Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Sabina Saragoussi

Director, Partnerships for Parks

City Parks Foundation

For over a decade, Sabina Saragoussi has devoted her career to creating a more livable and equitable New York City.

Since 2013, she has served as Director of Partnerships for Parks (PfP), an innovative public-private program dedicated to increasing the capacity of people and organizations to transform neighborhood green spaces into dynamic community assets. In her role, Sabina manages the program's multi-million dollar budget, oversees the implementation of PfP's programs, guides strategic planning and informs fundraising. Additionally, she identifies opportunities for the integration of cutting edge engagement models into park planning, design and programming. Her favorite work brings her out to meet the many inspiring people making an impact on their parks and neighborhoods, utilizing Partnerships' resources. Sabina previously served as an Outreach Coordinator and Director of Outreach for PfP. Prior to her time at Partnerships, Sabina trained and organized young voters to run clean energy campaigns throughout the Northwest. Sabina earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from SUNY College at Fredonia, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York where she was born and raised.