Daniel Sadlier | Chairman of the Board of Directors
Daniel and his family moved from the city of Detroit to Roosevelt Island in 2013 after launching and leading various community development initiatives in and around Detroit. With a focus on youth, leadership development, and racial reconciliation, Daniel has previously served on the board of "Impilo", a South African global-youth media company, a Detroit-youth initiative empowering 500+ youth in cross-cultural leadership, and was part of leadership Detroit as a highlighted city leader for the Detroit Regional Chamber. As a father of 6, and someone passionate about seeing Roosevelt Island continue to be a source of life and diversity for the whole city, Daniel is honored to serve an incredible board and excited about the years to come.
Kim Massey | Board Member
Kim Massey is an accomplished Youth Program Director that spent the past three years initiating programming and advocating for the children of Roosevelt Island. She also has 15 years of experience as an accomplished business owner in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California. Her husband John and son Mack moved to Roosevelt Island in 2011 from Minneapolis, MN. Roosevelt Island helped to make the transition from the Midwest to NYC easy. The Masseys love the small town feel and being just minutes away from everything the city has to offer. Kim's goal is to make sure the wonderful community of Roosevelt Island, especially the next generation, are able to access all this amazing city has to offer to educate and prepare them for their future.
Alex Chou | Board Member
Alexander Chou is a pediatric oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he is currently the director of the pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training program and the director of pediatric inpatient services. In addition he serves as an elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Carol have loved raising their twins on Roosevelt Island since moving there in 2005. They value the diverse and rich community that is Roosevelt Island.
Kristen GoldMansour | Board Member
Kristen has been a passionate advocate for inclusive education for over 20 years. Throughout her career, Ms. GoldMansour has been a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and an educational consultant. She has helped develop successful and dynamic programs in dozens of schools in the NYC area. She has worked on district, regional and school levels helping educators create viable and effective inclusive programs for their schools. Kristen works closely with principals, administrators and teachers in order to ensure that the schools’ visions and strengths are an integral part of their inclusive programming. Kristen particularly enjoys spending time with teachers in classrooms problem-solving and creating individualized programs for students. Kristen received her Master’s of Special Education at Syracuse University. She is a recipient of the Bank Street Early Childhood Education Award and she has served as adjunct faculty at CUNY Hunter College.
Todd Williams | Board Member
Todd Williams is the Director of Risk Management at Reservoir Capital Group, a $7 billion investment firm that invests in both public and private securities. He is treasurer of Calvary Baptist Church and serves on the board of Hotel Salisbury in midtown New York. Todd and his wife Sharon have lived on Roosevelt Island since 2009, attracted to a peaceful spot in an otherwise hectic city. They love that Roosevelt Island is a welcoming community with a small-town feel and love to support activities and organizations that carry on that tradition.
Marc Block | Board Member
Marc Jonas Block is an attorney is New York whose practice focuses on commercial property litigation, and serves as a Neutral for the World Intellectual Property Organization. His family and he have been residence of Roosevelt Island for over a decade, and are very interested in the growth and development of the community.
Shirley Payne | Board Member
Shirley Payne is a mother of four wonderful kids. She currently serves as PA president at the Eagle Academy of Young Men of Harlem, and has lived on the island since 1995. Over the past two decades Shirley has volunteered with several organizations throughout the neighborhood with a focus on empowering youth.
Amanda Sadlier | Board Member
Amanda Sadlier is mother of 6 and holds a degree in Human resource management. Amanda currently serves as an executive pastor in NYC, playing a crucial role in the development of leadership, with a heightened focus on the next generation. In addition Amanda has been an advocate for foster care and adoption in which she has been highlighted as a key note speaker at various large-scale conferences. More recently, Amanda has begun to work alongside the leadership of an International organization called Parakaleo, whose aim is to equip and empower women in global cities to carry out meaningful and impactful work.