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De Blasio picks 2 more aides

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:30 am

Mayor de Blasio named two more members of his administration last week.

Dr. Mary Bassett was appointed commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last Thursday and Rose Pierre-Louis was named commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

A New York City native, Bassett previously served as deputy commissioner of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she oversaw campaigns banning smoking and trans fats in restaurants, and requiring restaurants to post calorie counts. She also helped establish the District Public Health offices in Harlem, the South Bronx, and North and Central Brooklyn to lead targeted strategies in health and communication in these communities. For 17 years, she worked as a doctor in Africa.

Pierre-Louis has spent her entire career as a family advocate and held leadership positions at the Network for Women’s Services, Sanctuary for Families and Harlem Legal Services. Most recently, she was deputy borough president for Manhattan.

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