Al Kaplan worked for AHRC New York City for more than 12 years, serving as Senior Policy Advisor as well as acting CFO in 2010 and Interim Executive Director in 2012. Al was involved with AHRC’s public information, budget, fiscal and policy matters, as well as issues involving all levels of legislative and other advocacy, including AHRC’s involvement in the Managed Care Environment. Al is currently serving as Senior Policy Consultant to AHRC. Prior to his employment with AHRC, Al worked for New York State for 35 years. He retired as the Deputy Director of the Division of the Budget (DOB) in 2006 after four years with the Division. The areas he oversaw included Health, Medicaid and Mental Hygiene; Education, the Arts and Higher Education; Welfare and Labor; Strategic Planning; and Administration and Information Technology. Before DOB, Mr. Kaplan worked for OPWDD (formerly OMRDD) for 15 years, beginning as Director of Budget and Fiscal Services and serving as Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Revenue Support for 12 years. Al began his career with the New York State Senate Finance Committee and worked in the Senate for 16 years. During his last 6 years in the Senate he served as Secretary to the Minority of the Senate Finance Committee, functioning as the Democratic Senate’s Chief Fiscal Advisor. Al has a degree in Economics from Union College and graduate degrees in Public Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and in Applied Economic Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).