RCTA Board Members

RCTA Board Members are appointed by the Riverside Park Conservancy to manage the affairs of the Riverside Tennis Association, LLC (RTA). The RTA is the legal entity that employs our staff and to which go all dues, donations and fees. Your membership dues and contributions are therefore fully-tax-deductible. Think of the RTA as dba RCTA. The RTA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Riverside Park Conservancy.

2021 RCTA Board of Directors


eryka teisch, President

Eryka Teisch has been playing regularly at the clay courts for the past 6 years. She's employed with Ernst & Young as a Talent Development specialist for financial services. This is her 3rd year on the Board, having served last term as the VP.

lauren kende,Treasurer

Lauren Kende has played at the courts for ten years, sponsored the concerts for the last six, and served on the board since 2015. Outside of tennis, she’s a service-oriented agent with Compass, helping people successfully navigate the complex process of selling, purchasing and renting NYC real estate.

stephanie vogt, Secretary

This Stephanie's second year of her first term on the board.

bob garafola

Bob Garafola is a long time resident of the upper west side and a frequent user of Riverside Park. He has recently rediscovered the classic and unique red clay tennis courts in the park and is a new board member of the RCTA. He served for many years as the Deputy Commissioner for Management, Budget and Public Programs for the NYC Parks Dept. He has recently retired and looks forward to working for RCTA and pursuing his interests in tennis, outdoor activities, traveling and social and educational programming opportunities for both youth and adults.

Andy Suhl

Bio to come.

Bob Wander

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Jeff Castro

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John Gunn

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John Kimmelman

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Lisa Benjamin

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Michael Massing

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Matt Hockett

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