LEADERSHIP

Board of Trustees

Jon May
Co-Chair

Jon May joined the Board of Trustees of Randall’s Island Park in 2011 and was elected as its Co-Chair in 2019. Jon also serves as co-chair of the Board’s executive committee and s an ex-officio member of its seven standing committees. Read More »

Nancy F. Neff
Co-Chair

Nancy Fuld Neff is a former principal in investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co. She joined the Board of Trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA) in 2001, and has served as its Co-Chair since 2011. Read More »

Deborah Maher
President

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. Read More »

Andrea K. Feirstein
Treasurer

Andrea Feirstein is Managing Director of AKF Consulting Group.  She founded AKF Consulting Group in 2002 to address the growing need in the college savings marketplace for unbiased, expert advice on all aspects of 529 plan design and administration.  Read More »

Richard Gross
Secretary

Richard Gross has been on the Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee since 1999, serving as Secretary for the last 20 years and as Treasurer for 15 years. Richard is an attorney and consultant with over 40 years of professional experience in the financial services industry. Read More »

Richard J. Davis
Chair Emeritus

Richard J. Davis, after 30 years as a partner at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, now practices at his own firm. In addition to serving as the Chair Emeritus of RIPA, he currently serves as Chair of the Legal Aid Society Board and as a member of the New York City Campaign Finance Board and member of the Board of Trustees of Goucher College. Read More »

Karen Cohen
President Emerita & Founder

Karen Cohen founded the Randall’s Island Park Alliance in 1992 with the belief that access to high quality outdoor fields, play spaces and nature is key to the quality of life of all New Yorkers. Her vision led to the Island’s historic transformation of nearly 330 acres of sports fields, natural areas, pathways and open parkland. Read More »

*Mayoral Appointee

** ex officio

Executive Team

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Deborah Maher
President

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. Read More »

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David Salerno
Deputy Administrator

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Thomas Harnisch
Chief Director of Operations

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Daeman Di Stefano
Chief Financial Officer

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Alexander Egan
Chief Development Officer

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Anne Wilson
Senior Director of Planning

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Administration

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Nicole Galasso

Human Resources Generalist

Communications

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Jennifer Wainwright

Communications Manager

Operations

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Emily Calderalo

Events Coordinator

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Laniqua Dinkins

Icahn Stadium Manager

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Peter Hunter

Sports Field Director

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Benjamin Nash

Sports Field Manager

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EunYoung Sebazco

Horticulture Manager

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Louis Vazquez

Director of Icahn Stadium

Public Programs

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Chris Girgenti

Natural Areas Manager

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Ciara Sidell

Urban Farm Manager

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Nicole Turano

Public Programs Manager