Executive Team

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Deborah Maher

Deborah Maher serves as President of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. In this role, she administers the management, programming and restoration of nearly 400 acres of City parkland for active sports, entertainment and recreation use. Working with the Board of Trustees to strategically plan for Randall’s Island Park’s future… Read More »

Alexander Egan
Chief Development Officer

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Nicole Galasso
Chief of Staff

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Peter Hunter
Chief Director of Operations

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David Salerno
Randall’s Island Park Administrator

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Anne Wilson
Chief Director of Planning

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Our Team

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Andrea Adereti

Communications Manager

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John Butler

Natural Areas Manager

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Barbara Davaros

Horticulture Manager


Laniqua Dinkins
Icahn Stadium Manager


Chris Girgenti

Director of Environmental Programs

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Anna Kemeny

Public Programs Manager


Benjamin Nash

Director of Grounds


Ciara Sidell

Urban Farm Manager


Louis Vasquez
Director of Icahn Stadium


Samuel Vincenzo

Sports Field Manager

Board of Trustees


Jonathan May
Founder and Managing Partner, Floresta Ventures

Nancy Neff
Emeritus Trustee, Brown University

Deborah Maher
Randall’s Island Park Alliance

Andrea K. Feirstein
Founder and Managing Director, AKF Consulting Group

Richard Gross
Lawyer and Consultant

Richard J. Davis
Principal, R.J. Davis Law
Chair Emeritus

Karen Cohen
Philanthropist and Interior Designer
President Emerita & Founder

Eloise Ackman
History Teacher, Saint Ann’s School

Lucy Fato
Vice Chair, AIG

Mark Levine**
Manhattan Borough President 

Cesar A. Argueta Jr.
Director of Accounts, Client Services at Omnicom Group

Joel Feliciano
Client Relationship Executive Leader, Core FinTech and Banking & Capital Markets PwC

Tnyetta Mitchell
Private Client Advisor, Bank of America Private Bank 

Sandra Frenz
Head of Transformation, Deutsche Bank

Bradford R. Peck
Founder and Managing Principal, Taurus Asset Management

Timothy Barefield
Managing Director, Kotter International

Peter van der Goes
Partner, Goldman Sachs

Bimla Picot
Founder and CEO, Reboundwear

Robert Bose*
Principal, Charlestown Capital Advisors

Ramon Gonzalez
Principal, MS223

Eyal Seinfeld
Partner, Ernst & Young

Rodney Cohen
Head of Private Equity, Black Diamond Capital Management 

Mark I. Greene
Senior Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

Brette Tannenbaum
Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Susan Danilow
Trustee, New-York Historical Society

Sunil Gulati
FIFA Exec. Committee Member; Senior Lecturer, Columbia University

Matthew S. Washington
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Phipps Houses

Brenda DiLuigi
Global Head of Litigation and Investigations, Diageo

Courtney C. Hall*
Served 2010 – 2021 (deceased)
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hillcrest Venture Partners

Patricia W. Shifke

Susan M. Donoghue**
Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation 

Justin G. Hamill*
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Sherri Williams
Partner, The Raine Group, LLC

Douglas F. Eisenberg
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, A&E

Dean I. Landis
President, Entrepreneur Growth Capital

Akshay Madhavan
Partner (retired), Redwood Capital

Daniel Ifcher
Vice President – International, Licensing, and Business Development (retired), Loblaw Inc.

*Mayoral Appointee

** ex officio

Honorary Board Members

Betsy Barlow Rogers
RIPA Trustee

Michael Bloomberg
RIPA Trustee

Jerome L. Goldman
RIPA Trustee

David Howe
RIPA Trustee

Richard Mack
RIPA Trustee

Patricia Shifke
RIPA Trustee

Thomas W. Strauss
RIPA Trustee

Andrew Tisch
RIPA Trustee