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RWA has been fortunate to have a board of directors who are dedicated to revitalizing the environment and serving the local community with programs and services required to bring vibrancy and economic development to the Rockaways.


Executive Board

John Nishimoto, Chairman- Partner, Sequel Studios NYC

Jeanne DuPont, President

Charlesworth Jacobs, Treasurer - Principal, Arverne Seaside Tax Services LLC

Debbie Davies, Secretary - Principal, Focus & Finance LLC

Debra Eisenstadt - Independent Screenwriter/Director

Don Riepe - Director, American Littoral Society

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers - President, Foundation for Landscape Studies



Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

In 2007, Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends college. Hear more about Jadel's story.