Helen Marie Carlson is the Chief Deputy Director of the Office and has over 14 years of financial analysis experience. Ms. Carlson is responsible for reviewing the department's reports for accuracy and quality assurance. Ms. Carlson oversees staffing, salary, and fringe benefit expense projections, and also reviews the budgets of the department of Health and the Nassau Health Care Corporation. Ms. Carlson joined the Office of Legislative Budget Review (OLBR) in May 2001 as a Legislative Budget Analyst; prior to coming to Nassau she worked as a Financial Analyst at Good Samaritan Hospital of Catholic Health Services.
Ms. Carlson has received her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Long Island University at CW Post and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.