Our Team

Deputy Borough Presidents

Aya
Keefe

Deputy Borough President

Keisha
Sutton-James

Deputy Borough President

Directors

Elaine
Cheung

Chief of Operations

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Peter
Torre

General Counsel

Tricia
Shimamura

Director of Community Affairs

Lizette
Chaparro

Director of Land Use & Planning

Chris
Carroll

Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to the Borough President

Winthrop
Roosevelt

Director of Communications

Amy
Slattery

Director of Budget and Capital Projects

Elka
Morety

Director of Scheduling

Mariel
de la Cruz

Director of Special Events
and Partnerships

Manuel
Belliard

Director of Constituent Services

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Deirdre
Lyles

Director of Human
Resources

Headshot of Kyshia Smith

Kyshia
Smith

Director of Strategic Initiatives
and Organizing

Staff

Community Affairs

Dawn
Billings

Community Liaison

Andrew
Chang

Community Liaison
CBs 1 & 2

Erik
Cuello

Deputy Director of
Community Affairs, 
Community Liaison
CB 7

Porfirio
Figueroa

Community Liaison
CBs 11 & 12

Bracha
Rosenberg

Community Liaison
CBs 5 & 6

Yiyi
Wang

Community Liaison
CBs 3 & 4

Minah
Whyte

Community Liaison
CBs 8, 9 & 10

Land Use and Planning

Madeleine
McGrory

Senior Urban Planner

Hector
Rivera

Topographic Associate

Céleste
Royo

Senior Urban Planner

Policy

Daniel
Alam

Economic Development &
Technology Policy Analyst

A. Tara
Basu

Education Policy Analyst

Aswini “Winn”
Periyasamy

Assistant Director of Policy

Jesse
Lang

Housing and Transportation Policy Analyst

Communications

Mia
Edelstein

Speechwriter

Anthony
Hidalgo

Digital Director

Reuben A.
Torres

Press Secretary

Budget

Nelson
Andino

Deputy Director of Capital Projects & Budget

Maytee
Cariño

Capital Projects & Budget Analyst

Scheduling

Rebecca
Grigas

Scheduling Assistant,
Receptionist

Mary Ann
Mackey

Deputy Director
of Scheduling

D’Andre
Ward

Borough President
Driver

Andre
Wilkinson

Borough President
Driver

Special Events

Tyrone
Bowman

Special Events Coordinator/ Proclamations

Northern Manhattan Office

Junior
Martinez

Constituent Services Liaison

Xzavier
Medina

Constituent Services Liaison

Ayesha
Robinson

Constituent Services Liaison

Lori
Williams

Constituent Services Liaison

Kevina
Lonesome

Constituent Services Liaison

Operations

Cleopatra
Browne

Receptionist

Ingrid
Grant

Budget/Purchasing Manager

Nanda
Sohan

Human Resource Analyst

Kimberly
James

Timekeeping/Payroll Manager

Debbie
Timothy

Internship Program Coordinator

Eduardo
Sencion

Facilities
Coordinator

Information Technology

Fernando
Garza

IT Manager

Borough History

Dr. Robert
Snyder

Manhattan Borough Historian

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