Meet our Team

The Institute’s team of experts are available to answer inquiries and provide resources related to the care of urban parks and the nuances of park nonprofits and public-private partnerships.

Team Members

  • Institute for Urban Parks

    Maura Lout

    Executive Director
  • Institute for Urban Parks

    Chris Cousino

    Director of Program Administration
  • Institute for Urban Parks

    ​Grey Elam

    Director of New York City Programs
  • Institute for Urban Parks

    Philip Silva

    Director of Continuing Education & Research
  • Institute for Urban Parks

    Sarah Tracy

    Director of National Programs

Advisory Board

Central Park Conservancy Trustees:
Ira M. Millstein, Esq.
(Chairman)
Judy Carson
Michael Grobstein

Additional Members:

Adrian Benepe, President and CEO, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
William B. Eimicke, Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs and founding director of the Picker Center for Executive Education of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs

Institute for Urban Parks

Have a Question?

Institute staff use their expertise to respond to inquiries primarily related to the field of urban park management and the nuances of managing an effective public-private park partnership with governmental entities.