Tammy Newkirk is distinguished as the first female Boro Supervisor in Manhattan, overseeing 11 facilities and 145 workers. With 20 years of service, she is on call 24-7 and rose through the ranks from custodian assistant. Newkirk says she enjoys her job because “every day is different. In her spare time she bakes cakes, “a South Carolina tradition,” and enjoys walking around her Brooklyn neighborhood and Manhattan. She has two children, a son 20 and a daughter 9.