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About

Board and Staff

Bette Midler
Bette Midler Founder

Chairman's Council

  • Joshua Sirefman, Chairman
  • Diane Brownstone
  • Lisa Caputo
  • Vishaan Chakrabarti
  • Alexandra Cohen
  • Douglas Durst
  • Adam Flatto
  • Amy Goldman Fowler
  • Tim Gunn
  • Jacqueline Hern├índez
  • Peter Jueptner
  • Yoko Ono Lennon
  • Ellen Levine
  • James L. Nederlander
  • Margo MacNabb Nederlander
  • Elizabeth Peabody
  • John Studzinski, CBE
  • Andrea Woodner
Deborah Marton

Deborah Marton

Executive Director
Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Fern Thomas

Fern Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

Administration

  • Alexis Braxton Administrative Assistant
  • Kristin D’Urso Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
  • Elizabeth Lopez Staff Accountant
  • Steffanie Hiraldo Director of Finance
  • Matt Pych Office Manager

Capital

  • Gary Dearborn Vice President of Capital
  • Mike Duran-Mitchell Director of Urban Forestry
  • Jamie Feinstein, RLA Director of Construction Management
  • Yvi McEvilly, RLA Director of Design
  • Casey Peterson Government Relations and Special Projects Manager
  • Filomena Riganti Project Manager
  • Claire Turner Project Manager
  • Jonathan Warner Project Manager

Community Engagement, Public Events & Education Outreach

  • Amanda Brown Director of Community Engagement
  • Rebecca Fitle Regional Engagement Manager, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island
  • Mya Jenkins Education Manager
  • Charlie Reynoso Regional Engagement Manager, Bronx & Manhattan
  • Jordan Dyniewski Director of Public Events
  • Corey Croughn Public Events Manager

Development

  • Karen Dumonet Director of Individual Giving & Special Events
  • Laura Green Corporate Partnerships Assistant
  • Charlie Nork Individual Giving & Special Events Coordinator
  • Jonathan Post Vice President of Development
  • Matt Shapiro Director of Corporate Partnerships
  • Frank Williams Director of Institutional Funding
  • Christopher Vanterpool Director of Grants Administration

Marketing and Communications

  • Sadia Choudhury, MPA Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Anne Tan-Detchkov Public Relations Manager

Operations

  • 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
  • Tony Lewis Highbridge Natural Area Supervisor
  • Rosemarie Miner Brooklyn Zone Gardener
  • Yessenia Santiago Assistant DIrector of Operations
  • Edwards Santos Swindler Cove Manager
  • Jason Sheets Regional Director, Brooklyn
  • Simon Skinner Director of Operations
  • Jason Smith Regional Director, Northern Manhattan
  • Andrew Stewart Brooklyn Zone Gardener
  • Donte Taylor Regional Director, Bronx & Manhattan Gardens
  • Dustin Thomsen Chief of Repair