Meet The Team

Our dedicated staff, board of directors, elected officials, and cleaning ambassadors work together to grow, promote and improve Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID's quality of life. 
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Amanda Zenteno

Executive Director


Elizabeth Lovejoy

IT Systems / Office Admin


Nalo McGibbon

AvenueNYC Program Manager

Board of Directors

  • Joseph Sollecito

  • Essa Masoud

  • James F. Clark

  • Basil Capetanakis

  • Anne Chen

  • Louis Peters

  • Sandy Vallas

  • Simon Ecliffe

  • Habib Joudeh

  • Anthony LoPorto

  • Pat Giura

  • Jim Kalamaras

  • Ross Helrich

  • Amber Urban

  • Olympia Colandrea

Government Officials

  • Mayor Eric Adams                                  

  • Borough President Antonio Reynoso             

  • Comptroller Brad Lander                  

  • Councilman Justin Brannan

Community Board 10​

  • District Manager Josephine Beckmann         

  • Chairwoman Lori Willis

Clean Ambassadors

  • Carrington Lang

  • Djana Hughes

  • Luis Ayala

  • Carlos Cordero

​Block by Block, Inc.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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