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 Breaking 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 Breaking Ground in its mission to address homelessness in New York.

Executive Office
Brenda Rosen – President and CEO
Lisa Isaacson – Special Assistant to the President and CEO
Judith Rosenfeld – Vice President, Special Projects

Administration (HR/IT/Payroll)
Toby Sherman – Vice President, Administration
Myrna Brown – Director, Human Resources Operations
Diane Gibbs – Assistant Vice President, Payroll and Benefits
Joseph Gonzalez – Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
Jaclyn Sawyer - Director, Data Systems

External Affairs
Jeff Scheuer – Vice President, External Affairs
Jessica Berry – Director, Institutional and Major Gifts
Vanessa Miller – Director, Special Events and Community Engagement
Patrick Bonck – Director, Communications

Kevin Moran – Chief Financial Officer
Kelvin Brown – Director, Facilities Management
Jon Lee – Assistant Vice President, Asset Management
Joelle Matarazzo – Assistant Vice President, Leasing and Compliance
Jill Murphy – Controller, Real Estate Operations
Michael Rosen – Managing Director, Asset Management
Dawn Urbach – Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Housing Development
David Beer – Vice President, Real Estate Development
Zachary Korb – Director, Real Estate Development
Elissa Winzelberg – Director, Design and Construction

Housing Operations and Programs
Claire Sheedy – Vice President, Housing Operations and Programs
Doug Becht – Assistant Vice President, Programs, Housing Operations and Programs
Anna DeLeon – Assistant Vice President, Programs, Housing Operations and Programs
Aaron Dobish – Director, Business Operations, Housing Operations and Programs
Seth Lamar – Assistant Vice President, Programs, Housing Operations and Programs
Amie Pospisil – Deputy Vice President, Programs, Housing Operations and Programs
Jean Smith-Gilmour – Assistant Vice President, Business Operations, Housing Operations and Programs
Shana Wertheimer – Assistant Vice President, Housing, Housing Operations and Programs

Building Directors
Jamiliah Alexander – The Lee
Celso Batista – The Prince George
Lauren Foley – The Schermerhorn
Davidson Headley – The Hegeman
Heather Leonardo – The Lenninger/Sydelle
Marina Nelson – The Christopher
Brian O’Hare – The Friedman
Paul Pavon – The Brook
Maria Rogers – Boston Road

Program Directors
Howard Charton – Montrose Veterans Program
Bill Hughes – East Flatbush Safe Haven
Kenia Maldonado – The Andrews
Chris Tabellario – Street to Home Brooklyn/Queens
Laura Weissberger – Midwood Safe Haven

Community Directors
Casey Burke – Street to Home Brooklyn
Cara Ochsenreiter – Street to Home Queens