Adams appoints new officials in administration’s effort to strengthen New York’s social safety net


Looking to keep his goal of building a stronger and more accessible social safety net for New Yorkers, Mayor Eric Adams announced the addition of three new members of his administrative staff dedicated toward making that happen.

On Feb. 2, Adams appointed Gary Jenkins as commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS), Lisa Fitzpatrick as administrator of the Human Resources Administration (HRA) as well as the reappointment of Joslyn Carter as administrator of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS).