Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard
One Claire Shulman Way
Kew Gardens, NY

Donovan Richards, Queens Borough President
[email protected] 

Michael Mallon, Chief of Staff
[email protected] | 718.286.2872

Allan Swisher, General Counsel
[email protected] | 718.286.2880

Sorena Fabre, Director of Scheduling & Advance
[email protected] | 718.286.2871

Leticia Hoyte, Assistant to the Chief of Staff
[email protected] | 718.286.2872

Jonathan Imperial, Assistant to the Deputy Borough President
jimperial@queensbp.org | 718.286.2890

Chris Barca, Director of Communications
[email protected] | 718.286.2642

Press Office:
[email protected] | 718.286.2640

Brittany Scott, Deputy Chief of Staff
[email protected] | 718.286.2680

Irak Cehonski, Director of Budget
[email protected] 

Vicky Garvey, Director of Planning and Development
[email protected] | 718.286.2860

Gina Bittner, Director of Health + Human Services
[email protected] | 718.286.0643

Ludy Thenor, Director of Youth Services
[email protected] | 718.286.2890

Vanessa Ordonez, Director of Immigrant Affairs
[email protected] | 718.286.0644

Kahleel Bragg, Director of Community Boards
[email protected] | 718.286.2974

Katherina “Kat” Thompson, Director of Constituent Services
[email protected] | 718.286.2669

Katherine Damiani-Brezler, Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives
[email protected] | 718.286.2784

Phil Ballman, Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism
[email protected] | 718.286.2677

Lisa Atkins, Director of Housing
[email protected] | 718.286.2860

Susie Tanenbaum, Director of Nonprofit Opportunities
[email protected] | 718.286.2741

Timothy Chubinidze, Director of Civic Engagement
[email protected] | 718.286.2649

Aldo Grillo, Director of Information Technology
[email protected] | 718.286.2979

John Bittner, Director of Operations
[email protected] | 718.286.2664

Susanne Marchetti, Director of Personnel
[email protected] | 718.286.2665

Mohammed Sadiq, Director of Topography
[email protected] | 718.286.2930


The Office of the Queens Borough President (QBPO) processes requests for records pursuant to the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Act (FOIL).

All requests for records under FOIL should be sent to [email protected]. Each request should include the following information:

  • The type(s) of records requested
  • The time period to be searched
  • Relevant details that reasonably describe the records being sought


The designated Records Access Officer for QBPO is Tariqua Morrison, Deputy General Counsel.

  • 120-55 Queens Blvd.
  • Kew Gardens, NY 11424
  • 718-286-2882


The designated FOIL Appeals Officer for QBPO is Allan Swisher, General Counsel.

  • 120-55 Queens Blvd.
  • Kew Gardens, NY 11424
  • 718-286-2880


Anyone denied partial or full access to a record has a right of appeal. All FOIL appeals should be sent to [email protected].

QBPO will respond to FOIL requests with electronic records by default. Where hard copies are requested or a response requires the provision of hard copies, QBPO will produce such records at a fee of $.25 per page for photocopies not to exceed nine inches by fourteen inches (9”×14”). Where the page size exceeds nine inches by fourteen inches, QBPO shall compute the actual cost of reproduction of the record pursuant to provisions of FOIL (Public Officers Law § 87(1)(c)). Where reproduction of records is not feasible, or where a requestor seeks to inspect records, we will make the records available for inspection at a specific date, time, and location within Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11424) to be designated by the Records Access Officer, though the time will be within the office’s regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where applicable, the exact date, time, and location of such inspection will be stated in the response letter.


Updated January 2024

QBPO maintains records (including internal and external communications, memoranda, reports, studies, contracts and other legal documents, calendars and schedules, and other collected data and records) in connection to the policy or subject areas listed below. Not all records within the listed policy or subject areas are necessarily available for disclosure pursuant to FOIL:

  • Appointments
  • Budget and Fiscal
  • Civic Engagement
  • Communications
  • Community Boards
  • Constituent Services
  • Cultural Affairs and Tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Events
  • Executive Office
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Gender Justice
  • Health and Human Services
  • Housing
  • Immigrant Affairs
  • Information Technology
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Land Use, Planning, and Development
  • Legal
  • Not-for-Profit Opportunities
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Scheduling and Advance
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Topography
  • Youth Services

QBPO Website Accessibility Statement

The Office of the Queens Borough President is committed to ensuring its digital content is accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Our digital content is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to this accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our digital content. If you encounter accessibility issues or need assistance accessing a particular program or service, please reach out to the Office of the Queens Borough President’s Disability Services Facilitator by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 718.286.2860.

Assessment Approach

The Office of the Queens Borough President assesses the accessibility of its digital content through self-evaluation.


This statement was created on March 15, 2023.