Board of Directors

Current Board Members

Executive Committee

President
Loren Lightman, Esq.
Hill Wallack LLP
Business Partner

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.

Vice President
Tony Nardone, MBA, PCAM
Corner Property Management, AAMC
Community Association Manager

Tony Nardone is a veteran Real Estate Entrepreneur who has expertly mastered the property management field. At a young age, Tony was fascinated with Legos and Lincoln Logs. Since his early days, he knew his passion was in the real estate field. Tony has come out with a deep appreciation of where he’s come from and has passed his core values onto his children. When he’s not deep in Real Estate he spends his time with his wife and three children coaching, attending sporting events or relaxing on vacation.

Secretary
Benjamin Basch
American Pool Enterprises

Business Partner

Benjamin Basch is Chief Development Officer with American Pool Enterprises, the largest swimming pool management firm in North America. Benjamin began his career in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to New Jersey in 1996 to expand American Pool’s service footprint. He earned his MBA at NJIT in 2010 and is currently responsible for the company’s strategic account relationships, as well as marketing and lifeguard programs.

President Elect 
Jeffrey Logan
Guardian Service Industries, Inc.
Business Partner

Jeff Logan has a keen eye for business opportunities, and his experience in residential real estate helps him discern between different property needs and identify potential areas of improvement. His added experience in property management for 12 years prior to joining Guardian helps has helped Guardian had better understand managerial needs and wants. He ensures that Guardian adheres to the quality it promises and oversees client-relationship management, tracks new markets and emerging trends, and simultaneously helps Guardian adapt to market changes. His team members often applaud him for his exceptional presentation skills, integrity, professionalism, and teamwork. He has served on numerous industry committees and has spoken at educational seminars on both the manager side and service provider side. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Treasurer
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.

Board Members

Mary Barrett, Esq.
Stark & Stark
Business Partner

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.

Ryan Fleming
JGS Insurance
Business Partner

Coming Soon…

Steven Mlenak, Esq.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Business Partner

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.

General Counsel
Jason Orlando, Esq.
Orlando Murphy LLP

Vanessa J. Davenport
Regency at Quailbrook Homeowners Association
Homeowner Leader

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.

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Charles Lavine
Traditions at Federal Point Condominium Association
Homeowner Leader

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

Past Presidents

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