Get Involved Today, Be the Leadership of Tomorrow

Those who volunteer with SCCAOR Committees receive a wealth of benefits in exchange for giving back to the industry that has supported them. They receive greater visibility, professional connections, and insights into our industry that others simply don’t have.

Our committees provide valuable feedback and recommendations to our Board of Directors, so that they can make the best policy decisions on behalf of our members. Joining a committee is often the first step taken on the pathway to becoming a member of SCCAOR’s Leadership Team of Officers and Directors.

Please read below for more information about each committee. Then fill out the form with your contact information and committee preferences. A committee chair or staff liaison will contact you about the next steps. Thank you for your interest in contributing your valuable time to the success of your Association!

The Affiliate Committee consists of members who are from different sectors within the real estate industry. Together, they collaborate to come up with innovative ways that will add value to the real estate community while highlighting our members of the SCCAOR Affiliate Community. The Committee hosts monthly Brunch and Learn events that provide a forum for our Affiliate members to share their knowledge with SCCAOR REALTOR® members. If you’re an Affiliate, please consider joining.

Committee Members

Keith Bishop – Chair
Ruth Benjamin
Elizabeth Castillo
Janie Jensen
Carol Smith
Anita Steburg
Shelkie Tao

The Education Committee helps staff identify relevant educational content and recommend high-quality instructors to deliver that content to SCCAOR Staff. The Committee will keep a pulse on the industry to ensure members are receiving the latest information, education, & relevant news related to their business.

Committee Members

Margo Marie Sparks – Chair
Danielle Brown
Laura Gleason
Laura Louise Welch

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) serve to create a SCCAOR that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It also aims to promote fair housing and DEI to the community in the real estate industry. The DEI Committee has defined diversity, equity, and inclusion as follows:

  • Diversity: Includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another.
  • Equity: The fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
  • Inclusion: The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate.

Committee Members

Shivangi Avasthi Mishra, Chair
Ryan Alter
Jen Beehler
Maria Elena Casillas
William Chea
Gustavo Gonzalez
Douglas Goss
Anne Hansen
Wendell Jones
Clinton Moore
Hilda Ramirez
Dr. Hassan Sabbagh
Anna Maria Valenzuela
Jessa Walsh
Laura Welch

Finance committee reviews SCCAOR’s budgets and ensures the financial success of the Association.

Committee Members

William Rehbock – Chair
Ryan Alter
William Chea
James Dill
Angela Huerta
Elizabeth Monley
Jason Noriega
Carl San Miguel

The Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation is composed of REALTORS® and Affiliates who raise money through various real estate industry events to support non-profit housing and social benefit organizations. They also actively engage our REALTOR® members on volunteer projects such as house and park rehabs.


Anna Truong Lopez – Chair
Vinson Trac – Vice Chair/Marketing Chair
Emma Bigge – Treasurer
Cheryl Javier – Secretary
Terese Ferrara – Event Chair
Don Jessup – Event Co-Chair
Jennifer Rutherford – Fundraising Chair
James Dill – Grant Chair
Celeste Martino – Grant Co-Chair
Ramzey Amireh
Tigran Bakchagyan
Kevin Barrett
Monaka Jackson
Michelle Lin
Gabrielle Perez
Dr. Hassan Sabbagh
Thuy Tran
Larry Tringali

The Grievance Committee reviews ethical complaints of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and determines whether or not those complaints meet the criteria to advance into a Professional Standards hearing. This Committee is also able to issue citations for a select type of violation.

Committee Members

Ned Laugharn – Chair
Wanda Buck
Jeanette Campa
Robert Dudley
Karen Ginkel
Wendell Jones
Tam Le
Edward Ong
Bill Robertson
Matthew Tenczar
Jean Tenore
Brittany Walker
Greg Wang

The Local Candidate Recommendation Committee (LCRC) interviews and evaluates candidates for public office to determine SCCAOR’s endorsement. The Committee also engages the membership to encourage political contributions and participation in political campaigns through independent expenditures.

Gustavo Gonzalez – Chair
Doug Goss – Vice Chair
James Dill
Debra Giordano
Melanie Griswold
Christina Gutierrez
Anne Hansen
Don Jessup
Karl Lee
Elizabeth Monley
Carl San Miguel
John Scaglione
Dennis Wan
Joseph Weinstein
Jenny Zhao

The Local Government Relations Committee (LGR) serves to educate SCCAOR members on issues that will impact them and their ability to conduct business. LGR also educates the public on issues impacting private property rights. Through activities such as legislative day and legislative awareness campaigns, LGR engages the membership to be active in the civic and political process.

Committee Members

Melanie Griswold – Chair
Frank Cancilla
Grace Garland
Jaime Gonzalez
Gustavo Gonzalez
Anne Hansen
W. Gene Hunt
Alex Kennett
Karl Lee
Elizabeth Monley
Carl San Miguel
Michael Sibilia
Joseph Weinstein
Kathryn Wiley
Yong Zhao

The Professional Standards Committee adjudicates arbitration and code of ethics complaints between members and the general public. Three years’ experience on the Grievance Committee is required prior to being eligible to serve on the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee.

Committee Members

James Dill – Chair
Darnella Aulani
Kip Barnard
Frank Cancilla
Greg Carlsted
Kristen Constantino
Kraig Constantino
Gustavo Gonzalez
Sandy Jamison
Andrew Kim
Connie Martin
Jeffrey Pratt
Dr. Hassan Sabbagh
Carl San Miguel
Ann Thai
Douglas Tobin
Grace Vaccaro
Kenneth Wu

The Special Events Committee assists with planning, promoting and implementing membership appreciation events. The Committee gives input on event sites, develops themes, obtains sponsors, selects entertainment, and increases awareness of these events to the membership.

Committee Members

Terese Ferrara – Chair
Kevin Barrett
Teri Saldivar
Anna Lisa Truong Lopez
Ms. Grace M Vaccaro

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is geared towards engaging those “Young” in the business and helping them develop the skills, knowledge and professional networks to be a successful REALTOR® and future leader. Click here to visit the YPN page to view upcoming events.

Committee Members

Michael Quezada – Chair

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