Our Team

Eliezer Hecht, Esq.

Elie graduated from Columbia University School of Law. He worked in the private sector for ten years before starting to work in the non-profit sector.  For the last ten years he has been representing underserved communities all across New York, primarily in the areas of education, foreclosure defense, and tenant’s rights.

Jacki Rogoff, Esq.

Jacki graduated from Hofstra University School of Law. For over 30 years, Jacki has tirelessly campaigned to better the lives of underprivileged populations across New York State. She is a member of the NYS Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, certified as a Medicaid Service Coordinator supervisor in New York State, certified as a self-determination broker in New York State (OMRDD), certified in sexual abuse and crime investigations from New York State OMRDD.

Yael Grunspan, Esq.

Yael graduated from Hofstra University School of Law. She has been working for a non-profit organization for over 5 years. Yael assiduously defended homeowners facing foreclosure, and is involved in the management of UPK programs servicing hundreds of children in low-income neighborhoods across New York City. Yael is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association.

Jennifer Katz, Esq., MBA

Jennifer graduated from Hofstra University School of Law and an M.B.A. from the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. She has been employed at a non-profit organization since 2013. Jennifer assists clients with disabilities to access Medicaid programs they are entitled to.Jennifer is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association.

Amanda Blum, CPA

Amanda holds a BS in Accounting from Yeshiva University, SySyms School of Business and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New York. She spent five years in public accounting, most recently at KPMG working in the audit department. She has led teams performing audits and quarterly reviews for both Fortune 500 public companies as well as privately held enterprises. Amanda is currently the Fiscal Director at a non-profit organization. She oversees the fiscal department for all aspects of the organization.

Mickey Penzer, Esq.

Mickey graduated from NYU Stern School of business with her BS and MS in Accounting and received her law degree from Fordham Law school. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association. She spent four years working at a non-profit primarily focusing on getting seniors and disabled individuals access to government services.

Brian Lawrence, Consultant

Brian has dedicated his career to serving underprivileged populations across New York. Brian has spent the last several years working in the non-profit sector, primarily focused on programs which keep low income, disabled individuals eligible for Medicaid.

Daniel Barber, CCOP President

Daniel Barber is the current President of the Citywide Council of Presidents of NYCHA, District President for the Bronx South district and President of Jackson Houses Resident Association, Inc. He is also the CCOP Youth Chairman, Community Board 1 member, and President of BronxWorks Classic Center Advisory Board. Danny has dedicated his life to championing the causes of NYCHA residents, and bringing dignity and respect back to NYCHA.

About Us

At-Risk Community Services, Inc.

is a collaboration between the Citywide Council of Presidents (CCOP), the elected resident leaders from each of the nine NYCHA districts, and a group of attorney and CPA volunteers who have dedicated their careers to correcting the injustices that have been perpetrated by the New York City Housing Authority.