Michael S. Davidson, President Served previously on the boards of MRHS (six years), Morningside Heights Housing Corp. and the McBurney School in NYC. Holds an A.B. degree in Psychology from Brown University and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in International Educational Development/Health Education. Served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Medic/Social Worker Specialist for the 331st. General Hospital. Worked at the Institute of International Education in NYC as Program Administrator on various science, health and agricultural projects for East and West Pakistan. Also employed by World Education as Program Officer for Near East and South Asia on their "Functional Education for Family Life Planning" program. Retired from Montclair State University where he served for many years as Deputy Department Chair and then as Department Chair of Health Professions. Term: 2018-2021.
Elise Rackmill, Vice-President Member, 1199/SEIU Social Work and Multidisciplinary Education Training Committees; Member, New York Statewide Senior Action. Retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Term: 2015-2018.
Cynthia Rock, Secretary Licensed architect, state of New York. B.A. University of Pennsylvania, M.Arch Columbia University. Former Assistant Director, Department of Design and Construction, City University of New York; Senior Project Manager, Department of Capital Planning, The New York Public Library. Former member of MHHC Grounds Committee, Systems and Structures Committee. Church of the Holy Apostles vestry 12 years, currently Building Committee chair. Term 2014-2017, 2017-2020.
Conor Gaffney, Treasurer Serves on the board of directors of Colton Cond. Volunteer at Women’s Homeless Shelter. Certified Public Accountant, self-employed. Term: 2016-2019.
Ozier Muhammad Retired Photojournalist, New York Times. Term: 2016-2018.
Harriet Chan King Retired from NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Former Attorney licensed to practice in NYS. Currently the Board Co-Chair for the William H. Ryan Community Health Network; Secretary of Advocates for Children on New York, and board member on the Chelsea-Clinton Ryan Community Health Center. She resided in Morningside Gardens from 1956-1978 and returned in 2016. Term: 2017-2020.
Nora Armani Founder & Artistic Director, Socially Relevant Film Festival of New York; Director of Communications, The Arc/k Project. Actress & Filmmaker. Term: 2017-2020.
Robert T. Hill Technical writer, trainer, researcher, and project manager for web development projects in the Internet, medical, advertising, and financial industries. Life-long volunteer for a wide variety of projects, ranging from museum tour guide to middle school PTA President to urban wildlife rehabilitation, pre-school Board, and others. B.A. in History from City College NY and M.A. in Labor Studies from CUNY. Previously served as President of the MHHC Workshop and Computer Club. Terms: 2018-2021.
Alice V. Lilly Gardens resident since 1984. Volunteer: MRHS Film Committee: 2015-2018. Special Programs Volunteer at New-York Historical Society, since 2015. Retired from career in corporate procurement: Raw materials for mill production at International Paper Co., NBC, Network Operations Services and Building Maintenance/Construction Management at Deutsche Bank. BA Psychology – Fordham University, MA Media Studies – New School University. Term 2020-2023.
Tonia Papke, MBA, CFP Working as outsourced CFO to nonprofits for over twenty years. Former CFO of The Interchurch Center. Worked in international development for twenty years--designing and supporting reproductive rights, entrepreneurship, and leadership development programs. BA from Macalester College in Urban Studies, MBA/MS Columbia University. Certified Financial Planner. Board member Wings (Guatemalan reproductive rights organization). Member of Green Committee. Resident of Morningside Gardens since 2017. Term: 2019-2022.
Anne Moses Morningside Gardens resident since 1998. Retired from Continuum Health Partners (now Mount Sinai Health Care System) as corporate director for Community Health Education and Outreach, including responsibility for the development and administration of the systems' NORC (naturally occurring retirement communities) health care partnerships throughout the five boroughs. Director of the Karpas Health Education Program, dedicated to improving health outcomes for under-served communities, through community-based health education and health screenings. Founding member of the Board of Directors of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, a Buddhist inspired organization, dedicated to transforming medical caregiving through contemplative care education and practice.
Christine E. Pawelski, EdD. Morningside Gardens shareholder for 24yrs. Educator/Researcher/Program Designer/Community Advocate having completed graduate studies (MA,EdD) at Teachers College, Columbia University. More than 35 years of higher education teaching/research in NY, CT, Ohio, Illinois with a focus on urban education and child advocacy especially involving more vulnerable populations. National/global speaker, grant writer and trainer of multidisciplinary teams involving prevention/intervention related to child abuse of all types. Ongoing special interest/background in designing intergenerational multi-media and website outreach that is inclusive serving diverse ages/needs. History of volunteerism (schools, hospitals, public television, community groups).
Edward Fortier An attorney licensed to practice in the state of New York. Former assistant counsel to the NYC Dept. of City Planning. Currently employed as Executive Director of Special Enforcement with the NYC Dept. of Buildings. Expertise in land use, zoning and the building code. Past pro-bono services include those with the West Village Legal Clinic and Immigration Equality.