Staff

Deborah Marton
Executive Director  
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Catherine Hall 
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer  
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Geoffrey Glick
Senior Vice President of External Affairs

Fern Thomas
Chief Financial Officer 

Capital

 

Janet Broughton, Project Manager 
John Douglas, Tree Giveaways Coordinator
Mike Duran-Mitchell, Director of Giveaways

Jamie Feinstein, Director of Construction Management

Yvi McEvilly, Director of Design
Casey Peterson, Government Relations and Special Projects Manager

Filomena Riganti, Project Manager - Tree Planting
Claire Turner, Tree Giveaways Coordinator
Alexi Zalk, Project Manager

 

Community Engagement

Amanda Brown, Director of Community Engagement
Rebecca Fitle, Community Initiatives Coordinator, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island
Charlie Reynoso, Community Initiatives Coordinator, Bronx & Manhattan

Development

Karen Dumonet, Director of Individual Giving & Special Events
Cait LaMorte, MPA, Corporate Partnerships Associate

Christopher Vanterpool, Director of Grants Administration

Charlie Nork, Individual Giving & Special Events Coordinator
Jonathan Post, Director of Development Services
Alex Ruthrauff, Manager of Foundation and Government Giving 

Matt Shapiro, Director of Corporate Partnerships 

Frank Williams, Director of Institutional Funding

 

Education

Mya Jenkins, Education Manager         

Marketing and Public Relations

 

Sadia Choudhury, Director of Marketing Communications
Anne Tan, Public Relations Officer

 

Public Events

Jordan Dyniewski, Director of Public Events
Corey Croughn, Public Events Manager
 



 

 

Operations

Mony Baxendale, Campus Gardener

Danica Doroski, Volunteer Coordinator
Barry Elmore, Manhattan Zone Gardener
Ashton Francis, Citywide Projects Coordinator
Kelsey Keller, Bronx Zone Gardener
Tony Lewis, Highbridge Natural Area Supervisor
Isak Mendes, Brooklyn Zone Gardener
Devin Reitsma, Campus Landscape Supervisor
Yessenia Santiago, Assistant Director of Operations
Edwards Santos, Swindler Cove Park Manager
Jason Sheets, Regional Director, Brooklyn
Simon Skinner, Director of Operations
Jason Smith, Campus Regional Director
Andrew Stewart, Brooklyn Zone Gardener
Donte Taylor, Regional Director, Bronx & Manhattan Gardens
Dustin Thomsen, Chief of Repair

 

Administration

 

Alexis Braxton, Administrative Assistant
Kristin D’Urso, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

Adrienne Kenyon, Manager of Business Operations

President and Chief Operating Officer
Elizabeth Lopez, Staff Accountant

Jennifer Marchini, Director of Finance and Technology

 

New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

Jay Gould, General Manager
Kenneth Welch, Executive Chef


 


 


Deborah Marton, Executive Director

Deborah has dedicated her career to the development of public space in New York City, with a specific focus on the integration of natural systems and the built environment. Deborah joined NYRP in 2011, bringing her extensive experience moving complex municipal projects from conception to actionable conclusions. Prior to joining NYRP, Deborah served as executive director of the Design Trust for Public Space. Under her leadership the organization gained national visibility and quadrupled in size. High-profile projects completed during her tenure there have made New York City’s parks and public right-of-ways more sustainable, catalyzed the redesign of Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, strengthened Long Island City’s art community, and improved the New York City taxi vehicle and system, paving the way for the city’s new taxi, among many other projects and public programs.

Previously, Deborah was Program Manager of New York City Parks Natural Resources Group and later associated with the landscape architecture firm Field Operations, where she collaborated on creation of the winning submission for the Fresh Kills Master Plan, and later served as the first Project Manager for that project. She received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Design School and also holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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Catherine Hall, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Catherine Hall is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for NYRP, responsible for internal policies, inter-departmental coordination and oversight of the day-to-day operations of a workforce of approximately 100 staff and AmeriCorps members. This includes NYRP’s work in public parks and gardens, facility management, community relationships, public events and Corporate and Community volunteer days; and manages NYRP’s AmeriCorps contract.

Prior to joining NYRP in 1998, Catherine worked with director Alan J. Pakula, where she was engaged in research, development, budgeting, production and release of four major feature films and management of his production office for eight years. Previous professional experience includes office management at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb and management of a stock photography agency.

A native of the United Kingdom where she studied Economics and History, Catherine received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts and has a certificate in Non-Profit Fiscal Management from New York University.

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