Board Staff

The Board has two offices – a downtown office (2 Lafayette, room 1220) and a Rikers Island Office in the Mercado Trailer behind the Anna M. Kross Center (AMKC).

Executive Director

Margaret Egan, Executive Director (Contact the Executive Director)
Tonya Glover, Executive Assistant

General Counsel

Bill Heinzen, General Counsel
Kate McMahon, Deputy General Counsel
Adil Tahir, Director of Human Resources and Administration
Navdeep Bains, Legal Associate
Joshua Acquaye, Appeals Coordinator
Regina Gumerova, Office Manager


S. Tripp, Director of Correctional Standards Review and Monitoring
D. Acosta, Standards Specialist
S. Augustin, Standards Specialist
B. Baily, Standards Specialist
K. Blackman, Standards Specialist
V. Ezeji, Standards Specialist
R. Gray, Standards Specialist
J. McFarlane. Standards Specialist
B. Melendez, Standards Specialist
S. Pearson, Standards Specialist

The Board's Standards Specialists serve as BOC's "eyes and ears" in the City's jails. They conduct site visits at the nine jails on Rikers Island, three borough jails, as well as court pens and hospital wards. The Standards Specialists have unfettered access to the jails in order to promote compliance with the Board's Minimum Standards.


Emily Turner, Deputy Executive Director of Research
Nashla Rivas Salas, Senior Director of Research
Heather Burgess, Research Associate
Ana Jimena Gonzalez, Research Associate
John Huang, IT Systems Support Engineer