Staff, Board & Funders


Gail Nathan (bio)
Executive Director

Hector Canonge
Education Manager

Jennifer Tomaiolo
Program Associate

Ukari Bakosi
Education Program Associate

Michele Brody
Special Projects

Board of Directors:

John Sanchez

Community activist, Former Bronx Community Board district manager

Alex Jeréz

Finance, Charter Schools, Entrepreneur, Construction, Real Estate

Noemí Santana
Corporate Secretary

Business Consultant, School Gardening Instructor, Charter Schools, Board/Art Museum Experience

Anthony Bailey
Fundraising & Resource Development Chair

Administrator at WEWork, Business Administrator, Former Board Member of the Greyston Foundation, Entrepreneur

Francisco Lugoviña
Executive Member

Entrepreneur, Business Development, Non-Profit Policy, Clergy, Board Experience

Miguel Sánchez

Internet Technology, Graphic Artist, Entrepreneur

Eduardo Duarte

College Art Educator, RISD

Franchesca Diaz

Corporate Affairs Manager, Con Edison

Osiris Stephens

Sales, Entrepreneur

Liliana Candelario

Filmmaker and Youth Program Director, Children's Aid Society

Michael Wheeler

Administrative Assistant at the University of Rochester

Danielle Corbin

South Bronx Early College Academy, Science and Urban Gardening Teacher

Sylvia Bengochea

Education, Fitness Coach, Firefighter

Beata Bennett
Administrative Secretary

Dramaturge, Retired Bronx Public School Educator

Gail Nathan
Executive Director/Ex-Officio Member

Interdisciplinary Artist, Expertise in Arts Administration/Education and Arts-Based Community Development


Programs are made possible with public funds from:

  • The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency
  • The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
  • The New York Department of Cultural Affairs (and its Materials for the Arts program)
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.
  • New York City Council Members Ritchie Torres, Andy King, Andrew Cohen, Mark Gjonaj, and Ruben Diaz, Sr.
  • New York State Assemblywoman Karines Reyes
  • New York State Senator Luis Sepúlveda
  • The José E. Serrano/WCS Lower Bronx River Partnership Program, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The New York City Department of Transportation

Corporate and Foundation support is provided by:

  • Con Edison
  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • The 42nd Street Development Corporation
  • The New Yankee Stadium Community Development Fund
  • The Simón Bolívar Foundation
  • The Andy Warhol Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • New York Community Trust
  • The Rising Fund of Community Resource Exchange

BRAC's greenroof is supported by:

  • The Bronx River Watershed Initiative, a program of the New York State Office of the Attorney General, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation's Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment program

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819

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Tuesday - Friday: 2:30 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

BRAC's programming is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature including Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, BronxCare Health System, Hispanic Federation and private donors.