Membership Committee


The Membership Committee works to promote membership in CAI. The committee also focuses on the importance of membership retention by directly reaching out and making connections with our members. The Membership Committee familiarizes itself with the membership programs of CAI National and CAI-NJ, as well as recommending ways and means to enhance our own membership programs to include, if appropriate, incentive programs. They also host New Member Meet-Ups to welcome those new to the industry and assist with getting them more involved within the organization,


  • Responsible for the recruitment of new members & retention of current members
  • Develop & implement strategies for welcoming new members
  • Provide feedback to the chapter on membership trends
  • Develop & implement systems and programs for membership recruitment and retention
  • Promote CAI-NJ events and educational programs within the organization

2022 Committee Listing:

Chair – Nicole Gist

Vice Chair – Tara Baldwin, CPA

Lysa Bergenfeld, Esq. 

Megan Elgard

Nikolaos Haralambopoulos, CPA

Renee Martin

Kathleen Radler

Brent Rivenburgh

Steve Roderick

Nikki Schillaci

Ken Shah

Amy Shorter

Board Liaisons:

Charles Lavine

Chris Nicosia, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

CAI-NJ Liaison:

Robin Surgent