Joe Mayock has served as the Executive Director of NBPA since January 2016. He is the first full-time leader for the park conservancy. Before joining NBPA, Joe was the chief marketing officer for a large international law firm based in New York City. Prior to that, he served in leadership positions at large law firms in New York and New Jersey. Joe is leading NBPA through a sharpening and expansion of its mission – substantially increasing NBPA’s role in maintaining North Brooklyn parks and playgrounds and activating “friends groups” who will “own” their neighborhood park. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Ibero-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the co-founder of Abingdon Square Conservancy, a park conservancy in the West Village, and currently serves as treasurer of the board of directors. Joe has served as an advisor to the Christopher Park Alliance and the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. He is a member of the City Parks Alliance. Previously, Joe was a member of the board of directors of the New York City chapter of the Legal Marketing Association.
Nathan B. Patterson
Nathan Patterson is NBPA’s first Development Director, and has been working in nonprofit development and fundraising since 2011. Before joining NBPA, Nathan served as the Development Manager for GrowNYC, and before that as a Grants Specialist for a social services organization in the South Bronx. Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Hunter College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, with departmental honors, and as a Public Service Scholar. He moved from Boulder, Colorado to Greenpoint in 2004 and, with a short exception, has lived in North Brooklyn since. Nathan is an avid and regular user of North Brooklyn parks, a practicing musician, and strong believer in environmental justice.