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About

Board and Staff

Bette Midler
Bette Midler Founder

Chairman's Council

  • Benjamin Jones Seasonal Zone Gardener
  • Joshua Sirefman, Chairman
  • Diane Brownstone
  • Lisa Caputo
  • Alexandra Cohen
  • Topher DesPrés
  • Douglas Durst
  • Adam Flatto
  • Richard Gess
  • Andrew Goldfarb
  • Joshua Goldfarb
  • Amy Goldman Fowler
  • Tim Gunn
  • Marc Heiman
  • Mychal Johnson
  • Catherine Jones
  • Peter Jueptner
  • Marc D. Klein
  • Yoko Ono Lennon
  • Ellen Levine
  • Rob Light
  • Margo MacNabb Nederlander
  • Janice Parker
  • Amanda Parsons, MD
  • Elizabeth Peabody
  • Frank Raffaele
  • Barbara Wilks
  • Andrea Woodner
Deborah Marton

Deborah Marton

Executive Director
Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Gary Dearborn

Gary Dearborn

Chief of Capital
Tim Domini

Tim Domini

Chief Financial Officer

Administration

  • Alexis Braxton Administrative Assistant
  • Caitlin Goodspeed Executive Assistant & Board Liason
  • Steffanie Hiraldo Director of Finance
  • Matt Pych Office Manager
  • Karen Bravo Accounting Associate

Capital

  • Tayyab Buksh Director of Construction
  • Monica Hernandez-Truitt Director of Design
  • Filomena Riganti Senior Project Manager
  • Ryad Benghabrit Construction Project Manager

Community Engagement, Public Programming & Education

  • Jon Crow Community Engagement Seasonal Assistant
  • Sofia Balog Community Engagement Seasonal Assistant
  • Corey Croughn Director of Public Programming
  • Matthew Dain Public Events Manager
  • Nina Salzman Director of Educational Programs
  • Mya Jenkins Education Manager
  • Duke Yun Environmental Educator
  • Allie Brody Environmental Educator
  • Annel Cabrera Director of Community Engagement
  • Charlie Reynoso Community Engagement Manager
  • Juan Rodriguez Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Tess Wenstrup Environmental Educator

Development

  • Kayla Donley Manager of Development Partnerships
  • Bethany Hogan Director of Government Affairs
  • Michael Collins Individual Giving and Special Events Coordinator
  • Jason Osher Director of Institutional Giving
  • Steven Koplin Database Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

  • Sean Nevins Marketing and Communications Director

Operations

  • Benjamin Jones Seasonal Zone Gardener
  • Afeni Powers Seasonal Zone Gardener
  • Eve Brooks Seasonal Zone Gardener
  • Sydney McGrath Seasonal Zone Gardener
  • Mony Baxendale Zone Gardener, Northern Manhattan
  • Barry Elmore Manhattan Zone Gardener
  • Lovett Evans Bronx Zone Gardener
  • Ashton Francis Citywide Projects Coordinator
  • Charles Lannie Hill Landscape Supervisor
  • Yessenia Santiago Assistant Director of Operations
  • Edwards Santos Swindler Cove Manager
  • Jason Sheets Director of Garden Horticulture
  • Simon Skinner Senior Director of Operations
  • Jason Smith Director, Northern Manhattan Parks
  • Andrew Stewart Brooklyn Zone Gardener
  • Donte Taylor Deputy Director, Community Gardens
  • Dustin Thomsen Chief of Repair and Construction
  • Christopher McArdle Highbridge Natural Area Supervisor
  • Stacey Granda Brooklyn Zone Gardener
  • Karen Satterthwaite Northern Manhattan Project Coordinator
  • Oliver Martinez Seasonal Park Gardener
  • Brian Gonzalez Seasonal Park Gardener