P.O. Box 495 - Glen Ellyn, IL  60138


Ray Koch - Real Estate Investor - CCIA volunteer for a very long time!
If you're a CCIA Member, chances are you've met Ray. Ray volunteers at our CCIA Membership table and is always willing to answer questions and get to know you. If you haven't met Ray, drop by and say Hello!
Martha Schoen - Real Estate Investor - CCIA volunteer since 2014
Martha is currently working full time at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital as a Supervisor of Non-Technical Operations in the Laboratory. She likes to joke that she is in charge of the team of Blood Suckers! She has a 4 year Bachelors in Healthcare and is a ASCP certified Medical Technologist. Martha recently purchased her first rental property and is working towards building her portfolio to include a minimum of 10 rentals. She is also working to include wholesaling for fast cash to be able to buy more!

Jamae' Christopher - Real Estate Investor - CCIA volunteer for a very long time!
Jamae' is a regular volunteer and long-time member of CCIA. She attends many of our meetings and workshops. Many of you may be already familiar with Jamae' as you have seen her sitting at the sales table and assisting Jane and Pam with the meeting's activities. Jamae' is a real estate investor located in the South Suburbs. She uses several creative techniques in acquiring real estate which include Lease-Options, Subject To and is currently specializing in Wholesaling.

Pam Kowalczyk
Office Admin - Web Designer

Probably the only one in the group who is not a real estate investor! Pam met Jane Garvey through their mutual interest in gardening. She has freelanced for CCIA since 2004. At meetings you can find Pam at the Registration or Membership tables.

M. Jane Garvey
President CCIA

In 1984, Jane and her late husband, Marc Goodfriend, started CCIA as a way to make and keep connections with other local investors. 30 years later CCIA is still connecting investors as well as bringing you the most brilliant minds and ideas in real estate.Articles & Complete


Sameena Khalfan - CCIA volunteer since 2008
We are always thrilled when Sam turns out to help! You can often see Sameena at the Lobby check in desk - either asking for your Membership Card or accepting Door Fees. No matter what needs doing, Sam is there to help. Sameena started out in Real Estate in 2007, shortly before joining CCIA as a Member in 2007. She started investing in Short Sales and moved on to rehabbing - doing multiple properties simultaneously. Wholesaling will be in the near future. Running numbers comes natural to Sam with her background in Accounting. One of her goals is to start accumulating long term rental properties.



Steven J. Smullin - Real Estate Problem Solving Since 1988
Many of you may be already familiar with Steve as a regular contributor at CCIA meetings & workshops. Steve is a commercial real estate investor, broker, counselor, exchangor, educator and long time practitioner using creative solutions to real estate related problems. Steve's areas of study
include formulas, exchanging, syndication, financial analysis, property management and more. Steve has created and presented programs and workshops for CCIA many times over the years. Read Steve's Complete Bio

CCIA is an organization run by M. Jane Garvey & a very lean staff.  We are only able to do what we do because of the incredible selflessness of our volunteers!  What a blessing it is having so many brilliant minds and wonderful people available at the local level!  We appreciate every bit of the time and energy our volunteers give in order to make CCIA what it is.  Many of these people have served in leadership positions within CCIA for many years. Meet our team:

James F. Cunningham, CPA, MST
Jim has volunteered at CCIA meetings for many years as our "Ask The Accountant" help desk. Jim works with real estate investors, business owners and high net worth individuals to reduce their income tax obligations through the use of creative tax strategies. He has 30+ years experience as a CPA and tax adviser in the public accounting industry. Jim is also a real estate investor, having owned single & multi-family rentals, HUD properties, commercial real estate and vacation rental property.
Read JIm's Complete Bio