NBPA Staff


Katie Denny Horowitz
Executive Director

Katie Denny Horowitz became Executive Director in May 2019, bringing nearly two decades of public and nonprofit experience to the role. She arrives at NBPA after six years of leading the fundraising, communications, and government relations at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens, and had previously served as the Director of Development for New Yorkers for Parks and the Director of Special Projects at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. A longtime Greenpoint resident, Katie has held past volunteer positions with NBPA, when it was Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), and Katie chaired its Community Committee. Katie was also a board member of Greenpoint Waterfront Alliance for Parks and Planning (GWAPP), co-founder of the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition, and a Community Advisory Member of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF).

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Katherine Thompson
Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Coordinator

Katherine moved to Greenpoint in 1996 with 2 small children and 3rd on the way. Back then, there was no local family soccer program in our neighborhood parks so in 1999 she helped found the Greenpoint/Williamsburg Youth Soccer League (AYSO) and was the Assistant Commissioner for 12 years. This lead to her involvement with public parks advocacy as there were no safe soccer fields for kids to play on. In 2014 she became co-leader of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park who successfully lobbied for the completion of the acquisition of the Bushwick Inlet Park properties. Katherine is an artist and worked for the past 15 years as a shoe designer.