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Board Members and Additional Information
Since May 2011, when Coral was first appointed as a public member of the Parks Committee of Manhattan Community Board 2 (“CB2”), she has continued to serve the community. In 2012, Coral was appointed as a board member to CB2 by former Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, and in 2014 she was re-appointed by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Currently, she serves on the Parks & Waterfront Committee as well as the Landmarks & Public Aesthetics Committee. Coral is committed to improving public open space both where it exists and where it could exist.
Prior to her community work, Coral worked for 13 years in finance, primarily at the investment bank and corporate groups at Citigroup Inc. and its predecessor companies, including Salomon Smith Barney. After graduating from Princeton University with a BA in Politics and Certificate Degrees in Economics and Latin American Studies, she moved to New York and has now been a resident of downtown Manhattan for almost 20 years.
Under Kristi’s leadership, Friends of DeSalvio Playground won Capacity Fund grants from both Partnerships for Parks and Citizens Committee for Better Neighborhoods in NYC to expand outreach and grow the organization. She has successfully forged relationships and received support for the project from the Parks Department, CB2, City Council Members, the Borough President’s office and NY State representatives. Earlier this year, the NYC FY 2014 Capital Budget was finalized and the playground renovation reached its funding goal of $1.9 million in capital funds, and design of the new park is currently in progress.
Prior to her community work, Kristi focused her career in public relations, special events and marketing, primarily in the film industry. Kristi currently holds board positions at NAMLE: National Associations for Media Literacy Education and Southampton Arts Center, in Eastern Long Island. Kristi has been a resident of downtown Manhattan for more than 20 years. Kristi was born in Arizona and raised in Southern California. She graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Television.
In addition to her community work, Courtney is an interior designer, specializing in both corporate and residential design. Courtney has been a resident of downtown Manhattan for 16 years. Courtney was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Anthropology and an Associates Degree in Interior Design from Parson’s School of Design.
Catherine is originally from the south and earned her BA at Clemson University. She currently resides in Chelsea with her husband David and her three children.
Jennifer first moved to New York City in 1994 to pursue a public policy fellowship. After completing the Urban Fellows Program, Jennifer spent four years building public/private partnerships on behalf of the Mayor’s Office and helped raise millions of dollars to support public education, economic development, and child welfare. Since 2000, Jennifer has worked in finance and is currently a portfolio manager at a single family office. Jennifer graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University and returned to Cornell as a Park Leadership Fellow at the Johnson School of Management where she earned her M.B.A. Jennifer lives in Soho with her husband and daughter.