BAPA is continuing to grow its team to better serve the community. Talie Leeb is the new office assistant tasked with being the first point of contact when the community calls or visits the BAPA office at 1987 W. 111th St.
Leeb is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and has steadied the helm of the BAPA front desk for the last two months.
BAPA is available to answer questions from the community, and Leeb is responsible for ensuring the right person gets the call. “Whether the caller wants to talk to another BAPA employee, or a local business, tradesperson, historian, or someone else, I will be able to refer them to the right person,” she said. “I also handle memberships, donations, and other payments to BAPA, as well as writing some features for ‘The Villager.’“
Leeb has volunteered for the Ridge Run, although this is her first official position at BAPA. In college, she worked as a shop manager in the theater department. “The years I spent learning how to wrangle actors absolutely gave me a leg up on being able to manage multiple different tasks at once!”
Leeb is also responsible for determining how to streamline various aspects of BAPA’s internal systems in order to best serve the community. “I’m most looking forward to working with other groups and other neighbors of mine in the community to bring more exciting programs and events to the neighborhood,” she said.