Board of Directors

windsorterracefoodcoop picProfiles of the Windsor Terrace Board Members


 Mika Dashman  is an attorney and a mediator who has lived in New York City for 17 years and in Windsor Terrace for the past 4.  She was raised in the Hudson Valley where she developed her lifelong love affair with fresh produce.  She has been a member of the Kensington/Windsor Terrace CSA and regularly shops at the farmer’s markets on 11th Avenue and at Grand Army Plaza.  She has enjoyed being involved in the development of the coop from early on, and is looking forward to helping to bring it to fruition.

 Marie-Alyce Devieux is a proud Brooklyn native who has lived with her family in Windsor Terrace for the last seven years. She is currently a member of the 4th Street Community Garden and board member of the Smart Kids R Us Group Family Day Care.  She is a past board member and Trustee for the Open Meadows Foundation.

Jeremiah Fox 

Rosanna Gowell has lived in Windsor Terrace for over 35 years with her husband, daughters and grandchildren. She is currently a member of the Park Slope Food coop.  She has spent her professional career as a social worker and continues to be involved with the NYC Dept of Education.

Paul Gracie  Paul comes from a long line of Brooklynites starting in the late 1800s when his great grandparents moved to Flatbush. His grandmother and mother both called Brooklyn home. Now Paul finds himself a mile away from his Brooklyn heritage among many friends that already called Windsor Terrace and Kensington home. He is constantly working on his East 7th St fixer-upper to restore it to its former glory along with a few new modern amenities. Growing up in a handyman special, Paul is a natural problem solver and has no issue putting in long hours to fix any matter that arises. Paul currently works in local real estate.

Barney Lehrer

 Mark Horberg’s  interest in forming a community food coop started at the first public meeting with Walgreens.  He and his wife Risa have lived in Windsor Terrace for several years.  He has a background in the environmental field and is currently a manager at the NYC Department of Health.

 Jack O’Connell and his wife Gretchen have raised two children and lived in their Seeley Street home since 1985. He has been involved in the endeavor to create a Food Cooperative in Windsor Terrace since its beginning. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of North Shore LIJ Health System, Media in the Public Interest and most recently as Chairman of the Empire Justice Center of New York.

Christine Petro  has been a member of the Park Slope Food Coop since 2011 and has lived in Windsor Terrace for 10 years. She is committed to creating better access to affordable, regionally sourced food in Windsor Terrace and a community-owned and operated enterprise. She works as the Director of Education Programs at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and is a member of Community Board 7.