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Social services administrator

Amalia V. Betanzos, American social services administrator. Recipient Public Education award Public Education Association, 1990, Golden Palm award INTAR, 1990, Las Casas award North-East Pastora Council, 1982; named Woman of the Year National Council Puerto Rico Women, !993.


Betanzos, Amalia V. was born on July 23, 1928 in New York City. Daughter of Severino Migues and Margarita (Hassel) Carcasin.


Bachelor, New York University, 1950. Postgraduate, New York University.


Administrv. coordinator Summer in the City Program, New York City, 1966-1968. Chief executive officer, administrator Puerto Rico Community Development Project, 1968-1970. Special assistant to Mayor for housing, neighborhood affairs, social services, 1970.

Deputy administrator, commissioner Housing & Development Administrn. of City of New York, 1970-1972. Executive secretary to Mayor of New York City, 1972. Commissioner youth services, executive director youth board Human Resources Administrn.-Youth Services Agency, New York City, 1972-1973.

Commissioner New York City Housing Authority, 1973-1978. President, chief executive officer Wildcat Service Corporation, New York City, since 1978. Lecturer Lehman College, Bronx, New York, 1960-1970.

Member-at-large New York City Board Education Teachers Retirement Board, 1988-1990. Member New York City Board Education, 1987-1990. Board directors National Puerto Rico Coalition, Inc., Washington.


  • Other Work

    • Edition advisory committee El Diario/La Prensa.


Trustee Catholic Charities, New York City, St. Barnabas Hospital, Puerto Rico Community Foundation, Fund for the City of New York, Public Education Association. Member New York City Outward Bound Center, Alcoholism Council Greater New York, The Children's Fund, Citizens Union of the City of New York, Women's Forum, Inc., Citizens Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Charter Revision Commission '82-'83, '87-'89, New York City Private Industry Council, Committee Integrity in Government, New York City Loft Board, numerous others. Board directors Brooklyn Navy Yard, Community Service Society, Correctional Society New York, New York Urban League, Vera Institute Justice, Drug Abuse Council, Puerto Rico Community Development Project, St. Lukes Hospital, Fortune Society.

Chairperson National Puerto Rico Coalition, Inc., Social Development Commission Archdiocese of New York, New York City Rent Guidelines Board. President Manhattan Valley Spanish Civic Association, National Association Puerto Rico Civil Rights, New York State Industries for Handicapped. Partner New York City Partnership.

Secretary board overseers Center New Social Research. Steering committee National Urban Coalition. Member advisory board Catholic Interracial Council of New York, Inc., Bureau Community Education, Consumer Protection New York Bar Association.

Member Mayor's advisory committee Police Management & Personnel Policy. Member many other advisory boards, committees, councils.


  • Other Interests

    Painting, sculpture.


Married Odon Betanzos, March 21, 1953. 1 child, Manuel.

Severino Migues Carcasin

Margarita (Hassel) Carcasin

Odon Betanzos

Manuel Betanzos