Staff

Angela Pinsky, Executive Director

As Executive Director, Angela is dedicated to promotion of New York City and civic dialogue through the expansion and evolution of ABNY's membership, as well as ABNY's signature power breakfasts.

Prior to joining ABNY, Angela served as Senior Vice President for Management Services and Government Affairs at the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) where she was responsible for REBNY’s commercial and residential Management Divisions and the lead on building code, sustainability and energy, and federal issues that impact New York City real estate. Ms. Pinsky is the former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayors of Economic Development Robert C. Lieber and Daniel L. Doctoroff. In her former role, she worked on economic development initiatives including long-term planning and sustainability, urban development, and government technology.

Ms. Pinsky holds a B.A. in Public Health, Natural Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in Urban Planning from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.

She currently lives with her husband, Seth, and children, Theo and Amelia, in Park Slope.

Email: APinsky@abny.org

Phone: 212-370-5801


 

Amanda Papir, Deputy Director

Amanda Rothman Papir is the Deputy Director of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY). Amanda is responsible for developing and executing ABNY's strategic direction, priorities, programming and agenda, overseeing ABNY's Young Professionals Network, and working with 300 member organizations on issue specific advocacy campaigns and policy proposals. Before ABNY, Amanda worked as the Director of Development for JWM Productions, an independent production company, where she honed her communications and media skills. Amanda graduated from Barnard College with a degree in English and Film Studies.

Email: APapir@abny.org

Phone: 212-370-5802


 

 Jean Dorak, Program and Membership Manager

 As the Association for a Better New York’s Program and Membership Manager,  Jean cultivates and supports ABNY’s network of members, manages ABNY’s signature Power Breakfasts, and organizes the annual Spirit of ABNY Awards.

Prior to joining ABNY, Jean served as Foundation Project Coordinator for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation, where she focused on board relations, development, and corporate social responsibility.  Previously, Jean worked with the JM Kaplan Fund and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP).

Having previously interned at ABNY for 3 years, Jean brings to her work passion for all things New York and public-private partnerships. Over the years, she has kept ABNY’s diverse membership base near and dear to her heart. A proud New Yorker, Jean is honored for the opportunity to make this remarkable city a better place to live, work and visit.  

Jean received her B.A. in Political Science from Pace University.

Ms. Dorak is an avid member of the New York Society of Association Executives, where she chairs the Next Generation Leadership Group.

Email: JDorak@abny.org

Phone: 212-370-5803


 

Christopher Sperrazza, Special Events Coordinator

As the Special Events Coordinator, Christopher assists the ABNY team in event management, public and social media relations, outreach, and strategic planning initiatives.

Prior to joining ABNY, Christopher interned with the NYC Council at the district office of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer in Sunnyside, Queens. There he was exposed to various  issues facing the Council, sparking his love for local politics. Prior to this, he worked within the property management field as a Building Maintenance Assistant for Majestic Property Management.

Christopher is a life-long resident of Queens and a product of the NYC Public School system. He hopes to give back to the city that gave him so much growing up.

He is currently working towards a degree in Political Science at Hunter College where he is a Thomas Hunter Honors Scholar, and a Grove Fellow.

Email: CSperrazza@abny.org

Phone: 212-370-5800