Leslie A. Ramos, Executive Director

Leslie Ramos HeadshotLeslie A. Ramos joined the 82nd Street Partnership in October 2014 as Executive Director. She has extensive experience working with small businesses, City agencies, and the Latino community; bringing a wealth of knowledge in economic and community development practices. Leslie received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She began her career at the Office of Management and Budget, and has also served as Assistant Commissioner for Finance at the Department of Housing Preservation & Development, and executive director of the Mayor’s Office for Industrial & Manufacturing Businesses. Leslie is a member of the Latina Leadership Forum’s founding committee, and a former board member of Latina PAC, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College’s Puerto Rican & Latino Studies Department.

Sofia Davila-Guerrero, Program Director

IMG_2432Sofia Davila-Guerrero joined the 82nd Street Partnership in March 2012. As Program Director, she is responsible for managing a wide range of economic and community development projects, including business and community outreach, merchant organizing, district marketing and social media, special events, and sponsorship opportunities. Sofia is a Queens native; having grown up in this neighborhood she brings her knowledge and experience to the Partnership. She graduated from CUNY Hunter College with a B.A. in Political Science and is currently working towards a Master in Urban Planning degree. Her work in the public sector includes internships with City Council Member Julissa Ferreras and City Council Member Mark Weprin, as well as non-profit organizations.

Erika Maldonado, Volunteer

Carlos Cordero, Clean Ambassador, Block By Block


Robert Holston, Clean Ambassador, Block By Block


Jose De La Rosa, Clean Ambassador, Block By Block