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About

Board and Staff

Bette Midler
Bette Midler Founder

Chairman's Council

  • Caroline Bernal-Silva Director of Individual Giving
  • Joshua Sirefman, Chairman
  • Diane Brownstone
  • Lisa Caputo
  • Alexandra Cohen
  • Douglas Durst
  • Adam Flatto
  • Andrew Goldfarb
  • Joshua Goldfarb
  • Amy Goldman Fowler
  • Tim Gunn
  • Marc Heiman
  • Bob Jacobs
  • Catherine Jones
  • Peter Jueptner
  • Marc D. Klein
  • Yoko Ono Lennon
  • Ellen Levine
  • Margo MacNabb Nederlander
  • Amanda Parsons, MD
  • Elizabeth Peabody
  • Frank Raffaele
  • Peter E Raymond
  • John J. Studzinski CBE
  • Barbara Wilks
  • Andrea Woodner
Deborah Marton

Deborah Marton

Executive Director
Gary Dearborn

Gary Dearborn

Chief of Capital
Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ronald G. Miller

Ronald G. Miller

Chief Development Officer
Tim Domini

Tim Domini

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Administration

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

Capital

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

Community Engagement, Public Programming & Education

  • Corey Croughn Director of Public Programming
  • Mya Jenkins Education Manager
  • Charlie Reynoso Community Engagement Manager
  • Nina Salzman Director of Educational Programs
  • Duke Yun Environmental Educator
  • Annel Cabrera Director of Community Engagement
  • Juan Rodriguez Community Engagement Coordinator

Development

  • Caroline Bernal-Silva Director of Individual Giving
  • Kayla Donley Manager of Development Partnerships
  • Bethany Hogan Government Relations & Special Projects Manager
  • 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

  • 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