Commissioner of the NYC Department for the Aging
Donna Corrado, PhD, LCSW, serves as Commissioner of the NYC Department for the Aging and has dedicated her career to expanding and improving social services for NYC’s most vulnerable residents, displaying deep compassion and creativity in responding to human needs, particularly as a champion for older adults. She previously provided 22 years of dedicated service to Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services – Brooklyn and Queens. She progressed through multiple roles: most recently Executive Director, and previously as both Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Office of Government Relations and Public Policy. She played an integral role in expanding the agency’s service portfolio, diversifying funding entities, and helping lead a major agency reorganization. Dr. Corrado holds PhD and MA degrees in Social Welfare from the Graduate Center of CUNY, a MSW from Stony Brook University and a BA from St. Joseph’s College. In 2005, Dr. Corrado was named as a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2010, she received the Rev. Robert V. Lott Humanitarian Award from the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. for her dedicated delivery of services to older adults.