Citywide Event Coordination and Management Staff

Our staff understands how important your event is to your organization. Our aim is to provide assistance and guide you through the event permitting process, while also ensuring that events in our City are compliant with City rules as well as safe and enjoyable for all.

We invite you to learn more about our agency and hope that you contact us with any questions or concerns.


Ellyn Canfield, Director of Events

Ellyn Canfield
Acting Executive Director

Dawn Tolson, Director SAPO

Dawn Tolson
Director, SAPO

Stefan Grybauskas
Director of External Relations

Eric Thompson, Director of Operation and Enforcement

Eric Thompson
Director of Operation and Enforcement

Paresh Patel, Database Policy Project Manager

Paresh Patel
Database Policy Project Manager

Events Team

Vicki D'Angelo, Deputy Director of Events

Vicki D'Angelo
Deputy Director of Events

Twanna Cameron, Project Manager

Twanna Cameron
Project Manager

Aubri Emeri, Project Manager

Aubri Emery
Project Manager

Permitting Team

Desiree Beach, Deputy Director, SAPO

Desiree Beach
Deputy Director, SAPO

Shaneek Meechum, Associate Director, SAPO

Shaneek Meechum
Associate Director, SAPO

Anna Carthen, Brooklyn Borough Manager

Anna Carthen
Brooklyn Borough Manager

Cathy Luong, Manhattan Borough Manager

Cathy Luong
Manhattan Borough Manager

Chanel Green, SAPO Citywide Fairs and Markets Manager

Chanel Green
SAPO Citywide Fairs and Markets Manager

Maria Nunez, Staten Island, Queens, & The Bronx Borough Manager

Maria Nunez
Staten Island, Queens, & The Bronx Borough Manager

Maureen DeSantis, SAPO Special Projects Coordinator

Maureen DeSantis
SAPO Special Projects Coordinator

Sharon Harry, Brooklyn Borough Coordinator

Sharon Harry
Brooklyn Borough Coordinator

Tina Urciuoli, Finance Manager

Tina Urciuoli
Finance Manager