Sally Hernandez-Piñero was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the New York City Health + Hospitals Board of Directors on January 1, 2019; subsequently, Ms. Hernandez-Piñero was appointed Chair of the MetroPlus Health Plan Inc. MetroPlus Health Plan Inc. is a solely owned subsidiary of the New York City Health + Hospitals.
Sally Hernandez-Piñero began her career at Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services as a Staff Attorney and went on to become General Counsel to the State of New York Mortgage Agency and Deputy Borough President of Manhattan. She subsequently joined former Mayor David Dinkins’ Administration as Deputy Mayor for Finance and Economic Development. There, she was involved in all key policy, legislative and budgetary decisions made by the administration.
Following her career in the public sector, Mrs. Hernandez-Piñero transitioned into the corporate world, working at Fannie Mae as a Managing Director, as counsel for Kalkines, Arkey, Zall & Bernstein and as Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs for the Related Companies. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Con Edison for 23 years. She also served as Executive Director of City Harvest, before becoming a Hearing Officer at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearing. Mrs. Hernandez-Piñero graduated cum laude from Wesleyan University and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Mrs. Hernandez-Piñero has had numerous Board memberships including:
American Museum of Natural History
United Way of Greater New York
Dime Savings Bank Director, 1994-2002
Tarragon Realty Investors, Inc.
Marymount Manhattan College, Board of Trustees
Wesleyan University, Board of Trustees (alumni elected for 3 years)
National Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Associates (retained as 1 of 3 outside Directors)
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Executive Committee
Mrs. Pinero lives in Riverdale in the Bronx with her husband Hector and is the proud mom of sons Justin and Eric.