Staff & Board Members
Of Friends of the High Line

Board of Directors

  • Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Chair
  • Susan Viniar, Vice Chair
  • Robert Hammond, Co-Founder & Executive Director
  • Philip E. Aarons, Founding Chair
  • Karen Herskovitz Ackman
  • Jennifer Allan Soros
  • John H. Alschuler
  • John Blondel
  • Amanda M. Burden
  • Ursula M. Burns
  • Sharon Davis
  • Kristen M. Dickey
  • Lisa Maria Falcone
  • Ellen Fitzsimmons
  • Alexandre von Furstenberg
  • Gary Handel
  • Jeffrey Harris
  • Hermine Riegerl Heller
  • J. Tomilson Hill
  • Sandra Jackson-Dumont
  • Wendy Keys
  • Jane Lauder
  • Heather McDowell Levin
  • Catie Marron
  • Gifford Miller
  • Sarah Min
  • Ackneil M. Muldrow, III
  • Donald R. Mullen, Jr.
  • Michael Phillips
  • Steven Rubenstein
  • Mitchell J. Silver
  • Jason Stewart, Treasurer
  • Jon Stryker
  • Darren Walker
  • Joanne Wilson
  • Peter Wilson, Secretary
  • Bronson van Wyck

Ex-Officio Members

  • Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
  • Corey Johnson, Speaker, New York City Council
  • Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Founding Board

  • James F. Capalino
  • Vishaan Chakrabarti
  • Christopher Collins
  • Joshua David, Co-Founder
  • Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
  • Olivia Douglas
  • Philip A. Falcone
  • Elizabeth Gilmore
  • Robert Greenhood
  • Edward Norton
  • Michael O’Brien, Esq.
  • Richard Socarides
  • Alan Stillman

Executive Team

  • Robert Hammond
    Co-Founder & Executive Director
  • Gail Beltrone
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Claude Johnson
    Chief Advancement Officer
  • Risë Wilson
    Chief Program Officer
  • Cecilia Alemani
    Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art
  • Solana Chehtman
    Vice President of Public Engagement
  • Adam Ganser
    Vice President for Planning & Design
  • Adrienne Imbriaco
    Vice President of Administration & Strategic Projects
  • Sanaya B. Kaufman
    Vice President of Development
  • Ray Oladapo-Johnson
    Vice President of Park Operations
  • Melissa Parsoff
    Vice President of Communications
  • Mark Quinn
    Vice President of Finance