New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come in the spotlight for allegations of chronic sexual misconduct and accusations that some of his top aides deliberately pressured the state health department to undercount Covid-19 nursing home deaths. 
One of Cuomos accusers, former staffer Lindsey Boylan, has said the governors top aides “normalized” his inappropriate behavior. Heres a look into the embattled governors senior administration:
Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 18: Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul partecipates in the 2020 Women’s March on January 18, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
A Cuomo departure would usher in New Yorks first female governor– Kathy Hochul.  And it wouldnt be the first time she scored a political seat after men behaved badly, she won a special election in 2011 to fill the seat of Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y. The married congressman resigned after allegedly soliciting a woman on Craigslist. 
She lost her race in 2012 after redistricting, and joined Cuomo for his second bid in 2014. 
Shes been largely quiet on the allegations against her boss, saying only: “Everyone deserves to have their voice heard and taken seriously. I support an independent review,” last Saturday after the second allegation came out. 
But shes been a staunch #MeToo advocate in recent years, peddling Cuomos landmark “enough is enough” legislation that worked to end sexual assaults on college campuses far and wide across the state. 
“There is still a culture that is pervasive and that is why women in a workplace whether they’re in technology in Silicon Valley or in Hollywood or in the corridors of our legislatures and Congress they’re still being subjected to unwanted advances, sexual harassment and sometimes assault,” she said in November 2017. 
Melissa DeRosa, Chief of Staff
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2020/09/09: Melissa DeRosa Secretary to Governor attends Andrew Cuomo announcement that restaurants can be open for in-door dining on September 30 at 3rd ave office. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
De Rosa, the governors right-hand woman, has been embroiled in both of the governors coinciding scandals– named specifically by an accuser of Cuomo as someone who “normalized” his behavior and known as one of Cuomos top advisers who facilitated the undercount of nursing home deaths in New York. 
Lindsey Boylan, former Cuomo adviser who accused him of unwanted kissing and touching as well as a pattern of inappropriate comments. Boylan said his behavior “was all so normalized particularly by Melissa DeRosa and other top women around him that only now do I realize how insidious his abuse was.”
DeRosa spoke out Wednesday to say she was “incredibly proud” of the administrations work on womens issues. 
“Im also proud that, in my time as secretary, weve seen more women rise to [the] highest levels, in terms of commissioners and senior staff levels,” DeRosa continued. “I dont think that this diminishes any of that, and I look forward to continuing the work that were doing in order to continue the womens agenda and strengthen womens rights for all New Yorkers.”
Like Cuomo, she urged everyone to await the results of state Attorney General Letitia James probe before passing judgment. 
“I would just ask that everyone refrain from judgment until the attorney general is allowed to do her work,” she said. “Everyones going to fully comply with that.”
DeRosa was also among a list of Cuomo advisers, members of his Covid-19 task force, who pushed state health officials to remove nursing home residents who died in hospitals of Covid-19 from a public report on nursing home deaths. The chief of staff appeared regularly beside the governor at his daily Covid-19 press briefings last spring and summer. 
Kelly Cummings, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of State Operations and InfrastructureCummings is one of the highest-ranking former Republicans working for Cuomo. Before she joined the administration in 2016, she served as director of communications for the state Senate Republicans. Before that, she had been the been the GOP conferences director of policy development.
Linda Lacewell, Counselor to the Governor 
(Department of Financial Services – New York)
Lacewell, who serves as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, was also listed among the advisers who requested a change to the nursing home report. Prior to her DFS role, Lacewell served as Chief of Staff and counselor to the governor, where she focused on governmental ethics, according to the state governments website. Lacewell also taught a class at NYU Law entitled: “Ethics in Government: Investigation and Enforcement.”
Elizabeth Garvey, Special Counsel and Senior Advisor 
(City & State of New York)
Garvey has no doubt been working overtime as the Cuomo administration faces investigations facilitated by the state AG into both Cuomos behavior toward women in light of harassment claims and his nursing home undercount.
Garvey sent a referral to AG James this week granting her office the authority to move forward with the independent investigation into harassment claims. 
Garvey also defended the governors senior advisers after Wall Street Journal and NY Times reports revealed they had influenced state health officials to remove hospital deaths from a July report on coronavirus-related nursing home deaths. In separate statements both Thursday and Friday, Garvey said the “out-of-facility data” meaning the deaths in hospitals was omitted from the July report after the state Department of Health “could not confirm it had been adequately verified.”
Garvey is a former top aide and counsel to state Senate Republicans. 
Robert Mujica, Director of Budget 
UNITED STATES – MAY 27: Robert Mujica, N.Y. budget director, attends a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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Mujica took on the role of budget director in 2016. As of 2018, he made the most money of Cuomo’s top aides, and even more than the governor himself. 
Adam Zurofsky, Director of State Policy and Agency Management
Zurofsky took on his current role in 2019. Before that, he served as Deputy Secretary for Energy and Financial Services. 
Michael Kopy, Director of Emergency Management
Michael Kopy attends a press conference in New York, United States, on March 30, 2020. US Army Corps of Engineers completes a temporary field hospital at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center as the coronavirus continues to spread on March 30, 2020 in New York City.(Photo by John Lamparski/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Kopy, a longtime state police supervisor and former volunteer fire chief, joined the administration in 2019. 
Kumiki Gibson, Counsel to the Governor
(NYS Executive Chamber)
Gibson was named counsel to the governor in 2019. Previously she served as chief counsel to former Vice President Al Gore. 
Timothy Hartz, Director of Executive Operation
Hartz formerly served as Special Assistant to President Obama and Deputy Director of Advance Operations for the White House, before taking his job in the cuomo administration.