Jake Russell
Co-Founder

Jake has lived in NYC for the past three years, after moving from his home state of Texas. He is married to his wife of 3 years, Katie, and they have a maltipoo puppy named Lilah. Jake has a passion for helping create communities where businesses, residents, and visitors can thrive. This passion led him to start OneBlock with the simple act of picking up trash on his block.

Ann Cutbill Lenane
Co-Founder

Ann has worked and lived almost entirely on the upper west side since moving to NYC in 1982. She is a hardworking, divorced mother of two college-aged daughters and Douglas Elliman’s #1 Manhattan Broker, earning her the nickname, “Annie Gets it Done”. In response to the sanitation crisis that her neighborhood was facing, she co-founded ONE BLOCK in August of 2020. She is so proud of how her community has come together to problem-solve and she is deeply committed to helping with other issues that our city is facing. Last year she also founded Wise & Wonderful Women to educate and empower women (50 and older) through dinners and various speakers and the WWW Facebook page.



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