Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso announced the launch of Brooklyn for All, Inc. (BFA), BP’s city-affiliated charitable corporation that will aid community businesses and organizations.
“I was elected as the President of the greatest borough in the world eager to enhance the borough’s future by tackling massive issues we’ve been faced with, including closing crisis-level maternal mortality rates, advocating for more affordable, high-quality housing, supporting the creation of more high-paying jobs, reducing the gun pandemic, making our borough greener, cleaner, and more sustainable, and so much more,” Reynoso said.
“ As an educator and nonprofit leader and authority on -cross understanding, I am exceptionally proud to work with other board members together representing all corners of the borough to amplify and uplift the vast diversity of Brooklynites,” noted Almontaser, Chair of the Brooklyn for All charity.
“Knowing Antonio for nearly a decade, I have seen firsthand his dedication to progress. He has been a tireless champion for improving maternal health care, safe open streets, environmental equity, and a more prosperous future for our borough,” noted Jenna Bimbi, Vice president and Secretary for Brooklyn for All Charity.
Reynoso had selected a diverse group of Board Directors presenting them with a platform to voice and a role in a relevant cause, a group of powerful people representing the underrepresented groups of people in Brooklyn New York.
The Brooklyn for All, Inc. Board of Directors are:
- Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Ed. D Served the NYC public school system for two and a half decades as a teacher, teacher trainer, administrator, and diversity advisor. Dr. Almontaser is the Director and Chairperson of Brooklyn for All, Inc.
- Jenna Bimbi, Currently the co-founder and Executive Director of the NY Birth Control Access Project.
- Peter Restler Retired as Chairman of the investment fund he founded in 2021. Restler serves as Director and Treasurer of Brooklyn for All, Inc.
- Jon-Paul A. Bernard A partner at a law firm focused on joint ventures and financial services mergers and acquisitions.
- Rasmia Kimani-Fryeis the interim Executive Director of Hester Street, urban planning, design, and development non-profit to ensure that neighborhoods are safe for persons to take up residency.
- Deborah Lauter An attorney and former Executive Director of the NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes.
- Jocelynne Rainey, Ed.D. An Executive Director of the Brooklyn Community Foundation who serves as a member of various boards of NYC-based organizations.
- Lisette Nieves The President of the Fund for the City of New York.
- Shelley Worrell Founder of Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean, the main purpose is to support and celebrate Caribbean-American communities and culture.