Nicole Galasso

Chief of Staff

Nicole Galasso is the Chief of Staff at the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. In this position, Nicole serves as a righthand support, liaison and advisor to the President, while providing organizational leadership and administrative oversight. Nicole has worked for RIPA for over four years and oversees human resources facets including employee relations, benefits administration, policy creation and implementation and payroll. She provides guidance during departmental and general organizational changes, helps departments devise and execute cohesive plans and assists our CFO with budget projections. Nicole also works to further develop synergies between administrative departments. She serves as the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees and is a lead on RIPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force. Nicole has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector and also has a strong background in project management and Human Resources management in the architectural industry.

Nicole holds a BA from Queens College and a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Baruch College. She also holds a certification as a Society For Human Resources Management Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP).