Salary of Nassau nonprofit CEO at issue

County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) is calling out a top executive at a Long Island nonprofit for what he says is an excessive, taxpayer-funded pay

HAUPPAUGE - County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) is calling out a top executive at a Long Island nonprofit for what he says is an excessive, taxpayer-funded pay package. At issue are the salary and perks being paid to Dr. Gail Barouh, the top executive at the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, who Mangano says is making $363,000 a year. Barouh says the charity's Board of Directors determines her salary, comparing it to what other CEOs for nonprofits make. Mangano recently slashed critical funding to the charity's HIV/AIDS hotline services due to county budget cuts. Barouh says she was warned by Mangano's office not to complain, but did anyway. Mangano admits he had his staff research her salary. "We cut back a little, she complained, we looked into it and we found this outrageous abuse of taxpayer dollars," Mangano says.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The committee that oversees Nassau's bus system voted 1 Committee votes against NICE Bus service cuts
A public hearing will be held about the 2 Hempstead IDA announces public hearing on mall tax break
In this Feb. 20, 2012 photo, U.S. Sen. 3 Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
Building condos on the Indian Hills Country Club 4 Residents debate Fort Salonga housing proposal
Daniel Flowers is described by his family as 5 Police search for suspect in deadly Hempstead shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE