STATE OF NEW YORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 1, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR
CONTACT: Christine Anderson
GOVERNOR ELIOT SPITZER AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON ANNOUNCE
Governor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson today are
pleased to announce the nomination and appointment of three administration
Tina Marie Stanford has been nominated to serve as Chair of the Crime
Victims Board. Ms. Stanford has been an Assistant District Attorney in Erie
County since 1993. Since 2005, she has served as an appellate prosecutor,
responding to criminal motions and appeals in the trial and appellate
courts, including the Court of Appeals. Since joining the District
Attorney’s Office, Ms. Stanford has been a trial prosecutor of violent
felonies, working directly with thousands of crime victims. Since 2004, she
has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the State University of New York at
Buffalo, School of Law, teaching courses in trial technique. She received
her B.A. from Fordham University and her J.D. from the State University of
New York at Buffalo, School of Law.
As Chair of the Crime Victims Board, Ms. Stanford will receive an annual
salary of $101,600.
Philip Alfonso Berry has been appointed Vice Chairperson of the City
University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees. Mr. Berry is currently a
member of the CUNY Board of Trustees, and has served in that capacity since
his appointment in June 2006. Since 2004, he has served as Chair of the New
York City Department of Education’s Human Resources Advisory Panel, as Vice
President of Global Workplace Initiatives and as a Corporate Officer for
Colgate-Palmolive. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Vice President of Global
Employee Relations at Colgate-Palmolive and from 1998 to 2001 he served as
Vice President of Human Resources for the company’s European Division.
Prior to joining Colgate-Palmolive in 1990, he served as the Vice President
of Human Resources for the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority. Mr.
Berry received his B.A. from Queens College and an Associate’s Degree from
Borough of Manhattan Community College. He holds an M.B.A. from Xavier
University, and an M.S.W. from Columbia University.
As Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the CUNY, Mr. Berry will not
receive a salary.
Dr. Hugo Morales has been nominated for re-appointment to the City
University of New York Board of Trustees. Dr. Morales has served on the
CUNY Board of Trustees since his appointment in June 2002. Prior to that,
he served as the Medical Director of the Bronx Medical Health Center, which
he established and organized in 1965. Dr. Morales has served as the
Director of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in the
Bronx, Senior Psychiatrist at Manhattan State Hospital on Wards Island, and
Junior Psychiatrist at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. Dr. Morales was
Chairman of the Dominican Board for Governor Cuomo’s Office for Hispanic
Affairs from 1984 to 1992, and serves as member on the Hispanic Federation
Committee, the New York State Department of Health Advisory Committee, the
Governor’s Task Force on Rape and Sexual Assault, and the Hostos Community
College Advisory Board. Dr. Morales was the founding president of the
Dominican American Foundation.
As a Member of the Board of Trustees of CUNY, Dr. Morales will not receive