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Yonkers Mayor Spano Swears in Theresa Forgét as New Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources

Post Date:04/29/2019 4:47 PM

Mayor's News

YONKERS, NY – April 29, 2019 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today swore in Theresa Forgét as the city’s new Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources. Yonkers City Council recently confirmed Forgét’s appointment at its April 23rd meeting.

“Theresa holds impressive personnel and recruiting credentials which will be valuable to our Human Resources team that oversees over 5,000 municipal and Yonkers Public School employees and another 5,000 retirees,” said Mayor Spano. “Her in-depth knowledge and years of experience certainly will be an asset to the department and we look forward to working with her.”

As Deputy Commissioner, Forgét’s responsibilities include developing and communicating the City’s and Board of Education’s training and staff development programs, administering all personnel rules and procedures and administering employee benefit programs. 

Prior to joining the City of Yonkers, Forgét served as Senior Director of Human Resources for Montefiore Health System in New York where she managed the division of Human Resources for an employee population of 2,000. Previously, Forgét worked in Talent Recruitment at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and at Onward Healthcare in Connecticut. Forgét holds a Bachelor of Science Political Science from Sacred Heart University and a Masters of Arts in Student Personnel Administration from New York University. 

“I look forward to working with Yonkers’ Human Resources staff in continuing to provide exceptional support and services to the employees of our city and schools,” said Theresa Forgét. “I am grateful to Mayor Spano for this opportunity, and I am proud to be of part of the city’s stellar team.”

Forgét fills a deputy commissioner position left vacant in 2018.


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