Our Team


Angela Kavanaugh
Chapter Executive Director

As the New Jersey chapter Executive Director, Angela Kavanaugh recognizes the value of her team and the loyalty of the chapter’s members. She leads her team, offering the members quality education and networking opportunities, ensuring that they find the benefits in their membership.

Angela began her journey with CAI-NJ in 2009 and since then has become knowledgeable on all aspects of the chapter and the industry. Her experience comes from working with each of the committees, planning the tradeshow, educational programs, and networking events.

Angela values the relationships that she has made with our members over the years and is looking forward to what the future has in store for her, our members, and the chapter.

Angela earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance at St. Johns University in New York. She enjoys spending time and making new memories with her husband whom she’s been married to for over 35 years, two wonderful children and two beautiful granddaughters.

Brooke Stoppiello-Nevins
Editorial & Website Manager

Brooke Stoppiello-Nevins has been an integral part of the CAI-NJ team since August, 2017. Although Brooke’s primary focus at the beginning was graphic design, over the years she has learned the ins and outs of the community association industry, excelling in all areas of communications.

Brooke is the Liaison to the Editorial Committee, where she is the Editor in Chief for CAI-NJ’s monthly magazine, Community Trends®, which gives members the latest tools to address community association issues. She is also the Co-Liaison to the F.A.S.T. Committee, which focuses on giving back to the community through philanthropic efforts with fun, networking events to engage members.

Brooke received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from New Jersey City University. Prior to working for CAI-NJ, she worked full-time in advertising and design for many years with several different companies. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. They like making new adventures together, traveling, spending time at the beach, going to the park or zoo and Brooke’s favorite, Disney World!

Jocelyn Garlock
Programs & Events Coordinator

As the Programs & Events Coordinator, Jocelyn Garlock assists in the development of special events and educational experiences to make member experiences memorable. Jocelyn is looking forward to making connections within the members and assisting in the planning of unforgettable events at CAI-NJ.

Jocelyn attended Rutgers University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in political science. She has formerly worked in the Events and Operations of the Rutgers Panhellenic Council, where she coordinated all formal and informal events for 400 prospective members. This gave her experience in creating and executing events to meet specific needs, while also maintaining a network contact list. She currently resides in Freehold, NJ, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Jaclyn Oskierko
Director, Conference & Events

Leading the chapters events since 2015, Jaclyn is constantly finding creative and innovative ways to offer top notch networking events, making each member experience memorable. She is responsible for the planning and execution of all the chapters networking events, including the Annual Conference and Expo, Awards Celebration, Conquer and Connect, Golf Outing, Beach Party and Winter Break Party, among all other events. Jaclyn also leads the professional development opportunities the chapter provides as well as the educational programs.

Jackie is a part of the planning team at CAI-NJ, working with other team members for strategic growth of CAI-NJ. In her tenure she has worked to develop new initiatives including creating new committees to enhance the membership participation, establishing new events to provide an abundance of networking opportunities, and expanding the educational opportunities.

Jackie attended Kutztown University of PA, where she received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Marketing and has been working in not-for-profit association management for over a decade. But most importantly, she’s mom to Benny!

Robin Surgent
Director, Membership Development

Robin Surgent enjoys making the most out of her membership title with the CAI-NJ Team! Formally an Event Coordinator in 2011 with CAI-NJ, she has been fortunate to learn and grow across her decade long journey with associations to coordinate educational seminars, develop networking opportunities and most recently gain additional experience with marketing and membership, focusing on member relations and chapter involvement. Robin is excited to facilitate chapter growth, making industry connections between our member types and getting everyone involved in all the benefits CAI-NJ has to offer.

Robin graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Event Planning. Robin currently resides in Hamilton with her husband, KJ and two crazy boys, Zachary and Shane. She loves being a boy-mom and all things Broadway.

Helen Kiechlin
Marketing & Member Relations Coordinator

As the Marketing & Member Relations Coordinator, Helen Kiechlin will assist in fostering meaningful relationships with members while implementing innovative marketing strategies to enhance the organization’s visibility and engagement.

Helen attended La Salle University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in digital arts and multimedia design. She has held various roles in digital marketing and public relations, where she honed her skills in content creation, social media management, email marketing, and brand development. She currently resides in Colts Neck, NJ, and enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her dog.

Erika Abahazy

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