Deputy Executive Director
Jackie Bray is the Deputy Executive Director of NYC Test and Trace Corps. She previously served as the inaugural Director of the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants where she built a new office from the ground up focused on tenants’ rights and protecting the City’s 2 million renter households. Prior to that, she served as the First Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Homeless Services, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive homeless system, where she oversaw day to day operations, implementation of the City’s Turning the Tide on Homelessness Plan, and all rehousing programs. Previously, she served as Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives at the City’s Department of Social Services and as a policy adviser at City Hall focused on mental health policy and programs. Before joining NYC government, Jackie served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Chief of Staff at the National Weather Service. There she focused on stabilizing the nations’ weather satellite programs, implementing the Weather Ready Nation vision, and developing climate adaptation policy. Prior to her government service Jackie spent nearly a decade on Democratic campaigns. She is an alumna of the University of Michigan and has a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Jackie is passionate about public sector change management and making bureaucracies work. She lives in Brooklyn.