Our Team

Our Staff

Matthew G. Braden, Chief Executive Officer matthew@gpar.org Manages the day-to-day operations of GPAR, including staff, budget and programs. Works closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee on fulfilling the mission and strategic plan of GPAR. 

Donna LePera, Director of Member Services donna@gpar.org Manages member relations, including maintaining member records. Ensures members, directors and staff are operating in compliance with NAR, PAR, and GPAR Bylaws. Oversees New Member Orientation and Code of Ethics training and handles Real Estate Commission questions, including education requirements. 

Jeanna Raleigh, Director of Finance jeanna@gpar.org Manages accounts payable/receivable, dues billing, and electronic key cards for GPAR. Oversees technology, including hardware, software and membership management database. Serves as staff liaison for the Horizons Committee. 

Melody Zimmerman, Director of Government & Public Affairs melody@gpar.org Manages GPAR’s government affairs efforts. Responsible for grassroots advocacy, key contact program, candidate screening process and RPAC fundraising. Serves as staff liaison for Government Affairs, Diversity, Young Professionals’ Network, and RPAC Committees. 

Cheryl Adams, Professional Standards Administrator cheryl@gpar.org Serves as first point of contact for members and visitors to GPAR. Processes all requests for arbitration and ethics complaints and maintains complete records of Professional Standards proceedings. Provides staff support for the Grievance Committee, including minutes and notification of meetings.

Mackenzi Hockensmith, Communications & Engagement Manager mackenzi@gpar.org Manages communication and event programming to deliver value to members, promote the REALTOR® brand and advance initiatives as set forth by the Board of Directors and Association Committees.

Our 2022 Board of Directors

Jacob R. Markovitz, President
Roderick Walker, President-Elect
Carlos Masip, Vice President
Katey McGrath, Treasurer
Stephanie A. Biello, Immediate Past President
Greg Damis, Director
Christopher Mattioli, Director
Brittany Nettles, Director
Mark Turner, Director
Emily Wang, Director

Our 2022 National Association of REALTORS® Leadership

Frank Jacovini Region 2 Vice President
John “Jack” Barry, Director

Our 2022 Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® Leadership

Albert Perry, 2022 PAR President-Elect
Heather Petrone-Shook, District 1 Vice President

Janis Benstock, Director
Stephanie Biello, Director
Annette Collier, Director
John “Jack” Malloy, Director
John “Jack” Barry, Director
Jacob Markovitz, Director
Carlos Masip, Director
Katey McGrath, Director
Joseph Rey, Director
Lisa Silveri, Director
Linc A. Slipakoff, Director
Stephen Stiles, Director
Roderick Walker, Director
Emily Wang, Director

Brooke Black, Alternate
Christopher Mattioli, Alternate
Kathleen Petrone, Alternate
Christopher Somers, Alternate
Mark Turner, Alternate