Our Staff

   
Headshot of President and CEO Brenda RosenPresident and CEO Brenda E. Rosen has devoted her career to the issue of homelessness, first as an attorney in New York City’s Department of Homeless Services. She joined Common Ground in 1999 as Director of the Prince George, where she helped to establish a model of sustainable affordable supportive housing for New York City. In 2006, she was promoted to Director of Housing Operations and Programs. In the role of President and CEO since 2011, Brenda leads Common Ground in its mission to address homelessness in New York.

Executive Office

  • Brenda Rosen – President and CEO
  • Vanessa Miller – Executive Assistant
  • Judith Rosenfeld – Vice President, Special Projects

Administration (HR/IT/Payroll)

  • Toby Sherman – Vice President, Administration
  • Myrna Brown – Human Resources Operations Manager
  • Monique Denton – Training and Recruitment Manager
  • Diane Gibbs – Director, Payroll and Benefits

External Affairs

  • Jeff Scheuer – Vice President, External Affairs
  • Jessica Berry – Manager, Institutional Giving
  • Beth Carmody – Communications and Web Manager
  • Frederique Henriot – Director, Special Events

Finance

  • Kevin Moran – Chief Financial Officer
  • Anthony Mangione, CPA – Controller, Not-for-Profit Operations
  • Jill Murphy – Controller, Real Estate Operations
  • Ravi Namakkal – Assistant Controller, Real Estate Operations
  • Jean Smith-Gilmour – Special Assistant to the CFO

Housing Development

  • David Beer – Vice President, Real Estate Development
  • Brian Ferrier – Senior Project Manager
  • Zachary Korb – Senior Project Manager
  • Elissa Winzelberg – Director, Design and Construction

Housing Operations and Programs

  • Claire Sheedy – Vice President, Housing Operations and Programs
  • Doug Becht – Senior Program Director, Housing Operations and Programs (S2HBQ)
  • Aaron Dobish – Associate Director, Housing Operations and Programs
  • Seth Lamar – Associate Director, Housing Operations and Programs
  • Chloe Marin – Associate Director, Housing Operations and Programs
  • Amie Pospisil – Associate Director, Housing Operations and Programs
  • Shana Wertheimer – Senior Building Director, Housing Operations and Programs, Prince George

Building Directors

  • Heather Anderson – The Lenniger
  • Shane Cox – The Lee
  • Davidson Headley – The Hegeman
  • Todd Seward – The Times Square
  • Joanne Micelli – The Domenech
  • Paul Pavon – The Brook
  • Richard Pimentel – The Friedman
  • Carol Ann Ricketts – The Christopher
  • Jamilah Alexander – The Schermerhorn

Program Directors

  • Howard Charton – Montrose Veteran’s Program
  • Jill Ercolano – Street to Home Manhattan
  • William Mercer – Jamaica Safe Haven
  • Ralph Acevedo – Scatter Site
  • Kenia Maldonado – The Andrews

Community Directors

  • Casey Burke – Street to Home Queens
  • Chris Tabellario – Street to Home Brooklyn

Facilities Management

  • Kelvin Brown - Director, Facilities Management


Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • Carrie Bloss – Vice President, Leasing and Quality Assurance
  • Keith Howey – Evaluation Manager
  • Jon Lee – Director, Quality Assurance
  • Joelle Matarazzo – Associate Director, Intake and Compliance