Colvin W. Grannum
President & Chief Executive Officer
Colvin W. Grannum has served as president of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (“Restoration”) since March 2001. Restoration, the nation’s first community development corporation, was founded by community leaders and U.S. Senators Robert Kennedy and Jacob Javits in 1967. Restoration owns operates a 300,000 square foot commercial and cultural center, and provides programs and services in the areas of affordable housing, arts and education, commercial revitalization, youth and workforce development, and weatherization. Before embarking on his career in community development, Colvin practiced law for over 17 years in the public and private sectors. Colvin earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He serves on numerous boards, advisory committees and commissions dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of Central Brooklyn, in particular, and the borough of Brooklyn at large.
Dyrnest K. Sinckler
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
From March 2002, Mr. Sinckler oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and the implementation of capital programs. He directs and coordinates activities of the multi-faceted corporation and aids the CEO in formulating and implementing policy. Prior to coming to Restoration, Mr. Sinckler served in the public sector for over 20 years. Most recently, he was Deputy Commissioner of Management and Budget for the New York City Department of Investigation. Mr. Sinckler attended high school at Erasmus Hall and received his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University. Realizing that advancing his career required him to advance his education, he applied and was accepted into Baruch College Executive MBA Program and received his Masters in Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
Ms. Carlson has over 20 years of progressive business consulting, fiscal management and executive management experience in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas. A seasoned accounting and financial executive, she combines her financial strengths with broad business experience in community development, economic development, commercial real estate and housing development, and asset management. Prior to joining Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in 2008, Ms Carlson served as a fiscal and executive management consultant to non-profit organizations. Ms Carlson was the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Neighborhood Housing Services of NYC during a time of rapid growth, where she was responsible for growth in the organization’s operating budget, operating reserves, housing development and homeownership.
EVP of Strategy and Business Development
Mr. Bell leads Restoration’s weatherization and energy efficiency businesses, sustainability initiatives, economic development activities including the Gateway Business Improvement District, and various new business efforts including real estate development. Before joining the executive team in 2011, Mr. Bell enjoyed a fruitful Wall Street career and long-term commitments to several non-profits in healthcare and literacy. He remains active in both for-profit and non-profit activities including roles as Vice Chair of the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency, and as a Director (former Chair and Treasurer) of the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in NYC. Mr. Bell earned his BA and MBA degrees from Harvard, was a Rotary International Fellow at the University of Mexico, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Gordon contributes strategic analysis to the executive team and seeks opportunities for Restoration to pursue scale projects that generate business activity, increased wealth and prosperity for Central Brooklyn and beyond.
Executive Vice President, Programs/Organizational Development
Ms. Capers oversees program planning, external affairs and development operations at Restoration. Prior to joining Restoration full time in September 2005, she served as a consultant to Restoration leading efforts to renew funding relationships, increase board involvement and create strategic partnerships. Other past clients included the Bowery Residents’ Committee, the Development Training Institute, the New York Community Trust and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Ms. Capers has held a number of leadership posts at nonprofits and government; she served as Vice President of Development at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); and Chief of Staff for the New York City Department of Small Business Services. A resident of Brooklyn, Ms. Capers serves on the boards of the Noel Pointer Foundation and the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union. Ms. Capers received her Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Yale University and studied policy at the Fels Center of Government, University of Pennsylvania.
Human Resources Director
Executive Assistant to the President
Arts and Culture
Dr. Indira Etwarw
Executive Director Center for Arts & Culture
Director, Youth Arts Academy
Executive Emeritus Director, Billie Holiday Theatre
Director of Program Operation
Program Director Jobs-Plus
Program Manager Social Services
Program Manager Education
Program Manager Workforce
Program Manager Financial Literacy
Asset Management Division
Security/Fire Safety Director
Commercial Leasing Manager
VP of Development & Communications
Director of Weatherization Program