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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 - Principal, 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 Melina

Melina is the Treasurer of the Shore Corps Program as a part of Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.  She has been a member since 2014.