Executive Director Ron Hine, a founding member of FBW, currently serves as its Executive Director. He helped lead the successful 1990 and 1992 Hoboken waterfront referenda that defeated an ill-conceived development scheme for Hoboken’s South Waterfront. He then led the organization as it developed its own plan for the waterfront, the centerpiece of which is a continuous, public waterfront park that is today largely built. He has been instrumental in forming a number of other nonprofit organizations including People for Open Government in Hoboken. His work over the last four decades includes extensive experience working with nonprofits, government agencies and community based organizations throughout Hudson County, New Jersey and in New York City. He began his working career in the 1970s as a community organizer.

Administrative Assistant Flora Keim, was born and raised in Hoboken and spent most of her childhood down by the waterfront at Pier A Park. Through her adolescence, she was the captain on Hoboken Cheer Dynamics All-Stars competitive cheerleading team. She went to Hudson County Schools of Technology County Prep High School, and whilst she was there joined a Girl Scout Troop and started participating in theater. By her senior year, she was an ambassador Girl Scout and the assistant director for a school production as well as a peer coach to her fellow cast members. She graduated from County Prep and went on to complete a year of college at the University of Iowa, majoring in elementary education and completing course work in elementary psychology, English and creative writing. But her roots in Hoboken stayed strong, and she wanted to become involved in the community, by joining FBW she can still feel the connection to the waterfront that she had when she was growing up.

Diane Thibault is a graphic designer assisting FBW with designing marketing materials. As the Arts Director of Greene Street Creative, she has led a wide variety of projects from branding, brochure systems, exhibition and environmental graphics to web design and digital campaigns. Modern, clean and timeless, her aesthetic is grounded by the belief that good design enhances the world. Notable clients are Knoll, the Guggenheim Museum and Crate & Barrel. For twenty-five years, Diane has used her design and typography skills to create highly readable, captivating work that distills the essence of the client’s message into a variety of ever evolving graphic media.

Ron Hine leading tour

FBW’s Ron Hine in Pier A Park leading a waterfront tour.


James Vance, President, Partner, Vance & Engles Aircraft Brokers, Inc.
Carrow Thibault, Secretary, Architect, C Thibault Architect
Monica Pollock, Treasurer, Staff Accountant, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Nicholas Borg, President, Pelham Partners, LLC
Heather Gibbons, Video Producer, Paddy Films
Gary Hindes, Chairman and Managing Member of The Delaware Bay Company, LLC
Ron Hine, FBW Executive Director
Ines Garcia Keim, Customer Service, United Airlines
Kathryn P. Valenta, former Associate Director of Development for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Aaron Lewit, Consultant to nonprofit low-income housing programs
Joe Mindak, founder of hMAG (2009) and Tisha Creative (1994)
Augusta Przygoda, Emeritus Board Member
Donna Ramer, President, StrategCations, Inc.
Christopher Welsh, Architect, Christopher Welsh Architects
David White, Attorney, Pashman Stein