The Community Associations Institute Georgia Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the chapter's operations in actively pursuing the purposes and objectives of both the national organization and the Georgia chapter. The CAI Georgia Board of Directors works closely with its Executive Director and the Chapter Committees to ensure that goals and objectives are achieved.
Jay Lazega, Esq.
Lazega & Johanson LLC
Jay has been a leader in the community association industry for over 20 years. His law firm specializes in Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Homeowners Association Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Collections, and Real Estate. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Emory University. He earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1988 from the University of Florida and is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Florida.
Jay has dedicated himself to the Community Association industry through significant teaching, writing, and legislative drafting. In addition to serving as one of the few instructors for the Community Association Management Licensing Course, he has taught numerous courses for the Community Associations Institute of Georgia, College of Community Association Lawyers, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Lorman Education Services, Dixie Land Title School, and the Georgia Institute of Real Estate.
Laura Lazar, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Laura Lazar, CMCA/AMS/PCAM, is with Parkside Management and has worked in association management since 2000. Prior to association management, Laura worked with Ray’s on the River and the Rio Bravo Cantina restaurants as the Vice President of Marketing. Active in CAI since 2002, Laura served as Chair for the National Conference Party, Fundraising and Public Relations Committees and was a member of the Membership and Legislative Action Committees. Laura has been awarded the Leadership Award , Recruiter of the Year – CAI Georgia, Recruiter of the Year – CAI National and the Rita Kennedy Award. She also serves on the Foster Children’s Board of Directors.
National Cooperative Bank
Scott entered lending in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977 as a mortgage loan officer after a brief stint in the Merchant Marines in 1969 and college. He moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles in 1982, working first as a National Sales Manager for Johnstown Mortgage, then joining Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1984 where he was part of the team that first invented and marketed Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS). Next, he joined Morgan Keegan as head of the CMBS and Asset Backed Desk. In 1998, Scott founded Community Funding Corporation, representing commercial read estate lenders and the National Cooperative Bank as an exclusive agent in the marketing of Community Association Financing. He worked closely with many members of CAI in the creation of the Community Association Lending Program and funded the first Homeowner Association loan made in Georgia in 1999 as reported in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Scott has been active in CAI since 2002. He chaired the Public Relations Committee and has served on the Legislative Action and Program Committees. He was also the 2005 winner of the CAI-Georgia Leadership Award.
The Glens at Mountain Brook
Richard is President of Brumley Appraisal Services, Inc. and holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Gaston College and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Georgia State University. He was in design, project management and maintenance of buildings and facilities for the telephone company for fifteen years in North Carolina and Florida. From 1992 to 2000, he was President of Brumley and Associates, Inc., a wireless networking design and installation company. He served four years as Director and Treasurer of the Georgia Association of Professional Appraisers. He has served two years as President and Director of The Glens of Mountain Brook Home Owner's Association and as Secretary and Director on the transition board.
P3 Painting & Renovations
Dale Pendergraft has been involved in Community Association Renovations since 1989 and holds an engineering degree. Prior to working in our industry, he worked for seven years for an Atlanta-based company, Onity, that provided electronic locking systems for the hospitality industry. At Onity, Dale covered a nationwide territory and held management positions in several areas, including Service, Returned Goods, Computer Programming (custom programming of new systems for the locking systems), Production, and Planning. When he left, the Planning department controlled revenues of $55,000,000 annually with over 50 install crews, 10 trainers, and 12 project managers.
Dale has been involved with the Community Associations Institute of Georgia since 2003. He served as Golf Committee Chair in 2007 and 2008 and was awarded the Rising Star and Leadership Awards for the Chapter. He also served on the National Conference Party Committee in 2005. He is a second generation owner of a renovation company that specializes in community association work, and he worked under his father's company prior to founding P3 Painting & Renovations. P3 Painting & Renovations is a licensed general contracting company that specializes in larger capital expenditure renovations, such as Painting, Carpentry, Roofing, Welding, Siding, and Concrete work. Dale is a native of Atlanta, and currently lives in Suwanee, Georgia with his wife Jennifer and their two daughters, Payton and Katelyn.
Sutton Pines Condominiums
Anne Melanson, PMP, is Vice-president of the Sutton Pines Condominium Association. She specializes in marketing and communication. Melanson volunteers at the Sandy Springs Community Action Center where she instructs adults in effective communication.
Parker Young Construction
Sara Hicks graduated from the Westminster Schools in Atlanta and then attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. She has been working in the disaster repair industry since 1996. In 1998, Sara started working for Parker Young Construction and FireStar. At that time she started to get involved with CAI. She has been involved with the Fundraising committee for 10 years and in 2009 was awarded the Rising Star Award.
SERVPRO of North Fulton
SERVPRO of North Fulton County is a family owned business which was started in 1991. SERVPRO is a full service 24-hour emergency restoration and construction company specializing in fire, water and mold damage mitigation. We have the ability to handle everything from a single family home to a multimillion dollar commercial loss with emergency staff operating 24/7/365.
Ashlie Bisig graduated with an MBA from the University of Georgia. Ashlie joined the SERVPRO team in 2003 and is now the operating owner. Prior to SERVPRO she gained valuable experience within the risk management & insurance industry. She also spent 3 years as the Campaign Director for the Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She is actively involved in a number of organizations including CAI, BOMA, & IREM and is IICRC certified in WRT, SRT and ASD.
Sandy Depa, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Homeowner Management Services
Sandy Depa, Vice President of Homeowner Management Services Inc., has worked in the community association management industry since 1999. Sandy has attained the PCAM designation and also holds the CMCA and AMS designations as a Community Association Manager. Prior to 1999, Sandy served as an HOA Board Member for five years, holding the positions of Treasurer, Vice President, and Secretary. Sandy has been actively involved with CAI since 2000. She co-chaired the Tennis Committee for two years and has also served on the Education Committee and Fundraising Committee. Sandy has been actively involved in several other organizations, including ALTA and the PTA and has a strong financial background in accounting and in the banking industry.
Floyd Dickens, III, Esq.
Gaddis & Lanier, LLC
Floyd Dickens represents condominiums, townhomes, and homeowner associations as counsel/litigator for these corporations throughout the state of Georgia. Prior to joining the firm, Floyd practiced in the areas of litigation, collection and bankruptcy, including serving as the managing attorney for consumer bankruptcy firms in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Floyd is an active member of the Georgia Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and has served on the Tennis Committee since 2008. Floyd has taught continuing education courses to community association managers and to community association Boards of Directors. He has also written published articles regarding community association related topics. Floyd is thus able to bring a unique perspective to the practice of community associations. Floyd is also active with the Boy Scouts of America, and volunteers his time teaching percussion music to middle school/high school students.