Health and Human Services Subcommittee

The Health and Human Services Subcommittee has oversight over the County’s largest department, Social Services, as well as the range of social, mental and physical health issues in several departments.

Brenda McDuffie and Patty DeVinney, co-chairs

Elaine Becker, retired Director of Public Health Nursing, Erie County
Jim Sampson, CEO, Gateway-Longview
Kevin Kumor, CSEA
Joan Guarino, former First Deputy Commissioner of Social Services
Jeff Pirrone, Supervisor, Oishei Foundation’s Mobile Safety-Net Team
Dr. Thomas Rosenthal, MD, Chairman, UB Department of Family Medicine
Denise Krause, Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations, UB School of Social Work
Gaen Hooley, NYSNA
Belle Walls Montree, Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Child and Family Services