CVAR Leadership, Committees and Counsils

Leadership, Committees, and Counsils

2024 CVAR Board of Directors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chris Barth

President

PMZ Real Estate

Turlock, CA

209-667-2010

cbarth@pmz.com

Gwen DiMarzio

Past President

Lifestyle Realty

Turlock, CA 

209-702-1975

gwendimarzio@gmail.com

Christine Lynch

Treasurer

Legacy Real Estate & Assoc.

Tracy, CA 

209-321-2276

christine@OurRealEstateLady.com

Patty Knapp

President-Elect

California Advantage R.E.

Tracy, CA 

209-815-1883

patty@pattyknapp.com

Inmar Barrera

At-Large Director

RE/MAX Executive

Manteca, CA 

209-239-7653

inmar.remax@gmail.com

Staci Braga

At-Large Director

EXIT Realty Consultants

Stockton, CA 

209-612-6125

exitwithstaci@gmail.com

Chuck Bukhari

At-Large Director

EXIT Realty Consultants

Modesto, CA 

209-604-9859

chuck@liveinmodesto.com

Natalia Diryawush

At-Large Director

J. Peter REALTORS

Modesto, CA 

209-568-8188

natalia@jp-realtors.com

PJ Johnsen

At-Large Director

Century 21 Sierra Properties

Jackson, CA 

209-217-6217

pjjrealtor@gmail.com

Stephanie Owens

At-Large Director

RE/MAX Executive

Oakdale, CA 

209-872-7868

stephanie.owens@prodigy.net



2024 CAR Directors

Chris Barth

CAR Director

PMZ Real Estate

Turlock, CA

209-202-0108

cbarth@pmz.com

Staci Braga

CAR Director

EXIT Realty Consultants

Stockton, CA

209-612-6125

exitwithstaci@gmail.com

Derik Dami

Derik Dami

CAR Director

PMZ Real Estate

Modesto, CA

209-652-7012

derik.j.dami@gmail.com

Gwen DiMarzio

CAR Director

Lifestyle Realty

Turlock, CA 

209-702-1975

gwendimarzio@gmail.com

Natalia Diryawush

CAR Director

J. Peter REALTORS

Modesto, CA

209-568-8188

natalia@jp-realtors.com

Brandon Joaquin

Brandon Joaquin

CAR Director

RE/MAX Executive

Manteca, CA

209-608-7480

brandon@rehometeam.net

   

PJ Johnsen

CAR Director

Century 21 Sierra Properties

Jackson, CA

209-217-6217

pjjrealtor@gmail.com


Patty Knapp

CAR Director

California Advantage R.E.

Tracy, CA 

209-815-1883

patty@pattyknapp.com

Deborah J. Mason

Debbie Mason

CAR Director

Keller Williams Realty

Lodi, CA 

209-483-3986

debbiemasonrealtor@gmail.com

Stephanie Owens

CAR Director

RE/MAX Executive

Oakdale, CA

209-872-7868

stephanie.owens@prodigy.net

 

Nelia Tarango

Nelia Tarango

CAR Director

HomeSmart PV & Associates

Manteca, CA

209-815-5570

callnel2sell@gmail.com

 

2024 NAR Directors

PJ Johnsen

NAR Director

Century 21 Sierra Properties

Jackson, CA

209-217-6217

pjjrealtor@gmail.com

Cheryl McFall

Cheryl McFall

NAR Director

RE/MAX Executive

Manteca, CA 

209-239-7653

cherylsell13@gmail.com

Committees Offer a Chance to Get Involved!

The power of CVAR stems directly from the involvement of YOU! In additional to each Council, there are multiple committees that are looking for members to help CVAR make a difference. Below is a brief description of the Committees. If you are interested in learning more, please call Gwen DiMarzio at 209.702.1975 or email at gwendimarzio@gmail.com.

Affiliate Committee

This group helps maintain a dialogue with Affiliate members to share information, ideas, concepts and promote activities for all members. Chair: TBD.

Ambassador Committee

Outreach to all members to encourage involvement, deliver information and serve as a resource to members and Affiliates. Help to create a new generation of engaged leaders within Directors, Committees and Councils and serve as a two-way communication between members and the association so we can fulfill all members needs and evolve as an association. Chair: Alvena Safar & Robby Sra.

Commercial Committee

To identify, monitor, review, analyze and recommend policies addressing commercial real estate industry issues and trends with a focus on affecting business solutions that help members achieve their business goals more effectively and on recommending policy legislative and regulatory issues affecting commercial real estate. Chair: TBD.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Fair Housing

Develop CVAR involvement in cultural events in the Central Valley’s diverse communities and promote programs that will foster fair housing, greater diversity and inclusion for all CVAR members, including leadership development initiatives, education and training, grant programs, and strengthening relationships with multicultural real estate trade organizations. Chair: Lynette Poquette.

Grievance Committee

This committee shall be governed as described in the Code of Ethics & Arbitration manual of the California Association of REALTORS®. This committee reviews complaints regarding disputes and breaches of the Code of Ethics and refers complaints with merit to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing. A mandatory training is required to participate in this committee. Chair: Christine Lynch.

Local Government Relations (L.G.R) & LCRC Committee

To encourage members and others to be knowledgeable of and active in all phases of city, county, and state government; and to promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging members and others to take a more active and effective part in governmental affairs; and to be knowledgeably aware of all legislation which affects property ownership. Chair: Rick Jones.

Masters Club Committee

The duties of this committee set the standards for Masters Club, plan the event, and verify the candidates. Chair: Margeley Bernal.

Members Helping Members

Raises funds that are distributed to CVAR REALTOR® members, Affiliate members or staff who have experienced a catastrophic event in their lives which resulted in a financial hardship. Chair: Nelia Tarango.

Membership Committee

This committee shall be charged with the development of new membership and promote and encourage Association membership. The group coordinates the monthly CVAR New Member Orientation which outlines the CVAR, C.A.R., and N.A.R. member benefits to new agents. Chair: Alvena Safar.

New Member Orientation Information: Click HERE

Professional Development Committee

This group provides affordable and up-to-date education courses, speakers and information to serve the needs of the members. Chair: Natalia Diryawush.

Professional Standards Committee

The duties of this committee shall be as described in the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the California Association of REALTORS® which by reference is made part of the Bylaws and the Policies and Procedures Manual. This committee handles complaints forwarded by the Grievance Committee. Will conduct arbitration hearings. A mandatory training is required to participate in this committee. Chair: PJ Johnsen.

REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF)

One of the most important services organized real estate provides is representation in the halls of government. RAF raises money to advance the goals of our REALTOR® political action committees (PACs) at the local, state, and federal levels of government. RAF supports and/or opposes candidates for elected office who understand, or don’t understand, REALTOR® Issues. Chairs: Debbie Mason & Derik Dami.

Young Professionals Network

To be the voice of a fast-growing group of REALTORS® young professionals who are focused on personal growth, networking, and association involvement. Chair: Fernando Jimenez.

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