Board & Committees

BoardCommittees

You’ll get the most out of your membership if you invest time into helping CAI BayCen committees stay active and innovative. Our committees implement the strategic plan for the Chapter. From programs to publications to legislative activity, committee members provide the strength that enables the Chapter to meet the needs of its member communities in the Bay Area and Central region.

Some of the benefits of being a Board Member:

  1. Meet, network and establish a rapport with other industry members and the community association industry
  2. Establish yourself and your company as a leader in the community association industry
  3. Keep abreast of changes, trends and developments in the community association industry
  4. Recognition among peers for outstanding work and volunteerism
  5. Share knowledge and experiences to create quality programs & services to improve the community association industry
Leanne Anderson-Demattei, CCAM-PM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM : PRESIDENT

Leanne Anderson-Demattei, CCAM-PM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

PRESIDENT

condos@slpm.com
510.569.0722 x117


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Leanne Anderson is a Principal, Department Manager, and Portfolio Manager at SLPM Property Management. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, East Bay, Leanne initiated her career in management in the restaurant and healthcare industries. Afterward, she held senior management and sales positions in the information technology and advertising industries before expanding her career with SLPM Property Management approximately 15 years ago.

Leanne’s credentials include: a broker’s license from the California Department of Real Estate; Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM); Certified Community Association Manager with advanced training in Portfolio Management (CCAM-PM); Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA); Association Management Specialist (AMS); Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program training from the San Leandro Police Department. She is an active member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers-Portfolio Manager (CACM-PM).

Leanne currently serves as President Elect on the Board of Directors for the CAI Bay Area and Central California Chapter, has Chaired the annual CAI Mini Expo and Educational Conference for the last four years, and is the board liaison for the educational mentoring program.

Leanne’s skills and interests extend beyond association management; she is a private pilot, avid traveler, gourmet cook, and an active supporter of several art museums and nature conservancies.


Nicholas Berg, CMCA, AMS, PCAM : PRESIDENT ELECT

Nicholas Berg, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

PRESIDENT ELECT

nberg@citiscapesf.com
(415) 401-2000


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Nick Berg, PCAM, CPM is President at CitiScape Property Management headquartered in San Francisco. His responsibilities include information technology, operational innovation, performance management, legal and insurance issues. Nick has broad experience in managing commercial and residential real estate portfolios, including apartment buildings and luxury high-rise condominium associations. He holds a Salesperson License with the California Bureau of Real Estate. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.


Grant Shetron, CMCA, AMS, PCAM : VICE PRESIDENT

Grant Shetron, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

VICE PRESIDENT

gshetron@popular.com
(800) 233-7164


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Grant started in the common interest development industry in 1995 as a portfolio manager prior to becoming president of his family-run management company and going on to work as a local executive for a large management company with a national footprint.

In his current capacity Mr. Shetron is Vice President and Commercial Relationship Officer for Popular Association Banking in Northern California, specializing in providing associations with financing options for building repair and capital improvement projects.

Grant is a graduate of San Jose State University, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Economics. He is a licensed real estate agent through the California Department of Real Estate and currently holds CMCA, AMS and PCAM designations through the Community Associations Institute (CAI).


Lisa Esposito : TREASURER

Lisa Esposito

TREASURER

lisa@actconstruction.net
925.766.6383


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I have had the pleasure of working with colleagues, board members and vendors for more than 30 years in our incredible homeowner association industry. From training staff to supporting the efforts of the volunteers that serve on the boards and committees, it has certainly been a journey. At one point in my career I was the President of the largest management company in California that allowed me to use the power and leverage to create some of the best practices to assist the professionals in our industry provide even better service and many of those practices have survived the test of time.

I was honored to be elected to many terms as a Director on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Community Managers until mid-2014 when an opportunity presented itself to use my experience and relationships in a “new” position. I had to resign my board seat at that time since I was no longer a “manager.” This was more difficult than I ever imagined, but as the saying goes, one door closes and another opens.

I have been honored to be asked to be an expert witness in litigation cases involving homeowner associations and the role that the boards and management should be following. Most recently I have been accepted by the Sacramento Superior Court as an expert witness for trial.

Over the years I have truly enjoyed the speaking opportunities at industry events and have been partnered with some of the brightest and most influential speakers in the industry, and we actually got to have some fun while presenting the information!

In my new role as Vice President for ACT Construction, allows me the opportunity to work with my previous mentor and boss Rob Rosenberg. I am on the faculty of CACM teaching the newer managers some of the foundational information that will allow them to be successful in their new careers. I also have been fortunate in being elected to the Board of Directors of the CAI BayCen Chapter and serve as its Treasurer as well as serving on the Educational Committee.  I am most grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the industry that has been so good to me.


Janis Sandy, CMCA, AMS, PCAM : SECRETARY

Janis Sandy, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

SECRETARY

jsandy@manorinc.com
(650) 637-1616


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Janis Sandy, CCAM has served as a Senior Community Manager for homeowner’s associations for over twelve years, specializing in multi-family dwellings, new community developer transitions and large-scale project management. She currently serves as a Senior Community Manager and Director of Education with The Manor Association. She is an active member of the Bay Area and Central California Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) serving on numerous committees and has spoken at educational events, and has authored articles for other homeowner’s association industry publications. She is the current Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Chapter and Central California Chapter of CAI.


W. Alexander Noland, Esq., CCAL : IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

W. Alexander Noland, Esq., CCAL

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

alex@noland-law.com
415-481-0824


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Alex has been practicing community association law since 2008, and provides legal services to residential, mixed-use, and commercial/industrial common interest developments. His law practice is based in San Francisco, and includes counseling associations on corporate governance, fiduciary duties, compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, negotiating and drafting contracts, amending and restating governing documents, preparing opinions and advisory letters on corporate business and legal issues, and representing associations in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Alex is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area and Central California Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and is a long-standing member of the Chapter’s Education Committee and a former member of the Chapter’s Legislative Support Committee. On a national level, he is a fellow of CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers, a select honor conferred in recognition of his long history of commitment as an educator and advocate for community associations. Alex is also a member of the Legal Advisory Steering Committee and the faculty of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). He regularly speaks at events hosted by and authors articles for publications of CAI, CACM, and the Educational Community for Homeowners (ECHO).


Ann Marquis Fisher : Director

Ann Marquis Fisher

Director

amarquisfisher@yahoo.com
(925) 846-6853


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Ann is currently in her seventeenth year as president of Deer Oaks Association, and sits on the boards of two other homeowner associations.  She is an member of ECHO and CAI.  Ann is on the Board of Trustees for her alma mater Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL) and is also an active parent volunteer in her local school district.  Ann serves as the president of the East Bay California Alumnae chapter of her Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) sorority.

Ann was a personal banking officer at Wells Fargo Bank, before retiring in 2000.

Ann did her doctoral studies in American Literature at the University of California, Riverside and holds a BA and MA in American Literature from Illinois Wesleyan and the University of Northern Iowa.

Ann and her family reside in Pleasanton.


Morgan Hurlbutt : Director

Morgan Hurlbutt

Director

morgan@russell-mallett.com
925-947-4915


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Morgan Hurlbutt is a Senior Associate with Russell & Mallett LLP which represents common interest developments, both as general counsel and as litigation counsel, throughout Northern California. Ms. Hurlbutt received her degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1999 and has represented and advised common interest developments for over fourteen years. She advises boards of directors regarding governing document interpretation, election issues, rule enforcement, member disputes and matters involving governmental agencies. She also amends and revises governing documents.

Ms. Hurlbutt is a former CACM instructor and has also lectured on numerous topics related to common interest developments including member discipline, fiduciary duties, fair housing, ethics, and laws pertaining to common interest developments. She is active in the Bay Area Chapter of Community Associations Institute serving on numerous committees and speaking at educational events.


Mark McKenna : Director

Mark McKenna

Director

markincalifornia@gmail.com
415-577-1497


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I am a business consultant specializing in helping small to medium sized companies address operating and accounting concerns.  After many years working for federal contractors in the Washington DC area., I now support two startup companies as Chief Financial Officer for “Get My Boat”, a small unique internet based boat rental company and “Hazon Solutions”, an UAV solutions provider for infrastructure inspection.

I have a BS from the University of Colorado, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and am a Certified Public Accountant.  I serve on the Board of Directors for Rancho de Los Gatos Homeowners Association.

Residing in San Francisco, my wife, Patricia, and I enjoy traveling and working within the community.


Edith C. Murphy, Esq. : Director

Edith C. Murphy, Esq.

Director

EMurphy@Hughes-Gill.com
(925) 926-1200


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Edith Murphy is an attorney with the law firm of Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti, P.C. in Walnut Creek.  Ms. Murphy represents homeowners associations in all aspects of their corporate operations, including governing document analysis, interpretation, revision and enforcement, elections, real property and title issues, special assessments, analyzing and drafting agreements with vendors, and representation of homeowners associations in member disputes.  Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Ms. Murphy was in-house counsel at two national title insurance companies, focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions, including escrow claims, insurance coverage matters, prior liens and encumbrances on real property, foreclosure, boundary-line disputes, and underwriting.  Ms. Murphy received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Santa Clara University.


Laura Ravazza, CCAM-PM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM : Director

Laura Ravazza, CCAM-PM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Director

laura@hmcpm.com
925-937-1011 Ext. 109


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Laura Ravazza has been in the property management industry for ten years and was recently promoted to a Senior Community Association Manager with Homeowners Management Company. She was raised around the industry, working with her parents and grandparents who managed rental properties.  As an adult, Laura tried other jobs, but realized her passion is working in property management and started as an on-site community manager, later making the transition to HOA portfolio management. Laura worked diligently to learn as much as she could about community association management earning the Certified Community Association Manager designation while working with homeowners associations here in the Bay Area. In early 2015, Laura was introduced to the team at Homeowners Management Company and joined the company in April of that year.

Over the years Laura has helped her client communities with asphalt projects, painting projects, pool renovation projects, landscape and irrigation upgrades, plumbing upgrades, governing document re-writes, obtaining bank loans, emergency crisis management and restoration/reconstruction projects.  These experiences and her active participation in our industry has allowed her to develop strong relationships with the most respected local industry professionals including specialty contractors, HOA attorneys and scores of service providers, community neighbors and local governmental agencies.

Laura’s passion for community association management is reflected in the job she does for her communities and in the interactions she has with board members, homeowners and service providers everyday.

Awards, Credentials and other Accomplishments:

• 2016 Manager of the Year Award – CAI Bay Area/Central CA Chapter • 2016 National Manager of the Year – Top 10 Finalist• 2016 Committee of the Year Award – CAICares Committee – CAI Bay Area Chapter • 2015 Vision Award Nominee – California Association of Community Managers (CACM)• Certified Community Association Manager – Portfolio Management Specialist (CCAM-PM) – by the California Association of Community Managers (CACM)• Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) – by the international Community Associations Institute (CAI) Bay Area/Central CA Chapter• Featured Speaker – 2017 CAI Southern CA Legal Forum, 2016 Bay Area Regional CAI Forum• Serves on the Board of Directors for Community Associations Institute Bay Area and Central California Chapter. Also involved in CAI Cares and the Social Media Committees for the CAI Bay/Cen Chapter. • Vice Public Relations Chair for the California Legislative Action Committee and a Delegate at Large for the local LSC Chapter.


Kelvin Nanney, CMP, CAE : Executive Director

Kelvin Nanney, CMP, CAE

Executive Director

kelvinn@meetingpossibilities.com
(925) 355-1980, (925) 234-3129 Mobile, (925) 355-1784 Fax


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Kelvin has been the CAI Bay Area & Central CA Chapter’s Executive Director since 2007.  He is the CEO of Meeting Possibilities, a professional and trade association management company. He has worked in the meetings industry for more than thirty years. Kelvin earned his CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation in August 2014 from the American Society of Association Executives and his CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation in January 2001 from the Convention Industry Council. Kelvin also serves as the Executive Director of CAI CA North Chapter.

Kelvin is an active member with AMC Institute, CalSAE (California Society of Association Executives), GMIC (Green Meetings Industry Council) and SPIN (Senior Planners Industry Network). He is currently serving on the Bay Area Regional Council of CalSAE. He has been an active member of MPI with memberships in Sacramento, Southern California and North Florida as well as Meeting Professionals International Northern California (MPINCC) serving on the board of directors and as chairman on various committees. Kelvin joined Rotary International in 1999.

Prior to joining Meeting Possibilities, Kelvin held management positions in sales and marketing, operations and accounting for Intercontinental, Hilton, Radisson and independent hotel companies in California and Florida.

2440 Camino Ramon, Suite 273
San Ramon, CA 94583
www.caibaycen.com


Rachel Selwan : Associate Executive Director

Rachel Selwan

Associate Executive Director

rachels@meetingpossibilities.com
925-355-1980


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Rachel Nicole Selwan has been with Meeting Possibilities, LLC for three years and involved with Associations and Event Coordination for six years. Her primary role is as an Associate Executive Director for the CAI Bay Area & Central California Chapter, as well as the CAI California North Chapter. Rachel is a detail-oriented professional with extensive knowledge of event creation, planning and execution.

Before joining Meeting Possibilities, LLC, Rachel worked as an Accounting Professional for Ideal Computer Services, Inc., and as the Administrative Assistant to the Board of Directors for the Associated Students Inc. at Sacramento State while attending College. Rachel has her BA in Photography with a minor in Journalism.

Rachel is an avid Photographer, happy wife and proud dog mom.


Communications Council

Social Media Committee: The purpose of the Social Media Committee is to communicate the goals and initiatives of the chapter, connect members with each other and with resources, advertise and increase participation in chapter events, and advance the interaction of members with the chapter through website and social media interfaces while accomplishing the overall goal of increased chapter membership.

Communications Committee: Responsible for the planning and development of content for the Chapter’s monthly magazine, The CommunicatorTM. The committee identifies topics and appropriate content and identifies and recruits appropriate authors and contributors.

Designation & Mentoring Committee: The Designation Mentoring Committee is committed to supporting community managers looking to continue their path of professional development by earning one of several designations offered through CAI. Whether you are new to the industry and want to know how to get started or if you are a seasoned veteran seeking a PCAM credential, the Designation Mentoring Committee is here to help. Committee Members assist Mangers in structuring a development plan specific to the individual. The committee is currently offering three exciting programs designed to help you achieve an advanced designation through CAI.

1) MENTORING PROGRAM
Do you need some tips on what classes to take? Do you want some guidance as you navigate the application process? The Designations Committee will match you with a mentor that has achieved the industry’s highest professional credential, the PCAM.
Your mentor will provide one-on-one support and guidance throughout credentialing and designation process. This includes creating a personalized strategic plan for each candidate to obtain the AMS designations and preparing candidates for the PCAM case study.

2) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
We are offering scholarships of $250 to Community Managers that are chapter members in good standing to partially reimburse you for registration fees for any one of CAI’s six M200 level Professional Management Development Program (PMDP) Courses. Scholarships are awarded once the course is completed and evidence is provided showing proof of attendance and passing grade. Other restrictions apply. Subject to application approval by the Chapter Board of Directors and availability of funding.

3) THE CMCA Challenge (Study Session & CMCA Exam)
Hold a CCAM? Taken the M100? Have five years industry experience? If so, you qualify to take the CMCA Challenge!
The BayCen Chapter is offering those Community Managers who currently hold an active CCAM® designation the opportunity to “challenge” the CMCA exam without having to sit though the two-and-a-half-day M-100 course.
Our chapter offers a FREE study session with a qualified California instructor to prepare you for the CMCA examination. There is a $350 cost to take the CMCA Exam immediately following the study session. But, if you pass the exam, the Chapter will award you a $250 scholarship! To be eligible you must be a Community Manager and chapter member in good standing.
For more information on all of these programs or to apply please contact the Chapter Executive Director Kelvin Nanney at KelvinN@meetingpossibilities.com or (925) 355-1980.

CLAC

California Legislative Action Committee: Responsible for identifying legislative issues of importance to common interest communities in the specific jurisdiction of the committee. This includes local, regional, statewide and federal legislation. Monitors legislation and helps the Chapter set specific issue priorities.

Member Services Council

Special Events Committee: Identifies, coordinates and promotes special events for the Chapter. Activities include Jump Start January, Membership Picnic, Holiday Party and other networking events.

Annual Dinner Committee: Responsible for the overall management and planning of the Annual Awards Dinner, including selection of the location, entertainment, recruiting sponsors and promotion of the event.

Golf Committee: Responsible for the overall management, selection of location, recruiting sponsors and planning of the Annual Golf Outing.

Education Council

Conference & Expo: Responsible for the overall development and management of the Conference & Expo including recruiting exhibitors and sponsors and promotion of the event. The Conference & Expo Committee works in conjunction with the Education Committee to develop Conference seminars.

Education Committee: Charged with the development, promotion and presentation of educational programs, including ABCs for Association Leaders, Advanced ABCs, Legislative Update & Professional Forum and Employment Seminar for the Chapter membership, paying particular attention to the needs of each of the interest groups. In addition, the Education Committee coordinates Conference seminars with the Conference & Expo Committee

CAI CARES! Committee

To recognize those in our industry who are making a difference in their community and beyond. To host two or more Chapter recognized philanthropic events per year.

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