Current Members and Leadership


Executive Committee
Co-Chair – Damaris ReyesGood Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
Co-Chair – Ayo Harrington, All The Way E 4th St Block Association
Renee Epps, Henry Street Settlement
Elizabeth Ortiz, Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)
Victor PapaTwo Bridges Neighborhood Council
Goldi, Occupy Sandy
Paul Garrin, WiFi-NY / Beyond the Grid
Alex LeeCooper Square Committee
Eva Wong, University Settlement
Chris Barrett, Nazareth Housing

City Agency Task Force
Ayo Harrington – Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Education
Paul Garrin – New York City Emergency Management, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Naomi Schiller – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster and Community Organizations Active in Disaster
Renee Epps – New York City Housing Authority

Member Organizations

Interested in becoming a member?

LESReady! members commit to planning together and sharing their resources with the wider community in the event of a disaster affecting the Lower East Side. Members participate in monthly general meetings, and benefit from being part of a larger network of community-based organizations committed to mutual aid. To learn more about membership requirements and to complete an MOU, click here or contact Elizabeth Ortiz at