Herman Liebman Memorial Fund – Board of Directors Bios

Ed Yaker, President was born and raised in the Amalgamated (1944). He was first elected to serve on the Amalgamated Board in December 1977. There were three years that he was not on the Board. Ed is the Treasurer of the Amalgamated Board. Ed’s been active in the co-op and other co-op organizations for more than forty years.

Gary Axelbank, Vice President lives in Park Reservoir Housing Cooperative. He was born and raised in the Amalgamated until he was three. Gary and his family moved into Park Reservoir in 1980. He was elected to serve on the Park Reservoir Board in 2016.

Brad Silver, Vice President has lived in the Amalgamated all his life, except for two years right after college. Brad serves as Vice President on the Herman Liebman Board of Directors. He is the Executive Vice President of the Bronx Jewish Community Council. He created and oversees the NORC Supportive Services Program for Seniors at Amalgamated-Park Reservoir.

Jack Spiegel, Treasurer has been living in the Amalgamated Housing Cooperative for over 43 years. Jack has been active in the co-op at various events and activities. He is an Amalgamated Board Member, and he serves as Treasurer on the Board of A. H. Consumers Society.

Howard Kamiel, Secretary moved into the Amalgamated on November 22, 1970. Howie has served on the Amalgamated Board of Directors for fifteen years; he is currently the Board President. He also serves on the Board of A. H. Consumers Society, Inc.


Herman Liebman Memorial Fund – Staff

Charles M. Zsebedics, ARM has been working for Amalgamated Housing Corporation since June 2011. He is the General Manager of Amalgamated Housing Corporation, Park Reservoir Housing Corporation, A. H. Consumers Society, Inc., and the Herman Liebman Memorial Fund.

Wendy Cosgrove, Finance Manager also works for the Amalgamated, Park Reservoir, A. H. Consumers, Inc., and the Herman Liebman Memorial Fund. She has been employed at the co-op since March 1999, minus five years when she worked elsewhere. Wendy has lived in the Amalgamated since May 2001.

Doris Spencer, Executive Director is also a shareholder in Amalgamated and has been living in the cooperative since March 1986. She’s worked for the Amalgamated and Park Reservoir Houses since February 9, 1987. Since 1995, she has worked as the Education Director.