Team & Partners
Nora Tjossem has worked at BK ROT since 2021, starting as the operations coordinator before stepping into a leadership role.
Dior St. Hillaire chairs the Bronx Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), is a worker-owner at GreenFeen OrganiX, and is an Urban Design Forum Forefront Fellow.
Board of Directors
New York City native with a passion for art and design. Advocates for marginalized communities and people of color, and champions equal rights for all.
Sylvia is a lifelong New Yorker who has focused her work on community planning, the solidarity economy, and housing justice.
Dan was introduced to BK ROT during its early years when he helped open the KWL site and move BK ROT over and expand its foot print.
Yvette has worked in food systems for more than decade, focusing on building a better food system for people, the climate, and the environment.
Jibreel brings experience in composting, urban farming, street tree care, and dialogue education to this role.
Genea is a New York City native with extensive experience working on environmental initiatives within community-based, academic, and governmental organizations.
Priya Mulgaonkar has worked for a decade at the intersection of policy, planning, and organizing to advocate for environmental and climate justice solutions that center frontline communities.
Brenda Salas Neves organizes to shift narratives and mobilize resources to support racial and climate justice movements around the world.
Vanessa is an urban planner and design strategist with over 15 years experience creating programs and placekeeping initiatives that promote community building, local economic development and health efforts.
Kim is a board member at BK ROT and in 2022, she completed the Urban Design Forum’s “Neighborhood Fare” Forefront Fellowship, working with City agencies to design a more equitable food system for NYC.
Guy is an environmental sociologist who studies the situated infrastructural imaginations that communities develop in response to sustainability challenges.