Redefining The Apartment Living Experience
Recognizing the many benefits of in-house property management, AION Management was formed in 2017. AION Management’s mission is to provide our residents with a best-in-class living experience through our dedication to understanding their needs and offering exemplary customer service all while empowering our team to deliver value to our investors, owners, partners, and AION. Led by Robin Flagler, President of AION Management, AION’s boutique style allows for the AION team to offer a sophisticated and specialized approach to property management. Properties in our portfolio get personal one-on-one attention but have access to large-firm resources. The AION team stays abreast of all the current trends, technology, and market conditions to position each property effectively for its demographic and market. AION Management has experience with many different geographic locations and property styles. Currently, AION’s Portfolio consists of over 20,000 units in 7 states, from established vintage buildings to brand-new lease-ups. AION doesn’t just manage apartment communities; we offer our residents a lifestyle and a living experience tailored to their needs. We offer our owners, investors, and partners a unique management firm that lives by our mission statement and core values. Our motto One Team One Dream is carried over to all we do as an organization as we strive for excellence and continuous success. AION Management – a new boutique style of property management. AION Management is recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®).
To provide our residents with a best in class living experience through our dedication to understanding their needs & offering exemplary customer service all while empowering our team to deliver value to our investors, partners & AION.
Aspire for excellence every day & in all that we do.
A trend setting company that utilizes the latest technology to streamline systems.
Act with integrity, show respect & trust for each other. One Team One Dream.
Always challenging ourselves to think outside of the box with an entrepreneurial spirit while embracing new solutions.
Senior Operations Team
Regional Real Estate Manager
Nicolette Anastario is currently a Regional Real Estate Manager at AION Management, where she is responsible for operations and financial performance of over 1,100 units throughout New Jersey. Nicolette has over seven years of property management experience.
She started with AION Management in 2021 as a Real Estate Manager and was promoted in 2022 to the Regional Real Estate Manager role. Prior to AION, Nicolette worked for Capodagli Property Company as a multi-site Property Manager of over 290 units. She began her career in Real Estate as a Sales Associate with Coldwell Banker while managing a portfolio of over 250 single and multi-family homes across the NY/NJ Metro Area for Dixon Advisory.
Nicolette is experienced in managing Class A assets at various stages, including lease-ups, repositioning, and management take overs. Her asset expertise in capital improvement projects, process streamlining, resource management, and customer service allows her to lead her team of managers in delivering strong financial results. In addition to her NJ Real Estate Salesperson License, Nicolette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Rutgers University Business School. She also holds a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Director of Revenue
Lauren began her career over 10 years ago in New Jersey as a leasing agent for Continental Properties and Garden Communities. Throughout her tenure she has held the position of property manager, regional manager and has played an integral role in developing SOP’s, software integration, capital projects, compliance, and construction. She brings with her a strong background in managing teams, implementing policies, and increasing NOI. Lauren believes that “kindness is the most effective motivational tool we have. Treat people with respect and they will move mountains for you”. She holds an A.S in social science from Brookdale and a B.A in Psychology from Kean university.
Regional Service Director
Darius Bourne Sr. is a Regional Service Director for the Maryland and Virginia regions. Before joining AION, Darius gained 21 years’ experience in Multi Family and Property Management. During this time, he oversaw various community styles in Maryland. His educational background consists of formal HVAC training/certification from TESST College and CAMT training/certification from the NAA. Darius recently obtained his Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®) designation from PMI and Towson University.
Assistant Director of Service Operations
Zack Conley is a Regional Service Director for AION in the Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH markets. Before joining AION in April 2022, he started his career as a part-time landscaper, was promoted to a full-time maintenance technician, and eventually earned a role as a maintenance supervisor. His previous experiences have been across a variety of portfolio types, including value-add projects, new construction, and mixed-use developments. Zack earned a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2012. His professional certifications include EPA Section 608 Universal and Certified Pool and Spa Operator license. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending summer weekends in Geneva on the Lake with his family.
Regional Real Estate Manager
Malena Derwinger joined AION management in March of 2023 adding 10+ years of progressive property management experience to the team. Prior to the multi-family housing industry she managed multiple personal care home business offices.
Malena has the CAPS and CAM certifications along with the affordable housing designations COS and CVS.
In her spare time she spends time with her college bound triplets, travels back home to Sweden and she loves bird watching and volunteering at a donkey rescue.
Director of Service Operations
Jose Diaz joins AION Management as Director of Talent Acquisition. Jose brings over 14 years of human resource and talent acquisition experience to our team. Prior to joining AION, Jose served as Senior Manager Talent Acquisition Operations at Roofstock. He led several initiatives centered around process improvement, data reporting and support systems. Jose started his career serving in the US Air Force and held multiple positions before stepping away as the Senior Manager for Talent Acquisition Operations in the Northeast. His responsibilities included talent development, recruitment strategies, policy development, and support for over 95 recruiters across 18 states. He is experienced in managing diverse teams to hire great people and is passionate about building positive workplace cultures. In his free time, Jose loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, and the great outdoors.
Regional Project Director
With a solid decade in the real estate game, Melissa’s journey has been a wild mix of change and growth. As a Senior Loan Officer, she untangled the financial side of things before diving into the multi-family scene, which completely transformed her outlook. Melissa’s position as a Construction Project Manager at Berger Communities allowed her to introduce new contractors and streamlined renovation processes across the portfolio. She recently kicked off her new position as the Regional Project Director at AION, where she is taking her knack for leading and managing big projects and renovations to a whole new level. Beyond work, you’ll find Melissa soaking up quality time with her husband and her vivacious son, Cruz. Melissa holds her PMP, OSHA 10, and SWPPP Certification.
Senior Regional Real Estate Manager
Jessica Hoover is the Senior Regional Real Estate Manager overseeing AION’s Pittsburgh portfolio that is currently at six properties totaling over 2,100 units.
Jessica comes to AION with over 13 years of property management experience. Before joining AION, she served in a range of leadership roles with several real estate management firms including, Brookview Realty Group, Milhaus, TREK Development and Berger Rental Communities. Her experience includes class-A mixed-use lease-ups, value add renovations, property acquisitions, due diligence, and affordable properties. Throughout her career she has been involved in all aspects of property management, including initial project development, budgeting, marketing, team development and major capital improvement projects.
Jessica holds her CAM and CAPS designations through National Apartment Association.
Director of Service Operations
Logan Hunter is the Director of Service Operations for AION Management. He brings with him a strong background in processes, systems, and compliance in overseeing onboarding, training, and implementation of new processes with a focus on efficiency maximization. Prior to working for AION Management, Logan served in the United States Army as Captain in the Corps of Engineers leading teams in dynamic and challenging environments overseas and domestically. He was responsible for the training of new Soldiers and Officers, the management of VIPs and their staffs, the operational execution of high-level military operations, and the recruiting of the nation’s Army. He started his career in the Army after graduating Indiana University – Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Logan also earned a Master’s of Science in International Real Estate from Florida International University’s Hollo School of Real Estate.
Regional Real Estate Manager
Priscilla Iturrino is a New Jersey Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and currently a Regional Real Estate Manager with AION Management. She oversees seven communities totaling 2200 apartments in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Priscilla was a finalist for the Excellence in Property Management with New Jersey Apartment Association in the 2018 Garden State Award ceremony. Before joining the AION Management team, Priscila was with Fieldstone Properties I, LLC since 2005 where she started as the Leasing Director of Mill Run. She oversaw the 1167 garden-style apartment community through its repositioning and was later promoted to Property Manager in 2008. Under her leadership of the then 66-year-old community she received Best Managed and Best Curb Appeal Circle of Excellence awards for eight consecutive years in 2010 – 2017 and was awarded Excellence in Property Management in 2013 & 2016 with the New Jersey Apartment Association. Additionally, the property received a Proclamation from the Township of Union in recognition of the property’s achievements. Priscilla held the position as the District Leader for the Township of Union for six consecutive years. Before her position, with Union Mill Run Priscilla managed luxury hi-rises and garden-style apartments and have been in the industry since 2001.
Director of Technology
Charles Lacourte is the Director of Technology for AION Management. He is responsible for handling a variety of both hardware and software issues while also streamlining a growing internal technologies department. This includes training of new software, asset management, and sourcing new initiatives for improved performance and ease of operations. Prior to joining the AION team, Charles was the System Administrator for University City Housing Company for 11 years. While there he oversaw the setup, implementation, and maintenance of various software programs including AMSI, Notifii, and Rent Payment. In addition, he offered support and technical assistance for software and hardware issues. Charles attended Cabrini University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Dr. Antoinette Nottingham
Senior Director of Training & Talent Development
Dr. Antoinette (Dr. Toni) Nottingham is a Workforce Development executive with over 25 years’ experience in Learning and Organizational Development. Currently she is the Senior Director, Training and Talent Development at AION Management, one of the fastest growing property management firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Toni’s background includes experience in both the public and not-for-profit space, serving as a learning leader in the utilities industry and the non-profit, Health & Human Services arena. An experienced turn-around expert, Dr. Toni is often brought in to revitalize the talent management function. Among her many accomplishments is the design of an award-recognized leadership development program for frontline, mid-level, and senior leadership, a revitalized performance management program that resulted in a 78% proactive participation rate, and the implementation of an organizational DEIB program that resulted in an over 90% employee approval rate.
A graduate, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Chief Learning Officer Program, Dr. Toni combines 25 years of progressive corporate learning/talent management roles with advanced academic study in corporate learning. As such, Dr. Toni is well versed in the theory, technology, programs, assessments and measures of organizational talent management and L&D. A consummate developer of the skills, talent, teams, and strengths of the people and organizations with which she works, Dr. Toni credits a pragmatic, metric, and outcomes-oriented approach for her success in building collaborative, strategically aligned and metric-driven learning programs, which have demonstrated broad – and measurable – organizational impact.
In addition to her work at AION Management, Dr. Toni manages an executive coaching practice focused on developing executive leadership skill in marginalized leaders and provides pro-bono leadership development via Catch-A-Fire. Active in her community, Dr. Toni serves on the boards of Trinity Medical System and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital as a community and patient advocate, and as immediate past President of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia High School for Girls Alumnae Association, an 8000-member national organization that focuses on furthering the college aspirations of young women in Philadelphia.
Senior Regional Real Estate Manager
Patty Peters joined AION Management in November 2017 as a Senior Real Estate Manager and was promoted to Regional Real Estate Manager in September 2018. Patty brings 30 years of experience to AION, having worked at Greystar, Home Properties, and Ridley Management in property manager through regional property manager positions. Patty holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate License and earned her BA in Business from West Chester University.
Director of Systems Operations
Kristen Riley is the Director of Operations for AION Management, where she assists in all areas of technology operations for the organization. She has been in the multifamily housing industry for over 15 years and has worked in many roles throughout her time in property management. She started her career in student housing as a Leasing Consultant and then an Accounts Receivable Specialist in the University City section of Philadelphia. During this time she was able to fine tune her skills in customer service to help develop superior resident relationship and account management skills. Prior to joining the AION team, Kristen was the Accounts Receivable Manager for University City Housing Comp
Regional Service Director
Regional Real Estate Manager
Jamie Sellers is a Regional Real Estate Manager for AION Management overseeing seven sites and nearly 1,500 units in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Jamie began her career in the multifamily industry over ten years ago as a leasing associate with Kettler. By 2015 she earned her NJ Real Estate License and was promoted to Property Manager overseeing her first community along with several commercial spaces. In 2017, Jamie joined AION Management as a multi-site real estate manager for two Delaware properties before returning to New Jersey. Under Jamie’s leadership, the construction of 18 new studio apartments were added to the property, substantially increasing the property’s value, and resulted in a profitable disposition. Jamie has successfully onboarded several new acquisitions in the AION portfolio and has effectuated strong property financial performance from those assets. Jamie is a policy driven leader and brings a wealth of operational knowledge and onsite experience which allows her to have an in-depth understanding of her teams needs and challenges. This experience has been instrumental in her portfolio’s successes as well as in developing and mentoring her team.
Regional Service Director
Michael Willis is a Regional Service Director for AION supporting the Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana markets. Before joining AION in 2023, he started his property management career in the healthcare field as a maintenance assistant where he was eventually promoted to the Director of Maintenance and then earned the role of Regional Director of Maintenance where he oversaw properties in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. Along with 11 years of experience in property management, Michael also holds his EPA Section 608 Universal license. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his friends and family, fishing, traveling, and all things Detroit sports related.
Support Services Team
HR Business Partner Barbara Colony joined AION Management in September, 2022. In her role as one of the Company’s HR Business Partners, she supports management in Human Resources functions including onboarding, training, benefits administration, leave administration, offboarding, compliance, and employee relations. Barbara comes to AION with many years of Human Resources experience in Employee and Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Wellness Programming and Recruiting. She has worked with diverse employee populations ranging from fewer than 500 to more than 9000 employees in various industries, including hospitality, banking, and manufacturing. Barbara earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Jillian is a part of the marketing team at AION Management as a Digital Marketing Strategist. She handles AION’s digital presence specifically targeting Pay Per Click Campaigns, SEO/SEM, Google My Business, and Google Analytics data. Jillian also be assisting with Social Media and AION’s overall branding initiatives.Jillian Cowden is a graduate from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She was born and raised in the Philly burbs and recently moved to South Philly. She’s been interested in marketing and advertising for as long as she can remember and has a passion for constant learning amidst ever-changing tools and trends within the marketing world.
Acquisition Development Trainer
Robbie Cunningham is the Acquisition Development Trainer for AION Management. Within this role, he is responsible for the onboarding process of all new acquisitions by ensuring all new sites are set up with the tools and materials carefully structured to understand the company’s policies and procedures. Robbie began his career within property management in 2008 and has worked various roles from leasing to regional. Throughout his career he has held various affordable housing designations and has carried his DC Real Estate License for Property Management. Since joining AION Management in 2021 as a Real Estate Manager, he has led a team through a new acquisition and capital project overhaul and has assisted with multiple due diligence inspections for potential new acquisitions. Robbie will work alongside the Training Director, VP of Marketing, and VP of Operations to implement training and onboarding materials to ensure the success of all newly acquired properties through various training tools and company’s vision.
Digital Content Strategist
Sal Dragone joined the Aion team in 2023 where he is responsible for graphic design, social media campaigns, digital content, event coordination, and analyzing of current marketing tactics. Sal earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Business and Technology from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has 10 years of marketing experience, with 6 years in director level positions. Sal founded a music management company called “Primal Mgmt” in 2015, representing four nationally touring musical acts. In 2018, he started a screen-print and embroidery business called “Arway Apparel” while still operating Primal Mgmt. Both businesses closed in 2022. Afterward, Sal earned a trade certificate in Software Engineering and UI/UX development from General Assembly. Sal’s unique combination of skills allows him to bring innovative solutions to his passion for marketing.
Graphic and Web Designer
Kyle Duffy earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Designfrom the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University. Kylehas 5 years of marketing and design experience within themulti-family housing industry. He joined the AION team in 2019where he focuses on managing and designing websites, creatingmarketing collateral, corporate branding & social mediamarketing.
Social & Reputation Strategist
Alyssa Foronda joined AION Management in 2022 as a Marketing Associate. Alyssa was promoted to Social & Reputation Strategist in 2024. At Aion Management, she is responsible for social media campaigns, creating digital and property events, AION Initiatives, reporting and analysis of current marketing tactics, and creates engaging marketing collateral. Alyssa graduated from Rosemont College, where she was recruited to play softball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and Minor in Communications. Philly born and raised, Alyssa has worked primarily in restaurant events and marketing. Prior to AION, she used her business and marketing knowledge to help create a kombucha and fermented food company. She enjoys supporting local Philly restaurants & small businesses and traveling. Alyssa is passionate about marketing, real estate, customer success, creating unique events and foraging strategic relationships.
Talent Management Coordinator
Lindsey Herdeg is the Talent Management Coordinator for AION Management. She is responsible for onboarding all new employees. This includes working with the end-to-end recruitment process, posting job opportunities, collaborating with employees on site and ensuring new hires have all the required information to begin. She recently graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Psychology and minor in American Sign Language. Prior to AION she worked in healthcare, where she gained experience with documentation, following protocols and providing support. She is passionate about helping others succeed, employee satisfaction and her puppy that she recently adopted!
Marketing Operations Manager
Lisa Meseroll joined AION Management in March 2020 as the Social & Reputation Manager, focusing on implementing online marketing strategies to increase engagement and enhance online reputation. In 2022 , Lisa was promoted to Marketing Operations Manager. Prior to joining AION, Lisa was the Marketing Manager at University City Housing where she designed and implemented marketing campaigns and managed advertising for over 4,000 residential units. She started her career in the multifamily housing industry as a Leasing Consultant where she was successful in supporting high occupancy rates and the renewal of long-term leases. As she advanced her career, she has mastered many roles in the industry including Leasing Consultant & Marketing Liaison, Interim Property Manager, Marketing Assistant and Marketing Manager. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from East Carolina University and holds her NALP designation from the National Apartment Association
Jennifer O’Heir serves as the Systems Trainer for AION Management. Jennifer assists in all areas of Systems Training with a focus on AION’s course curriculum development and provides support directly to the properties. She has 10 years of experience in multifamily housing. Prior to becoming the Systems Trainer Jennifer’s experience spanned all facets of the onsite teams at AION including leasing, mentoring, managerial, and acquisitions.Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago. She joined AION Management at its inception. Prior to beginning her career with AION she gained experience from her roles in hospitality, and logistics.
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Talent Acquisition Partner
Raquel Ordonez has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Paul University and has 20 years’ experience working in the Hospitality Industry in Human Resources. Raquel handled family leaves, benefits and recruitment duties that included preliminary interviews, job fairs, screenings and onboarding for four Caesars Entertainment properties consisting of over 10,000 employees. She was also responsible for enrollment and presentation of employee’s health benefits. She moved to the Gaming Department where she handled payroll and procurement and eventually became the Coordinator for the VP of Gaming for over 1,300 employees. Raquel comes to AION with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help AION to identify talent and develop bench strength as we continue to grow and expand.
Service Operations Administrator
Tabitha Ortiz serves as the Service Operations Administrator for AION Management. She has been part of the organization since August 2021; previously as the resident service coordinator for Franklin Commons property in Bensalem, PA. Previously, she has held management positions with GNC and sole owner of a fitness studio in San Antonio, Texas. In her personal life, Tabitha is a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is passionate about spending quality time and snuggling with her dog, Duke John. Tabitha’s hobbies vary from working out, making new friends and driving her Jeep along the beach with her family. She enjoys helping others and giving back to the community. Tabitha’s long-term goals are to continue to make an impact within the organization and flourish in futuristic opportunities.
Tier 2 IT Technician
HR Business Partner
Alicia joined AION Management in 2019 as a Human Resource Specialist focusing on HR functions including Talent and recruitment, Benefit Administration, onboarding and so much more. Recently earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management, Alicia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to AION Management. Prior to AION, she worked in the Human Services field, where she led and oversaw several HR functions within the department including Talent and Engagement, Unemployment, Benefit Administration, Leave of Absences and onboarding for over 1,000 employees. Alicia is very passionate about helping people and creating a healthy work environment that empowers employees to deliver value.
Financial Services Team
Vice President of Finance
Madison Fedor oversees external reporting, including investor reporting and audits at AION. She is a CPA and hasseven years of public accounting experience. She is a native of Princeton, NJ but lives in Philadelphia. Madisongraduated from High Point University and serves on the board of directors of Dress for Success Central New Jersey –7 Counties.
Matt Schron oversees all accounting and reporting matters concerning for Aion Management’s corporate entity. Prior to joining Aion, Matt was a controller for a Mid-Atlantic LIHTC Property Management and Development company. Matt holds a CPA license through the state of Delaware and a Bachelors in both Accounting and Finance from the University of Delaware. In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre PA in 2019. After graduation worked at CohnReznick LLP in Baltimore as an auditor with a focus on affordable housing. Also spent time at Brixmor Property Group as a Senior Accountant. Played soccer in college as a goalkeeper and traveled to Europe. Biggest hobby is being a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Senior Property Accountant
Becky joined AION Management in July 2022. She has more than 18 years of experience in Accounting and Financial Reporting, all have been in the real estate industry. In her spare time, Becky enjoys traveling with her family. Becky holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Berkeley College.
Senior Property Accountant
Alex Samaras, MBA
Senior Property Accountant
Alex joined AION Management in May 2023 as a Senior Property Accountant. Prior to joining AION, he spent three yearsas a Financial Controller, overseeing the operations of the accounting office for a $5M-$10M company. Alex holds anMBA in Finance from La Salle University and has also obtained a Master’s degree in European Politics and aBachelor’s degree in Political Science. In his spare time, he volunteers for The Hellenic Initiative, a charityorganization.
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist
Sharon Keaser joined AION Management in February 2020 as the Administrative Assistant, where she assists withresident and vendor relations. Previously, Sharon was the Maintenance Coordinator at University City Housing, andalso has experience as a Leasing Consultant. Before starting in the multi-family industry, she spent 18 yearsworking with children with special needs. Sharon earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from TempleUniversity.
Senior Accounts Payable Specialist
Melissa joined the Aion Management team in August 2023 as Senior Accounts Payable Specialist, where she is responsible for the financial, administrative, and clerical support of the company. She has 19 years of multi-housing industry experience and has worked in many roles throughout her time in property management. She started her career in student housing in the University City district of Philadelphia as a Leasing Consultant and then a Leasing Manager. All along, she learned the intricacies of working in property management and honed the skills necessary to manage an eighty-building portfolio. Prior to joining Aion, Melissa was the Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist at University City Housing Company. Melissa holds her NALP designation through the National Apartment Association.