Press Release | May 28, 2024

Rachel Mattes Greenberg and Sara Arno Join NYRP's Board of Trustees

NYRP's new board members Rachel Mattes Greenberg (left) and Sara Arno.

New York Restoration Project is thrilled to welcome Rachel Mattes Greenberg and Sara Arno to our Board of Trustees. They share our conviction that access to nature is a fundamental human right and we look forward to working with them to advance NYRP’s environmental justice work.

Read more about Rachel and Sara below and see our full Board of Trustees here:

Rachel Mattes Greenberg
Rachel Mattes Greenberg is Head of Sustainability at Citizens Financial Group (CFG). She is responsible for designing and driving strategic environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives across the bank, including planning, executing, and engaging on the bank’s climate strategy. As a member of Citizens’ ESG Executive Steering Council and Executive Leadership Group, she supports senior executive alignment on the enterprise-wide approach to ESG topics.

Building on the company’s foundation of sustainability-related efforts, Greenberg joined to provide leadership and oversight on the next steps of Citizens’ journey to help create a more sustainable and inclusive future for all stakeholders and the communities it serves.

Prior to joining Citizens in 2021, Greenberg served as Vice President, Sustainability at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. During her tenure, Greenberg led the development of JPM’s sustainable development financing target and its inaugural green and social bond issuances. Previously, she worked as chief of staff for JPM Wealth Management’s Global Head of Investments and in the world of global art, both in New York City and in Tel Aviv.

Greenberg earned a B.A. in Government and History of Art and an MBA from Cornell University. She is a Visiting Lecturer on sustainability at Cornell Tech.

Sara Arno
Sara Arno is a New York native lens based artist and the founder of SoMad, a femme and queer led independent art space that fosters creative experimentation as a platform, production house, and gallery. SoMad’s goal is to empower artists through togetherness, practice, and collaboration. Sara’s art practice is rooted in Rhinebeck, NY where she grew up and where she has been conducting a long term time lapse project since 2018. This body of work inspires her to be connected to the natural world while living mostly in the city. Sara is also on the board of Upstate Films, an art house cinema that connects the Hudson Valley through cinematic experiences that build empathy and appreciation for communities and the planet. Sara is passionate about plants, cooking, making music, community, and spending time outdoors.

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