The Willowtown Association is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, elected each Annual Meeting to serve during the next calendar year.
Linda owns a Manhattan-based business that designs and sells leather handbags and accessories. Raised on Union Street in Brooklyn, she has lived in Brooklyn Heights for more than 30 years and in Willowtown for 15 years.
Frank is an attorney at the Manhattan law firm of Dorsey and Whitney. He chairs the association’s nominating committee. Born in Manhattan, he has lived in Willowtown since 1970.
Hillary lives on Columbia Place, has a plot in the Willowtown garden and works as a senior project manager and landscape architect in Brooklyn. She moved to Willowtown two years ago with her companion of 12 years after living in Vermont and then attending graduate school at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her background is in design, ecology, and filmmaking. “Willowtown is a dream, I love its character and history wholeheartedly and am eager to become more involved in the community.”
im was born and raised on Long Island, studied in Baltimore, Maryland, and returned to New York City 15 years ago to be with his now wife, Christine. The Hoenig family settled into their apartment on Columbia Place in 2007; 3 children later, they love, now more than ever, their tree-lined streets, bears in the park, and the community that is Willowtown. Tim is a scientist and a teacher, having worked for a long stretch in clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry, he is now interested in solving problems via technology.
Jean Campbell: Jean has been a resident of Willowtown on Columbia Place, in the Riverside Apartments for more than 4 decades. She is past chairperson of the Riverside Tenants Association and continues to support its efforts to keep its courtyard safe from a parking garage. She went to graduate school at the New School and taught philosophy at three universities for 20 years. More recently she works at a large international law firm, teaches translation studies at NYU and writes articles in philosophy. She really appreciates all the good things the Willowtown Association has done for this community and is happy to help them continue this effort.
Martin Hale: Martin moved to Willow Place in 2013. Martin is the Founder and CEO of Hale Capital Partners, a private equity firm. He is the CEO of the non-profit People for Green Space Foundation. The Foundation won a Temporary Restraining Order in New York Supreme Court against development on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Lenore Mitchell: Lenore, now retired, worked as a legal assistant for a Manhattan law firm for over 40 years. Born in Brooklyn, she has been a Willowtown resident residing in the Riverside Apartments since 1980. Presently she chairs the Riverside Tenants Association and previously was its recording secretary and building captain. She is the board’s Riverside liaison.
Clint Padgitt: Clint is a semi-retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For over 30 years he was a chaplain to merchant seafarers in the Port of NY & NJ, often visiting the crews of ships docked at the Red Hook Container Terminal. He is interested in maintaining the quality of life in Willowtown, especially in relation to the Brooklyn Bridge Park and nearby real estate overdevelopment.
Daniel Pierce: Dan has lived and worked in the Willowtown area since 1989. Currently his gardening business has him working with local residents. Having been an active gardener in the Willowtown Community Garden for many years, he is now the associations’ official steward of the garden and its outreach in the community.
Andrew Reynolds: Andrew is a retired computer consultant, programmer who has lived at 37 Joralemon Street for the past 32 years. Former treasurer and board member of The Willowtown Association. Current board member of A. T. White Community Center. Avid bike rider, oldest Willowtown resident who uses a bike as a usual means of transportation. Studies flute with Petr Kotik of the SEM based in AT White Center.
Kenneth Shusterman: Ken is a residential real estate agent, concentrating in lower Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn. He has been a Heights and Joralemon Street resident since 1976. Ken has always had an interest in Willowtown and is happy to have the opportunity to be a board member of the WTA. He is particularly interested in issues regarding traffic, parking and safety in Willowtown.
Colleen Stamos: Colleen was born and raised in Chicago and moved to NYC in 2004.She lived in Jackson Heights for three years while attending law school and moved to Brooklyn Heights in January 2008 and has lived in Riverside Apartments since. Served as an ADA in the Brooklyn DA’s office for five years 2008-2012.
Jeffrey Streem: Jeffrey is a Manhattan restaurateur and a Willowtown resident since 2002. Over the years his dedication to our historic community has seen him campaign for the preservation of Belgium block Joralemon Street and reinvigorate the association’s annual spring fair.