Board

Board

Officers

Chairman
Peter Kulka

Vice Chair
Elliot G. Sander

Vice Chair
Jonathan D. White

President & CEO
Hope Knight,
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Chief Operating Officer
Laurel Brown

Treasurer
Arthur Benjamin, Jr.

Assistant Treasurer
Todd S. Benenson, CPA, CGMA,
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Secretary
Calvin Lawrence, Jr.

 


Directors

 

Richard Anderson
President Emeritus,
New York Building Congress

Lamont R. Bailey, Esq.
Bailey & Bailey, LLC

Arthur Benjamin, Jr.
Vice President,
Treasurer/CFO,
Access.1 Communications Corp.

Eric Bluestone
Partner, The Bluestone Organization, Inc.

David Cotton
CEO, Flying Food Group

Rebecca Deutscher
President, Deutscher & Daughter, Inc.

Cedric Dew
Executive Director, Jamaica YMCA

Frank DiMola
Executive Director,
Terminal 4 Airline Consortium,
John F. Kennedy International Airport

Richard Dzwlewicz
Regional Vice President,
TD Bank

Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake
The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York

 

Icema D. Gibbs
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility,
JetBlue Airways

Howard Graf
Partner, Graf & Lewent Architects, LLP

Yesenia Graham
Vice President, Graham Associates, LLC

George Grasso
Supervising Judge, City Wide Arraignments

Daniel A. Greene
Senior Vice President, Northfield Bank

Ian Hamilton
Director of Research & Development, Steuben Foods

Wanda Jackson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
National Urban League

Philippa Karteron
President, Galleria Noire

Dr. Marcia V. Keizs
President, York College

Peter Kulka
President,
K.J.L. Property Management Corporation

Calvin Lawrence, Jr.
Editor, ABC News

William Lynch
Executive Vice President & COO
Jamaica Hospital Medical

Reverend Patrick H. O’Connor
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

Greg Polis
Vice President, Chasson Associates, LLC

Reginald M. Rasch
Chief Legal Officer, Rakuten USA, Inc.

Reverend Dr. Calvin Rice
Pastor, New Jerusalem Baptist Church

Elliot G. Sander

Michelle Stoddart
Director of Public Relations & Community,
Resorts World Casino

Darryl Towns
Regional Director of Government Affairs,
American Airlines

Judy Tucker
Elmhurst Milked

Jonathan White

 


Members

 

Isa Abdur-Rahman
Attorney At Law,
Law Office of Isa Abdur Rahman

Samantha Bailey-Champagnie
Seabright Ventures

Andrew Barnes, III
Manager,
Community and Customer Management,
National Grid

Daisy Bernard
Resident

Lawrence M. Bernstein
Attorney At Law, Jonas Equities Inc.

Rhonda Binda
Executive Director,
Jamaica Center Business Improvement District

Cinnamon Chambers-Lewis
CRA Relationship Manager, Astoria Bank

Patricia Chin
Founder, VP Records Headquarters

Jennifer Ching
Project Director, Queens Legal Services

Kerri Edge
Executive Director,
ESOTA – The Edge School of the Arts

Daniel Englander
Vice President, Rosco, Inc.

Ernest Ferrara
President, Gemca Electric Corp

AJ Ghaness
Senior Account Executive/Broker,
H&N Insurance Agency & Financial Group, Inc.

 

 

Cathy Hung
Executive Director,
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

Dr. Wilma Hunt-Watts, D.P.M.

Derek C. Irby
Executive Director,
165th Street Mall Association

Rev. Fr. Darryl F. James
Priest-in-Charge,
The Parish of Grace Church

Federica Jefferies
Resident

Michele B. Keller
Resident

Albert Laboz
Principal, United American Land, LLC

Rocco Lacertosa
CEO, New York Heating Association, Inc.

Neil J. Lucey
Senior Vice President & NY Area Manager, Parsons Brinkerhoff

Greg Mays
President, A Better Jamaica

Charles Morant
Resident

Ali Najmi, Esq.
The Law Office of Ali Najmi

Edward Odom, Jr.
Vice President,
Citi Community Development,
Brooklyn, Southeast Queens, & Upstate NY,
Citibank

Jim O’Neill
Real Estate Consultant/Broker

Shanie Persaud
Executive Director,
Guyanese & American Business & Professional Council

 

Michael Plafker
Member Brokerage Service

Rick Razack
Greiner Maltz Investment Properties

Eileen Sackman
Senior, Vice President,
Valley National Bank

Brian Sarath
Senior Director, NAI Queens

John C. Simons
Managing Partner,
Corporate Fuel Partners, LLC

Steven Stowers
Commercial Real Estate,
Banco Popular Community Bank

Steven L. Sussman
Vice President, J. Sussman, Inc.

Martha Taylor, Esq.
Second Vice Chair,
Jamaica Estates Association

Donald Vernon, Esq.
Vernon and Associates P.C.

Farina Wang
Owner, Dunkin Donuts LIRR Station

Nadezhda Williams
Executive Director, King Manor Museum

Patricia Wylie-Kennedy
HCH Coordinator, Damian Family Care Centers

Tom Zlabinger
Instructor,
Performing and Fine Arts,
York College

 


Directors Emeriti

 

Vincent M. Albanese, Esq.
 
Lawrence J. Cormier
 
Robert V. Delaney

Paul P. Gibson, Jr.

Hampton D. Graham

William L. Jefferson

James A. Lacchini

William J. Laraia

Therese M. Molloy, Esq.

Tazewell A. Smith

 


President Emeritus

 

F. Carlisle Towery