Pheffer Amato Announces Amanda Kernozek as Chief of Staff

March 6, 2017
L to R: P’nina Gluck, Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato, Irene Connolly-Dougherty, and new Chief of Staff Amanda Kernozek
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) today announced that her scheduler and staff director, Amanda Kernozek, will now hold the title of Chief of Staff.

Kernozek brings with her three years of experience with the New York State Legislature and a deep familiarity with the 23rd Assembly District. An Albany native, she started as an intern in the State Assembly, while attending SUNY Albany. Kernozek proved herself as a motivated and proactive intern, and was hired when her internship ended.

After graduating from SUNY Albany with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Kernozek relocated to the New York City area. Impressed by her talents and successes while in the legislature, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder hired Kernozek to staff his district office in Queens. She worked for Goldfeder as a scheduler and as a community liaison. She gained extensive experience in Assembly legislative process, as well as handling relationships with constituents, civic associations and government agencies. Ms. Kernozek is currently pursuing a law degree at Touro Law Center, while working full-time with Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato.

“Amanda’s drive, dedication to her work, and capacity for management is what motivated me to promote her," said Pheffer Amato. “I am thrilled that Amanda has been part of my team from day one. She is completely committed to help me serve the entire district, and she always serves to the best of her ability. Her positive attitude, dedication, and seemingly boundless energy have earned her this role, and I look forward to having her as a partner in service to this great district.”