Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

Greenbelt Staff Members

Greenbelt Conservancy and NYC Parks Personnel

Steven Cain, Greenbelt Administrator & Greenbelt Conservancy Executive Director – 718-667-2165, ext. 103

Lynda Ricciardone, Borough Commissioner, New York City Parks

Greenbelt Administration

Jeanne Doyle Paliswiat, Special Projects & Volunteer Coordinator – 718- 667-2165, ext. 115

Meghan Wood, Director of Development 718- 667-2165, ext. 104

Natural Resources and Park Management

Barbara Vaccaro, Supervisor, Maintenance and Operations

Environmental Education Department and Nature Center

Education Department in High Rock Park: 718-667-7475 –  Nature Center: 718-351-3450

Maritza Cuevas, Director of Education, 718-667-7475, ext. 116
Jessica Kratz, Nature Center Coordinator, 718-351-3450, ext. 104
Jean Martini, Nature Center Assistant, 718-351-3450
Educators:  Kat Cognata, Angel Ehlers, Christopher Ricker, Karen Roos, Nancy Zawada.

Carousel for All Children

Manager: Now seeking applicants

Assistant Manager: Heather Dalton

Native Plant Nursery (Open to the public by appointment)

Click here for the nursery website

Acting Director: Lucy Rubino
Manager: Nathaniel McVay