Board of Directors

Current Board Members

Executive Committee

Christopher Nicosia, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
RCP Management Company,  AAMC, AMO
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.

Vice President
Ryan Fleming,  CIRMS, EBP
JGS Insurance a Baldwin Risk Partner
Business Partner

A long standing member of CAI-NJ, Ryan has served as the Chair of the Business Partners Committee prior to joining the Board of Directors.  Ryan is the Director of the Habitational Department at JGS Insurance with 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Remaining dedicated to the community association niche has allowed him to fully understand the needs of his clients as well as the business partners that serve them. With a strong focus on education and communication he brings a fresh perspective to the chapter.  Ryan makes a point to bring clarity to the industry by writing articles as well as conducting countless seminars, speaking engagements and webinars.  He is honored to have the opportunity to serve on the CAI-NJ Board of Directors.

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

Steven G. Mlenak is Co-Chair of the Redevelopment & Land Use Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP. A member of the firm’s and Real Estate Department and 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 and elected Treasurer in 2022. He also served for several years on the Membership Committee (Vice Chair 2020), 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.

Joseph Chorba, CPA
Business Partner

Joseph A. Chorba is a Principal at WilkinGuttenplan CPAs and Advisors. Joseph has been with the firm since 2002 and divides his time between working with clients in the real estate industry and closely-held businesses. As a Co-Practice Leader for the Firm’s Homeowners & Associations Group, he works with a multitude of common interest realty associations throughout New York and New Jersey providing his expertise with audits, compilations and forecasts as well as sponsor transition and project management. His closely-held business services include audit, review, compilation, tax compliance as well as other miscellaneous consulting services. Mr. Chorba is a Certified Fraud Examiner who has worked with clients on varying types of forensic investigations. In addition, he is a member of the NJCPA, AICPA and ACFE.

Mary Barrett, Esq.
Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law
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.

Board Members

Michael Flippin, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
INTEGRA Management Corp,, AAMC
Community Association Manager

Michael Flippin CMCA, AMS, PCAM has over 23 years of community management experience since joining INTEGRA Management Corp., AAMC in January 2001. Over this time, Michael took full advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Community Associations Institute culminating with being awarded his PCAM Designation in 2012. Through his career he has grown from a Community Manager to his current role of Urban – Regional Managing Director. As part of INTEGRA’s Executive Team, Michael oversees the company’s Mid Rise and High-Rise portfolio and works with his fellow Executive Team Members in guiding the operations of the company.

Through his involvement with the Community Associations Institute New Jersey chapter, Michael has served on the Editorial, Manager and Nominating Committees along with being a Past Chair of the Editorial Committee.

Prior to joining INTEGRA, Michael worked throughout the country as a professionally trained chef. Michael still enjoys spending time cooking for family and friends creating many memorable events.

Michael and his wife Kim recently celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Michael and Kim have two wonderful grown daughters and are extremely proud of their Grandson.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys camping, getting frustrated on the golf course and making lifelong memories with his Grandson. Michael is an avid fan of the New Jersey Devils, Notre Dame and Dallas Cowboys. Most notably having watched a live game at Notre Dame with his Grandson.

Tony Nardone, MBA, PCAM
Corner Property Management, LLC, 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.

Cheryl Rhine, CIC, CIRMS, EBP
USI Insurance Services 
Business Partner

Cheryl Rhine is a Partner/Vice President at USI Insurance Services. She is a certified Insurance Counselor, CIRMS and CAI Educated Business Partner. She has been a specialist in the Community Association field for over 26 years and is active in CAI on both a local and national level. She is currently serving on the CAI National Business Partners Council and has presented sessions at the CAI National Conference as well as, the New Jersey chapter’s Conference & Expo. She has written articles for Community Trends, Community Manager, and the New Jersey Cooperator. She has served on a CAI-NJ Committee for most of her career and chaired several CAI-NJ Committees over the years including the Women’s Leadership Committee and Conference & Expo Committee. As an educator supporting community associations, Cheryl has instructed the CAI Coffee & Cram CMCA Study Group session on insurance and she provides informative seminars on insurance, risk management and disaster planning. She is a USI U Network team leader, and is excited to be serving on the CAI-NJ Board of Directors. 

General Counsel
Jason Orlando, Esq.
Orlando Murphy LLP

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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.

Robert A. Travis, CIRMS
Long Beach Commons Condominium Association
Homeowner Leader

Bob Travis has been a board member of Long Beach Commons Condominium since the Association transitioned from developer control in 2008 and currently serves as the Association’s President. In 2019 he joined the CAVL Committee of CAI-NJ and in 2021 he became a CAI-NJ Certified Mediator. He is also active with CAI Keystone Chapter and CAI National. At CAI National he is a member of CAI National Faculty, the CIRMS Group and is a board member of the Foundation of Community Association Research. In March of 2019 he retired from Community Association Underwriters after 41 years in the Commercial Insurance arena and now runs his own Risk Management and Insurance Consulting business.

Today Bob and his wife Jill split their time between Long Beach Island and the Poconos. They enjoy spending time with their granddaughter, visiting the Finger Lakes wine trails, and traveling to Key West searching for Jimmy Buffett.

General Counsel Emeritus
Wendell A. Smith, Esq.
CCA, Greenbaum, Rowe
Smith & Davis LLP

Past Presidents

2023 Tony Nardone, MBA, PCAM

2022 Jeffrey Logan

2021 Loren Lightman, Esq.

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, EBP

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