Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) is pleased to announce Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) will be taking on two new positions as ranking Minority member of the Health Committee and the new chairman of the Assembly Minority Conference Program Committee.
This new responsibility will allow me to utilize my experience and background in health care, said Byrne. I have long felt that our society needs to do more to empower New Yorkers to live longer, healthier more prosperous lives. I look forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to accomplish this shared goal. Additionally, I am eager to take on the new role as chair of the Assembly Minority Conferences Program Committee. With these two new leadership roles, I will be better positioned to assist the residents of the 94th Assembly District and New York state residents at large.
Byrne served the previous three years in the Assembly as an active member of the Health Committee and has a long history serving in health care. He spent approximately 10 years either working or volunteering as an EMT. He served as deputy district director to our nations first female physician member of Congress, Dr. Nan Hayworth. Byrne holds a masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in health care administration. He served several years as a regional director for the American Heart Association. Additionally, he worked in administration at CareMount Medical, a large regional private medical group in the greater Hudson Valley region, before being elected to serve in the Assembly.
Kevins expertise in health care spans nearly his entire career and his experience in both its administration and execution is comprehensive. For this reason, I am excited to announce his ascension to ranking Minority member of the Health Committee, said Leader Barclay. With his background and work ethic, Assemblyman Byrne is an ideal candidate for these new leadership positions. I look forward to working with him to further our conferences goals and make New York a better, healthier place to live.