BMC Staff

Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director

staffPrior to coming on staff at the Brooklyn Movement Center, Mark was on the Faculty of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and was most recently the field organizer for the MOVE NY campaign.

A Central Brooklyn native, Mark Winston Griffith is the former Executive Director and Senior Fellow for Economic Justice at the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, and the former co-director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project. In the early nineties he co-founded the Central Brooklyn Partnership and Central Brooklyn Federal Credit Union. He currently serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, Center for an Urban Future, the Center for Working Families, Little Sun People and Free Speech TV.

Mark loves spending time with his family, running the streets of New York like a steeplechase, and describing how he acquired the 18 inch scar that runs the length of his spine. Contact him at [email protected].

Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director

FullSizeRender 5As Deputy Director, Anthonine works to implement BMC’s organizing strategy and its capacity to nurture social & political leadership in Central Brooklyn. She directs the organization’s efforts in base-building & leadership development. She also leads BMC’s issue campaigns on police accountability & anti-street harassment.

As a founding staff member, she has played an integral role in the development of BMC’s organizational structure, organizing alliances, and membership base. Anthonine’s work at BMC is a commitment to cultivating fierce, powerful Black communities, informed by over ten years of experience in grassroots organizing, public policy, and government relations.

Anthonine is a lifelong Brooklynite and enthusiasm enthusiast. When she’s not working at BMC, she’s usually looking for the Wiz with her friends the Lion, the Tin Man & the Scarecrow. Contact her at [email protected].

Hollisha Liverpool, Police Accountability Organizer

FullSizeRender 2-1Hollisha is a budding community organizer with a passion for social justice and social change. She is currently a graduate student at Hunter Silberman School of Social Work, and is studying Community Organizing Planning and Development with a field specialization in Child Welfare: Children, Youth and Families. She received her B.A. in Law and Society from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where her focus was on the criminal justice system and how the law, its interpretation, and its enforcement effects individuals in society.

She has a passion for working with underrepresented youth as well as young adults that are exiting the Criminal Justice System. Prior to working at BMC, she interned at Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation’s Out-of-School Youth program.  She was also a Peer Mentor for Urban Male Initiative at John Jay.

Hollisha was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and in her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.  Contact her at [email protected].

Josh Wizman, Membership Organizer

joshJosh is a Brooklyn transplant and an LA native. Currently beginning his masters in social work at Hunter Silberman School for Social work, he is the Membership Organizer for BMC.

His interests are aligned with LGBTQ+ rights, more specifically LGBTQ+ immigrant rights, issues affecting queer folks of color, and anti-gentrification work. Josh worked with various organizations and groups throughout NYC such as the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, ICE Free NYC, the Arab American Association, and is joyous to call BMC his home.

In his free time, he can be seen dancing to disco, reading someone’s birth chart, eating doubles, and complaining about the MTA. Contact him at [email protected].