Peter has worked for over 35 years in the fields of housing and human services. His most recent position was with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, where he worked for 18 years, serving as Director of Housing, then as Chief Operating Officer, managing the agency’s housing service and programs and developing innovative programs to serve low-income families and individuals. He previously served as Associate Commissioner for Housing and Adult Services for New York State Department of Social Services, where he was responsible for the development of homeless housing and oversight of the state’s homeless shelters and adult residential care facilities.


Peter has Master’s Degrees in Social Work from Columbia University and Public Administration from NYU.