NYCOSH’s Finance Director, Jeanne Blomberg, is retiring after 33 years of service to the organization. Jeanne came to NYCOSH in 1983 and has over the years worked collaboratively to build the organization from a fledgling, mostly volunteer group into a nationally prominent voice for workplace safety. After graduating college, she came on staff, where she worked in various positions to best suit NYCOSH’s needs, including Grants Administrator and Director of Administration. Jeanne’s focus has always been supporting the staff with their program work and ensuring that NYCOSH remains financially stable. She has been a crucial support to new leadership changes at NYCOSH, helping to grow the organization and prepare it for the next generation. Jeanne managed NYCOSH’s annual fundraising dinner for more than two decades, helping raise more than three million dollars. More recently as NYCOSH’s Finance Director, Jeanne has been in charge of creating and managing NYCOSH’s budget, along with reporting on all of the federal, state, and foundation grants; and managing NYCOSH’s staff and programs. Jeanne also led in the creation of a proprietary database, which is used to track NYCOSH’s many initiatives.
In addition, Jeanne is a photographer, traveler, landmark activist, collector of antiques, avid gardener and she holds a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
The staff at NYCOSH would like to express deep gratitude to Jeanne for her service of more than three decades. We recognize her dedication to building an institution we can all be proud of, her passion for worker advocacy, both as a USW bargaining unit member and as a manager, to create a safe and healthy workplace for all New Yorkers. She has been a quiet trailblazer for women’s leadership in our movement. We will miss her wisdom, spirited laugh, warmth and daily presence, and wish her well on her retirement adventures!