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Board of Directors

Terms beginning October 2022


President / Board Chair

Joseph J. 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.


Vice President

 Jacqueline Weissman, LMSW

Jacqueline Weissman has been a social worker in New York City since 2008. She is the owner and operator of Weissman Wellness, a Private Geriatric Care Management Firm that works with individuals and families to enable their loved ones to age in place through end of life with safety and independence. Her passion for care management was born after witnessing her own family's struggle with countless care decisions following her mother's diagnosis and battle with terminal cancer. Determined to help other families avoid a similar experience, she began working closely with aging adults and the disabled as well as their families and friends to coordinate care and promote each individual's safety and independence and help clients maintain their dignity and a sense of self throughout their lives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Art History from Union College and a Masters in Social Work from New York University, and is a Licensed Clinical Master of Social Work (LCSW), Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM), trained Dementia Care Professional and a member of both the Aging Life Care Association and Alzheimer Association. She lives with her husband and dog in New York City.



Melissa Sheehan

Melissa Sheehan is the Director of Business Development for 305 West End Assisted Living, a premier Senior Assisted Living and Memory Care Community located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In her role, she organizes and executes numerous educational and cultural opportunities designed to support professionals and families and raise awareness for the NYC dementia community. In addition to the New York Memory Center, she volunteers as a Board member of The West Side Interagency Council for the Aging. She holds an MBA in Health Services Management from SUNY Polytechnic.



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.


Claudia Fine, LCSW, MPH
Claudia Fine, LCSW, MPH has worked in the field of eldercare for over 30 years. A pioneer in the field of geriatric care management, she has served in many industry and community leadership roles. She served as Executive Vice President of SeniorBridge Family Companies and subsequently Chief of Professional Services at Humana At Home after Humana’s acquisition of SeniorBridge in 2012. She was a founding partner of New York City-based Fine & Newcombe Associates, a highly regarded firm in the private eldercare field, and is the former President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. She also is the recipient of the prestigious Hunter College School of Social Work Award for Outstanding Service to Social Work in Aging. Claudia obtained her BA at Brandeis University and her Master of Social Work at the Hunter College and Master of Public Health from Columbia University.


Barbara Paris, MD
Barbara Paris has devoted her career to the care of the elderly as a practicing physician, educator and clinical researcher. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is Vice-Chair of Medicine and Director of Geriatrics at Maimonides Medical Center. She received her medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 35 years.


Greg Simmons

Photo and bio coming


Board President Emeriti

Allan F. Kramer II
Allan F. Kramer, II is a Park Slope native who served on the Board of the New York Memory Center beginning in 1992 and as President of the Board from 2010 - 2015. 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. He worked as  Research Manager for Aspen Systems, Corp from 1979 to 1986, and then as a Senior Editor and Senior Research Manager at Lebhar-Friedman/Chain Store Guides. Allan has been active in many Brooklyn organizations including as a volunteer and committee member at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and serving terms on the Board of Directors for agencies including CAMBA, the Montauk Club, the Prospect Park YMCA, and Reel Works: Teen Filmmaking. He is a Life Member of the Society of Old Brooklynites. At the Center's 35th Anniversary Gala in 2018 Allan was honored for his "commitment, dedication and generosity."

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