who are we?

Newburgh Community Land Bank comprises of a committed group of individuals that serve as our Board of Directors and Staff. Our goal is to work collectively and transparently with the community to bring vacant and abandoned properties back on the market and to encourage rehabilitation and growth of our city through development that addresses the specific needs and priorities of each neighborhood. Meet our board members & staff below:

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

      LISA DAILY,   CHAIR Newburgh Planning Board,  Resident Ward 1

    LISA DAILY,  CHAIR
    Newburgh Planning Board, 
    Resident Ward 1

      DEIRDRE GLENN  City Director of Planning & Development, Resident Ward 2

    DEIRDRE GLENN
    City Director of Planning & Development, Resident Ward 2

      ANDREI NILES,   SECRETARY Community Voices Heard, Resident Ward 1  

    ANDREI NILES,  SECRETARY
    Community Voices Heard, Resident Ward 1
     

      KEVIN WHITE  Boys & Girls Club  

    KEVIN WHITE
    Boys & Girls Club
     

      DAVID POTACK,  TREASURER Unitex Textiles  

    DAVID POTACK, TREASURER
    Unitex Textiles
     

      PAUL HALAYKO  Newburgh Brewing Company  

    PAUL HALAYKO
    Newburgh Brewing Company
     

      JOE SURACE  St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital  

    JOE SURACE
    St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
     

      KAREN MEJIA  City Council Member, Ward 1  

    KAREN MEJIA
    City Council Member, Ward 1
     

      MICHAEL CIARAVINO  City Manager  

    MICHAEL CIARAVINO
    City Manager
     

    COMMITTEES

    Members of the Board are appointed to committees to oversee sub-tasks such as the audit, finance, and governance. (appointed January 20, 2016)

    AUDIT COMMITTEE

    Paul Halayko, Andrei Niles

    FINANCE COMMITTEE

    Paul Halayko, David Potack, Kevin White

    GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

    Lisa Daily, Deidre Glenn, Karen Mejia

     
     

    STAFF

     
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    MADELINE FLETCHER
    Executive Director

    Madeline has worked in the real estate realm for fifteen years, first in housing finance and then as a land use attorney.  She has led the Land Bank since its formation in 2012 and was involved in the planning process that preceded its creation.

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    BURKE BLACKMAN
    Project director

    Burke Blackman became Project Director in 2017, previously serving as the Research & Design Coordinator. A former corporate attorney with a decade of experience, Burke oversees existing programs and projects and coordinates community assessment and engagement to help identify new development opportunities. 

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    amy blair
    administrative manager

    Amy Blair joined NCLB in 2017. She previously served as the Associate Director for Finance & Administration at the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College, CUNY. Amy oversees operations, administration, and finance activities at NCLB. 

    DIANA MANGASER
    artist in vacancy manager

    Diana Mangaser is a Newburgh resident,  with a background in architecture and the arts.  She has been with the land bank since 2014, previously as Design Director, and will continue to manage the Artist-In-Vacancy Program through 2018.