BORN AND RAISED IN JAMAICA, QUEENS
Dr. Andrews Jr. was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens and attended local public schools P.S. 123, J.H.S. 210 and Beach Channel High School before graduating with a degree from Long Beach High School. He then attended and graduated from York College with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Baruch College where he received a Master’s in Public Administration. In 1986, while attending York (and under the tutelage and guidance of former Councilmembers Thomas White Jr. and Juanita E. Watkins) he was elected to the position of Democratic State Committeemember of the 32nd Assembly District; and was the youngest Democrat in the history of New York State
OVER 30 YEARS WORKING FOR THIS COMMUNITY
In 1987, Anthony began working as an aide to former New York City Councilmember Archie Spigner and eventually became an aide to former State Senator Alton Waldon. While serving in this position he also became the Director of Governmental/Community Relations and Volunteerism (1989) for the Queens Department of Parks and Recreation, where he served on the staff of Borough Commissioner Oliver Spellman. In 1992, he left the Department of Parks and Recreation and was hired by New York City Councilmember Thomas White Jr. as his Chief of Staff. He left the City Council in 1994 and became employed at York College (CUNY) as the Director of Government and Community Relations.
COMMITTED TO SERVE AND EDUCATE OUR FUTURE GENERATION
Dr. Andrews has an Ed. D. with a concentration in Executive Leadership; focusing primarily on how leadership is enacted when accompanied by aspects of social justice. He is currently the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Campus Programs at York College and has taught primarily in the Department of Behavioral Sciences teaching American Government and Public Administration. He has also lectured in the discipline of Student Development teaching freshman orientation and leadership using his experience in academia and the real world to provide wisdom to the future leaders in industry and government. Dr. Andrews is also a union delegate for PSC-CUNY, NYSUT & AFT helping fight for the rights of working educators within York College, across the City University system, and the State of New York.
DRIVEN TO IMPACT OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Additionally, Anthony has served in leadership on many non-profit boards, and spent over twenty years as Chair of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) of Queens Hospital Center and the Chair of the Council of Community Advisory Boards for NYC Health + Hospitals. The CAB helps manage the strategic vision of the public healthcare system by contributing to long-term planning and maintaining consumer satisfaction. As a premier healthcare advocate for the NYC public healthcare system, Dr. Andrews was intimately involved with pandemic response efforts, citywide wellness initiatives and also served as an appointee to the NYS Department of Health Indigent Care Formula Task Force, where he represented the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation to try and increase funding for safety net hospitals across the State of New York. As Advisory Chair of Queens Hospital Center he also helped secure $5.8 million for the expansion of the Emergency Room and establishment of an Express Care Center.
A PROVEN COMMUNITY LEADER
Dr. Andrews has been an elected Democratic official for twenty-two years and is currently a Democratic District Leader in the 32nd Assembly District. He is also a devout Catholic and serves as the NYC Area Deputy for the Knights of Peter Claver; the oldest historically African-American, Catholic fraternal organization in the world. Dr. Andrews is father to two daughters and a son, all of whom are now graduated or are currently attending college; while simultaneously pursuing their own career paths