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July 11, 2009

DDDB: We Proudly Introduce 3 New Members of Our Advisory Board

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn

This is an item from DDDB's newsletter (subscribe to the newsletter here) announcing additions to their advisory board.

We are very proud to announce the addition of three new members to our extraordinary 51-member Advisory Board. We thank them for their support of and participation in our work.

These three Brooklynites, with exceptional and diverse experience, are:

DOMINIQUE BRAVO is an attorney with nearly 20 years of experience representing artists, labor unions, and other individuals and organizations in a wide range of legal issues. Dominique specializes in employment and entertainment law, and provides general management counsel to a number of arts and non-profit organizations. She began her career with the New York law firm of Cohen, Weiss and Simon and previously served as general counsel to the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Dominique currently serves as special counsel to AFTRA in matters concerning sound recording artists, and has a private practice representing individuals and organizations in the arts and entertainment fields. Dominique also serves as an officer on the Board of Directors of Performance Space 122 and on the Board of Directors of the Montessori Day School of Brooklyn. Dominique has lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn since 1991, where she now resides with her husband and three children.

SEAN MEENAN is fifth generation native New Yorker. He is a celebrity entrepreneur, filmmaker, former amateur boxing champion and now manager of boxers, and former board member of Bed-Stuy Boxing Center. Sean's love and consciousness for the environment has always been a primary focus. Sean has been able to intertwine his interests through his career and opened one of the most sought after, under-the-radar restaurants in Manhattan and Fort Greene, Brooklyn called Café Habana. In Manhattan's Nolita, the restaurant is a small neighborhood café that is warm and familial, serving Cuban cuisine. Habana Outpost in Brooklyn is the first solar powered restaurant and marketplace focusing on making sustainability fun and accessible. Since 2005 the Outpost has become a nexus for community activity bringing neighbors, environmentalists, artists and families together into one courtyard. Sean also has created Habana Works, a 501c3 charity, promoting environmentalism and urban study in Brooklyn.

SUSAN S. SULLIVAN is an artist and former city planner. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received a planning degree as well as a diploma in real estate from New York University. Susan worked for the City of Newark Division of City Planning, the Newark Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the NJ Pinelands Commission. After moving to Brooklyn in the early 1980's, Susan began to study drawing and painting; she received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1992. Susan and her husband, T. Dennis Sullivan, live in Prospect Heights. They have two sons

Posted by steve at July 11, 2009 6:39 AM