GbD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Susan Frostén RA LEED AP
Susan is the Associate Provost at Philadelphia University and is a central participant in major academic planning efforts at the University, including the Academic Growth Plan, new program development, online initiatives and serving as liaison with the deans, faculty, and faculty governance bodies to support and advance academic planning efforts. Susan oversees Honors, the Writing Program and The Academic Survey Culture. Susan is a lauded and sought-after instructor. She was the recipient of the 2013 Lindback Teaching Award. Susan is also an accomplished practitioner and researcher, having worked at some of the nation’s most recognized architecture firms. Susan’s research is focused on sustainable technologies, digital techniques, responsive architectural textiles and shape memory alloys, as well as integrative learning and open source information literacy. Susan earned a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University and a M.Arch from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Matthew Frank AIA
Matthew is the Managing Partner of MDF Development Group LLC, a full service real estate development company focused on mixed-use and residential development throughout the New York Tri-state area. The company looks to acquire sites with excellent access to transit options and/or in emerging neighborhoods to build ground-up projects as well as renovations and conversions. Prior, Matt served as the Executive Vice President of Development for the New York Tri-State Region for The Richman Group Development Corp. and as Executive Vice President of Development and Design of RXR Realty (f/k/a Reckson Associates Realty Corp., NYSE: RA).
Prior to joining Reckson, Matt was a founding partner in The Forge Company, an architectural research and design firm specializing in innovative building systems. The company’s high-energy efficient, quick-erect panelized steel frame system has been used for numerous social housing projects throughout the UK.
Matt holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Tulane University School of Architecture and is a registered architect in the State of New York. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Board of Vision Long Island, the areas premiere smart growth planning advocacy organization. Matt lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Lior is a partner in Parallel Capital LLC, a private commercial real estate investment and advisory firm. Parallel invests in urban and suburban infill locations primarily in the southeast U.S. with a focus on retail, industrial and office properties. Prior to joining Parallel, Lior was a senior banker at Babcock & Brown, an Australian listed investment bank, where he was a lead banker in the structured finance and specialty finance groups. Before joining Babcock & Brown, Lior was an Executive Director in the tax department of Morgan Stanley for 8 years, the last 4 as head of European tax in London. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Lior was an associate at the NY law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Lior graduated from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania and received a JD and MBA from Columbia University. Lior is a board member and Treasurer of New Visions Charter Schools, a not-for-profit charter high school operator with four schools in Brooklyn and Queens.
Nalina Moses RA
Nalina is an architect and interior designer in New York City. She is a registered, LEED-certified architect in the State of New York and has over fifteen years experience in the design and construction industries. She has completed projects in New York City, New England, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.
Henry Carrier CFA
Henry Carrier is a 25 year resident of Brooklyn and is active in the community. He is Vice-President of the District 15 Community Education Council, serving 30,000 K-8 students and their families, helps low-income students navigate the New York City High School application process and teaches adult financial literacy. Henry is President of System View Consulting, LLC, a strategy development firm. He was formally managing director for European and structured finance operations for a Wall Street analysis firm and served as a Peace Corps volunteer the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a chartered financial analyst.
Henry lives about 500 feet from the Gowanus flood zone and is proud to say he has canoed in the Gowanus canal.