2022 BOD Candidates

President-Elect: Sharon O’Brien, Keller Williams Realty

Sharon is broker of Hillside Properties powered by Keller Williams Realty. She has been a volunteer at GHAR since 2013. She has held director positions at the local and state levels. Sharon has a background in both residential and commercial real estate.

Vice President: GHAR 2021 Director: GHAR 2018 – 2020 Director: CTR 2016 – 2020 Chair: Government Affairs Committee 2018 Chair: Broker Services Committee 2015 – 2016 Vice Chair: CT Commercial RE Alliance 2018 Vice Chair: Government Affairs Committee 2017 Member: DEI Task Force 2021 Member: Fair Housing Task Force 2018 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2018 – 2019 Member: CT Commercial RE Alliance 2016 – 2021 Member: Government Affairs Committee 2016 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2015 – 2016, 2018 – 2019, 2021 Member: Member Services Committee 2014 Member: Professional Standards Committee 2013 – 2018 Member: Broker Services Committee 2013, 2017 – 2018

  

Vice President: Suzie Larson, Turning Point Realty

Suzie has been heavily involved with the merger of the Litchfield County Board of REALTORS®, now the Litchfield County Chapter of GHAR. She has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2009 and a broker since 2013. In addition to Suzie's hard work in real estate, she is also a mother of 8 children!

President: LCBR 2018, President Elect: LCBR 2017 & 2020 as well as Director: GHAR 2021, Director: LCBR 2019, Director: CTR 2015, 2018, 2020, Member: Executive Committee 2017 – 2018, 2020 Member: Joint Merger Task Force 2020 Member: Information Technology Committee 2018 – 2019 Member: Nominating Committee 2017 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2017 – 2021 Member: Budget Committee 2017, 2019 – 2020 Member: Equal Opportunity in Housing Committee 2015 – 2016 Member: Grievance Committee 2015 – 2016 Member: Public Relations Committee: 2012 – 2016

Treasurer: Lucas Nash, Century 21 AllPoints Realty

You may have seen Lucas interviewing area leaders on a variety of topics for the GHAR Bridge Committee's Views from the Bridge video series. He is an active volunteer for GHAR in addition to his residential and commercial real estate business.

Director: GHAR 2018 – 2021 Director: CTR 2019 – 2020 Chair: Bridge Committee 2020 Vice Chair: Bridge Committee 2019 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2018 – 2019, 2021 Member: Grievance Committee 2015 Member: YPN Committee 2015 Member: Bridge Committee 2014 – 2018, 2021

Director: Vickie Allen, Coldwell Banker Realty

With over 19 years of real estate experience, Vickie is dedicated to her career. In addition to volunteering at GHAR, she has also earned the following designations: Accredited Real Estate Professional (AREP) and Professional Standard Certified Specialist (PSCS).

Chair: Grievance Committee 2018 – 2019 Chair: Legal Awareness Committee 2014 Vice Chair: Grievance Committee 2017 Vice Chair: Legal Awareness Committee 2013 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2021 Member: Professional Standards Committee 2013, 2016 Member: Grievance Committee 2011 – 2012, 2015, 2020 – 2021 Member: Legal Awareness Committee 2011 – 2012

Director: Jen Boilard, RE/MAX Right Choice

Jen is a fairly new volunteer to GHAR but she has made her mark quickly! She loves a do-it-yourself project and brings a ton of experience wearing all kinds of housing hats. She is also currently involved with Rebuilding Together Hartford, a local non-profit chapter that helps keep aging homeowners in a safe, healthy home.

Chair: Community Involvement Committee 2021 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2021 Member: Community Involvement Committee 2019 – 2020

Director: Deanna Crooks, The Riley Group

Like all of our leaders, Deanna is committed to a high level of professionalism and excellence. She has held her real estate license for over 12 years and continues to lead the GHAR Bridge Committee. She is a key contributor to GHAR's current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy going forward. 

Director: GHAR 2021 Chair: Bridge Committee 2021 Vice Chair: Bridge Committee 2020 Member Strategic Planning Committee 2021 Member: Bridge Committee 2018 – 2019

Director: Patricia Deperry, BHHS NE Properties

Pat has created an impressive career in real estate with over 40 years of experience. Her natural leadership traits have not only helped guide GHAR, but it is also aided in her civic volunteer commitments. She is currently serving as President of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce. 

Director: GHAR 2021 Director: CTR 2021 Chair: Government Affairs Committee 2020 – 2021 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2021 Member: Government Affairs Committee: 2019 Member: Professional Standards Committee: 2014

Director: Maria Hagan, William Raveis

Maria has been serving the Greater Hartford area for over 18 years and brings with her a vast range of experience. She has numerous designations that include Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Professional Standards Certified Specialist (PSCS)Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Accredited Staging Professional (ASP).

Director: GHAR 2020 – 2021 Director: CTR 2019 – 2021 Chair: Legal Awareness 2018 Vice Chair: Legal Awareness 2017 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2021 Member: Nominating Committee 2018 Member: Legal Awareness Committee 2015 – 2016, 2018, 2021 Member: Member Services Committee 2015 – 2016 Member: Professional Standards Committee 2015 – 2019

Director: Beayanka Pinckney, M Realty, LLC

Beayanka has an extensive background in professional development, 35 plus years in banking, real estate, non-profit housing development, homebuyer education & housing counseling. Her volunteer experience with GHAR dates back to 1995! 

Member: Bridge Committee 2021 Member: Scholarship Committee 1997 – 1998 Member: Minority Outreach 1995 Member: Equal Opportunity Housing Needs Committee 1995 – 1996

 

 

Director: Lori Ventura, CT Hometown Realty

Lori has held her real estate license since 1998 in both Connecticut & Massachusetts and services many types of real estate needs. She has been a dedicated volunteer at GHAR for many years and is a proud mother of three. She also holds the following certificates/designations: Professional Standards Certified Specialist, Certified Investor Agent Specialist, C2EX NAR's Commitment to Excellence

Treasurer: GHAR 2021 Director: GHAR 2017 – 2020 Director: CTR 2019 – 2021 Vice Chair: Northeast Region Committee 2020 – 2021 Member: DEI Task Force 2021 Member: Bridge Committee 2021 Member: Northeast Region Committee 2019 Member: Strategic Planning Committee 2016 – 2019, 2021 Member: Professional Standards Committee 2013 – 2016 Member: Grievance Committee 2011 – 2012 Member: Legal Awareness Committee 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2015