EWB-NY Leadership


Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan has been a Civil Engineer with Maser Consulting, P.A. in New Jersey, since 2013 and specializes in construction oversight, construction management, infrastructure design and civil/site design. Previous to his transition to chapter leadership, he had been involved with the Rubaya, Rwanda program since 2016 and held the role of co-technical team lead. New Jersey born and raised, Patrick earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey. Patrick is humbled to lead the EWB New York Professional Chapter as Chapter President and grateful for the ability to work with such a strong group of dedicated and talented volunteers.

Vice President
May ElKhattab

May ElKhattab is a senior geotechnical engineer at Arup in New York City. She specializes in the design and management of major infrastructure projects such as bridges, tunnels, and underground stations. May earned her B.E. in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut and her M.S. in Civil Engineer from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the multiple states. May has been involved with EWB since 2015 where she started as the technical lead for the Rubaya, Rwanda program then became program co-lead. She is very excited for her new role as the Chapter Vice President. May is also on the Corporate Leadership Council for EWB-USA.


Prateek Srivastava

Prateek graduated from Penn State in 2017 with a masters degree in Structural Engineering, and currently working in NYC. Having been involved in the field of sustainability for quite some time, he is one of the 2017 JUST scholars awarded by International Living Future Institute, Seattle and also a 2017 Grand Challenge Scholar awarded by the White House. He got accepted in one of The Green Program experiential excursions to work on renewable energy projects in Iceland. He aims towards helping the communities and building a sustainable environment for the upcoming generations.

Simon Forsyth

Simon is an infrastructure investor by career, with an interest in international markets. He is currently an Associate Director with the Infrastructure group of the OMERS pension fund. At OMERS, he is responsible for asset acquisitions across a variety of geographic regions and a variety of infrastructure sectors (energy, transportation, social infrastructure). Simon also contributes to the management of several businesses within the OMERS portfolio. Previously, Simon worked for an investment bank and a publicly traded firm, both also in private equity infrastructure investing. Simon is originally from Canada, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a CFA Charterholder, and is pursuing additional education in management and international economics through programs at LSE and MIT.

Project Leads

Misuuni, Kenya
Eric Lehan, P.E. & Kasturi Shah

Rubaya, Rwanda
Paroma Saha

Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Kathryn Bartunek

Jackson-Forest Community Garden, Bronx, NY
Mira Armstrong

Committee Leads

Appropriate Technology Design Team
Phoebe Law

Fundraising & Marketing
Cristina Cignoli

Web Manager
Seva Liokumovich

Emeritus Board



Tedi Angoni
Rachel Webre
Jess Miller
Iana Aranda
Matt Sisul


2017 – 2018
2014 – 2017
2013 – 2014
2009 – 2013
2006 – 2009







Patrick Brennan
Patrick Farnham
Cheehan Leung
Jason Kass
Matthew Barber


2017 – 2018
2014 – 2017
2011 – 2014
2008 – 2010
2006 – 2008






Rigdha Banerjee
Tim Weiss
Anh Nguyen
Monica Louie
Victor Shey


2016 – 2018
2013 – 2016
2012 – 2013
2009 – 2012
2007 – 2009





Magdy Farah

Ricardo Castillo
Alia Nagm
Kerwin Julien
Scott Snelling


2015 – 2017
2012 – 2013
2010 – 2012
2008 – 2010
2006 – 2008