Staff

Marcel Van Ooyen, President/CEO
Julie A. Walsh, Assistant Director
Dennis Conroy, Comptroller

Administration

Chelsea Whittaker, Director of HR & Office Management
Samantha Badr
Beatrice Frias
Bill Jett
Aaron Lerman
Corey Wilkins

David Francis
Cindy Ma
Priscilla Rosado
Christina Salvi
Shelby Saucier
Fatumah Waggeh
Jun Wang

Development

Nick Rolf, Director of Development
Bethel Hailu Dejene
Durdona Djalilova

Beatrice Mora
Kyla Stewart

Compost

David Hurd, Director of Zero Waste Programs
Emily Bachman, Assistant Director of Zero Waste Programs, Compost Program 
Vitaliy Piltser
Miryam Shemwell
Arie Thrasher
Caitlyn Simon
Callias Zeng
Caroline Ciferno
Catherine Louie
Colin Jakubczyk
Corey Wilkins
David Gaul
Gennie Moralez
Jackie Lin
Jenny Deida
Judi Desire
Kaia Mallifera
Kyle Smith
Lena Frey
Luisa Mojica Barreto
Marie Josette Seraphin
Max Newland
Michael Rieser
Pamela Davis
Sasha Panyuta
Shelby Keller
Violet Black
Zach Lewellyn

Farmer Assistance

Emil Alummootil
Christian Aponte

Erik Hassert
Ani Ventocilla King

Farmstand

Kori Petrovic, Program Coordinator
Angelica Jackson
Atheer Rajab
Ayesha Gofur
Baladine Pierce
Brenda Vasquez
Charmaine Meade-Jarvis
Christian Failla
Danie Selzer
Dariel Ynoa
Dre'Quan Howard
Elexis Diaz
Fatoumata Touray
Feng Chen
Fernando Londono
Gabby Novak
Giselle Ladino Perez
Isabel Jordan
Isatu Waggeh
Jaziyah Baptiste
John Choez

Kailee Leon
Keziah Edmunds
Lee Harman
Lilly Gibson
Louis Bernier- Heroux
Mariamu Sawaneh
Marjia Mitu
Matthew Beeston
Matthew Menzies
Miguel de Laveaga
Molly St. Ours
Nathan Pecchia
Nishat Uddin
Riani Jamian
Spencer Kuhn
Sydney Weiser
Tanzila Begum
Tehuti Severin
Victoria Coronel-Pesantez

Fresh Foodbox

Ida Yu, Program Coordinator
Jennifer He
Carolyn King
Carina Nieves
Rikiesha Ward

Gregory Scott
Feteri Tapia Silvestre
Ming Hua
Louise Sunshine

Emergency Food Box

Jinky Nogales, Program Manager
Justin McAmmond

 

School Gardens

Kristin Fields, Director
Laura Casaregola

Chantel Kemp

Greening & Governor's Island Teaching Garden

Gerard Lordahl, Director
Mike Rezny, Assistant Director
Eve Brown
Lars Chellberg
Raul Vasquez

Shawn Connell
Spencer Harbo
Chloe Hirschhorn
Suzannah Schneider
Allison Schurr

Greenmarket

Michael Hurwitz, Director
Cheryl Huber, Assistant Director
Liz Carollo, Assistant Director
Aquilino Cabral
Amelia Tarpey
Ariella Mandel
Caroline Hiteshew
Cathy Chambers
Grace Paik
Gregory Snyder
Ivory Harris
Jessica Douglas
Julia Raggio
Laurel Halter
Latchmi Lucknauth
Margaret Hoffman
Nicole Harbert
Robert Shepherd
Siobhan Keys
TK Zellers
Tutu Badaru
Winnifred Lee
Andrei Kozlov
Angela Barros
Anthony Kuo
Anthony Rivera
Arlene Sicardo
Arsala Qureshi
Austin Hays
Camille Oldani
Casper Gajewski
Catherine Crawford
Courtney Scheffler
Dorothy Ferrante
Egon Lateef
Elena D'Amanda
Emily Solomon
Emily Winkler-Morey
Esmeralda Rodriguez
Ezra Latina
Hannah Firestone

Jennifer Baumgartner
Jonathan Klar
Joon Lee
Josh Sacca
Kevin Capuno
Kevin Sanchez
Krista-Rae Anderson
Kristian Corpuz
Lauren Dorsey
Lauren Hicks
Leah Butz
Leonardo Ballerini
Levy Mejia
Lilly Gibson
Lutfunnessa Islam
Maggie Israel
Maggie Tebbetts
Michael Thorson
Molly St.Ours
Naho Matsuzawa
Neil Mittel
Olivia Haskin
Ostun Nauth
Pierina Arias-Gentile
Rafael Lopez
Rafelia Collis
Ryder Eaton
Sam Klein
Sam Hope
Sara Hepburn-Pinto
Sean McGurl
Siobhan Loughran
Susannah Spodek
Taina Pierre-Pierre
Tammy Castrillo
Win-Sie Tow
Zara O'Brien

Wholesale

Alberto Rivera, Director of Wholesale and Distribution
Travis Adams 
Lela Chapman
Moises Enriquez
Michelle Hernandez
Rashawn Hooks
Corinna Lee
Naquion Mcnair

Mario Melendez
Tyler Mobley
Sarah Oziemkowski
Ki Kiasi Powell
Santos Rivera
William Rodriguez
Richard JR Sicardo
Paul Tribble 

Zero Waste Schools

Kate Wimsatt, Director
Danielle Foster-Russell, Assistant Director
Angie Urrea
Camila Guzmán Nuñez
Elizabeth Chick
Jackie Junttonen
 

 

Jessenia Preciado
Michael Rieser
Miranda Rugova
Samantha Bews
Samantha Goldeberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there are changes to GrowNYC programming or operations due to inclement weather this blog post will be information central for up-to-the-minute schedule changes.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.