A social change agent, and a life-long public servant Dina Simon currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer at Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York. Prior to her work in this space, she served as Chief of Staff and Executive Director of the Pay Equity Cabinet at the NYC Mayor’s Office. She brings over 20 years of robust experience in local government and has held senior leadership positions, including Human Resources Director at NYC Office of the Comptroller, Deputy Commissioner of Human Resources at NYC Department of Correction, First Deputy Commissioner at NYC Department of Correction, Senior Advisor to the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor at the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services.
Dina holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Long Island University, C.W. Post, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from SUNY Brockport, and is a Harvard Women and Power alumnae.
In recent years, Dina has presided over a variety of impactful projects to support the people and improve the communities around her. In 2020, Dina joined the NYC Mayor’s Racial Equity and Inclusion Taskforce responsible for ensuring COVID-19 response and recovery efforts are fair and equitable in the city’s hardest-hit communities. In 2017, while serving as Senior Advisor to the then-Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dina was appointed to head the U.S. territory’s Hurricane Recovery and Resilience Taskforce to develop a comprehensive report on the impact of hurricanes in 2017, as well as produce recommendations for effective recovery and resilience.
Dina has received several honors for her outstanding work in the public sector and commitment to community service. In early 2022, she was recognized as one of CRAINS Notable HR Leaders. In addition, she was also named to The Network Journal’s Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business. She has also mentored many professionals, most of whom are now senior leaders at their respective organizations throughout the country.
She resides on Long Island, NY with her husband and daughter.