GET INVOLVED!  Join a Committee!


Being a PSAR volunteer will give you the opportunity to work with influential and intelligent industry and community leaders. As a member of the Board, you will be the face of the organization and a leader in the industry in the eyes of the public.  Expand your network, grow your professional stature, and influence initiatives that empower Realtors and resonate with you, challenge yourself intellectually and make you better at YOUR job.

The success of any association ultimately depends upon the contributions of its members. Serving on a committee furthers your professional development by providing leadership experience, expanding your professional network, and strengthens your ties within the industry.  The Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® relies upon the dedication and service of our REALTOR® and Affiliate members. By participating on a committee, each member helps to guide the Association by recommending improvements and overseeing programs and expenditures. Ideas that are discussed at the committee level become motions, which then are brought to either PSAR’s Committee Councils or the Board of Directors for consideration.



Maintains a mutually beneficial balance between REALTORS® and Affiliate members. These committees are made up of professionals who provide education and information to REALTORS® and spearhead the Association’s major fundraisers. They also provide support for many other Association projects and social events. Meets quarterly.

Andrea Martino, Affiliate Director (619) 327-3288



Reviews, recommends, and promotes, events that support the enhancement of the public image of Realtors in the community while creating & developing quarterly charitable events.

Laurie MacDonald, Chair (619) 933-2659  |  Amber Tannehill (619) 315-9064



The Committee Council is the meeting of Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs.  The Committee meets quarterly to coordinate Committee efforts and engage with other Committees.  This group is key to prioritizing PSAR's efforts and keeping a focus on our Mission and Values.

President-Elect Max Zaker Presides over the Committee Council 



Works with PSAR staff to evaluate an annual agenda of industry-related seminars, events and/or workshops to meet the present and future needs of members and further support them in their individual businesses. Meets annually and as needed to advise. Meets as needed.

George Chin  (619) 421-7811



PSAR is a non-profit organization.  Our Finance Committee oversees PSAR's financial well being. The committee reviews annual budgets, monthly financial reserves, an annual audit and is a key committee needed to ensure that PSAR is using its resources to further PSAR's mission. 

Sam Calvano, Secretary/Treasurer, (619) 470-8100

Global Council


Assists the needs of PSAR members who desire to expand their international reach. The mission of the Council will be to provide PSAR members with the opportunity to learn and expand their niche market in real estate internationally. The vision of the Council will be to provide and facilitate educational opportunities to enable PSAR members expand their practice and organize global-themed events through various mechanisms. Currently meets in the south office monthly.

Hector Zamaro Committee Chair, (619) 869-3560 and
George Ching, PSAR Staff Liaison, (619) 421-7811



PSAR advocacy supports housing, real estate, private property rights and other REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout San Diego County. Samples of recent success stories include.

Recently the GA Committee has advocated against a statewide Service tax, for increased conforming loan limits, against home retrofits enforces when a home sells, reduced barriers for building additional dwelling units (ADU's), against rent control and in support of protecting Prop 13.

Mike Anderson, East Sub-Committee Chair,  (619) 390-9793

Mitch Thompson, South Sub-Committee Chair  (619) 274-3251 

Rafael Perez, Central Sub-Committee Chair (619) 333-0116  

George Ching, Staff Liaison (619) 271-5894



Reviews complaints against members to determine if the complaint warrants arbitration or grievance hearing.

*Must be REALTOR® member for at least 3 years, must attend annual mandatory training, and meet membership requirements to qualify for Committee.*

Sally Valdez, PSAR Director of Operations (619) 579-0333



The Marketing Committee is a newly formed committee focuses on building brand awareness, communicating value, and promoting the benefits of collaboration in our competitive industry.  Members in this committee will work together and gain insight into the more effective use of marketing tools and systems.

Reshia Guarnotta, Chair, (619) 857-5474

Kevin McElroy, Staff Liaison (619) 271-5898



Members of the Professional Standards Committee shall be selected to serve on hearing panels as required to hear matters of alleged ethical misconduct by association members or to provide arbitration as requested. *Committee members must have been REALTOR members for at least three (3) years and complete annual mandatory training to qualify.*

Sally Valdez, PSAR Director of Operations (619) 749-2497



Identifies technology programs and tech related educational opportunities for PSAR's membership. The committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding technology to PSAR's, Board of Directors, Staff, and Local District Coordinating Committee. Meetings cycle between the east and south location monthly.

Mike White, Tech Committee Chair (858) 271-4327



Focuses on connecting and engaging PSAR REALTORS® through networking opportunities and events, technology and social media, and professional development. YPN encourages all members of PSAR to seize responsibility for shaping the direction of the Association and the real estate industry.

Charmaine Orcino-Gonzales, Chair (619) 289-8875


REALTOR® and Affiliate Members who volunteer are the backbone of the Association. Your help, ideas and input are important to our
success in the coming year. We invite you to participate in your Association by becoming a Member of one or more Committees.

Let us know how you would like to empower your industry. Email:


Our Mission is to empower Realtors to flourish while being accountable to each other, our clients and our community.

Since 1928, the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® has played a significant role in shaping the history, growth & development of the Real Estate industry in San Diego County. Most recently a Shared Services Agreement with the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® has expanded the areas in the County were PSAR is able to serve our members.