Who We Are


Vita Nuova members have expertise in a broad range of areas to support our mission of sustainable community redevelopment. From environmental risk management to urban design, Vita Nuova is committed to provide the best thinking on the toughest issues related to 'restoration and revitalization' of some of the most complex properties, neighborhoods and communities in the country. Representative Members are listed in categories based on general expertise.


Reuse Planning and Design

Ernest Hutton, FAICP, Associate AIA

Senior Planning Consultant

Mark J. Papa, ASLA

Landscape Architect / Site Planner

Marita Roos, LEED AP

Landscape Architect

Christopher Stienon, AIA, AICP

Senior Urban Designer

Economic Development and Real Estate

Elaine Richardson

Vice President

Barry Hersh, AICP CEP

Senior Development Consultant

Neil W. Pariser

Senior Development Consultant

Robert Buchsbaum

Senior Real Estate Adviser

Pam Torsiello, CPA

Financial Analyst

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

Steve Danyew

Communications Manager

Green Building, Ecological Restoration, and Water Management

Donald Watson, FAIA

CIP Architect / Planner

Eric Rothstein

Senior Ecologist/Water Engineer

Environmental Risk Management

Jim Rocco

Risk Management Consultant

John Worlund, P.E.

Risk Management Consultant

Barbara Greenfield

Senior Advisor