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 and Legal 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.

Staff

David Aviña
Assistant Director, Member Services

Walter Blenman
Director, Affordable Housing Development

JohnAugust Bridgeford
Organizing & Policy

Wanda Chappell
Training

Javier Crespo
Co-op Preservation

Rania Dalloul
Director, Fundraising & Communications

Charlie Dulik
Organizing & Policy

Celia Easton Koehler
Co-op Preservation

Milagros Gerena-Rochet
Training & Development

Fabio Eugenio
Assistant Director, Member Services

Arielle Hersh
Affordable Housing Development,
Preservation, Member Services

Samantha Kattan
Director, Organizing & Policy

Eliza Klein
Member Services

Cinthya Nolasco
Member Services

Oscar McDonald
Director, Co-op Preservation

Marina Metalios
Director, Training

Maria Milanes
Assistant Director, Finance

Emily Ng
Director, Member Services

Yolanda Rivera
Assistant Director, Co-op Preservation

Monique Roberts
Organizing & Policy

Alex Roesch
Assistant Director, Homeownership

America Rosado
Legal & Administration

Brent Sharman
Co-op Development

Kenneth Soto
Assistant Director, Training

Cheryl Tidwell
Co-op Preservation

Gloria Villatoro
Training

Clara Weinstein
Fundraising & Communications

Elizaveta Yusufova
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
Attorney 

Brian Eng
Real Estate Developer

C. Knox LaSister III
World Urban Property Management

Charles Laven
Forsyth Street Advisors

Lawrence McGaughey
Attorney

Alison Powers
Capital Impact Partners

Samira Rajan
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
& Grow Brooklyn 

Daphany Rose Sanchez
Kinetic Communities Consulting 

Beth Sorce
Grounded Solutions