Daniel W. Tietz
Daniel W. Tietz was appointed Acting Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance in December 2021 by Governor Kathy Hochul. He leads a state agency charged with oversight of support programs and economic assistance for low-income New Yorkers.
Most recently, Acting Commissioner Tietz served as Interim CEO of Bronx Parent Housing Network, Inc., a provider of emergency shelter and social services to over 2,000 individuals in more than a dozen facilities. He was also appointed by the New York State Supreme Court to serve as Temporary Receiver/CEO for Childrens Community Services, Inc.
Previously, he served as CEO of Bailey House, a community-based organization with a nearly 40-year history of providing housing and essential supportive services to individuals and families with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions.
Prior to that, Acting Commissioner Tietz served as the Chief Special Services Officer for New York City’s Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (DSS/HRA) from June 2014 through October 2017. Mr. Tietz oversaw programs that focused on the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including day-to-day shelter and intake operations for approximately 60,000 New Yorkers experiencing homelessness.
Earlier in his career, he served as executive director of ACRIA, a national HIV research, education, and advocacy organization; as deputy executive director at the Coalition for the Homeless; and as deputy executive director for Housing Works, all of which are based in New York City, among other positions.
Acting Commissioner Tietz has also long-advocated on behalf of LGBTQI+ rights and social justice concerns. A lawyer and registered nurse, Acting Commissioner Tietz received a J.D. from New England Law School, a B.A. in Legal Services from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and an R.N. from the Milwaukee County General Hospital School of Nursing.