Arthur Webb has close to 50 years of experience in the field of health care and human services starting with working with drug addicts on the Lower Eastside of New York in 1971. He had almost 18 years as a public official in New York state government as a senior executive or commissioner of several government agencies including Acting Commissioner of the Department of Social Services; Commissioner of the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (now OPWDD); Executive Director of the Office of Substance Abuse Services (now part of OASES); Executive Director of the Health Planning Commission; the State Division of Budget where he was responsible for the Medicaid budget; and Deputy Commissioner for Program Services for the State Department of Corrections. Mr. Webb sits on various nonprofit boards including AmidaCare, Inc., the Milbank Memorial Fund and Care Design of New York. Mr. Webb completed Ph.D. comprehensive written and oral exams in three fields of study: Health Policy, American Government and Comparative Political Systems. Department of Politics, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York University, New York, 1971-1974.