Healthcare Workers Applaud Appointment of Barrios-Paoli as NYC Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services

December 12, 2013

The nurses and healthcare workers of 1199SEIU strongly support the appointment of Lilliam Barrios-Paoli as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. She has a long track record as an effective and innovative leader of large social service agencies and non-profit organizations and has continuously demonstrated a deep dedication to serving vulnerable populations including seniors, the LGBT community and the homeless. Bill de Blasio’s choice of Ms. Barrios-Paoli is yet another concrete sign of his commitment to addressing growing inequality in our city, both in terms of the economy and vital healthcare services. We look forward to working closely with Deputy Mayor Barrios-Paoli to ensure all New Yorkers have access to quality healthcare in their communities.