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
EJ Kalafarski: Assistant Secretary
Renee Cafaro: Treasurer

Executive Committee

Vikki Barbero (Chair)
Nicholas Athanail
Clayton Smith
Craig Slutzkin
Renee Cafaro
David Harris Sandler
Layla Law-Gisiko
Renee Kinsella
EJ Kalafarski


David Achelis
Nicholas Athanail
Vikki Barbero
James (Buzz) Beitchman
Andreas Benzing
Renee Cafaro
Julie Chou
Candy Cook
James Dale
Aaron Ford
Dominic Gatto
Nancy Aber Goshow
Michael Greeley
Tristan Haas
John B. Harris, Jr.
William Heyer
Robert Isaacs
Samuel Johnson
Michael Kaback
EJ Kalafarski
Jennifer Kasner
Renee Kinsella
Layla Law-Gisiko
Sam Levy
Blaga Lucic
Joseph Maffia
Richard Mann
Kimberly McCall
Charles Miller
Janet Pawson 
Jonathan Rabar
David Harris Sandler
Tod Shapiro 
Craig Slutzkin
Clayton Smith
Daniel Spence
Pete Webb
Rachel Weintraub
Ryan Whalen

Public Members

Miriam Berman
Michael Goldberg
George Haikalis
Nick Jermer
Suzanne Johnson
Edward Klimerman
Jesse Laymon
Joel Maxman
Karen Pedrazzi
Evan Peters
Ian Ross 
Tony Testa

Community Board Staff

Wally Rubin, District Manager
Kim Rodney, Assistant District Manager
Luke Szabados, Community Associate

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