Staff & Board

UHAB’s dedicated team of 30 works out of our office in Lower Manhattan, and serve low- to moderate-income residents citywide.

Executive Leadership

Andrew Reicher
Executive Director

Andy joined UHAB in 1978 as Director of Technical Assistance & Research and has served as Executive Director since 1981. Under his leadership, UHAB’s base of resident-run and owned HDFC co-ops has grown from several dozen to more than 1,600 buildings in New York City. With Andy’s guidance, UHAB’s self-help approach expanded from training and serving housing co-ops to include organizing tenant associations struggling in the face of gentrification and the role of policy in shaping UHAB’s vision for community through cooperation. More recently, Andy founded the Sixth Principle Coalition, seeking to build the national capacity of affordable housing practitioners seeking to grow the limited-equity model.  

Anya Irons
Deputy Executive Director | General Counsel  

Anya joined UHAB in 2007 and also serves as General Counsel. With legal matters being an integral part of preserving the affordable co-ops created by UHAB, Anya helps ensure the survival of this unique form of homeownership. Anya’s other legal interests include elder law and wills, trusts, and estates. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and New York Law School. Among Anya’s multiple roles at UHAB, including the oversight of all programs, she helped create and runs UHAB’s CDFI lending subsidiary, HomeOwnership Lending, LLC, which makes low-cost share loans to low-income buyers in housing co-ops.

Eva Berbegal
Director of Finance and Administration

Eva joined UHAB in January 2020 with more than ten years’ experience working with international NGOs and Community Based Organizations. Eva earned her MS in Social Work from Columbia University and a BA from Elmira College in Economics, Business Administration Management, and Business Administration Marketing. Her experience with programs, finance administration and human resources help tie in a comprehensive approach to UHAB’s work with affordable housing and low-income communities.

Management Team

Walter Blenman
Director, Affordable Housing Development

Rania Dalloul
Director, Fundraising & Communications

Fabio Eugenio
Assistant Director, Member Services

Samantha Kattan
Director, Organizing & Policy

Oscar McDonald
Director, Co-op Preservation

Marina Metalios
Director, Training

Maria Milanes
Assistant Director, Finance

Emily Ng
Director, Member Services

Alex Roesch
Assistant Director, Homeownership

Kenneth Soto
Assistant Director, Training

Program Staff

David Aviña
Member Services

JohnAugust Bridgeford
Organizing & Policy

Wanda Chappell

Javier Crespo
Co-op Preservation

Charlie Dulik
Organizing & Policy

Milagros Gerena-Rochet
Training & Development

Arielle Hersh
Co-op Development, Preservation,
Member Services

Eliza Klein
Member Services

Celia Easton Koehler
Co-op Preservation

Cinthya Nolasco
Member Services

Yolanda Rivera
Co-op Preservation

Monique Roberts

Organizing & Policy

America Rosado
Legal & Administration

Brent Sharman
Co-op Development

Cheryl Tidwell
Co-op Preservation

Clara Weinstein
Fundraising & Communications

Board of Directors

UHAB’s Board strives to reflect the diverse needs of our community and the expertise of our programs. Our Board is comprised of 40% women and 50% people of color.

John Warren, President
Workforce Housing Group 

Clifford P. Charles, Vice President 
Clifford P. Charles CPA

Mary Ann Rothman, Secretary
Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums

Richard Heitler, Treasurer
Cooperators United for Mitchell Lama

Jacqueline Alexander
The Community Builders 

Howard Banker
Center for New York City Neighborhoods 

Debra Bechtel
Brooklyn Law School 

Charles Donaldson

Brian Eng
Real Estate Developer

C. Knox LaSister III
World Urban Property Management

Charles Laven
Forsyth Street Advisors

Lawrence McGaughey

Alison Powers
Capital Impact Partners

Samira Rajan
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
& Grow Brooklyn 

Daphany Rose Sanchez
Kinetic Communities Consulting 

Beth Sorce
Grounded Solutions