who we are

Our board is made up of 50 volunteer members, appointed by the Borough President’s office in consultation with local City Council members. Board members must live or work in the district.

The board also maintains a small staff, headed by the District Manager, that assists the board with its work, fields community inquiries and liaises with elected officials and government agencies.


Vikki Barbero: Chair
Nicholas Athanail: 1st Vice Chair
Clayton Smith: 2nd Vice Chair
Craig Slutzkin: Secretary
Julie Chou: Assistant Secretary
Aaron Ford: Treasurer

Executive Committee

Vikki Barbero (Chair)
Nicholas Athanail
Clayton Smith
Craig Slutzkin
Julie Chou
Aaron Ford
EJ Kalafarski
Renee Kinsella
Layla Law-Gisiko
Sam Levy


David Achelis
Nicholas Athanail
Zach Bahor
Vikki Barbero
James (Buzz) Beitchman
Mary Brosnahan
Julie Chou
Natalie Diggins
Sarah Dowson
Aaron Ford
Joseph Frewer
Laura Garcia
Nancy Aber Goshow
Tristan Haas
John B. Harris, Jr.
Mark Hershberg
William Heyer
Robert Isaacs
Samuel Johnson
Michael Kaback
EJ Kalafarski
Kathy Kahng
Renee Kinsella
Samir Lavingia
Layla Law-Gisiko
Sam Levy
Megan Lione
Maki Livesay
Blaga Lucic
Joseph Maffia
Kimberly McCall
Charles Miller
Tod Shapiro
David Sigman 
Craig Slutzkin
Clayton Smith                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jean Sonderand
Barbara Spandorf
Daniel Spence
Noah Stern
Sarah BJ Sung
Pete Webb
Ryan Whalen
July Yang

Public Members

Andreas Benzing
Miriam Berman
Michael Greeley
Chris Jackson
George Haikalis
Suzanne Johnson                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miles Kirwin
Richard Mann
Joel Maxman
Karen Pedrazzi
Peter Stamberg
Tony Testa

Community Board Staff

Marisa Maack, District Manager
Kim Rodney, Assistant District Manager                                                                                                                                                              Mike Fissinger, Community Associate

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