Who We Are

Friends of Mosholu Parkland (FOMP) is a grassroots, non-profit 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 staff for fiscal year October 1st 2022 - September 30 2023•


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.


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.


Carmen Mendez: Director of Finance