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.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Paul Halayko, Andrei Niles, David Potack

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Paul Halayko, David Potack, Kevin White

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Lisa Daily, Deidre Glenn, Karen Mejia

Planning COMMITTEE

Lisa Daily, Joe Surace, David Potack

 
 

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.