2022 Chapter Committees

Get Involved - Join a Chapter Committee

Did you know that more than 150 of our chapter members actively participate on a volunteer committee? It is an excellent way to network and promote yourself within the community association industry and CAI. It offers opportunities to meet new people, help run an all-volunteer organization and receive a great degree of appreciation and self-gratitude. Choose to help produce a special event or join one of our other committees that are significantly important to the continued growth, well-being and mission of CAI.

Community Expo

This committee designs, plans and stages the Community Expo events and virtual Reverse Trade Shows. These events are primary educational venues for managers and association board members. Time commitment: Monthly meetings and attendance at Expo events.
Michelle Caldwell
Committee Co-Chair:
Michelle Caldwell
ePipe Pipe Restoration
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Miste Holloway
Committee Co-Chair:
Miste Holloway
Rowan Property Owners Association
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Community Outreach

This committee is responsible for developing community projects which benefit communities in Los Angeles County and enhance CAI's image. Time commitment: Monthly meetings and attendance at community outreach events.
Jessica Koval
Committee Co-Chair:
Jessica Koval®, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Action Property Management AAMC
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Patti Specht
Committee Co-Chair:
Patti Specht
ServiceMaster Recovery by C2C Restoration
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Executive Retreat

This committee plans and stages the annual Executive Retreat, a one-day elevated educational conference for management company executives. Time commitment: As necessary.
Jerri Gaddis
Committee Chair:
Jerri Gaddis, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
FirstService Residential AAMC
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Finance

This committee monitors the Chapter's financial status and periodically reports the financial health to the board of directors. Members also explore ways to improve the Chapter's fundraising results. Time commitment: As necessary.
Nels Atha
Committee Chair:
Nels Atha, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Common Interest Services, Inc.
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Golf

The Golf Tournament Committee plans and stages the annual Golf Tournament. which is the Chapter's largest fund-raiser. Time commitment: A couple of meetings early in year and then bi-weekly meetings starting in late-August/early-September. through event date. Do you like to play golf?
Julia Gomes
Committee Co-Chair:
Julia Gomes
Accurate Termite & Pest Control
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Jeff Koscher
Committee Co-Chair:
Jeff Koscher
BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC
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Homeowner Leader Education

This committee updates and maintains materials for the Board Leadership Workshops, evening HOA educational seminars and advanced homeowner education programs. Members also train and organize the facilitators. Additional responsibilities include finding new ways to bring education to Community Association Homeowner Leaders, including classes at community colleges. This committee comprises Homeowner Leaders and Managers. Time commitment: Meetings as needed.
Leslie Barton
Committee Chair:
Leslie Barton, CMCA®
PRECISION PAINTING
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Legislative Support

The Legislative Support Committee supports CAI's lobbying efforts in Sacramento at the local level by disseminating information to members, fund-raising and generally increasing awareness about current legislative issues among members. Chair and Chapter Delegates participate in monthly CLAC telephone conferences and presentation of periodic legislative updates at programs, as necessary. Attendance at CLAC's annual "CA Day at the Capitol" and "A Day in the District" is encouraged. Time commitment: As necessary to meet lobbying demands at local level.
Erik Rivera
Committee Chair:
Erik Rivera, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Manhattan Pacific Management, Inc.
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Manager Education

This committee updates and maintains materials for CID Law courses and Manager-Only Workshops. Additional responsibilities include publicizing national PMDP courses, overseeing the Coaching to Credentials manager mentor program and designing a community college curriculum. This committee comprises Managers and Business Partners. Time commitment: Meetings as needed.
Helen Cook
Committee Co-Chair:
Helen Cook, CMCA®, AMS®
HOA Organizers, Inc.
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Martha Perkins
Committee Co-Chair:
Martha Perkins, CMCA®
100 S. Doheny Condominium Assn.
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Mediation Services

The committee is responsible for monitoring and expanding the Mediation Servicesprogram offering low-cost mediation to both members and non-members who wish to mediate CID matters. Time commitment: Meetings as needed.
Erik Rivera
Committee Chair:
Erik Rivera, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Manhattan Pacific Management, Inc.
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Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for membership development, including recruiting new members and retaining current members. Committee members are also ambassadors who staff registration tables, welcome new members and host potential members at Chapter functions. Committee members also serve as liaisons, ensuring that members are informed, involved and recognized for their contributions to the Chapter. Liaisons also contact continuing members periodically to ensure that the Chapter is meeting their needs and providing worthwhile benefits. Time commitment: This committee also assures that CAI-GLAC provides an appropriate array of sponsorship opportunities on an equitable basis to showcase Business Partners' companies, products and services to the membership. It is responsible for Tricks of the Trade (new business partner orientation), Holiday Happy Hour and regional happy hours throughout the year. One meeting per month, plus attendance at events.
Mimi Cortes
Committee Co-Chair:
Mimi Cortes
SAX Insurance Agency
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Tracy Robinson
Committee Co-Chair:
Tracy Robinson, CCAM®
Market Lofts Community Association
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Programs/Luncheons

The Programs Committee plans and stages Educational Luncheons during the year. Time commitment: Monthly meetings, plus attendance at luncheons to assist as necessary.
Sascha Macias
Committee Co-Chair:
Sascha Macias, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
FirstService Residential AAMC
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Mike Perlof
Committee Co-Chair:
Mike Perlof
Fenton Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP
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Publications

Focus MagazineThe Publications Committee oversees the FOCUS Magazine, the Website and the annual Membership Directory. Committee members work on themes and content for six magazines printed each year, and add new features to the ever-growing Website and Membership Directory. One key objective will be to establish and follow strict deadlines for all publications. Time commitment: As necessary.

Committee Co-Chairs:
Jocelle Maliwanag
Focus Magazine Co-Chair:
Jocelle Maliwanag
American Heritage Landscape
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Diane Rossiter
Focus Magazine Co-Chair:
Diane Rossiter, MBA, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®
Bell Canyon Association
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Social

The committee is responsible for putting on Dodger Game Night (July) and the Awards Gala (November). The Awards Gala is the second largest fund-raiser for the Chapter. The group puts together a budget, decides the location and the sponsorship package necessary to attract additional participation by Chapter members, and stages the event. Time commitment: Monthly meetings throughout the year and weekly meetings in the month prior to each major event.
Ashley Hibler
Committee Co-Chair:
Ashley Hibler
McKenzie Rhody, LLP
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Michael Valenzuela
Committee Co-Chair:
Michael Valenzuela
Vista Paint Corporation
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Social Media

Responsibilities include: 1) disseminating information about upcoming events and news through social media channels to raise community awareness of CAI and its benefits, 2) developing and implementing a social media strategy, 3) promoting Chapter events in order to maximize manager and association membership and participation, 4) conducting opinion and statistical surveys, and soliciting ideas for future Chapter offerings. The Social Media Committee will work with other committees, as necessary, to develop a plan for promoting those respective committees' activities in order to draw more public and member support. Time commitment: As necessary to successfully promote the organization.
Alana Walker
Committee Co-Chair:
Alana Walker
Reconstruction Experts, Inc.
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Committee Co-Chair:
Scott Mikelonis
PMP Management AAMC
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Wine Night

This committee designs, plans and produces the annual Wine Night event. This event is an important Chapter fund-raiser. Time commitment: Meetings as necessary and attendance at the August event.
Pamella De Armas
Committee Co-Chair:
Pamella De Armas, CIRMS®
Silicon Beach Insurance Services
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Elaine Gower
Committee Co-Chair:
Elaine Gower
The Naumann Law Firm, PC
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