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Congratulations to our CABREP members on their 2024 C.A.R. Appointments! We are confident that your influence will continue to encourage more Black Real Estate Professionals.  We appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time and effort, as well as express your opinions, which certainly has contributed to your appointment. We wish you all the best as you represent us."

- Robert Johnson, 2024 CABREP President 

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Executive Commitee


Robert Johnson


Robert Johnson is a Realtor, Broker, Owner of EH Realty operating out of Woodland Hills California. Robert is active in the community, sponsoring 4 different schools in the San Fernando Valley. 

2023 Is a busy year for Robert, as he is currently serving as a Director at Large for C.A.R., Board of Directors for Southland Regional Association of REALTORS, Board of Directors at AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America, President Elect at CABREP, Member of the Commercial and Investment Division at C.A.R., and the liaison to the YPN committee for the Board of Directors at Southland Regional Association of REALTORS. 

He received his realtor license in 2008 and worked as a realtor for Keller Williams prior to founding E H Realty in 2013.
Robert graduated from Cal State University Northridge in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, and takes pride in the goodwill and stellar reputation he and his wife Reese have established for their family and 2 children.

In addition to his commitment to his family and his clients, Robert manages to find time to volunteer at his church in the Children's Ministry and Security team at his church every month.

Mel Wilson

2024 President-Elect

Realtor Emeritus, asset manager Mel Wilson is a former NFL, All-America Football player and Public Speaker. He is a national Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the fields of:

- Residential & Commercial Real Estate

- Transit Oriented Communities (TOC)

- Leadership Facilitator

- Legislative Advocacy

- Workforce Housing

- Land Use Policies

Education & Outreach

  • Bachelor Science Business Administration Management, California State University, Northridge

  • Master of Commercial Real Estate MRE, Columbia College

  • California State University Northridge, (CSUN) Adjunct Professor for Real Estate Courses

  • Conducted Home Buyer Education Seminars for CSUN Faculty, Staff and Administrators

  • Conducted Home Buyer Education Seminars for Consumers

Regional Government

  • Los Angeles Countywide Citizens Regional Planning Advisory Council, President

  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board appointed by Los Angeles City Mayors’ Richard Riordan and Antonio Villariagosa

Real Estate Industry Service, Other Experience and Credentials

  • National Association of Realtor FPC for U.S. Senator Alex Padilla

  • Former Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX franchisee, and Independent Broker Owner

  • Director 19-years, National Association of Realtors

  • Realtor Emeritus, National Association of Realtors

  • California Association of Realtors (CAR) Director for Life

  • 30-years Legislative Housing Advocate, Southland Regional Association of Realtors

  • Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR) 11,000 members,      President

  • Southland Regional Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year

  • Kodak All-America Football 1st Team, College Division I, American Football Coaches Association

  • National Football League New York Football Giants 5th round draft, Kansas City Chiefs

  • Canadian Football League Football Player, Calgary Stampeders

Dolores Golden

2024 Past President

Licensed since 1986

Specialty: Relocation , Probate, Commercial  

Membership: The Southwest Los Angeles Association of Realtors®, Director Past Local President. 

California Association of Realtors®: Director, Education Advisory committee  

Activities: Regional Chair, Region 17, Nominating Committee,  Impac Trustee

Chair activities: Housing Affordability co-Chair, Equal Opportunity Cultural Diversity, Chair,  Vice=Chair –South of Housing Opportunity Committee 

Task Forces: E & O Insurance Task Force, Foreclosure Housing Task Force 

Member of NAREB, and local Consolidated Realty Board, Nahrep,Areaa. 

Director  for several years on our local MLS *The MLS (Claw). CEO, the Multicultural Real Estate Alliance for Urban Change Which has hosted Town Hall meetings on neighborhood, retention. Block club President, for several years.  Worked on Real Estate advisory board, for Los Angeles County Tax Assessor Auerbach. My office is centrally located which is important to being able to reach out to diverse communities in large metro-areas like Los Angeles, That is surrounded by Inglewood, Carson, Watts, Compton, Gardena and the Beach cities, Everything is close .  There are many opportunities to enhance your business, when you are Surrounded by so much growth. I have prided myself in being involved with many Organizations that are not only involved in Real Estate, but families, and business development that all tie into community building. 

Dorinda Francois

2024 Secretary

Dorinda François is the Broker/Owner of Mainstay REdefined, a full-service real estate brokerage, with offices in South Orange County and Southwest Riverside County. Her personal areas of practice are Commercial, Investment, and Luxury Residential real estate. She is a REALTOR® and a REALTIST®, currently serving as Secretary, on the Executive Board of Directors for the California Association of Black Real Estate Professionals, and on several committees with California Association of REALTORS®, and Orange County REALTORS®. After obtaining her Broker’s license in 2013, Mrs. François quickly obtained her GRI, CIPS and Green designations to better serve her clients. She is a Paralegal, and proud Biola University Alumnus, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership.

Her commitment to servant leadership and professional standards has been widely demonstrated through extensive service in her community, church volunteerism, and in her profession. Mrs. François served as the 2021Chair and 2020 Vice-Chair of the Commercial Investment Forum for the California Association of REALTORS®, and on the Board of Directors with the California Association of REALTORS®, Orange County REALTORS®, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of Orange County, and Women's Council of REALTORS, including serving as their 2021 President-Elect of the Southwest Riverside County Network.  She has held memberships in NCECM, SOCEC, HEAL Trafficking, AREAA, NAHREP, SRCAR, National Black Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, California Association of Real Estate Brokers. Dorinda is a strong advocate for democracy in housing, the protection of property rights, women in commercial real estate, women and minority small business owners, and professionalism in the real estate industry.

Yolanda Washington

2024 Treasurer

Yolanda is the License Broker- Owner/ Realtor® of Side-by-Side Real Estate Service, overseeing professionals Real Estate Agent who collaborate to serve clients with a range of talents.  Yolanda’s strengths lie in creatively analyzing, negotiating, marketing and problem solving.  She is an excellent listener and communicator, with an abundance of patience and enthusiasm, with valuable skills.   Yolanda guides clients through each step of the buying or selling process, and proactively addresses concerns and questions.  

License since 2001, Yolanda has specialized in residential real Estate throughout Los Angeles County.  Her knowledge, competence and dedication have garnered her countless satisfied clients.  Her passion for real estate and her compassion for what client’s experience have made her one of the top real estate professionals in her community.   

  • 2024 President, Los Angeles Southwest Association of Realtors® (LASAOR)

  • 2024 Tresurer, California Association of Black Real Estate Professionals (CABREP)

  • 2024 Shareholders, Combined L.A. Westside (CLAW) Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

  • 2024 Director, California Association of REALTORS® (CAR)

  • 2024 California Association of REALTORS, Home Ownership Housing Committee member, Professional Development & Education Committee member, Association President Leadership Forum committee Member.

  • 2023 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR, Los Angeles Southwest Association of Realtors® (LASAOR)

  • 2021~ 2023 Chair Education Chair, Los Angeles Southwest Association of REALTORS® (LASAOR)

Evelyn Arnold

Executive Committee

Licensed and member of C.A.R. & N.A.R. as a Sales agent in 1965, a Realtor® Broker's license in 1967. Opened Real Estate office in Compton, CA. President of local association of the Compton-Lynwood Board in 1976 and 1980. President of Rancho Southeast Association of Realtors® after merger in 1994. Realtor® of the Year in 1981 and Distinguished Realtor® in 1998. RSAOR Member & Board of Director, C.A.R. Member & Director For Life, Federal Issues Committee Member, Realtor® Political Action Committee Member, Key Contact to Senator Steven Bradford, Federal Political Coordinator to Congresswoman Maxine Waters, President's Circle, Golden "R", Hall of Fame Member and named by the California Association of Realtors® on October 11, 2018 as the 2018 California Distinguished Realtor®.

Ruth Hayles

Executive Committee

Previously General Manager/Realtor®, International Realty & Investments for over 30 years.

  • Director, California Association of Black Real Estate Professionals

  • Treasurer and Director, Rancho Southeast Association of Realtors® (2009 President)

  • Chair, Local Government Forum and Director, California Association of Realtors®

  • Member, Federal Technology and Policy Committee, National Association of Realtors®

  • Member, Southwest Los Angeles Association of Realtors® (1998 President)

Board of Directors


Ted Brass

Board of Directors

Ted Brass has been a successful real estate professional for going on 45 years. He is co-owner and broker of Ted Brass Real Estate Solutions, established in 2004. Ted has a myriad of current professional affiliations including: member Board of Directors, Southwest Los Angeles Association of Realtors; newly elected member of NAREB's Board of Governance; member California Association of Realtors Investment Housing Committee; board member, Girls Club of Los Angeles; Director of Events, Real Men Cook Foundation; and he holds the Distinguished Toastmasters designation through Toastmasters International.

Ted's past affiliations include President of the Commercial Investment Division for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB); member, NAREB university committee; Past President, Board of Directors, Consolidated Board of Realtists; Past 1st Vice President, California Association of Real Estate Brokers (CAREB); and past President, Board of Trustees, Guidance Church Center for Spiritual Living; Ted is a CCIM candidate and is a past commissioner for the City of Inglewood.

Ted holds numerous educational accomplishments including:
• Certified 1031 Exchange Specialist
• Certified Probate Specialist
• Certified Investment Specialist
• Certified Residential Specialist
• Certified Residential Property Manager (REMBI)
• Graduate Ross Minority Program in Real Estate Development (University of So. California)
• Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
• Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration
• Licensed Practitioner, United Center for Spiritual Living

Melrose Forde-Silva

Board of Directors

Melrose lives and works in Alameda County of Northern California. A Trinidad and Tobago native (T&T), She graduated from Lenore's Business School where after achieving the highest honor from The Royal Society of Arts, England, she entered the teaching profession. Melrose left the teaching field and entered the world of advertising, eventually, becoming the Media Manager for the largest advertising agency in T & T. Her love of the arts and talent for "number crunching" led to her Real Estate profession in the U.S. Melrose’s devotion to GOD, family, clients, and customers, remains the focal points of her life. Melrose spare time involves singing & community involvement.

2022 C.A.R. Legal Action Fund Trustee.
2022/2021/2020 C.A.R. Member of Legislative & Forum on Forms.
2021/2020 C.A.R. Member of Home Ownership Housing Committee.
2019, 2020 into 1st ¼ of 2021 Member of C.A.R. New RPA Study Group.
2017 & 2014 Vice Chair of C.A.R. Standard Forms Advisory Committee & Forum on Forms.
2017 Chair of C.A.R. SBSA Form Study Group.
2017-2022 Member of C.A.R. Legislative.
2016/2015 Chair/Vice Chair C.A.R. Public Policy.
2016/2015 Vice Chair Bay East PS Mediation.
2013 Chair of C.A.R. Global Real Estate Forum.
2012 Region 6 Chair.
2011 Outstanding Leadership Award, Bay East Association of REALTOR®
2010 - 2014 Bay East Appointed C.A.R. N.A.R. Director.
2010 Vice-Chair of C.A.R. International Real Estate Forum.
2010 Graduate, N.A.R. Leadership Academy.
2010 J.A.D Distinguished Service Award, Bay East Association of REALTOR®.
2009 C.A.R. Vice Chair of Assoc. Presidents Leadership Forum.
2008 President Bay East Association of REALTOR®.
2007 Pres-Elect Bay East Association of REALTOR®.
2006 C.A.R. Vice Chair of Professional Standards.
2006 Treasurer Bay East Association of REALTOR®.
2006 Chair of Bay East Professional Standards.
2005 President Bay East Foundation.
2005 REALTOR® of The Year Bay East Association of REALTOR®.
Current Member, Bay East Past President Committee.

Other Past Roles were C.A.R Region 6 Representative for Membership, Legislative, Professional Standards, Public Policy, Global Real Estate Forum, Standard Forms and Forum on Forms.

Stacy Harris-Green

Board of Directors

Stacy Harris-Green, Los Angeles native, licensed since 2015 Realtor.
Experienced in the facilitation of residential, multi-family Real Estate
purchase and sale transactions in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Recognizing real estate as one of the most valuable ownership
assets in one’s lifetime, Stacy’s focus is to ensure principals are well
informed of the disclosures required and the time frames observed
in the real estate transaction.

-Homeownership advocate
-Promotes leveraging real estate to build investment portfolio
-Lender connections with tailored loan products
-Renovation, design Investor flip background
-Proficient in Tech and social media.

• Greater Los Angeles Realtors Association (GLAR)
Served as Past Board Director 2019 – 2022
Nominating Committee 2020 – 2022
Region Chair for Culver City 2021 – 2022
Grievance 2018 - 2019
Commercial Real Estate Committee 2017- 2020

• California Association of Realtors (CAR)
Board Director 2019 to present
- Homeownership Housing
• Region 17 Regional Rep
- Diversity
-Scholarship Foundation and Education Trustee
• Vice chair 2022

• California Association of Black Real Estate Professionals
Board Director 2021

• Women’s Council of Real Estate- L.A./Beverly Hills
Charter Member 2018

• Asian Real Estate Association (AREAA)
Member 2020

• Designations
National Commercial Real Estate Advisor (NCREA) 2020

• Certification
ERA Distinctive Luxury Properties Specialist 2019

• Clients
Sellers, Investors and 1st time homebuyers

Local level association commitments, provided Stacy with insights
and involvement in organized real estate where she gained an
overall awareness of the connection between real estate business
and legislations which motivates her property ownership advocacy.

Parisha Kinsey

Board of Directors

1992 Walnut High School Graduate
1999 Chapman University- BA Film and TV Production
2001 Real estate license
2012- Formed Got Realty?- independent brokerage
2007 Obtained broker license
2018 IVAR leadership Graduate
2018- IVAR Housing Committee
2020- IVAR Finance Committee
2020- Walk for Alzheimer
2020- IVAR MLS Committee
2021- IVAR Broker Advisory Committee
2022-2023 IVAR Board of Directors
2020 Women’s Council – Inland Valley President
2021- 2022 Women’s Council- California District Vice President
2019- Women’s Council National- Expo Volunteer
2019- Women’s Council National -Election Volunteer
2019- Women Council of Realtors California- Hospitality Committee
2019- 2020 Women Council of Realtors California – Meeting and Planning committee 2020- present- Women’s Council of Realtors California- Strategic Planning Committee 2021- IVAR strategic Planning Committee
2020- Women Council – Inland Valley nominating committee

Denise Matthis

Board of Directors

Theresa A. Miller

Board of Directors

Murphy Richardson

Board of Directors

Renee Roque

Board of Directors

After many years in the entertainment industry working for celebrities like “Mr. Box Office,” Eddie Murphy, Tony Orlando, Debby Boone, Ambassador of Princess Cruises, Gavin McCloud and Mega-Manager, Susan Munao, who was instrumental in forming the career of Donna Summers, Renée and her husband, Daryl, moved into the Santa Clarita Valley after serving as Resident Managers at an award- winning affordable housing community in Hollywood, the Montecito, for seven years. During this assignment they developed their passion of real estate and learned contracts, real estate law, facilities and customer service. When the time came to shift careers to one that allowed her the opportunity to continue to do the things she loves (like daily serving at West Creek where her children attended school and being able to pick up her children from school), real estate was a perfect fit!

In the past eight years, she has had the privilege of giving keys to clients who purchased homes from $195,000.00 to $2.5 million with production totaling over 175 homes. Her clients range from friends she has known for 30 years to on-line leads she has never met who quickly became friends and purchased homes all over Southern California.

Renée believes giving back to the communities she serves is life-giving. Currently she serves as the Affordable Housing Chair for the City of Santa Clarita’s Homeless Task Force which blossomed out of her personal life experience of losing their home in the 2008 Market Crash from her service at His Way Church when she was the Homeless Coordinator for a decade, as they hosted Family Promise. Thee past two years she has served as a Board Member for Family Promise which has a new community which is anticipated to open in Spring 2025. Additionally, she serves the NAACP of Santa Clarita as the Co-Housing Chair and Secretary of Los Angeles County’s SPA 2 Homeless Coalition. She is also an active alumnus of Pepperdine University with a degree in Film/Television and minor in International Business. In 2023 she earned a Professional Certificate in Local Government & Community Partnering for Success from Pepperdine School of Public Policy and the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership.

At church she also served as a Youth Leader and Church Administrator. Her love for children inspired her to serve as Afternoon Commander of Awana’s for eight years. Believing in the importance of being involved with her children’s schools, she served on the Parents Teacher Association for a decade, receiving the Honorary Service Reward from California for serving the Morning Valet, producing the school’s Talent Shows and Women In History for a decade. One of the most rewarding blessings was to greet the families daily while serving in the morning valet.

At her local Realtor’s Association, Southland Regional, she received an appointment to RAF and serves on Government Affairs and is passion about advocating for homeowners and property rights. For California Association of REALTORS® in 2024, she was appointed to the Communications Advisory Committee where she currently serves as Chair. She also serves on Homeownership Housing and Taxation and Government Finance. In California she also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Black REALTORS®. Renée serves on the National Association of REALTORS® Federal Housing Policy Committee and recently received and appointment as Chair of the Housing Choice Voucher Task Force. For the past nine years, Women’s Council of REALTORS has been her passion and Renée currently has the privilege of mentoring First Time Attendees, Chair of the Membership Benefits Task Force which produced a new Members Brochure. A graduate of Women’s Council of REALTORS® National Leadership Academy, in 2022, it was a great honor to serve on the faculty at Leadership 360 in 2023, recipient of the Bobbie Nelson Pathway to Leadership Grant and Humanitarian Award in 2022 and 2021. Renée was selected to participate in Southland California’s Association of Government Leadership Academy and is a proud graduate having worked on a policy to transition renters to homeowners. Her passion is homeownership for all.

Richard Thierry

Board of Directors

Darrell Woods

Board of Directors

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