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31-person transition team for next DA

Melinda Katz prepares to go from borough president to prosecutor

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:47 pm, Thu Dec 5, 2019.

Borough President and District Attorney-elect Melinda Katz announced her transition team last Friday.

Randall Eng, former presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, will serve as co-chairman of the committee with Christopher Renfroe, past president of the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association.

Deputy Borough President Sharon Lee will serve as executive director of the committee on a volunteer basis.

“Justice has been denied as other counties in our state and across the country were at the forefront of reforming our criminal justice system,” Katz said in a release. “We will prove definitely in Queens that you can enhance safety and equality at the same time, in a way that is collaborative and benefits all of us.”

The rest of the team includes:

• Anstiss Agnew of Forestdale, Inc.

• Amy Arundell of the United Federation of Teachers

• Nicole Paultre Bell, activist

• Pascale Bernard, of Planned Parenthood of New York City

• Dr. John H. Boyd, II of New Greater Bethel Ministries

• Victoria Brown-Douglas, of Lawyer’s Guild of the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York

• Joan B. Brown, Esq.

• Dr. Tricia Callender, Ph. D., sociologist

• Ray Cameron of the city Department of Probation

• David Cohen of 32BJ SEIU

• Rev. Dr. Phil Craig of Greater Springfield Community Church

• Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children, Inc.

• Reverend Kirsten John Foy of Arc of Justice

• Joshua Glick, of Queens Law Associates

• Everett Hopkins of Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association

• Lucy Lang of Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

• Jacques M. Leandre

• Hon. Jeffrey Lebowitz, retired Justice of the New York State Supreme Court

• Jack Leibler

• Nelson A. Madrid

• Jane Manning of the Women’s Equal Justice Project

• Hugh H. Mo, former NYPD Deputy Commissioner

• Dilip Nath of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center

• Thomas Oliva, of Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County

• JoAnne Page, of The Fortune Society

• Camille Russell

• Lisa Schreibersdorf of Brooklyn Defender Services

• Matthew Silverstein of America Works of New York, Inc.

• M. Jane Stanicki of Hour Children, Inc.

Katz defeated Republican candidate Joe Murray in the election after narrowly defeating public defender Tiffany Cabán in a tightly contested primary. She will take office Jan. 1.

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  • Linnster posted at 3:26 pm on Fri, Nov 29, 2019.

    Linnster Posts: 10

    Too bad Katz has no experience in trial prosecution - or defense for that matter.