The AABID Board comprises community leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including marketing, nonprofit management, retail, technology, law, and small business management. The Board meets regularly and is responsible for the organization’s strategic direction and financial health.
Property owners and merchants from the AABID corridor are eligible to serve for a two-year term. Members are elected at an annual meeting open to all stakeholders.
Kelly Carroll became the executive director of the Atlantic Avenue BID in 2022. As the former Director of Advocacy & Community Outreach at the Historic Districts Council, she was the primary liaison to over 500 neighborhood groups in all five boroughs. Kelly was instrumental in the designation of several NYC historic districts and individual landmarks, and has won several awards for her outstanding work with communities. Kelly teaches courses at the Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts at NYU SPS since 2020. She serves on the board of directors of the City Club of New York and is an advisor to the Historic Districts Council and the Art Deco Society of New York. She earned a master of science from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Layla Passman is the community engagement coordinator for the BID. Layla connects with merchants and residents daily to help the community thrive. She also promotes the corridor through our newsletter, social media, and Open Streets programs. Layla studied in the school of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU, and previously worked in media and marketing industries.
Board of Directors
Katherine Gilman, Chair
Luca Arrigoni, Vice Chair
Sandy Balboza, Second Vice Chair
Evan Vaughan, Treasurer
Sasha Blaug, Secretary
Taya Mueller, Brooklyn Community Board 2
Emily Edwards, NYC Small Business Services
Sergey Chuprik, NYC Comptroller
Hannah Henderson-Charnow, Office of City Council Member Shahana Hanif
Taya Mueller, Brooklyn Borough President
Prahelika Gadtaula, Office of City Council Member Lincoln Restler