Donovan Currey was born on the island of Jamaica, but he dreamed of becoming an American citizen. After studying business at the University of Jamaica, he joined the Jamaican government, but his dream persisted. So, in 1988, he and his wife Viva came to the United States. Currey worked hard and in 1995 became a citizen.
During the next twenty years, Currey continued to work hard. He built a successful management career from the ground up, specializing in quality control within the railroad industry. Trained in quality engineering, the technical methods Currey employs deliver outstanding safety results for transit systems. Among his many accomplishments, Currey improved quality and safety within the New York City subways. At present, he is responsible for quality management for the Long Island Railroad’s $18.5 million Atlantic Tunnel Cable project, which includes installation of the cellular cable that allows signal transmission within LIRR tunnels. Currey is a member of the American Society for Quality Control and the Project Management Institute.
Currey has used his decades of experience as a quality expert to analyze the way tax policy is administered in the Town of Islip. He is convinced the Town must do a much better job assessing taxes. According to Currey, “the current system of grieving taxes is very costly for homeowners. If the office is run right, it should be unnecessary.”
Currey is active in his community and his church, the Holy Church of Christ in Central Islip. He has a leadership role in the Islip chapter of the NAACP. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business and Master of Science in accounting from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. Furthermore, Currey is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPA.
He and his wife live in Brentwood, where they raised two daughters. They have one grandson.