Headquartered in Anne Arundel County, the Chesapeake Chapter of CAI (CAI/CRC) serves the State of Maryland except for Montgomery, Prince Georges, Frederick, Charles and St. Mary's counties. The Maryland and Delaware Eastern Shore areas are also a part of the Chapter. When an individual, community, or professional joins CAI National, they also become a member of the local chapter based on their personal and/or business address. If a member wishes to choose their chapter, that option is available to them.

The Chesapeake Chapter schedules many educational programs for both the homeowner, board member and community volunteer, as well as the managers/management companies that work with these associations. The Chapter sponsors a variety of social/networking events, including an annual golf outing and a holiday social. One of the most successful events that the Chapter offers is the Annual Business Symposium/Expo which concentrates on a specific issue relating to the community association industry. With over 85 vendor companies, the Expo portion of this event offers tremendous opportunity for homeowners and managers to meet with qualified contractors and business professionals.

The Chapter also sponsors five educational breakfast programs annually. Each focuses on a different subject and draws up to 180 homeowners and management professionals and business partners. Together with the Washington Metro Chapter, CAI/CRC strives to represent community associations by serving on the Maryland Legislative Action Committee (MD-LAC). This committee represents the interests of community association residents and professionals before the Maryland Legislature, Congress and federal agencies. Homeowners, managers and attorneys are given the opportunity to serve on this influential committee.

The Chapter publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled 'The Beacon' in addition to maintaining this extensive website (

CAI provides education, tools and resources to people who govern and manage homeowners associations, condominiums and other planned communities. Our mission is to help you make your community a better—even preferred—place to call home.

CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 45 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. Our members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.

Working closely with our state, regional and local chapters (almost 60 nationwide), we bring together experts to provide the latest information on community association management and governance. We serve our members with books, seminars and workshops, research, continuing education and periodicals, including Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters on community association management, governance and law.

CAI also advocates for legislative and regulatory policies that support responsible governance and effective management. We represent the interests of our members before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and other policy-setting bodies on issues such as taxes, insurance, bankruptcy reform and fair housing. In addition, state Legislative Action Committees represent CAI members before state legislatures and agencies on issues such as assessment collection, foreclosure and construction defects


Ruth Harlan, President (Homeowner)
Carroll Vista Community Association
106 Clubside Drive
Taneytown, MD  21787
1st Term; Exp.:  12/18

T. Allen Mott, (Service Provider)
President Elect

Cowie & Mott, P.A.
2319 Boston Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-327-1111 (fax)
2nd Term Exp.: 12/19

Maura Hancock, (Manager)
Vice President & Secretary
Condominium Venture, Inc., AAMC
6300 Woodside Ct. Ste. 10
Columbia, MD 21046
2nd Term; Exp.:  12/20

Roderick G. Clark, III, (Homeowner)
The Towers Condominium, Inc.
3041 Fallstaff Rd. Unit 205
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-318-8873 (fax)
1st Term Exp.: 12/18

Neil Alioto, (Homeowner)
Eden Brook Condominiums
1009 Samantha Lane, Apt 104
Odenton, MD  21113
410-672-5820 (fax)
2nd Term; Exp:  12/18

Bill Hasselman, (Service Provider)
Becht Engineering BT
10717 Birmingham Way
Woodstock, MD 21163
410-461-3128 (fax)
2nd Term Exp.: 12/19

Gary Saylor, (Service Provider)
Atlantic Maintenance Group
101 Holsum Way, Ste. E
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
410-768-4799 (fax)
2nd Term; Exp.:  12/18

John K. Taylor, (Homeowner)
Roland Springs HOA
4438 Roland Springs Drive
Baltimore, MD  21210
410-654-1996 (fax)
2nd Term; Exp:  12/18

Kerrie Zander, (Service Provider)
DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal
300 Nevada Avenue
Odenton, MD 21113
1st Term Exp.: 12/20

Camille G. Cimino
    Chapter Executive Director
Angela Guaragna
    Membership Services Associate
Jennifer Driscoll
    Membership Services Associate

Board members may serve two (2) consecutive terms;

Each term is for three (3) years

As of 1/1/18

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Chesapeake Region Chapter, CAI
1985 Fairfax Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-540-9827 (Fax)


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Committees are one of the most valuable resources in achieving the Chapter’s goals. All committees work under the authority of the Board of Directors, which approves all committee programs, budgets, and expenditures. The committee structure is a means for broadening members’ involvement in the Chapter and for sharing the workload. The Chapter Staff rely on committee members to serve as sounding boards offering their creative opinion as well as sharing the resources they have available to them to help the Chapter achieve its goals. Committee involvement is also a natural stepping stone for one day serving on the Chapter’s Board of Directors.

For Managers, CAI National recognizes one’s time spent serving on a Chapter committee when a manager is working towards a CAI designation.

The Chesapeake Chapter has established the following committees:

Missy Schwartz, Knott Mechanical
Vice-Chair: Ron Bridge, Weaver Bros. Insurance Associates, Inc.
Assist monthly in welcoming new members by phone or email, asking them if they have any questions about any member services and encourage/invite them to attend an upcoming program. They also contact non-member homeowners who have previously attended a Chapter seminar and ask them for feedback and see if there would be an interested in their association joining CAI.

Create incentive programs for Chapter members to promote joining CAI to their colleagues, clients and suppliers. Committee members serve as Mentors, offering their time to help a fellow member with a problem or refer them to someone who could help them. Committee members greet colleagues as they arrive at the Chapter Breakfast Programs and especially try to make the first time attendees feel welcome. They are our Chapter’s “Cheerleaders”! Committee meetings are generally held after a Breakfast Seminar or via conference call. Committee members to alternate manning a table at the Expo to welcome non-members and talk about joining.

Beacon Newsletter
Dani Bressler, Toepfer Construction
Vice-Chair: Gail Windisch, Tidewater Property Management
Submit articles to the Chapter office that will provide timely information to the membership on trends, governance issues, legislation, new resources and more! Articles should be topical and are to be generic in nature, not an advertisement for a company. Review Beacon advertising rates and make recommendations to the staff and Board. Most committee meetings are held monthly by conference call.

Golf Committee
 Scott Karam, Kolb Electric
Vice-Chair: Kara Permisohn, Minkoff Company, Inc.
Work with Chapter staff in the planning of the Annual Golf Outing held in June, which encourages homeowner and manager members and business partners to play in the event. Committee members are responsible for contacting Business partners about being a sponsor and/or to see if they would like to buy a foursome. Monthly planning meetings take place in Annapolis, MD from January thru June.

PMDP/ESSENTIALS Onsite Registration
Jonathan Rosenberg, WP&M Real Estate Management  
Provide staff to handle the onsite registration check-in for the local Professional Manager Development Program (PMDP) classes & the Essentials Course for Volunteer Leaders that the Chapter offers in the Baltimore/Annapolis area.

Annual Fall Expo and Business Providers Showcase
Ellen Throop, Elmore & Throop, P.C.
Vice-Chair: Michael Romano, Community Association Underwriters
Work with the Chapter Staff in selecting the theme for the morning general session (the Board of Directors having final approval), creation of an agenda and outline, afternoon seminar topics, selection of speakers, establishing Vendor booth fees, developing sponsorship opportunities, etc. Committee reviews all expenses and determines the attendee registration fees. Monthly planning meetings will take place in Howard County and run from March thru September.

Chad Toms, Whiteford, Taylor, Preston, LLP
Help promote CAI to homeowners, managers and business partners on the Eastern Shore; build attendance at the Seminars that are hosted on the Eastern Shore; encourage carpooling to and from the Eastern Shore to the Chapter’s Breakfast Programs held in the Baltimore/Annapolis area, and encourage attendance at the Chapter’s Annual Expo and Symposium. Work together with the DCMA organization to bring education to the eastern shore and build membership in CAI.

Holiday Social
Valerie Robinette, Community Management Corporation
Help in generating attendees, building sponsorships and creating a fun environment for this annual end-of-year event which presently takes place at the Westin BWI Hotel. Together with staff, the Committee reviews the food, entertainment, costs and agenda for the event and makes recommendations to the Board. Committee has one face-to-face meeting and then communicates via email and phone. Committee members may be called upon to contact business partners for sponsorship.

Chair: Vicki Eaton, Community Association Services, Inc.
The committee is tasked with the responsibility of compiling a list of timely topics which would then be reviewed by the membership at the Chapter’s Annual Planning Retreat (September). The top 5 most popular issues would be the topics for the 2015 Breakfast Seminars. Meetings are held in June, July and August.

Maryland Legislative Action Committee
Chair: Peter Philbin, Esq., Rees Broome, P.C.


1979 - Howard Cihak, PCAM®
1980 - Stephen Bupp, PCAM®, CVI, Inc.
1981 - P. Michael Nagle, Esq., Nagle & Zaller, P.C.
1982 - P. Michael Nagle, Esq., Nagle & Zaller, P.C.
1983 - JoAnn Aguilar
1984 - Michael Mannes, Esq., Law Office of Michael Mannes
1985 - James Faust, PCAM®, Comanco
1986 - Roger W. Brown
1987 - James Faust, PCAM®, Comanco
1988 - JoAnn Aguilar
1989 - Buck Mann, Mann Properties
1990 - Jean Procino, Comanco
1991 - Richard Ransom, Esquire
1992 - Frank Stromyer, CPM, PCAM®, Wallace H. Campbell & Co.
1993 - Raymond Via, Esq., Linowes & Blocher, LLP
1994 - Thomas Whidden, Community Landscape Services
1995 - Stanley J. Sersen, RS, Architectural Support Group
1996 - Tanis Gartmond, AMS®, PCAM®, Wallace H. Campbell & Co.
1997 - Lauren Hamm
1998 - Dwight Clark, Esq., Law Office of Dwight Clark
1999 - Sari McLeod, PCAM®, Wallace H. Campbell & Co.
2000 - Charles Becht, Sr., Becht EngineeringBT, Inc.
2001 - Cynthia Hitt Kent, Law Office of Cynthia Hitt Kent
2002 - Craig Zaller, Esq., Nagle & Zaller, P.C.
2003 - Louise Hood, Residential Realty Group
2004 - William Hasselman, Becht Engineering BT, Inc.
2005 - Noelle Navarro, DRD Pool Management
2006 - Leslie Matyas, Potomac Basin Group Associates
2007 - Ariel Phoenix, Pleasant Hills HOA
2008 - Allen Watts, DRD Pool Management
2009 - Scott Silverman, Nagle & Zaller, P.C.
2010 - Ellen Throop, Elmore & Throop, P.C.
2011 - Kara Permisohn, Minkoff Company
2012 - Joe Jordan, Becht Engineering, left Feb 2012
2012 - B.K. Wallbrunn, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Management Corporation - Completed the year as President
2013 - B.K. Wallbrunn, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Management Corporation
2014 - Judyann Lee, Linowes and Blocher, LLP
2015 - Gary Saylor, Atlantic Maintenance Group
2016 - Neil Alioto, Eden Brook Condominium
2017 - Gianna Rahmani, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Tidewater Property Management