Management Team

Peter B. Canalia, J.D.


Peter, retired in 2022 but remains with the ABHRS as a Consultant. Peter has been with the ABHRS since its inception in 1996. His commitment to the board is evident in his dedication to attending the many board meetings, annual examinations, and ISHRS meetings over the years. Peter is a 1970 graduate of John Marshall Law School with a Juris Doctorate and has practiced law in the greater Chicago area for over 45 years. He is highly regarded by his peers for his experience and knowledge in legal and various board matters. Peter’s attention to detail is extraordinary, evidenced both in the workplace and his snappy appearance.

Emily Valerius, MBA

Executive Director

Emily, our Executive Director, has been with the ABHRS since 2008. She takes great pride in her work, and her leadership skills are evident in her passion and commitment to excellence. Emily received her BA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Chicago.

Colette Elbaor

Recertification/Membership - Administration

Colette joined the ABHRS team in 2015 with great enthusiasm. She brings her experience working 30-plus years in business administration with exceptional organizational skills. Colette is always willing to take on new tasks and spearhead special projects. Her devotion and sense of humor are true assets to our team and diplomates.

Monica Fritz

Administrative Assistant

Monica is the newest member of the ABHRS and joined in 2020. She comes with previous experience working with the Homeowners Association Boards. She has over 25+ years of business administration experience and has great attention to detail and organization. She is always willing to learn new skills.

Michael W. Brady, Attorney at Law

Legal Counsel