The RGB consists of nine members, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor. Two members are appointed to represent tenant interests. One of these serves a two-year term, and the other a three-year term. Two members are appointed to represent owner interests. Like the tenant members, one serves a two-year term, and the other a three-year term. Five members (including the chairperson) are appointed to represent the general public. One of these serves a two-year term, another a three-year term and two serve four-year terms. The chairperson serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. Thereafter, all members shall continue in office until their successors have been appointed and qualified.

More information about the RGB members, as well a comprehensive history of the Board and other information, can be found in An Introduction to the Rent Guidelines Board and the Rent Stabilization System. In particular, Appendix A further details membership of the board, including the process by which board members are appointed as well as how they may be removed.


RGB Board

Chair (Public Member)
David Reiss
Term length: Serves at pleasure of Mayor

Public Member
Cecilia Joza
Term length: 4 years
Term ends 12/31/2014

Public Member
Alex Schwartz
Term length: 2 years
Term ends 12/31/2020

Public Member
Christian Gonzalez-Rivera
Term length: 3 years
Term ends 12/31/2022

Public Member
Christina DeRose
Term length: 4 years
Term ends 12/31/2022

Owner Member
Patti Stone
Term length: 3 years
Term ends 12/31/2019

Owner Member
J. Scott Walsh
Term length: 2 years
Term ends 12/31/2016

Tenant Member
Sheila Garcia
Term length: 2 years
Term ends 12/31/2014

Tenant Member
Leah Goodridge
Term length: 3 years
Term ends 12/31/2019

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RGB Staff

Executive Director
Andrew McLaughlin

Research Staff

Research Director
Brian Hoberman

Deputy Research Director
Danielle Burger

Administrative Staff

Office Manager
Charmaine Superville

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