Allan Kramer II, Board President
Allan F. Kramer II is a Park Slope native who attended St. Savior School and Brooklyn Preparatory School. He graduated form the College of the Holy Cross in 1972 and received a graduate degree in 1979 from Pratt Institute with an MS in Information Science. From 1979 to 1986, he was Research Manager for Aspen Systems, Corp. From 1987 to 1991 he was Senior Editor and Senior Research Manager at Lebhar-Friedman/Chain Store Guides. He received their Editorial Award in 1989. He is active in many Brooklyn organizations including as a volunteer and committee member at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden since 1978; Board of Directors of CAMBA; Past President of the Montauk Club in Park Slope; a member of the Municipal Club of the City; Board member of the Prospect Park YMCA; Executive Board Member and the Treasurer of Reel Works: Teen Filmmaking; and a Life Member of the Society of Old Brooklynites. He joined the Board of the New York Memory Center in 1992 and became President of the Board in 2010.
Joan G. Minov, LMSW, Vice President
Thomas Kamber, PhD, Treasurer
Thomas Kamber is the founding executive director of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), where he has led the creation of the largest municipal technology program for senior citizens in the country—training more than 5000 senior citizens at over 50 locations since 2004 and leveraging over more than two million dollars in public and private financing. His work at OATS has been covered in local and national print, television, and online media, and has been the subject of several academic studies of the intersection of aging and technology. Prior to launching OATS, Dr. Kamber held senior management positions at nonprofit housing and technology organizations, as well as political campaigns at the local, state, and national level. He also serves on the boards of the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance, and Brooklyn Community Board Six. He has a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York.
Marcia V. Skeete, RN, MS, Secretary
A native Barbadian who was educated in the United States, Ms. Skeete has an extensive background in Community Health Care and is Board Certified in Psychiatric Mental Health. Her career ranged from service as Public Health Nurse, Supervisor, Staff Developer, and Administrator in Certified Home Health Agencies to later serving as Borough wide Branch Manager for a Licensed Home Health Agency. Currently, Ms. Skeete’s main focus is that of educator, teaching Nursing Science, Psychiatry, Policy and politics as well as Community Health in several local Universities and Colleges. She recently provided consultation for psychiatric services and geriatric care for several facilities in the New York Metropolitan area. Ms. Skeete’s volunteer service includes: President and other leadership roles in the New York Black Association; Committee Chair for the National Black Nurses Association; and, Chair of the Annual City-wide National Black Nurses Day Celebration in the City of New York.
Mary Brennan, MSW
Joseph Giamboi, Esq.
Joseph J. Giamboi is an attorney and General Counsel to The Zucker Organization, a large NYC developer and owner of luxury apartments in NYC and commercial property around the country. He is also an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School. Among his pro bono activities is his service on the Board of the New York Memory Center and Progress of Peoples, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn to create and manage affordable housing in Brooklyn and Queens. He lives in Windsor Terrace with his wife and two children.
Judith Grimaldi, Esq., CELA, CSW
Judith D. Grimaldi, is a partner in the pioneering elder law firm GRIMALDI & YEUNG LLP. Ms. Grimaldi’s perspective on the issues facing the elderly and disabled was shaped by more than a decade of field experience as a social worker. She served as Director of Lutheran Medical Center’s Community Care Organization and instructor in Gerontology in Marymount Manhattan College. In addition, she was a community relations and family coordinator at South Beach Psychiatric Center of Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. As an attorney for the past 17 years, Ms. Grimaldi has represented the rights of the elderly and disabled and has special expertise on Medicare and Medicaid, health law, trusts and wills and estates. Her current board commitments include: New York Memory Center in Park Slope, Marien-Heim Senior Housing Corporation and member of Brooklyn’s Community Board #10. Ms. Grimaldi is a frequent speaker at both professional conferences and community information sessions. She has written on elder law issues for Newsday and has appeared on the “New York Voices” program for PBS as well as Bill Moyers’ PBS special on end of life choices.
Suzanne Isa is President, Isa Design & Marketing. A seasoned marketing communications professional, Suzanne Isa has a proven track record of successfully creating and executing communication initiatives for a diverse list of clients from both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. As the founder of Miami-based Isa Design & Marketing, she is a well-regarded source for creative brand development. Prior to launching her boutique marketing communications firm, Suzanne served as VP of Communications and corporate secretary of the national Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. Her areas of expertise include identity design, branding development, marketing strategy, social media management and creative messaging implementation.
John Martinez, Jr.
Bruce Niswander, MBA, JD
Shalinder S. Sachdev, MBA