About Us

About Us

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WHO WE ARE

Makor Care and Services Network is a professional non-profit agency providing a broad spectrum of support, care, and services to individuals with intellectual or physical challenges and their families.

Our philosophy is based on the deep-seated value of every individual’s inherent self-worth and their right to be treated with respect, dignity, and love.

Makor is a unique blend: we combine the warmth and dedication of family with the professionalism and expertise of an experienced and knowledgeable agency.

Our passion for quality care, as evidenced by our very active and dedicated Quality Improvement team, has helped propel Makor’s national recognition.

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How it all beganMakor History

In 1958 Jeanne Warman gave birth to a set of twin boys and was devastated to discover that one was severely brain damaged. At the time, options for individuals with disabilities were limited to the institutions that would eventually be exposed for rampant neglect and worse. The enactment of the landmark Willowbrook Consent Decree in 1975 heralded a new era of deinstitutionalization and asserted the rights of those with mental disabilities to live in their own communities of origin, thus replacing “custodial care” with “normalization”.

Jeanne Warman spearheaded a grass-roots effort to develop facilities designed to address the needs of community families with members who were intellectually and developmentally challenged. Thanks to her perseverance, keen insight, and determined leadership, the pilot Women’s League Community Residence opened its doors to seven young men in 1978.

It is unlikely that even the most visionary of Women’s League’s original founders could have imagined how the fledgling entity would evolve. Today, Makor Care and Services Network has coalesced as an Award-winning wraparound organization that meets the multi-faceted needs of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities with services addressing all ages and stages.

It all began with a mother’s love.

And that love is still the heart and soul of Makor and everything we do.
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Makor Leadership

Board of Directors

Rabbi Burton Jaffa
Chairman of the Board
Shimon Bertram
Secretary
Jeffrey (Yitzy) Arem
Shlomie Eisenberg
Mendy Feigenbaum
Victor Gluck
Faigie Horowitz
Hillel Jaffa
Eli Kaufman
Esti Mermelstein
Yosef Peikes
Zevy Stern
Motty Waisbrod

Management Team

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Elliot Brownstein
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Tzally Seewald
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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Jeanne Warman
FOUNDER/E.D. EMERITUS
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David Singer, CPA
TREASURER
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Suri Sobel, CPA
CONTROLLER
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Pinchus Lerner, Ph.D.
CLINICAL DIRECTOR
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Stephen Glicksman, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
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Brocha Leah Mendelovitz, RN
DIRECTOR OF NURSING
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Brenda Bark
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
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Carol Sufian
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
About Us
Makor
We’re special needs experts who know no limits when it comes to enhancing quality of life and achieving superior outcomes.
Approved OPWDD
Compass Provider

The COMPASS Award is an initiative of the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) that recognizes agencies that have progressed beyond standard regulatory compliance and have achieved excellence in service delivery.

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Currently, of the over 800 provider agencies in New York State, Makor Care & Services Network is only one of four to have been awarded this honor.

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About Us
Makor
We’re special needs experts who know no limits when it comes to enhancing quality of life and achieving superior outcomes.
Approved OPWDD
Compass Provider
https://makornetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/compass.png

The COMPASS Award is an initiative of the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) that recognizes agencies that have progressed beyond standard regulatory compliance and have achieved excellence in service delivery.

Currently, of the over 800 provider agencies in New York State, Makor Care & Services Network is only one of three to have been awarded this honor.

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Makor Social Links
Stay Connected with latest events and news