Judith Pincus has held the position of Senior Vice President of the F∙E∙G∙S Health and Human Services System WeCARE Division since August 2011. In this position, Ms. Pincus is responsible for senior executive leadership and oversight of a major welfare to work initiative, launched in 2005 and funded by the New York City Human Resources Administration, providing a comprehensive and integrated model of Wellness, Rehabilitation, Case Management and Employment Services to individuals with disabilities receiving cash assistance.
Prior to F∙E∙G∙S, Ms. Pincus had a distinguished career in New York City government, with more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership positions. Most recently, she served as First Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice, where she was responsible for overseeing the City’s juvenile detention system, including all medical and mental health services, program operations, technology, policy, strategic planning, and fiscal affairs. Ms. Pincus was heavily engaged in reforms of the juvenile justice system, including reducing unnecessary use of detention and engaging families in the reentry process. Prior to this, she held the positions of Deputy Director for Public Safety and Legal Affairs and Deputy Director of Health and Human Services for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations, where she had oversight responsibility for public safety and health and human services agencies. In addition, Ms. Pincus provided staff support for the Mayor’s Emergency Response Task Force convened following the 2003 citywide power outage and the West Nile Task Force. Ms. Pincus was also Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the Commissioner for the New York City Department of Employment. She started her career in government as a New York City Urban Fellow, working as an analyst at the Office of Management and Budget.
Ms. Pincus holds a M.S. degree from the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at The New School for Social Research in New York City and an undergraduate degree from Clark University in Worcester, MA.