education, especially important during the budget negotiation process of 2007 and Health in 2008.

Chief Deputy County Executive Walker is a lifelong resident of Hicksville, where he lives.
Deputy County Executive for Finance Eric C. Naughton

Mr. Naughton was appointed as Nassau County Deputy County Executive for Finance in November 2014 by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano.  A finance-professional with over 25 years of varying government experience, Mr. Naughton is responsible for a $3 billion annual budget that is larger than several states and includes financial oversight of 39 departments.

Prior to being appointed Nassau County Deputy County Executive for Finance, Mr. Naughton served as Budget Director for Pinellas County, Florida, Budget Director for Nassau County, and Deputy County Executive for Finance for Suffolk County.  A dedicated champion of operating efficiencies, Mr. Naughton, in the position of Nassau County Budget Director, created a new budget preparation system in collaboration with the County’s IT Department that continues to generate improvements in analyses and productivity. In Suffolk County, he managed the County’s Early Retirement Incentive Program, which maximized savings without affecting operations by selectively approving eligible positions.  Mr. Naughton also managed Suffolk’s finances effectively and preserved the highest bond ratings (AA) in Suffolk County’s history despite a challenging economy.  Previously, he worked for the Nassau County Legislature’s Office of Legislative Budget Review, serving as Deputy Director from 1996 to 2001, and Director from 2001 to 2009.  The Legislature relied on Mr. Naughton’s comprehensive review of the County’s finances to make their decisions regarding labor contracts, the Nassau County Operating Budget, agreements with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, and other items that affected the County Budget.

Mr. Naughton gained finance experience in the New York City Department of Ports and Trades where he served as a Budget Analyst.  The City selected Mr. Naughton to participate in the highly selective Top 40 Training Program.  Although he was not a supervisor, City management recognized his leadership skills and believed that the City would benefit from his participation in this program, which the City used to develop career managers and future leaders.  In his various roles, Mr. Naughton has been responsible for analyzing the effect of legislation, labor agreements, and economic development proposals, as well as managing complex budgets. 

Mr. Naughton received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  His career has taken him from a large municipality such as New York City to a small city such as Marietta, GA.  In the latter position, Mr. Naughton initiated improvements to the development and presentation of the Marietta budget when he was their Accounting/Budget Manager, earning the city its first Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.  Although his primary experience has been with governmental entities, the success Mr. Naughton has enjoyed provided him the ability to develop relationships with individuals from various industries such as banking, healthcare, media, sports, and entertainment. He recognizes that the successful delivery of services to any customer requires the ability to collaborate with leaders of diverse industries.
Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services - Dr. Phillip Elliot
Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services Dr. Phillip Elliot

Dr. Phillip Elliot serves as Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services. Prior to his appointment as Deputy County Executive, Dr. Elliott served as Executive Director of Minority Affairs and prior as CEO for the Antioch Housing Fund Corporation and the Antioch Community Development Corporation.

Dr. Elliot obtained his Bachelors of Science in Business Education and Administration from Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, and a Masters of Divinity from Virginia University. He attended Hofstra University for a Graduate Studies for Public Administration degree, and was conferred his Doctorate in Divinity from Virginia Seminary and College in Lynchburg, Virginia. He also went on to do further Doctorate work in Administration and Education at Fordham University.

Dr. Elliot has been an ordained minister for 35 years, and has been the senior pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Hempstead for the last 16. Prior to that, he was the pastor of the Brookville Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Antioch Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

He has served as the Director of Administration for the Virginia Legal Aid Society, on the Board of Trustees of Virginia University, as Director and Faculty Member of Virginia University's New York off-site campus, Secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Marcus Garvey Nursing Home Inc., Chairman for the Ministers Alliance for the Development of Education, and Dean of the Congress of Christian Education of the Empire Missionary Baptist Convention and the Eastern Baptist Association of NY Inc. He is the recipient of the Community Service Award of the Central Nassau Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Inc, the "family of the year award" from the Brooklyn Council of Churches, the "Unispan Award" from Hofstra University and the Humanitarian Award of the Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Association.
Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Charles Ribando

Charles Ribando was appointed by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano to the position of Deputy County Executive for Public Safety in December 2014.  As Deputy County Executive for Public Safety, Mr. Ribando responsibilities include oversight of the Police Department, Traffic and Parking Violations Agency, Taxi and Limousine Commission and offices of Emergency Management, Fire Marshal, Medical Examiner and Probation.  

Prior to being appointed Deputy County Executive for Public Safety, Mr. Ribando served as Executive Chief of Investigative Division for the Nassau County District Attorney where he was responsible for managing 124 employees.  Mr. Ribando gained extensive experience in New York City Police Department (NYPD) where he served for 20 years, including 3 years on the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force supervising Federal agents and Detectives charged with investigating cases of terrorism, providing protection for heads of state and dignitaries, and diffusing tense hostage situations.  

Prior, Mr. Ribando served as Detective Sergeant in East New York’s 75th Precinct, Sergeant-Supervisor in the Internal Affairs Bureau, Sergeant in the Street Crimes Unit and as Sergeant Investigator in the Surface Crimes Unit.  Mr. Ribando was granted Top Secret and other sensitive clearances to work with intelligence agencies worldwide to locate, disrupt and apprehend terrorist networks or cells.

Charles Ribando is the recipient of 2 Commendations, 2 Honorable Mentions, 24 Excellence in Police Duty Awards and 9 Meritorious Police Duty Awards.