A Day in the Life of the Executive Deputy Commissioner
Sally Dreslin, MS, RN, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Health
SPEAKER: Sally Dreslin, MS, RN
Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS DOH
Sally Dreslin, MS, RN, assumed the role of the New York State Department of Health’s Executive Deputy Commissioner at the end of 2014, after serving as Assistant Secretary for Health for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Previously, she served as the Associate Director for Policy at the New York State Nurses Association where she advocated for New York State’s nurses on a wide range of topics including state health policy, budget, and legislation relating to health care delivery, professional practice, nursing education, and patient care.
Ms. Dreslin began her career has a clinical nurse at various hospitals and health care facilities in various states including New York, Texas, and Maryland. Between 1998 and 2012, Ms. Dreslin also served as a Flight Nurse in the United States Air Force Reserve, Nurse Corps.
Ms. Dreslin has a BS in Nursing from the Columbia University School of Nursing, a MA in Social/Medical Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MS in Nursing Education.