Tino Hernandez is President and Chief Executive Officer of Samaritan Village, Inc. one of the largest nonprofit providers and community-based, substance abuse treatment services in New York. He is responsible for the administration and oversight of the Agency’s 22 facilities which include drug-free residential, methadone-to-abstinence and out-patient modalities, as well as, veteran, homeless and senior services.
From 2001 to 2008, he served as Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority. Prior to his service at NYCHA, Mr. Hernandez was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services, and Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services. A licensed social worker, Mr. Hernandez earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Adelphi University in 1986, and holds a Masters of Social Work from SUNY Albany’s Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Mr. Hernandez has served on the Panel for Educational Policy since 2004. He can be reached at THernandez5@schools.nyc.gov