LEADERSHIP

Jerome L. Goldman, Co-Chair

Jerome Goldman (“Jerry”) retired from his role as a senior partner at Ernst & Young, LLP in 2011. He joined the Board of Trustees of Randall’s Island Park in 2002 and was elected as its Co-Chair in 2011. 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 »

Aimee Boden, President**

Aimee serves a critical dual role as President of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance and NYC Park Administrator for Randall’s Island Park.  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 B. Gross has been on the Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s Board of Trustees since 1999, serving as Secretary for the last 17 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 »

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 »

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 »

*Mayoral Appointee

** ex officio

Executive Team

Aimee Boden
President

Aimee serves a critical dual role as President of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance and NYC Park Administrator for Randall’s Island Park.  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 »

Deborah Maher
Vice President & General Counsel

Deborah Maher is the Vice President and General Counsel for the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, where she oversees public programming, marketing and communications as well as the corporate governance and legal affairs of the Alliance. Read More »

Eric Peterson
Deputy Administrator

A career employee since 1999 of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Deputy Park Administrator Eric Peterson oversees the operation of the Park, including daily maintenance, park amenities, permitting, capital improvements, and coordination with Parks and the other agencies who operate on the Island. Read More »

Anne Wilson
Senior Director of Planning

As RIPA’s Senior Director of Planning, Anne is responsible for planning, developing and managing grants and allocations for capital construction at Randall’s Island Park, with a focus on access improvements and environmental restoration. Read More »

Daeman Di Stefano
Chief Financial Officer

Daeman Di Stefano serves as Chief Financial Officer and works closely with the Alliance’s Board leadership and senior management team to provide financial stewardship for the organization. Read More »

Paula K. Stein
Director of Development

As Director of Development for the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Paula works closely with the Alliance’s Board of Trustees and leadership to build public awareness and forge strategic partnerships toward strengthening the Alliance’s fundraising capacity in support of Randall’s Island Park. Read More »

Administration

Anny Amores, Human Resources Manager

Communications

Jennifer Wainwright, Communications Manager

Operations

Chris Girgenti, Natural Areas Manager

Peter Hunter, Sports Field Director

Phyllis Odessey, Director of Horticulture

David Salerno, Concession & Events Manager

EunYoung Sebazco, Horticulture Manager

Gregory Tuba, Icahn Stadium Manager

Louis Vazquez, Director of Icahn Stadium

Public Programs

Jesse Gubert, Public Programs Manager

Nick Storrs, Urban Farm Manager