Association Staff Across the Commonwealth Receive At Home With Diversity Certification

By Kim Shindle | Sept. 27, 2021 | 3 min. read

PAR recently hosted the At Home With Diversity certification training from the National Association of Realtors® for staff members of state and local associations.

Fifty-three staff members from 15 associations achieved the AHWD certification. They join the more than 21,000 other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the certification after completing an eight-hour course addressing topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development. The program is designed to meet the nation’s fair housing commitment by educating and equipping NAR’s members and staff with the tools they need to expand homeownership opportunities.

“PAR was proud to offer the At Home With Diversity training to its staff, as well as local association staff to reinforce our commitment to creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations at every level,” said PAR CEO Mike McGee.

All staff members of the Tri-County Suburban Realtors® earned the At Home With Diversity® certification.

“Tri-County appreciates the support and generosity of PAR for funding the program for staff members. As At Home With Diversity®-certified staff professionals, we strive to create a more inclusive membership experience. As a result of the program, we are better able to assess the attributes of diversity within our membership, which allows us to effectively serve our members regardless of race or ethnic background. With an increased awareness of cultural and personal biases, we understand how each can adversely shape perceptions and behaviors within a multicultural landscape,” said Anne Marie Matteo, president/CEO of the Tri-County Suburban Realtors®.

Staff members who earned the certification include:

Rose DeWeese, Beaver County Association; Anne Marie Allen, Lisa Ginsburg, Kelly Wenhold and Siobhan Young, Bucks County Association; Pam Bear, Cambria-Somerset Association; Barbara Hamilton, Central Susquehanna Valley Board; Lyn Gotwalt and Wendy McCloskey, Centre County Association; Brooke Clark, Chris Deimler, Dee Hyatt, Kathy Ludwig, Stephanie Mount, Margaret Parsons and Kim Tauriello, Greater Harrisburg Association; Cheryl Abrans-Adams, Matt Braden and Jeanna Raleigh, Greater Philadelphia Association; Amy Kunselman, Lawrence County Board; Courtney Box, Mike Barth, Savannah Beeler, Kacy Clouser, Wayne Crawford, Jeff Dempsey, Jessica Garloff, Alex Janney, Brittany Kinsman, Leah Krnjaic, Diane Langner, Chuck Liedike, Katina Madianos-Fiore, Mike McGee, Kylie O’Neill-Mullin, Kim Shindle, Kim Smith, Kelly Stroup, Lori Weaver and Harry Young, PAR; Kate Barton and Nicole Murray, Pocono Mountains Association; Matt Vermeire and Jeff Zirngibl, Realtors® Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh; Vivian Rupert, Schuylkill County Board; and Cathy DiMarco, Danielle Esbenshade, Steve Farace, Tina Lavelle, Tracy Moore, Gail Parke, Paula Tansey and Kristin Tornetta, Tri-County Suburban Realtors®.

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