President & Co-Founder
Brandon Grossinger has been working in community development and education for over 20 years. His impassioned leadership skills have driven his work in elevating local activism and birthing sustainable, collaborative solutions to meet community needs for long-term sustainability.
Brandon is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School’s educator program and has applied his learnings throughout his extensive work experience. His work includes assisting the Youth Services Agency’s outdoor adventure and music therapy programs, and teaching and mentoring at-risk youth in juvenile detention.
He also co-founded Broad Street Beats, which served North Philadelphia’s children and families through various educational programs that were later adopted by various churches and other educational organizations throughout the city to help increase its community impact.
As a community development consultant, Brandon has served alongside an array of community leaders and organizations notably Miracle Corners of the World NYC, and Blue Ocean Global Technology.
Gregory Booth has over 20 years of experience in the social services network including having served as a social worker and an eligibility specialist in child care subsidy work.
Gregory and Bunny’s Flowers co-founder and president, Brandon Grossinger met as teens working at a nursing home in the kitchen together.
Ricelle “Bunny” Grossinger is a lifelong activist and educator with roots in the non-profit sector. One of Bunny’s most notable, impactful works was her involvement as an executive board member in forming the American Disabilities Act in the 1990s. She was also a proud professor at New York University and served on countless other boards in her lifelong career.
Bunny proudly continued a legacy of community development at Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel near the village of Liberty, New York. Grossinger’s started as a small farm for New York City residents seeking a healthier lifestyle in the lush countryside. This small farm soon ran out of space as guests were sleeping across the lawn and would later become one the most renowned communities in New York’s history that eventually had its own zip code.
Bunny’s Flowers honors the life and legacy of its founders’ family history through the Bunny’s Wish Program and many other community services.
A significant change to the executive board since receiving the grant has been the addition of long-term friend and astute businessman, David Groverman.
Groverman has a legacy of his own in community development work and we are currently working on the development of a large, urban ecology center in Philadelphia as part of Bunny’s Flowers.
Since receiving the grant, we have also lost one executive board member due to personal reasons. This individual will however still be an integral part of the charity’s operations.
We already had a small advisory board in place and with the resources given to us we were able to advance our charter. We have maintained a group of volunteers and have partnered with organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Barn Nature Center, and the former Moravian Tile Works.
Executive Director of Partnerships, Digital Marketing & PR Specialist
Joy Macko is a digital marketing & PR strategist, writer, and TEDx speaker who helps brands grow online. Her international work experience spans over 20 years and she has worked with and consulted for some of the world’s most recognizable brands including Intuit, Google, and FedEx. Joy is also a published author and has written commissioned works for the British Home Office, and the British Royal Navy.
Joy is a Native American from the Kiowa Nation of Oklahoma and advocates for indigenous women in spreading awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). She is also a mental health advocate and has worked as a volunteer counselor in helping young women who are survivors of violent crimes.
Advisory Board Chief
Mike is the owner of CrossFit Summa in Doylestown, PA as well as a Health and Physical Education teacher at the independent Crefield School in Chestnut Hill, PA. He is committed to helping the communities he serves stay fit, healthy, and happy through education. Mike and his gym, CrossFit Summa, are striving to improve the surrounding community with a passion for helping others through service projects and following through its commitment to equity and inclusion.
At the Crefeld School, he is involved in the schools mission to empower young students who are capable of critically thinking, being socially active, and leaders of change in their communities.
Mike is excited to be a member of Bunny’s Flowers, an organization that shares many of his ideals, morals, and passions for improving the world around us.
Advisory Board Member
Carlos is a lifelong Philadelphian who traces his culture to the Island of Puerto Rico. Carlos’ background is in secondary education with a concentration in African American and American history. He is currently an educator at One Bright Ray Community High School (OBRCHS) and has developed many extracurricular activities for the school community.
Carlos partnered with Students Run Philly Style (SRPS) to bring their program to OBRCHS where he managed it for five years and mentored over 30 students to participate in the Broad Street Run. After SRPS, Carlos decided to create his own program, We Love Philly that teaches volunteerism, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, and content creation to youth left behind by mainstream institutions. After completion of the program, students can earn credits towards their high school diploma.
Carlos also creates and produces, with his students, the We Love Philly Podcast. The podcast explores volunteerism throughout the city and features organizations that are making the city a better place to live in. We Love Philly is a recognized 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.
Justine brings environmental and health awareness to our programs through the magic of her dance classes and various other unique opportunities at her one-of-a-kind location Stars-Studios in Plumsteadville, PA. Justine offers her classes through our programs to enhance the lives of our community.
Advisory Board Member
Mayya is a philanthropic philosopher who profoundly understands why it is necessary to meet physical, psychological, and communally needs. She has experienced and participated in acts of kindness that support others, and witnessed those moments to spark majorly altruistic missions, Altruism is Alive! Mayya passionately shares this thought with her communities.
Mayya has a human-focused educational background: a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University Graduate Certificate in Restorative Practices from IIRP Graduate School.
Mayya is also a long-standing professional in the human services sector working with the public in various roles for over 15+ years. Right now, she is studying to become a Registered Nurse.
Mayya’s hobbies include the musical arts, mathematics, painting, thought-experimenting, reading, and writing.
Regenerative Farming and Education Specialist
Isaac is originally from France and immigrated to the United States in 2016 where he lives with his wife and their five-year-old son. Isaac holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism and hospitality from France, and a Permaculture Design Certificate from Israel.
For the past four years, he has been working as a freelance garden designer managing his own small business where he designs sustainable home gardens that produce ample harvests for families. He currently works full-time teaching Spanish to children in the Philadelphia area.