Felix M. Rosa Jr. has been demoted and Timothy D. O'Brien has been named interim Executive Director of the New York State Division of Parole, effective today.
Press release from Governor David A. Paterson: February 12, 2009
Mr. O'Brien, who most recently served as Director of Upstate Parole Operations, has worked in the Division for nearly 20 years. He began his career as a parole officer in 1989 and later served as Assistant to the Director of Parole Operations. Mr. O'Brien, of Lake George, was appointed Director of Upstate Parole Operations in 2007.
Mr. O'Brien will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division of Parole pending an Inspector General's inquiry involving Felix M. Rosa Jr., who had served as Executive Director since April 2007. Mr. Rosa has returned to his civil service position of Area Supervisor and will be assigned to the Central Office to work on the Division's re-entry program pending the outcome of the inquiry.
Mr. O'Brien will be paid $123,446 annually. Mr. Rosa's salary is $104,080.