To the editor:
The Director of Greene County Public Health is Kimberly Kaplan. It’s my information and belief that she has just an associate degree.
This position requires a Masters of Public Health. People with MPH degrees are available locally. A neighbor in my building has a Master of Public Health degree.
Kimberly has a political patronage job. She’s the wife of county attorney Ed Kaplan.
She failed the COVID-19 work. I wrote to her a year ago demanding that she order the Village of Catskill police and County Deputies wear masks. I didn’t get any response.
Greene County refused to test non-symptomatic for COVID-19, but the virus is mostly spread by the min-symptomatic.
I sued to pause jail construction because the workers came into the county from more infected places each day. Again, no response.
This is too typical of Greene County. The commissioner of the Department of Social Services, Kira Pospesel, lacks a Master is Social Work. The director of Greene County Mental Health, psychologist Jason Fredenberg, admitted under oath that he doesn’t often diagnose, that if they did they’d have to treat.
Recently Greene County elected to contract out healthcare for the new jail to Pennsylvania.
Worse, they announced plans to build barracks style homeless shelters next to the new jail, which can be considered to be gulags.