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About

Board and Staff

Bette Midler
Bette Midler Founder

Chairman's Council

  • 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
  • Caroline Bernal-Silva Director of Individual Giving
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
Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman

Chief Financial Officer

Administration

  • Alexis Braxton Administrative Assistant
  • Caitlin Goodspeed Executive Assistant & Board Liason
  • Steffanie Hiraldo Director of Finance
  • Matt Pych Office Manager
  • Nathaniel Sutherland 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
  • Rosemarie Miner Public Programs 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 Seasonal Assistant
  • Jon Crow Community Engagement Seasonal Assistant
  • Sofia Balog Community Engagement Seasonal Assistant
  • Michelle Olivero Community Engagement Data Assistant
  • Jo Nelson Temporary Public Programs Manager

Development

  • Caroline Bernal-Silva Director of Individual Giving
  • Kayla Donley Development Partnerships Coordinator
  • Bethany Hogan Government Relations & Special Projects Manager
  • Elizabeth Lopez Database Manager
  • Michael Collins Individual Giving and Special Events Coordinator
  • Jason Osher Director of Institutional Giving
  • Matt Shapiro Vice President of Development Partnerships

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 Regional Director, Northern Manhattan
  • Andrew Stewart Brooklyn Zone Gardener
  • Donte Taylor Deputy Director, Community Gardens
  • Dustin Thomsen Chief of Repair and Construction
  • Zach Kalas Seasonal Park Landscape Technician