Joy Sinderbrand joined NYCHA in August 2016 as the Vice President for NYCHA's Recovery and Resilience Department. Created in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, this department is responsible for repairing developments throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan impacted by Sandy and incorporating resilient design elements that will guide future construction throughout NYCHA’s portfolio. The team manages the execution of projects at 33 developments under NYCHA’s record $3 billion FEMA grant program and other funding.
Ms. Sinderbrand brings a wealth of complex capital project management experience to her position. As Associate Vice President at Washington Square Partners, she worked with developers, non-profits, universities, unions, and government agencies to advance development projects and public-private partnerships in New York City. At the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Ms. Sinderbrand was the redevelopment project manager for One World Trade Center and spearheaded projects to expand capacity at New York’s Penn Station, including Access to the Region’s Core and Moynihan Station. Her prior experience also includes project management at the NYC Department of Transportation, budget analysis for the NYC Office of Management and Budget, and projects related to transportation and post-conflict service provision for United Nations agencies in Thailand and South Sudan.
Ms. Sinderbrand received a dual Masters in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland Honors College. She was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and an AmeriCorps member. A third-generation Brooklynite, she lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn.