Spark Prize Committee


2018-19 Committee Members

Zaheer Ali        
Oral Historian, Brooklyn Historical Society

Tamara Belinfanti         
Faculty, New York Law School

David Belt
Founder, MacroSea; Co-founder & CEO, New Lab

Anna Castellani
Managing Partner, Dekalb Market; Founder, Foragers Market

Sandra Chapman
Chief Program Officer, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President

Saundra Cornwell, Esq. 

Jolie Curtsinger Schwartz
Artistic Director/Founder, InProximity Theatre Co.

Dr. Torian Easterling                 
Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Isabelle Fitzgerald                    

Blake Foote     
Workforce Development Consultant

Hank Gutman
Attorney; Chair, Brooklyn Navy Yard

Stephanie Ingrassia                  

Anita Khashu
Director, Four Freedoms Fund

Lisa Kim                       
Gallery Director, Ford Foundation

Vivian Liao Korich
Co-Founder and Principal, Totem

Jeff Kusama-Hinte                   
Film Producer; Owner, Studio Kusama-Hinte

Jamaal Lesane             
Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affair,  MSG Sports

Gwen Libstag   
Partner, Goldman Sachs

Joan Malin       
Former CEO and President, Planned Parenthood of NYC

Asiri Mawalagedera
Attorney, United Nations

Sonali Mody
Co-owner, The Kenilworth

Kenneth J. Montgomery

Darnell Moore
Writer, Activist

Charlie O’Donnell                      
Partner and Founder, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

AJ Pires                       
President, Alloy Development

Jocelynne Rainey                     
Chief Administrative Officer & EVP, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Daniel Reid
Executive Director, Whiting Foundation

William Rifkin               
Senior Advisor, Stifel Financial

Sarah Robertson                      

Carley Roney
Co-founder, The Knot/The Bump (XO Group)

Connie Sargent                        
Professor of Business ESL, Fordham University

Carla Shen

Diane Steinberg

Susannah Taylor
COO & Director of Development, READ 718 

Angie Wang
Chief of Staff to Abigail E. Disney

Lola C. West
Managing Director, Westfuller Advisors