Minosca Alcantara - Executive Director

Dr. Minosca Alcantara was appointed Executive Director by the NYSBA Board of Commissioners on November 18, 2021. Prior to her appointment at the Bridge Authority, Dr. Alcantara was Chief of Capital Project Scheduling at MTA Construction & Development. She is an experienced civil engineer with expertise in large, urban project and construction management. Dr. Alcantara has worked as a lead cost/schedule engineer in a variety of projects involving architectural, infrastructure, and wastewater management locally and internationally. She is a member of the US National Academy of Construction, a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Practices Commission for the City of New York, as well as Chair of TRANSCOM, a Traffic Management & Intelligent Transportation System for the New York – New Jersey – Connecticut metropolitan region.

Dr. Alcantara is also committed to the field of education. She is currently a Board Member at the Summer Science Program (SSP) and the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she designed, implemented, and expanded programs that engage K-16 students with STEM, particularly women and other students from groups underrepresented in the STEM fields. 

She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, an MS in Construction Management from George Washington University, as well as EdM and EdD degrees from Columbia University. She is the mother of three, who all followed in her engineering footsteps.