Greenbelt Staff Members

Greenbelt Conservancy and NYC Parks personnel

Steven Cain, Greenbelt Administrator and

Greenbelt Conservancy Executive Director

(718) 667-2165, ext. 303

Lynda Ricciardone, Borough Commissioner, New York City Parks


 Director of Development – Position is currently vacant – 718- 667-2165, ext. 310

Marie Markowski, Membership Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

718-667-2165, ext. 306

Ellen Overby, Finance Coordinator – 718-667-2165, ext. 308

Jeanne Doyle Paliswiat, Special Projects & Volunteer Coordinator – 718- 667-2165, ext. 311

Dorothy A. Reilly, Director of Public Relations (please contact for media inquiries)

718- 667-2165, ext. 309

Flynn Ferguson, Director of Venue Management and External Partnerships (please contact for  Greenbelt Nature Center and Carousel for All Children rental inquiries) – 718-667-2165, ext. 323

Go here for details about renting the Nature Center or Carousel for All Children.

Natural Resources and Park Management

Chester Heald, Park Supervisor

Tony Rho, Natural Resources Manager – (718) 667-2165, ext. 302

George Steed, City Parks Worker (CPW)

Environmental Education Department and Nature Center

Maritza Cuevas, Director of Education
Jessica Kratz, Nature Center Coordinator
Jean Martini, Nature Center Assistant
Educators: Arlene Borruso, Nancy Zawada-Clair,
Maren Morsch, Elizabeth Nichols, Karen Roos

Carousel for All Children

Manager:  Fred Schweizer

Assistant Managers:  Heather Dalton, Thomas (TJ) Paliswiat and Matthew Kratz
Staff members:  Robert McCloud, Nick Pressimome, Nick Spector

Native Plant Nursery 

Edward Toth, Director

Joseph Black, Deborah Carey, Felix Harris, Denese Hite
Camille Joseph, Dyx Kumbongsi, Porfirio Lantiqua, Heather Liljengren
Samuel Pattison, Joan Podeszwa, Eric Seaquist, Ron Smith
Maria Spinelli, Lauren Stewart