About Us

CAI is a diverse, mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care and social services delivered to vulnerable populations worldwide. Since 1979 we've tackled the toughest health and social issues that confront populations and communities most impacted by health disparities. Working as trusted partners with numerous funders, our customized services build the capacity of health and human service organizationsimproving lives in the communities we serve. Our passionate staff and commitment to the populations we serve drive us to innovate, educate and create positive change - fostering a more aware, healthy, compassionate and equitable world.

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CAI’s spacious, fully-equipped, affordable Meeting and Event Center is perfect for professional meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, focus groups, trainings, ceremonies, book signings, rehearsals, classes and more.

Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, the Center offers handicapped-accessible rooms filled with natural light and breathtaking views of the city and the Hudson River. Only blocks from Penn Station, Port Authority, Lincoln Tunnel and Times Square, the Center can accommodate from 6 to 120 people in our 7 different rooms and is walking distance from dozens of hotels, restaurants, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, shops and the theatre district.

The CAI Meeting and Event Center offers the following services (some require an additional fee):

  • LCD projectors and satellite downloading
  • TV/DVD/VCR and laptop computers
  • Pull down screens
  • Breakout rooms
  • Easels, flip charts, newsprint and markers
  • Conference calling capability
  • Webinar capability
  • Wireless high-speed internet connection
  • Training tables and comfortable, ergonomic chairs
  • Flexible floor plans
  • Kitchen (no oven or stove)
  • Coffee, tea and hot water
  • Copy/production/fax facilities
  • Catering is available

In addition, the Center is:

  • Easily accessible by subway, train, bus and car
  • Easily accessible from LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark airports
  • Close to public parking
  • Handicapped-accessible
  • A smoke free environment

We offer both for-profit/not-for-profit affordable rates.

For more information and pricing, please contact Esad Krcic at (212) 594-7741 ext 272; esad@caiglobal.org


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CAI Headquarters                            CAI Albany CAI Buffalo
505 Eighth Ave, Suite 1900    1 Winners Circle, Suite 230            640 Ellicott Street
New York, NY 10018 Albany, NY 12205 Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 212.594.7741
Fax: 212.629.3321
Phone: 518.724.2801
Fax: 518.724.2807
Phone: 716.566.2329


CAI Denver CAI Dominican Republic CAI El Salvador
201 Milwaukee Street, Suite 200 Avenida Bolivar n. 255 Condominio Villa Mirador 
Denver, CO 80206 Gazcue. Torre El Oraculo, Local 306 Numero #71, Colonia Escalon 
Phone: 303.297.3338 Santo Domingo, Republica Domincana
Phone: (+1) 809.688.5329
San Salvador, El Salvador

CAI's training and technical assistance activities support the work of health and social service providers who serve low-income communities and underserved populations, particularly women, children, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Donations to support our efforts are greatly appreciated and are 100% tax-deductible. Donations can be made either online or by mail.

Online Donations

It is quick and easy to make a donation online using a major credit card. To do so, use the link below to access a secure webpage where you can enter your name, the amount, and your credit card information.


Mail-in Donations

Donations can be mailed to:

CAI Growth Fund
Cicatelli Associates Inc.
505 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018

For more information, please contact Banghee Chi, the Director of Development at (212) 594-7741 x201 or email: banghee@cicatelli.org.

CAI's unique approach is rooted in adult learning theory and is guided by the principles of Action Research – which apply practical, evidence-based strategies to promote positive change in underserved communities. Our capacity-building philosophy allows us to address society's most pressing needs by building core competencies, addressing stigma and discrimination, working through issues of resistance and ambivalence, and teaching new knowledge and skills which are evidence-based and borne out of best practices. Part of our unique approach includes the simultaneous creation of a strategic vision and implementation plan, because we know strategy only works when it is applied in real life settings.

Some of the core strategies and approaches used by CAI in the design, development and delivery of services include

Adult Learning Theory

Cultural Competency

Distance and Blended Learning

Evidence-Based Interventions and Research-to-Practice

Learning Collaboratives

Peer Leadership and Peer Integration

Performance and Project Management

Population-Based Interventions

Supervision and leadership

CAI has more than 70 staff in our New York City, Albany and Atlanta offices as well as in satellite offices across Latin America and the Caribbean. CAI's diverse, bi-lingual and multicultural staff posses expertise as academics, researchers, trainers, capacity builders, facilitators, educators, improvement and change leaders, and direct care and service providers.
CAI operates a matrix-based staffing structure where project leaders and technical experts are assigned to projects according to capacity and required technical expertise. This flexible approach allows us to assign the appropriate personnel to each project based on need and expertise. 

To learn more about current opportunities available at CAI, click here.

CAI Senior Executive Staff:

Barbara Cicatelli            

Jeanne DeChiaro 

Rusty Chambliss       

Michelle Gerka

John Hatchett  

Tony Jimenez                

Dean LaBate  

Dawn Middleton  

Humberto Saddler