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 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 husband, Matt and son, Harrison. They like making new adventures together, traveling, spending time at the beach, going to the park or zoo and Brooke’s favorite, Disney World!
Jennifer Farrell has been part of the CAI-NJ Team since 2018. She provides support to the events and education departments as the Program Coordinator. Jennifer is responsible for event and program registrations, invoicing, managing PMDP credits and assisting in the planning of the chapter’s events. You can find her at the registration table of any event, helping members feel welcomed.
Outside of CAI, Jennifer volunteers as the Treasurer for her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. Jennifer currently resides in Freehold with her husband, two daughters, Ashlee and Kaylee and her dog. When she is not working, she enjoys watching her children ride horses, playing volleyball with her husband, running to various Girl Scout events, and vacationing yearly in the Outer Banks.
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 wife to Ben and a mom to Benny!
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.
Gail Bonus is the newest member of the CAI-NJ Team. She started in January 2022 and is quickly learning all aspects of the dynamic community association industry. She provides support to the entire CAI-NJ Team as the office’s Administrative Assistant. Gail is responsible for the monthly membership system updates and will be the first person to greet you when you call or visit the CAI-NJ office.
Gail graduated from Binghamton University, in New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She later went on to attend the University of New Haven, in Connecticut, where she received a Master of Science in Education. She has been an active volunteer in her community, as the Secretary/Executive Board Trustee, for the non-profit Foundation for Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools since its inception in 2010. Gail has a daughter in graduate school and a son starting college. She enjoys the beach, live music, weekend getaways, as well as spending time with her friends and children.