Angela Cabrera was appointed by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in 1997. Ms. Cabrera is the president of Cabrera & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in public relations and business development. A former state deputy commissioner, she is also a board member of the Family Institute, a trustee of the Museo del Barrio, and a member of the Prospect Park Alliance. She is also on the Board of Trustees’ Diversification and Outreach Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a founding member of 100 Hispanic Women.
Elaine S. Reiss, Esq. was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in April 2009. She is the General Counsel for the Environmental Simulation Center and an Adjunct Instructor at the Brooklyn Law School. Her previous positions in city government include: Deputy General Counsel with the New York City Charter Revision Commission, Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Acting Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel at the Department of Employment. She is also a board member of the New York chapter of the American Corporate Counsel and a commissioner of the City University: New York’s Civil Service Commission.
In September 2009, the City Council appointed Arva R. Rice to the Commission. She is the President and CEO of the New York Urban League, a 90 year old civil rights organization. Ms. Rice also served as the executive director of Project Enterprise, an organization that provides business loans, technical assistance and peer support to New York City entrepreneurs who lack adequate access to business financing. She also worked for the Fund for the City of New York, Girls, Inc. and Public Allies New York-which she founded, and served as chair of the North Star Foundation.