Linda DeRosa, President
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 fourteen years. She currently serves as the association’s president.
William Newbury, Secretary/Treasurer
William was an investment researcher. He represents the association on the board of the Alfred T. White Community Center across the street from his home. He comes from Concord, Mass., and has lived in Willowtown for the past two decades. He continues to serve as the association’s secretary/treasurer.
Members at Large
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 garages. She went to graduate school at the New School and taught philosophy for 20 years. More recently she works at a large international law firm and teaches translation studies at NYU. She really appreciates all the good things the Willowtown Association has done for this community and is happy to help them continue this effort.
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 Brooklyn Heights since 1966 and in Willowtown since 1970.
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.
Tim 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, transitioning from a career in clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry to technology.
Lenore has worked as a legal assistant for a Manhattan law firm, has been a Willowtown resident since 1980. Presently she chairs the Riverside Tenants Association and previously was its recording secretary. She is the board’s Riverside liaison.
Clint is a retired pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who serves part-time on the staff of Zion-St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on the Upper East Side. He is a native of New Orleans and Ridgewood, N.J., and has lived in Willowtown since 1983. He plays the bassoon in the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.
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, this year he accepted the position of co-manager working to expand the garden and its outreach in the community.
Andrew is a retired computer consultant, programmer who has lived at 37 Joralemon Street for the past 32 years. He is the former treasurer and board member of The Willowtown Association, a current board member of the A. T. White Community Center, an avid bike rider, the oldest Willowtown resident who uses a bike as a usual means of transportation. Andrew enjoys playing
flute with Petr Kotik of the SEM based in AT White Center.
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.
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.