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.
Sharon Goldzweig, Esq.
Sharon Goldzweig is Associate Counsel -ERISA at Consolidated Edison Company of New York‚ Inc. in New York City. Ms. Goldzweig is responsible for the legal oversight of the pension‚ profit sharing‚ health and welfare ERISA plans and programs for the active employed management and union workforce and for the retiree population. She provides daily legal counsel to the ERISA fiduciaries‚ in-house subject matter experts‚ public utility regulatory group‚ finance and accounting groups and the benefit administration department. With over 15‚000 actively employed individuals and over 15‚000 retirees and the eligible and covered dependents for the active and retired workforce‚ the ERISA program provides coverage for over 50‚000 lives.
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.
Adam N. Love, Esq.
Adam N. Love is a Senior Associate with MarksDiPalermo PLLC, where he advises clients in areas ranging from general contract provisions to internal matters dealing with employees and corporate operations and governance. His focus is primarily on general, civil and complex commercial litigation and corporate law. He works closely with clients to establish effective management practices with which to run their day-to-day operations. He represents corporations, business partnerships and individuals in all aspects of litigation from motion practice through trial and appellate practice, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Adam has litigated matters in Federal and State courts, arbitration tribunals and before regulatory agencies. He earned his BA from Binghamton University in 2006 and his JD from New York Law School in 2009, and was admitted to both the New York Bar (2010) and New Jersey Bar (2009).
Patricia Bradley, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in delayed language development, learning disorders and communication impairments. She also has extensive experience working with individuals with ADHD and behavioral difficulties. Patricia has worked for the NYC Department of Education for the past 20 years and also provides private home-based therapy for infants and toddlers. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a Masters Degree in Education, after which she went on to earn an additional Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Western Kentucky University. Patricia is a member of the American Speech and Language Association. As a long time community based member, Patricia volunteered several years of service with the Windsor Terrace Boys Scout of America, Troop 237 and annually organizes blood drives with Maimonides Hospital, as well as, an annual Alternative Pathways to Graduation Fair for struggling high school students. Most importantly, as a new member of the Board of Directors and a elder caregiver herself, she looks forward to working and collaborating with the board and center staff to do the best work possible for our loved ones.
Allan Kramer II
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.
Patrice Mack is a Licensed Associate RE Broker with Corcoran Group Real Estate in Brooklyn, which she came to after working with some of the most prestigious residential real estate firms in the country. She is an award winning broker specializing in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn properties and has 17 years of experience in real estate. Patrice derives immense satisfaction from the fact that so many clients have become good friends. Born in San Francisco and raised in Brooklyn, along with time in Palm Springs and the Bay Area in California, this bi-coastal broker keeps her finger on the pulse and knows the New York City area as few others do. Patrice attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design and brings this creativity to all her professional endeavors. Some of her many passions include film, design, art and metaphysics. Patrice is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, and a founding member of their Brooklyn Residential Committee. With other Corcoran staff, she is involved with Corcoran Cares, which donates locally to neighborhood charities and not for profit organizations.
Joan G. Minov, LMSW
Ms. Minov is a Brooklyn native who has resided in Park Slope for the last 40 years. She graduated from Brooklyn College, received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, a post masters from Hunter College School of School of Social Work and a certificate in psychoanalysis from The Institute of Psychoanalytic Education and Training. She is in private practice in Park Slope. Ms Minov has a history of public service with NYC Human Resources Administration in both its adult and children’s divisions. She was a specialist in the delivery of health and mental health services primarily to adults with dementia and for many years she was Coordinator of Psychiatric and Psychological Service to the Administration for Children’s Services. Ms Minov has been on the board of NYMC for 10 years.
Bruce Niswander is a seasoned global professional in the areas of entrepreneurship, business commercialization, skills and skills transfer and intellectual property management. He is the founder and Director of the Global Business Incubator (GBI), which was created specifically to support sustainable economic development in the South community of countries. GBI is dedicated to delivering entrepreneurial solutions that create sustainable jobs in the rapidly changing, global marketplace. GBI’s service offerings include the creation and on-going operation of impact oriented, entrepreneurial environments (physical and digital incubators), a network of skills transfer and skills matching services, and a commercialization accelerator that connects proven technical solutions to local and regional commercial opportunities. Prior to his work with GBI, Mr. Niswander was the director of Technology Transfer, Director of Entrepreneurial Incubators and Commercial Innovation (3 incubators in NYC Market) and a faculty member at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU College of Engineering). Prior to joining NYU, Mr. Niswander served 3 years as a Financial Consultant to Sallie Mae/Student Loan Marketing Group and 5 years as Entrepreneurial coordinator for Battelle Memorial Institute (the largest independent research institute in the world). Over his business career, Mr. Niswander was also responsible for creating 6 of his own start up ventures. Mr. Niswander studied chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati, holds a bachelor’s degree in finance summa cum laude, a master’s degree in business administration and a juris doctor, Law Degree – all from Ohio State University. He is also a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).
Greg Pitkoff is founder and managing director of GRiP Communications LLC, a Brooklyn-based public relations firm established in 2007 to serve clients based throughout the United States. His specialties include managing strategic marketing communications for franchise organizations, business services firms, non-profits, health-related organizations (especially those serving the elderly and disabled) and children’s product and service companies. Over the past decade, Greg has developed a practice in promoting products and services that benefit those who are elderly, disabled or have special needs. He has represented IKOR, a healthcare advocacy and guardianship network that works with legal and financial advisors to secure optimal care for their clients and address situations where their welfare and estates have been compromised, and Envision, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of programs and services for those who are blind and visually impaired and the families and specialists who support them. He also has represented Fun and Function, maker of mainstream apparel, toys and equipment with inherent benefits for children with special needs, and conducted pro bono work for several autism organizations. A Brooklyn resident for 22 years and a New York City resident for 30 overall, Greg was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended college at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., from which he earned bachelor’s degrees in both English and Anthropology. He currently lives in Kensington with his with and two children.
Marcia V. Skeete, RN, MS
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.