Who We Are

Friends of Mosholu Parkland (FOMP) is a grassroots, all-volunteer nonprofit organization located in The Bronx, New York. We are fiscally sponsored by City Parks Foundation (CPF) and managed through Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of CPF and NYC Parks. FOMP engages community residents, businesses, and elected officials to recognize Mosholu as the people's parkland. FOMP organizes community events, gardening projects, designated pocket gardens, and playground and parkland restoration for a cleaner, greener Mosholu Parkland for now and future generations. 

•FOMP volunteer staff for fiscal year October 1st 2021 - September 30 2022•


Elizabeth Quaranta:  Acting Executive Director
  • Community Garden Urban Farming certification by Black Urban Growers
  • Master Composter certification by NYBG/NYC Compost Project
Duties: Oversee the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The executive director is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and staff as well as developing business plans in collaboration with the board.


Lorita Watson: Acting Senior Director of Education
Duties: recruit youths/adults through different resources and programs for skill training, project learning for volunteer work associated with groups mission to explore educational opportunities for organizational members to grow in technical skills using train the trainer method.


Aesha Valencia : Acting Public Relations Director 
Duties: Instagram maintenance, Website maintenence, Press releases/Public relations and conveying the organization's purpose to the public.


David Rosas: Acting Development Officer
Duties: Research grant accessibility and requirements associated with the groups cause and help make contacts with donors on all levels; report updates in monthly meetings.


Zoë Arcidiacono: Volunteer Coordinator

Duties: Recruiting and training new volunteers, keeping a database of volunteer information and skills, matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills and keeping volunteers informed.

Core Members are members of both the community and Friends of Mosholu Parkland who are the most loyal to its principles, it’s activities, or who are the most involved in decision-making and planning. They provide the essential input to the survival and growth of the FOMP organization. Core members vote on projects, participate with decision making and represent the voices of the people in the community. Core members attend most FOMP monthly meetings and/or PARKS CB7 meetings.

•FOMP CORE MEMBERS for fiscal year October 1st 2020 - September 30 2021•

Miriam Quinn

Barbara Stronczer

Serio Guerinos

Fred Funke

Elaine Langer

Edward Gbekie

Fernando P Tirado

Carmen Mendez

Lisa Marie Rodriguez

Jennie Skaggs

Betty De Arce

Candidad K Nichols