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Leadership Announcement - Director of Communications


Please join me in welcoming Scott Sandman as the new Director of Communications for OPWDD. Scott is replacing Jennifer O’Sullivan who will be leaving the agency for a position with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office. 

Scott will serve on OPWDD’s Leadership Team and will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the OPWDD Communications Department, including oversight of all agency messaging, branding, social media and website management. 

Scott has significant external and internal communications experience in both New York State government and the private sector, having served under prior administrations as both a communications professional and speechwriter, and having led the communications strategy for BASF. Scott’s expertise in strategic and creative messaging will help guide OPWDD as we prepare to launch Care Coordination Organizations and Managed Care, and as we share our accomplishments on the implementation of the Transformation Panel’s recommendations.  Scott will begin in his new role on December 5, 2016.

I would like to thank Jennifer O’Sullivan for her outstanding work and dedication to advancing OPWDD’s mission and wish her all the best in her new role.

Kerry A. Delaney
Acting Commissioner