|Meet the Cryder House Board of Directors
Judy Leif - Treasurer
Judy and her husband, Bernie, have been living at The Cryder House since
October, 2004. Their children Elissa, and her husband, David, and
grandchildren Jessa and Gabe, live in Silver Spring MD, and Steven, and his
wife, Pelin, and grandchild, Aryana, live in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY.
Both Judy and Bernie are educators. Judy was a kindergarten teacher,
early childhood specialist, and elementary school librarian and Bernie was
an English teacher and Assistant Principal in the NYC School System. They
both now teach in the Curriculum and Instruction Dept. of the St. John's
University School of Education. They are also travel consultants for the
American Council for International Studies, an educational travel company.
As soon as they moved in, Judy became involved in the Cryder House
community as chairperson of the Web Site Committee and as webmaster of
www.cryderhouse.com. She is also been part of the Library Committee, the
By-Laws Committee, Welcoming Committee, Marketing Commitee, House
Committee, Shareholders Selection Committee and Fountain Committee.
Judy has been a Board of Directors member since 2011. As co-chair of the
Shareholder Selection Committee, she has interviewed almost every new
Peter Lorenzo - President
I am a registered Pharmacist with an MS degree in Health Care Administration. In my current
position as Director of the Medical Department at the Electrical Industry Center in Fresh Meadows, I
oversee a department of 30 physicians, 15 medical professionals and 30 clerical people who provide
comprehensive health care services to the Local 3 electricians, contractors and their dependents
who make up this great brotherhood.
Prior positions include Senior Director at Merck-Medco, where I led a team of clinical account
executives, and Director of Pharmacy Services at the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine in the Bronx.
My interests include complementary and alternative medicine, herbology, homeopathy, and
nutrition. My spouse, Joe Dente, and I have lived in Cryder House for 23 happy years. I enjoy travel,
cooking, and spending time with our friends and family...especially our three young grandchildren.