Jan. 23, 2018 -- County Executive George Latimer announced today the appointments of four talented individuals who will be joining his administration to move Westchester forward.

  • Hugh J. Greechan, P.E., has been tapped as the new Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW/T), which is responsible for maintenance and management of the County’s infrastructure including 160 miles of county roads, 86 bridges, and 71 traffic signals, as well as all County government buildings. Greechan will also supervise the County's capital projects, the Traffic Safety Program, the Bee-Line Bus System, the Westchester County Airport and specialized transportation services.
  • Vincent F. Kopicki, P.E., will move from his post at DPW/T to lead the Department of Environmental Facilities, which manages the County's waste management, recycling, sewage and water treatment programs and facilities.
  • Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden will serve as Executive Director of the County’s Youth Bureau. The Youth Bureau oversees programs and services to benefit youth ages 14-24 throughout the County. Working closely with nonprofit organizations and local youth bureaus, the goal of this agency is to promote positive youth development and to encourage healthy lifestyles.
  • Blanca P. Lopez, M.S., has been appointed Senior Advisor to the County Executive with a focus on Fair and Affordable Housing.

"My administration is tasked with serving the people of Westchester to the absolute best of our abilities - and residents rely on us to deliver,” said Latimer. “I am proud to name these four individuals to join my team. I look forward to working with them for the people of Westchester.”

Greechan is a Licensed Professional Engineer who has been working in both the public and private sectors on a wide range of projects over his 40-year career. Greechan is presently serving as Senior Client Manager VP at Woodard & Curran Consulting Engineers in White Plains for the past 9 years. He previously served as Director of Engineering for Westchester County DPW/T. Greechan has led projects focused on the design and construction of municipal facilities and civil engineering. These projects include storm water management, water supply and treatment, wastewater collection and disposal, solid waste transfer stations, recycling and composting facilities.

Kopicki joined Westchester County Government in 2016 serving as the Commissioner of DPW/T. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York for over 26 years. He came to County government from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, where he was a Senior Manager. Prior to his service for New York City and Westchester County, he oversaw capital projects for the City of Yonkers, as well as a multi-jurisdictional construction project in New York City for Lockheed Martin. Kopicki has extensive experience managing facility and transportation operations, having served as Director of Engineering and Capital Projects for the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp.

Harris-Madden currently serves as the Executive Director of the City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau. During her tenure, she assisted the city in securing over $27 million in grant monies aimed to provide support to various programs which expanded after-school, crime-prevention, workforce development, occupational skill academies and other social and emotional programs aimed to advance the City’s youth. As the newly elected President of the Hudson Valley Association of Youth Bureaus, she assisted Youth Bureaus from Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties, creating a larger presence for and understanding of how the Bureaus can help residents.

Lopez has an extensive background in City Planning and Urban Development stemming from her Master’s Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School in New York. Most recently, she worked as the Director of Neighborhood Preservation for Human Development Services of Westchester, transforming the Program into a full service HUD-approved and funded Local Housing Counseling Agency (LHCA). The Program meets housing-related needs of homeowners and renters throughout Westchester County, including foreclosure prevention and court representation. Lopez currently serves as the President of the Council of Community Services of Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Town, where she leads the non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together community leaders to assess and meet the vital needs of the community by identifying and working towards solutions through mobilization, advocacy and networking.