Executive Director: Kimberly George, MIA
Kimberly S. George is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together NYC. She brings experience in nonprofit fiscal management, strategic partnership building, program development, Board and volunteer development, communications, and fundraising to RT NYC’s team. On July 21, 2016, Kimberly was presented with the New York Nonprofit Media 40 Under 40 2016 Rising Star award. Prior to joining Rebuilding Together NYC, Kimberly served as Executive Director of the Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition (GBHC), a nonprofit that provides grassroots community organizing to meet the challenges faced by Brooklyn’s public health system, with a focus on reducing health disparities. Kimberly also served as Program Director at CAMBA, overseeing the Brooklyn Partnership to Drive Down Diabetes (BP3D). Kimberly has been published in several public health journals and served a two-year term on the Board of the Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC). She also served as an adjunct Professor at Long Island University teaching the MPH Capstone Seminar on health disparities. She received a Community Partner Recognition Award from the Brooklyn District Public Health Office (BDPHO) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH). In addition, under Kimberly’s leadership, GBHC received the Public Health Community Award from PHANYC. Kimberly has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Director of Construction: Terry Scott
Terry Scott has been in the construction/building maintenance field for 24 years, the last 16 as a self-employed General Contractor. Prior to joining Rebuilding Together NYC, Terry was involved with Rebuilding Together for the last 7 years as a volunteer with Rebuilding Together South Sound. After a trip from Seattle in 2013 to work on Sandy affected homes, he was compelled to come back to New York City in the capacity of Construction Manager and he is thrilled to be involved with Rebuilding Together NYC.
Director of Programs: Brianna McKinney
Brianna oversees Rebuilding Together NYC’s various housing, community, and workforce development initiatives. She joined the organization in May 2015 after working on LISC New York City’s Neighborhood Revitalization NYC Home Repair Program, which rebuilt 500 storm-damaged homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Prior to working with LISC, Brianna worked with the Brooklyn Community Foundation and Community Voices Heard. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, with a focus in community organizing, planning, and development. Brianna is thrilled to be working with such a committed team to keep low-income New Yorkers in their homes and communities.
Operations Manager: Kayleigh Marshall
Kayleigh Marshall joins the Rebuilding Together NYC team as the Operations Manager this July. She holds a BA in Law & Society from American University, a MPA from the University of San Francisco, and published her capstone on communication access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in prison. Her passion for volunteerism was ignited through her work with HEARD, an all volunteer nonprofit which advocates for deaf, hard of hearing, and people with disabilities who are detained or in prison. Prior to joining Rebuilding Together, Kayleigh served as the Operations Associate for HandsOn Bay Area, a nonprofit which provides volunteer opportunities for individuals and corporations. Kayleigh is excited to support the Rebuilding Together NYC operations and to serve the NYC communities.
Development Coordinator: Lilly McNicholas
Lilly is pleased to join Rebuilding Together NYC’s growing team as the new Development Coordinator. Lilly graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Media + Cinema Studies, and a minor in Sociology. While in school, Lilly worked as the Operations Assistant at an education and youth enrichment nonprofit. In her free time, Lilly enjoys taking walks, practicing yoga, seeing live music, and playing with her gecko, Greg. Lilly recently moved to New York City and looks forward to working on behalf of her new community.
Housing Program Coordinator: Sara Rosales
Sara is thrilled to join the Rebuilding Together NYC team as the new Housing Program Coordinator. Sara graduated this past May from New York University with a Master of Science degree in Global Affairs and a concentration in human rights and international law. During her enrollment at NYU, Sara interned at the international non-profits, Freedom House and Parliamentarians for Global Action. With a passion for human rights, Sara is beyond excited to become a part of an organization that helps New York City communities. In her free time, Sara enjoys reading, live music, and traveling.
Project Coordinator: Chris Zimmermann
Chris Zimmermann became a part of the Rebuilding Together NYC team as Project Coordinator in July 2017. Growing up and living around Worcester, MA he worked in agriculture as a machine operator and foreman for Nourse Farm. Before moving to New York City Chris was employed as a Support Specialist and Quality Assurance Editor for a Science/Technology publishing company. In his free time he plays music and tends his small garden. He graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in English Literature.
Workforce Training Program Coordinator: Jessica Pierce
Jessica Pierce joined Rebuilding Together NYC in May 2017. She graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and English Literature. After college, Jessica taught English in Spain and was a nanny in Bermuda before moving to New York City, where she worked for three years in the book publishing industry. She is beyond excited to begin her non-profit and community development career with Rebuilding Together NYC’s Workforce Training Program.
Workforce Training Program Instructor: Troy Chapman
Troy is pleased to join the Rebuilding Together NYC team as the Workforce Training Instructor. Troy has many years’ experience as a director, attorney, trainer, consultant and volunteer for a myriad of nonprofit organizations across the country. He has taught and tutored elementary school through college and is exhilarated to be working with RT NYC where he will be merging his love of teaching with his love of construction. Troy holds graduate degrees in law, public administration, and education.
AmeriCorps, Intake Coordinator: Jin Ai Yap
Jin Ai Yap is the AmeriCorps Intake Coordinator for Rebuilding Together NYC, and a recent graduate of Yale University with a degree in Sculpture. Jin Ai’s positive experiences resettling refugees in New Haven drew her to AmeriCorps’s mission of serving America, while her affinity for working with materials attracted her to the hands-on approach of Rebuilding Together NYC. As a New York City native, she has an invested interest in maintaining affordable and healthy housing for the most vulnerable populations of the city. She is excited for her year of service!
Kirk was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended Nicholls State University and Louisiana State University to study Theatre and Performing Arts. Kirk previously served as a member of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, where he gained experience in the construction field. Though he lives for singing and acting, Kirk also enjoys practicing yoga and rock climbing. He is thrilled to be serving with Rebuilding Together NYC.
Jane Rossman is thrilled to serve as this year’s AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator for Rebuilding Together NYC. Jane is a recent graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a degree in the Growth and Structure of Cities. For the past two summers, Jane has worked with nonprofits in Cleveland, OH. Her work in strengthening healthy communities in vacant neighborhoods and passion for the development of affordable housing and sustainable living drew her to Rebuilding Together NYC. As a native Brooklynite, she is excited to serve in the city she loves.
Cargo Van: Vanny White
In 2014, we were excited to have Vanny White join the Rebuilding Together NYC team. Vanny helps transport materials and equipment to and from our project sites throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Passenger Van: Vincent “Vinny” Van Go
In 2015, thanks to the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, Rebuilding Together NYC welcomed Vincent “Vinny” Van Go to our fleet. Vinny helps transport our Workforce Training Program participants to and from our training project sites in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Transport Van: Eddie Van Haulin’
Thanks to The Hyde and Watson Foundation and JPR Mechanical, we would like to welcome the newest member to our fleet, Eddie Van Haulin’. Eddie helps us get around town to a multitude of site visits, home assessments, community meetings, events, and special projects.
Photos by Cole Giordano. http://colegiordano.com/