Design & Construction
Debra L. Kustka, Vice President
Nicolette Witcher, Vice President
Marketing & Events
Edison Yung, Chief Information Officer
President & CEO
Madelyn Wils began her tenure as the Trust’s President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2011. She previously served as the Executive Vice President of the Planning, Development and Maritime Division of the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC), where her portfolio included over 100 complex projects such as the redevelopment of Willlets Point, Coney Island, East River Esplanade and Hunters Point South. Prior to joining EDC, she served as the President of the Tribeca Film Institute, managing the expansion of the organization from a 10-day festival into a diverse institution offering year-round cultural programming. From 2001 to 2005, she served as Chair of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan, where she played an integral role in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan following the events of September 11, 2001. She was a founding member of both the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Hudson River Park Trust.
Executive Vice President
Noreen Doyle has been Hudson River Park Trust’s Executive Vice President since 2004. From 1994 through 2001, she also worked for the Trust and its predecessor organization, the Hudson River Park Conservancy, in several capacities, including as Vice President for Environmental Planning & Communications. Between these two periods, she worked as a Vice President at AKRF, Inc., an environmental and planning consultant in Manhattan. Ms. Doyle has also held other positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She has a BA from Smith College and completed coursework towards a doctoral degree at New York University.
Christine Fazio joined the Trust in May 2018. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Fazio was the Managing Partner and the Co-Director of the Environmental Practice Group at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP where she provided environmental and real estate legal services to both private and government-sector clients. Ms. Fazio is also an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School teaching Land Use Law. Ms. Fazio received her B.A. in 1987 from the University of Rochester, M.P.A. in 1996 from New York University and J.D. in 2000 from Fordham Law School. Ms. Fazio also worked approximately 10 years in the Air Programs Branch of the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office, while attending graduate and law school classes in the evenings.
Deputy General Counsel
Nicole Cuttino joined the Trust in May 2017. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Cuttino worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at Lawyers Alliance for New York, where she provided business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations. Ms. Cuttino has also practiced real estate finance law and bankruptcy law as an Associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Ms. Cuttino received her B.A in 1998 from the University of Virginia and her J.D. in 2005 from Howard University School of Law.
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President / Finance and Real Estate
Dan has worked for the Trust since October 2010. He previously served as the Trust's financial and real estate consultant. He has substantial experience in public sector real estate development, financial analysis and administration, and property management. Dan holds a BA from Boston University and a Master of City Planning degree from MIT.
Vice President / Director of Finance
Sikander Zuberi currently serves as Trust’s Vice President/Director of Finance and Procurement Officer. He began his tenure here in January 2013. Prior to joining the Trust, he held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Finance, Controller and Compliance Officer at a publicly-traded Media group in the television and radio broadcasting sector. Earlier, he served as the company’s Principal Accounting Officer and Head of Global Finance Operations. Prior to that, Mr. Zuberi served as a Principal Accounting Officer of Brichem (Pvt) Ltd, a textile manufacturing company. Overall, he has 11+ year of experience in financial reporting including review, compilation, Internal Controls and Procurement.
Senior Vice President / Design & Construction
Kevin Quinn joined the Trust in January 2018 after twelve years of service with NYC Parks, most recently serving as the Chief of Architecture and Engineering. In this role, he was responsible for the design and construction of structures built on New York City parkland, including waterfront structures, buildings, and infrastructure work. Mr. Quinn is a licensed Architect in New York and Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1998, and an MBA in International Management from Leiden University in The Netherlands in 2004.
Senior Engineer / Design & Construction
Steven Ferker joined the Trust in January of 2001. After graduating from college in 1985 Mr. Ferker worked as a structural engineer for the marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, designing battleships for the US Navy. Later on, he was a team leader for the McLaren Group, inspecting bridges and various other waterfront structures. He also worked as a project manager and a resident engineer on numerous heavy construction projects throughout NYC. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.
Vice President / Operations
Prior to joining the Trust in July 2005, Debra began her career in 1993 with the NYS Department of Transportation and held various positions, including landscape architect at the Long Island office. Her last three years with State DOT was spent working on Lower Manhattan redevelopment in the Route 9A Group with a focus on the bikeway and urban design projects. Debra has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University. She also holds certificates from NYU and Rutgers University in Facilities & Public Works Management, is a licensed Landscape Architect in New York and New Jersey, and is a certified planner.
Vice President / Marketing & Events
Tom Lindon has 20+ years of experience in sports and entertainment property and agency environments. He spent seven and a half years at the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority as the head of strategic partnerships where he was responsible for selling and activating corporate business and marketing partnerships at the four venues owned and operated by the State Authority (Giants Stadium, IZOD Center, Meadowlands Racetrack and Monmouth Park). His agency experience includes Momentum, International Sports & Leisure, (ISL), Millsport and Amplify Sports & Entertainment. Tom earned a BA in Psychology from Saint Michaels College in Winooski, Vermont.
Vice President / Environment & Education
Nicolette Witcher began working for the Trust in 2005 as a Senior Attorney for the Legal Department. She was promoted to Vice President of Environment and Education in 2011. Ms. Witcher has a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY New Paltz University, a Juris Doctorate with Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace University, and a Master’s of Environmental Management from Yale University.