Meet the Commissioners

The Commission includes Members appointed by a diverse array of elected officials representing all parts of the City.

Appointed by Speaker Corey Johnson

Background: Former Director of City Council Land Use Division


Click for bio

Gail Benjamin

Chair

Appointed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Background: Former City Council Member


Click for bio

Sal Albanese

Appointed by Speaker Corey Johnson

Background: Senior Advisor to President of Hunter College; former City DFTA Commissioner


Click for bio

Dr. Lilliam Barrios-Paoli

Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio

Background: City DCAS Commissioner


Click for bio

Lisette Camilo

Appointed by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Background: General Counsel and Land Use Director for Manhattan Borough President’s Office


Click for bio

James Caras

Appointed by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Background: Former leadership at UFCW Local 1500 and UFCW Local 2013


Click for bio

Eduardo Cordero, Sr.

Appointed by Staten Island Borough President James Oddo

Background: County Clerk and Commissioner of Jurors for Richmond County


Click for bio

Stephen J. Fiala

Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio

Background: Chief Service Officer at NYC Service


Click for bio

Paula Gavin

Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio

Background: Senior Advisor to Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development


Click for bio

Lindsay Greene

Appointed by Comptroller Scott Stringer

Background: Vice President of 32BJ SEIU


Click for bio

Alison Hirsh

Appointed by Speaker Corey Johnson

Background: Pastor of Brown Memorial Baptist Church


Click for bio

Rev. Clinton Miller

Appointed by Public Advocate Letitia James

Background: Attorney-in-Charge at Queens Neighborhood Office of Legal Aid Society


Click for bio

Sateesh Nori

Appointed by Speaker Corey Johnson

Background: Vice Chair of SUNY


Click for bio

Dr. Merryl H. Tisch

Appointed by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Background: Distinguished Lecturer of Urban Studies at Queens College, former City Council Member


Click for bio

James Vacca

Appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio

Background: Senior Advisor at HR&A Advisors; former Chairman of New York City Planning Commission


Click for bio

Carl Weisbrod