Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services
As Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services in County Executive Adam Bellow’s Administration, Corinda Crossdale leads the charge in ensuring the health and wellbeing of Monroe County residents. Her portfolio encompasses over 50% of the overall county budget with administrative oversight of the Department of Human Services; Monroe Community Hospital; Department of Public Health and Veteran Services.
She brings to her current position a vast knowledge base having been the Commissioner of the Monroe County Department for Human Services, where she led county efforts in providing various forms of assistance to the citizens of Monroe County, including income support, medical assistance and comprehensive services designed to promote a higher quality of life for children, families, older adults and disadvantaged residents.
Prior to her appointment to Human Services Commissioner by County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, Ms. Crossdale was director of the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA). As a member of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s cabinet, she led the state’s efforts to improve access to cost-effective non-medical support services for older individuals to maximize their ability to age in their community.
Preceding her position as director of New York State Office for the Aging, Ms. Crossdale served as assistant secretary for health and mental hygiene in Governor Cuomo’s administration, where she provided oversight for the six state mental hygiene, substance abuse services, aging, and developmental disabilities agencies. She previously served as executive deputy director of NYSOFA and director of Monroe County Office for the Aging.
Ms. Crossdale has spent more than 24 years in government service working with special needs populations, including homeless youth, the mentally ill and chemically addicted, victims of domestic violence, persons with HIV and AIDS, individuals with developmental disabilities, and the older adult population.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from SUNY Brockport, and earned her master’s degree from Syracuse University.