Loren Lightman, Esq.
Hill Wallack LLP
Loren Rosenberg Lightman is currently the President Elect of the Chapter’s Board of Directors. Ms. Lightman has served as a member on multiple Chapter committees and is a prior past chair of the Chapter’s business partner committee. She has written articles for Community Trends and has presented at CAI Chapter and national events including CAI’s Annual Law Seminar. Ms. Lightman is a partner of Hill Wallack LLP in the Princeton, NJ office and is a member of the firm’s Community Association Law practice group. Ms. Lightman concentrates her practice in the representation of community associations.
American Pool Enterprises
Guardian Service Industries, Inc.
Christopher Nicosia, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Prime Management, Inc., AAMC
Community Association Manager
Christopher Nicosia is proud to be serving in his fourth year as a Board Member of CAI-NJ and first year on the Executive Committee. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Nicosia was a member and previous Vice Chair of the Managers Committee. Mr. Nicosia is a principal of Prime Management serving as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and has over fifteen years of experience in residential and commercial property management and developer consulting. He has published in Community Trends on topics relating to energy efficiency, LED lighting, budgeting, reserves and financial controls. As a trained mediator, he frequently provides ADR mediation services through CAI-NJ. Mr. Nicosia has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Management as well as multiple industry certifications and designations. He is also a classically trained vocalist and performs regularly, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NYC, the Academy of the Arts in Philadelphia, NJPAC in Newark as well as multiple church and performance venues throughout the tri-state area.
Mary Barrett, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Mary W. Barrett is a Shareholder at Stark & Stark. She has been practicing in Stark & Stark’s Community Associations Group since 1998. She concentrates her practice in the representation of homeowners associations, condominium associations, and cooperatives throughout New Jersey. Ms. Barrett assists community associations with contract preparation and review, policy resolutions and rule creation, amendments to governing documents, covenant enforcement, trustee elections, governing document interpretation, assessment collection, transition, loans and financing, housing discrimination defense, and general corporate counsel.
Steven Mlenak, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Steven G. Mlenak is a partner in the Redevelopment & Land Use and Real Estate Departments at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP. A member of the firm’s Community Association Practice Group, he maintains a strong focus in community association law, providing strategic guidance and general counseling to condominium and homeowners associations across a broad range of legal issues, including those related to governing documents and by-laws, contracts, collections, regulations, operational and maintenance issues, fiduciary responsibilities of board members, transition negotiations and litigation, Municipal Services Act compliance, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Mlenak was elected to the CAI-NJ Board of Directors in December 2020. He has also served on the 2020 Membership Committee (Vice Chair), as a member of the Ambassador Program, and on the New Jersey Legislative Action Committee. Mr. Mlenak received CAI-NJ’s “2016 Speaker of the Year” award and was a shared recipient of the “2014 Committee of the Year” award.
Jason Orlando, Esq.
Orlando Murphy LLP
Vanessa J. Davenport
Regency at Quailbrook Homeowners Association
Vanessa J. Davenport has earned a BA in Economics, an MBA in Corporate Finance and a Master’s in Ed. Admin/School Finance at Fordham University. Ms. Davenport’s career in education began in the NYC Department of Education and continued when she left there to join the NJ State Department of Education where she has spent the last 21 years. Ms. Davenport is currently an Executive County School Business Administrator assigned to their Somerset County Office of Education. She first became involved with CAI-NJ in 2017 when she served on the Editorial Committee and then continued her involvement when she was asked to serve on CAI-NJ’s search committees. She is currently President of the Board of Directors for her homeowner’s association and began serving on CAI-NJ’s Board of Directors in January of 2020.
Traditions at Federal Point Condominium Association
Charles Lavine was a founding member of the Board of Directors for Traditions at Federal Point Condominium Association in 2004. Mr. Lavine has served multiple terms on the board, as well as, serving as both Vice President & President. He was asked to join the first CAVL Committee of CAI-NJ, where he served as Vice Chair & two terms as Chair. He has been active in CAI for ten years and involved in attending various events.
Kristina Munson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
RCP Management Company, AAMC, AMO
Community Association Manager
Kristina Munson joined RCP Management Company in 2002 as a Customer Service Representative and was quickly promoted to an On-Site Community Manager where she served for several years. Her hard work and dedication led her to develop and lead the Small Association Management (SAM) Division in 2011 and serve as Regional Director until 2013 when she was promoted to Vice President. Ms. Munson served as Chief Operating Officer from 2016 to 2020 and was promoted to President & Managing Partner in January 2021.
Education is the foundation of professional development at RCP. Ms. Munson was awarded the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation in 2003, the Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation in 2005 and following the rigorous case study Ms. Munson earned the prestigious designation of Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) from CAI in 2009. Additionally, Ms. Munson received the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 2017.
As an active member of CAI and IREM, she continues to further her education by attending industry conferences and seminars. Ms. Munson also works with other RCP team members to develop in-house training and development programs for community managers.
In 2015 Ms. Munson received the distinguished “40 Under 40” award presented by NJBIZ, a prestigious awards program honoring men and women under the age of 40 who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community.
As a founding member of RCP’s Charity Committee, Hands of Hope she works with other RCP employees to plan and execute charitable events and community service projects. In 2019 Ms. Munson was presented with the “Hometown Hero” award presented by the Institute for Real Estate Management, New Jersey Chapter (IREM-NJ).
Ms. Munson served on the CAI-NJ Managers Committee for several years and in the role of Committee Chair in 2020. Ms. Munson is an advocate for the advancement and promotion of professional community management through education, certification, recruitment, information sharing and best practices
General Counsel Emeritus
Wendell A. Smith, Esq.
CCA, Greenbaum, Rowe
Smith & Davis LLP
2020 Jennifer Nevins, CMCA
2019 Mohammed Salyani, CPA
2018 Lisa Vitiello, CPA
2017 Denise Becker, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
2016 Lawrence N. Sauer, CPM, CMCA, PCAM
2015 Kenneth R. Sauter, Esq., CCAL
2014 Marie D. Mirra, CPA
2013 Nina Stanton
2012 Cynthia Pirrera, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
2011 Paul Santoriello, PCAM
2010 A. Christopher Florio, Esq.
2009 James Rademacher
2008 Caroline Record, Esq., CCAL
2007 David L. Ferullo, CPA
2006 Jack McGrath, R
2005 James P. Magid, CMCA, PCAM
2004 James W. Ritter, CMCA, LSM, PCAM
2003 R. Russell Fernandes, RS
2002 Vincent Hager, CIRMS
2001 Dennis Casale, Esq.
2000 Jules Frankel, CPA
1999 Michael Pesce, PCAM
1998 Janice Barber, CMCA, PCAM
1997 J. David Ramsey, Esq., CCAL
1996 Thomas Giachetti, Esq.
1995 Mitchell Frumkin, PE, RS
1994 Stanley Rothenberg
1993 Benjamin D. Lambert, Esq.
1992 Gary B. Rosen, CPA
1991 Edward P. San George, PCAM
1990 Robert C. Krugh
1989 E. Richard Kennedy, Esq.
1988 Peter S. Reinhart
1987 Ronald L. Perl, Esq., CCAL
1986 H. Edward Wilkin, III, CPA
1985 Lester J. Giese
1984 Marianne Caughlin
1983 H. Carl Roessler
1982 Alan S. Moore
1981 Samuel L. Hager
1978-1980 Wendell A. Smith, Esq., CCAL