Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our team of professionals is the backbone of Queens Royal Priest Hood. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop.
Read on to learn more about our leadership and staff.
President & Founder, Esther "Queen" Arroyo ...
As a community activist and dedicated service worker, Queen currently serves as a Community Coordinator for a leading gun violence prevention program in Queens, NY. In her daily work, she is introduced to youth that have been identified as at high-risk for violence or neglect. Her work connects children and families to viable intergovernmental services, support agencies and other community based organizations.
Queen has been highly visible in the greater New York area, working actively with the Mayor's Office, and New York City's Crisis Management System, to prevent gun violence and shootings. A former USA Boxing official and marathon runner, Queen has been an advocate for youth for over 20 years, speaking out against violence and sexual abuse.
Queen's vision to create safe environments for children permeates her entire body of work. She is often spotted with her bull-horn on the streets of New York following a tragic shooting or an act of gun violence, pleading her mantra, "Don't shoot! Live!"
Co-Founder & Vice President, Rosalyn Mason ...
Rosalyn is a veteran program facilitator and practiced Social Worker with more than 25 years’ of professional experience. With the aim of expanding access to high-quality, family-centered services for children, adolescents, and adults, Rosalyn provides specialized individual and family counseling services. As an integrative social worker trained in cognitive-behavioral and systemic approaches to family counseling, she has expertise in several areas including; working with individuals with developmental delay and disability, behavioral and mood disorders, mental illness, and with clients in crisis.
As a trained facilitator, she encourages participants to reveal their own intuitive guidance system. She is a life, long advocate of children, inspired by her own childhood experiences, she is especially sensitive to the needs of children who find traditional settings like the classroom and school environment unsettling or emotionally taxing.
Rosalyn, is highly visible in the greater New York area, and continues to advocate for the needs of children and adolescents, many of who have been engaged in Family Court because of abuse, neglect, and delinquency petitions.
Board Secretary & Director of Communications, Trina Perrineau ...
Trina is a communications specialist with more than 25 years of professional experience across industries and sectors. She assists the organization with internal and external communications and implementing exceptional operating protocols. Her core specialties are strategic communications, human resources management, and staff training & development.
Prior to joining Queens Royal in 2021, Trina worked as a professional administrator with the investment banking group at Goldman Sachs in New York, NY. As operations manager at Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, Trina played an integral role steering operations, building strategic partnerships, and overseeing HR functions until 2018. A former new media publicist, she was also part of the corporate team that launched the bestsellers, An Inconvenient Truth and Our Purpose (The Nobel Peace Prize Winning Speech) by Al Gore, and Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated by Carolyn Maloney, to name just a few.
Trina enjoys lending her voice to "work that addresses social inequities and empowering children in black and brown communities."