Company Description

David H. Bader, CMCA, AMS, B.A., established D.H. Bader Management Services in 1991 after seven years of establishing and managing community associations for a local development firm. The company's office is conveniently located in Laurel, Maryland, midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

In addition to managing established homeowner associations, condominium associations, and office condominiums, the firm also provides consulting services for new communities and developer clients by setting up and managing new communities.

D.H. Bader Management Services and its staff are active members of the Community Associations Institute, with David Bader having served two terms on both the Chesapeake Region Chapter and the Washington Metropolitan Chapters, and several committees of the local and National Chapter.


D. H. Bader Management Services, Inc. is affiliated with Community Associations Institute, the Maryland Homeowners Association, and the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce. 

Management Software

The company uses TOPS Software computerized integrated Property Management and Accounting System for keeping all financial records, maintaining all architectural records, keeping owner and tenant records, producing mailing labels, and generating delinquency notices. The company also uses Word, Outlook and Excel.

Personnel Profiles


David H. Bader, CMCA, AMS, B.A.: President and Owner

David has been involved in Community Association Management since 1985, beginning his career with a local development firm establishing and managing community associations and creating a property management division.  In 1991, he established D. H. Bader Management Services, Inc., and has since guided the business to a position of local leadership, in part by recruiting the best staff in the industry. A 1982 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, (B.A. Urban Planning), David resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and three children.  He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Washington Metropolitan Chapter and the Chesapeake Region Chapter of the Community Association Institute; and is an avid Terps, Orioles, and Capitals fan.

Anja Taylor, CMCA, AMS, Executive Assistant/Community Association Manager

Anja has been with D.H. Bader Management services since 2001. She has over twenty six (26) years of experience as a community management professional. Anja currently assists the President of the company with the company operations and manages a portfolio of community associations. Anja is also a member of the Community Associations Institute, and has
earned the designations of Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA), and Association Management Specialist (AMS). She and her husband have their home in Bowie, MD.

Regina (Gina) Morris, B.S.: Director of Financial Management

Gina has been a member of the D.H. Bader Management team since November 1998. She has over twenty (20) years of experience in the Financial Management of Homeowners Associations, Condominiums, and Real Estate Development. Gina has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma. She resides in Bowie, MD with her husband, and enjoys the beach, golfing, and her grandchildren.

David Vaughn, AICP, CMCA, AMS, M.A.: Community Association Manager


David joined the D. H. Bader Management Services team in 2000, bringing over twelve (12) years of experience in community planning with the City of Laurel, MD, Department of Community Planning, and Business Services. David has an exceptional knowledge of the physical and social characteristics of community design and function. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association where he lived for eight (8) years before taking over management responsibilities. David is an active member of the Community Associations Institute earning the Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation. He earned a Master’s Degree in 1992 from the University of Maryland in Community Planning. He has lived in the Baltimore/Washington area for over fifty (50) years, and currently resides in the Catonsville, MD area with his wife. They raised three (3) children and are now enjoying watching them navigate the world on their own. David spends his personal time enjoying the outdoors, watching sports, gardening, cooking, reading, and working around the home.

Doug Downs, CMCA, AMS: Community Association Manager


Doug has over twenty-eight (28) years of direct Customer Service experience, and fifteen (15) years of Management experience with Giant Food of MD. Doug has served on the Board of his homeowners association for close to twelve (12) years, including the role of President for seven (7) years. His knowledge and understanding of Association documents and Maryland HOA law is second to none. Doug is an active member of CAI, has received his Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA), and Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation, and continues to obtain additional skill related professional education in the Community Association industry. Doug is a Maryland native who resides in Laurel (Howard County) with his wife and young son.


Johnique “Jai” Smith, Community Association Manager

Jay is a military veteran of the United States Army, she has over twenty-three (23) years of management experience, and thirteen (13) years of community management experience. Jay has a BS from the Virginia State University in Information Logistics Technology, and is a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI). Jay lives in Columbia, MD with her daughter, and her son is attending college in South Carolina. She loves running, participating in 5Ks and 10Ks, as well as enjoys movies, bowling, weight lifting, and leisure time with her daughter.





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