Dr. Perea-Henze is the former Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services for the City of New York. In this capacity, he oversaw 14 agencies and mayoral offices with 70,000 employees and $24B budget, serving the needs of the most vulnerable New Yorkers including the departments of health & mental hygiene, social and homeless services, children, aging, the public hospital system, domestic violence, LGBTQ, data informatics and food policy. He was also responsible for citywide response for the COVID19 pandemic ensuring health guidance across the city and hospital operations. The Honorable Raul Perea-Henze was confirmed by the Senate as the 8th Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning at the US Department of Veterans Affairs in 2010 and served in this post until 2013. Currently, he serves as a member of the Advisory Board to the Comptroller General of the United States.