Rebecca was most recently Suffolk County Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development and Planning where her duties included oversight of the Planning and Real Estate Departments and coordination of department goals with legislative requirements. In that role, she also served as Deputy Director of the COVID-19 Recovery Taskforce where she coordinated the application and use of tens of millions in federal funding for Suffolk County.
Rebecca previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Town of Hempstead, the nation’s largest township, where her duties included operational oversight of multiple departments and coordination of several high-profile initiatives including the Nassau HUB and Belmont Arena. She also served as Director of Buyouts and Acquisitions for the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery following Superstorm Sandy. In that position she was responsible for the purchase of over 2,000 privately owned storm damaged houses and insuring that more than $760M in spending was done in accordance with applicable State and Federal rules and regulations.
A graduate of the State University at Albany with a degree in Urban Planning, Rebecca has been a featured speaker at a number of national and regional conferences, including the American Planning Association and Audubon New York. Her leadership includes serving on several major committees including the Belmont Park Redevelopment Community Advisory Committee, Nassau Coliseum (HUB) Community Advisory Committee, Baldwin Downtown Revitalizations Initiative Local Planning Committee, and Health and Human Welfare Council of Long Island Census Local Government Committee.