BRONX, NY

Board & Management

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Responsibility for the ongoing operations of the cooperative is vested in the Board of Directors. The Board consists of twelve Directors, all of whom are resident-cooperators and serve without compensation.

Four Directors are elected each year by the stockholders as part of the Annual Stockholders Meeting. Following the election by stockholders, the Board elects officers, who serve as officers of the Board and of the Housing Corporation. Between meetings of the Board, and subject to the direction of the Board, the President is responsible for the general management of the corporation.

The Board sets policy, determines budget, authorizes contracts, exercises overall supervision of management and carries out other business appropriate to running the cooperative. It meets as a full Board every month, and does some of its work through various Committees.

Board of Directors

Howard Kamiel

President

Board of Directors

Robert Gillman

Vice President

Board of Directors

Paul Waylonis

Vice President

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Ed Yaker

Treasurer

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Jerzy Warman

Secretary

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Karen Armstrong

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Steve Bornemann

Board of Directors

Carol Foresta

Board of Directors

Laura Minsky

Board of Directors

Arshad Mohammed

Board of Directors

Loretta Ryan

Board of Directors

Jack Spiegel

MANAGEMENT

Day-to-day operation of the co-op is handled by our management personnel within the policy guidelines established by the Board of Directors. The Board hires the Manager, who is responsible for the supervision of seven departments, each with its own supervisor. Management is a problem-solving network of professionals designed to help the Board achieve and maintain the highest possible standards of cooperative living.

Board of Directors

Charles Zsebedics

General Manager

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Jennifer Rankin

Assistant Manager

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Christina Casey

Executive Assistant to
the General Manager

Board of Directors

Hattie Davis

Service Manager

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Wendy Cosgrove

Finance Manager

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Joe Kraus

Chief Engineer

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Bernie Beazer

Chief of Security

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Ivy White

Apartment Allocations Manager

Board of Directors

Silvia Rivera

Human Resources and
Office Manager

Co-op Office & Administration

Provides for the day-to-day operation of the cooperative.

Apartment Allocations

The entry point for those interested in joining the cooperative. All apartment transactions related to the sale of shares to those moving in, transfers, and the re-sale of shares back to the co-op upon move out, are handled here.

Service

Employs more than 45 staff, including porters, gardeners, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters, and other trades-personnel to ensure the co-op remains clean and in good repair. Our Service Department is responsible for maintaining co-op property, both in common areas and in apartments.

Power Plant

A high-pressure steam facility owned and operated by the co-op provides heat and hot water to the entire co-op, as well as central air cooling at Towers I and II. Power Plant engineers and mechanics also maintain and repair the entire utility service infrastructure of the co-op.

Finance

Attends to the flow of the co-op’s monetary resources on both the input and output side. While collecting, processing, depositing and otherwise accounting for all revenue, finance staff also pay the obligations of the co-op and manage all of its accounts. The Board and Management do everything possible to assure that an effective system of checks and balances is in place at all times.

Security

Our security staff ensures a safer co-op; they patrol the co-op by car and on foot. Uniformed security staff are on duty 24 hours, 7 days a week. Security is a key link between the 50th Police Precinct, the Fire Department, EMS services and the co-op. To contact Security, please call 718-548-0301.

Education

is responsible for co-op education and community activities. Click on JCAC for additional information.

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