Government Affairs
Professional Standards
Committee Chairs
Global Council
Young Professionals


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.

Tony Santiago, Affiliate Director (619) 410-7917
Meets as needed. 

Government Affairs

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

Professional Standards Committee:

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

Committee Chairs:

The Committee Chairs meet quarterly to coordinate efforts and engage with one another.  This group is key to prioritizing PSAR's efforts and keeping a focus on our Mission and Values.

President-Elect Ditas Yamane Presides over the Committee Council (619) 921-5125

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

Young Professionals:

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

Sergio Hernandez, PSAR Staff Rep., (619) 421-7811

Tech Committee:

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


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.

Denise Niskey Chair 619-631-5065
Meets as needed.

Charity Committee:

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
Joyce Evans, PSAR Staff Rep., (619) 421-7811

Grievance Committee:

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


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


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 Liason (619) 271-5898

"We joined with PSAR to invest in the ownership of California Signs and Marketing because PSAR is an organization that has built an amazing level of trust with its members, in the community and with us personally. Together we are doing great things for the San Diego Real Estate Community." Bob and Christi Browning Co-Owners California Signs and Marketing
"I feel so blessed in life, I have developed many, dear friends who are always eager to help me, each other, and the community through our work at PSAR." Carey Guthrie - REALTOR® - CalDRE # 01183170
“I know what it takes to run a successful company, and PSAR is a well-run organization. love it when a live person answers the phone. It indicates PSAR’s business-friendly environment.” Joe Garzanelli - Broker-Owner Keller Williams El Cajon