Developing Our Community to Enriching the lives of Children to have a Colorful Future!
East Flatblush Village, Inc. Is a 501 (C)(3) Not-For Profit Organization committed to providing support and information to low income and underserved communities.
Meet Our Staff
Co-Founder / Executive Director
R. Eric Waterman
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Married to his lovely Wife Monique Chandler-Waterman for over 20 years, they have four magnificent children. Eric has a background in education for over15 year with the NYC Department of Education, High School Football Coach and mentor. Eric is passionate about the mission of East Flatbush Village, Inc. to offer children of all ages recreational activities and educational support to build strong foundations and greater self-esteeem. “Development of a community has to start with our youth and bring resources and access to communities that don’t have or are not available for those at risk.”
Denise Z. Marshall, Chairperson
I’ve been in the field of social work for 7 years and graduated from Queens College with a BA in Sociology. I’m also a licensed Cosmetologist for over 10 years and graduated from LIBS Beauty School. I love working with children and families and making a positive difference in their lives. I take pride in helping others feel good about themselves as well as making them look good in the process. I’m an avid animal lover. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, doing hair, arts/crafts, interior decorating, fashion and volunteering my time to a good cause. Read More
Nicole Drayton, Co-Chairperson
Is highly accomplished both globally as well as locally. She has been dedicated to her craft for over 15 years as a consultant in the field of social work with an extensive background in child welfare, mental health, professional development, program management and administration. Leverage with strong interpersonal and leadership skills she has successfully taught management teams and individuals toward healthy outcomes for themselves their family and their community, while achieving program goals, promoting community engagement and service excellence. She is energetic, creative, and goal-oriented with a genuine passion for supporting children and families. Her skill set is in conceptualizing, designing, implementing and networking with the community, City and State governmental agencies to foster positive working alliances and changes within the work community. She has a well-rounded background in supporting progressive organizations in optimizing performance, best practices, as well as managing staff development and growth. She works very intimately with survivors of trauma through workshops, conferences, one-on-ones and art therapy. She collaborated with renowned organizations such as the Mayor’s Office to Combat Family Violence and National Association of Social Work Annual Conference.
In an effort to compliment her career she is trained in Post-Partum Doula and Birth Doula in 2014 to 2015. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from Norfolk State University in 2000 and continued higher education at Audrey Cohen (Metropolitan of New York) and obtain a Master’s in Public Administration in Human Services in 2003. She published articles on intersections between substance abuse and intimate partner violence for the Administration for Children Services’ Clinical Consultation Program.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” by Dalai lama is a snapshot of her career journey. Read More
Visionary | Leadership
Board of Directors
- Denise Marshall
- Nicole Dryaton
- Nicole Robinson-Etienne, Esq.
- Reverend Dr. Charles Galbreth
- Donna Rose
- Minister Chistopher Smith
- Judith Desitin
- Carline Farrier
- Olive Smart