Our 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,

Secretary
Calvin Lawrence, Jr.

Assistant Secretary
Caroline Forbes

 


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, US Bank

Ian Hamilton
Director of Research & Development, Steuben Foods

Wanda Jackson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
National Urban League

Philippa Karteron
President, Galleria Noire

Evan Kashanian
Senior Vice President of project coordination, Artimus Construction

Dr. Marcia V. Keizs
President, York College

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

Calvin Lawrence, Jr.
Editor, Newsday

William Lynch
Executive Vice President & COO
Jamaica Hospital Medical

Melva M. Miller 
Executive Vice President, Association for a Better New York 

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

Yarojin Robinson
Vice President Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs

Elliot G. Sander
Managing Director, Global Transportation & US infrastructure Hatch

James H. Simmons III
Managing Partner & CEO at Asland Capital Partner 

Rachel Solomon
Managing Partner & Founder,
Atalanta Advisors

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
New York 360 Tours 

 


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