Appointment of Deputy Commissioner
On Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to appoint Doug Lentivech as the Deputy Commissioner for the Professions. The Commissioner recognized Doug’s service to the Office of the Professions, and his commitment to the important work of the office in overseeing licensed professionals.
Doug has served in the Office of the Professions since 1994. During his tenure as Assistant Counsel, he has provided legal counsel on a variety of areas impacting each of the 48 professions as well as on complex practice/professional business organization issues. In addition to his legal responsibilities, in 2006, he was appointed by the Board of Regents as Executive Secretary for the NYS Board for Chiropractic. In 2008, he was also named Executive Secretary for the NYS Boards for Respiratory Therapy, Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Occupational Therapy and Acupuncture.
We congratulate Doug on his new role with the Office of the Professions. Congratulations also to Valerie Grey who, as Chief Operating Officer, served as Acting Deputy Commissioner since the retirement of Frank Muñoz earlier this year. Valerie has been appointed Executive Deputy Commissioner by the Board of Regents, and we look forward to her continued close ties with the Office of the Professions.