Baltimore, MD – July 8, 2016 - CHAI completed its 2016 fiscal year by showcasing at its annual meeting its many accomplishments in the northwest Baltimore City and Pikesville neighborhoods it serves. With more than 100 business and community leaders and elected officials in attendance, the agency highlighted the implementation of the CHAI 2.0 organizational plan, which focused CHAI’s activities into three important and distinct areas: Aging in Community, Community Development and Housing Enterprises.

This year’s annual meeting was particularly special because it was held at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, where CHAI now provides management and operational oversight in partnership with The Associated. At the meeting, guests experienced the first-ever celebrity endorsement of CHAI’s Foreclosure Prevention program from “Detour” Dave Sandler, of Hearst radio, who sent a greeting from his traffic studio thanking CHAI for helping him save his home. Additionally, after CHAI Board President Todd Tilson welcomed the guests, Linda A. Hurwitz, new Chair of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, brought energetic and inspirational greetings. CHAI also shared a video presenting Northwest Neighbors Connecting’s Volunteer Rides program.

Fiscal year 2016 marked the end of CHAI’s previous board officers’ roles and the new board officers were ushered in at the annual meeting:

President                                          Jeffrey Rosen

First Vice President                         Melissa Peters                                                

Vice President                                 Peter Burstein

Vice President                                Mendy Greenfield

Secretary                                          Jeff Powers

Treasurer                                          Scott Brown

The following awards were given out at CHAI’s annual meeting:

Lee Rosenberg Award                   Aaron Max                                                                     

Lifetime Achievement Award      Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector    

Public Servant of the Year            Ken Strong                                                                     

Special Service Award                   Cindy Zonies                                                                  

Board Member of the Year          Mendy Greenfield                                                         


New Board President, Jeffrey Rosen concluded the meeting as his first official presidential duty.

CHAI is an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Its mission is to develop and support thriving, stable communities in neighborhoods with a substantial Jewish population.