Various Standing and Ad hoc committees form the backbone of the East Bay Chapter of IFMA. All committees welcome participation from any member or sponsor of the Chapter. If you'd like to get involved, contact the appropriate committee chair listed and let them know you'd like to help. Time commitment to help out on a committee can vary widely. Even an hour of work a year can be a big help, so don't hesitate to reach out and get involved in your Chapter.
The Programs Committee is responsible for speakers, topic, and location for a 12- month calendar. The goal of the committee is to assist in educating our membership with new innovative ideas of planning for the workplace, sharing best practices, and keeping current with real estate in the East Bay, as well as identifying locations for our annual Soiree, Strategic Planning Meeting and Holiday Party.
John Carrillo - CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
IFMA East Bay Chapter's ability to provide educational programs and services comes in part, from sponsorship funds. Sponsorship allows service-oriented companies the ability to become a professional organization supporter. It helps each sponsor to reach its target audience and provides two-way marketing opportunities. The sponsorship committee solicits associate/service oriented companies to support the chapter through one of two ways:
Partial funds from this effort support the IFMA Foundation in Houston. The IFMA Foundation. The IFMA Foundation's purpose is to provide greater resources and educational opportunities to facility management professionals and those who support the FM industry.
Jane Mele - MB Contract Furniture
The job of the Membership Committee is membership growth and retention. The Committee prepares a strategy to attract prospective members. It includes networking within the association with fellow members, vendors and friends from existing and new businesses. The Committee greets and recognizes each guest at program meetings and other chapter gatherings. It creates a friendly and professional atmosphere including opportunities for involvement, recognition of achievements, and enthusiastic leadership. It also communicates the benefits and advantages of membership in IFMA and in the East Bay Chapter.
Joseph Selby - CFM Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
The Communications Committee manages all communications channels from Chapter leadership to the members and community at large, including the chapter website, a comprehensive online communication tool that informs members of IFMA East Bay Chapter activities, related events and opportunities.
Scott Fudge - CFM, San Leandro CA FM Group
The Education & Professional Development Committee will provide information and coordination of training and educational programs for the Chapter. Preparing facility managers for the CFM designation is an important focus, as well as scheduling FMP and SFP training. There are a variety of educational opportunities for all facilities management professionals. These can include: various program offerings at the chapter level, searching for the latest state of the art information as it applies to business systems, service contractor/vendor resources and educational programs/seminars, professional degree programs at colleges and universities.
Melissa Van Hagan - CFM, CFMJ Taleo, Inc.
John Carrillo - CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
The golf committee is responsible for setting up our annual golf tournament for the East Bay chapter. This event takes place every summer, and requires efforts to secure sponsorship, raffle prizes, logistics and advertising the tournament in order to make this event successful. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit local charitable organizations and the IFMA Foundation.
Kim Ryle, True Market Solutions, Inc.
Phone: (510) 427-6935
Mission Statement: To educate and assist East Bay IFMA members in implementing sustainable practices in their communities.
Sustainable facility management allows an organization to build and operate facilities that meet organizational goals, provide a productive office and work in harmony with the environment. The East Bay Chapter Sustainability Committee is committed to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of building occupants and their communities though training and education programs. Additionally, the committee is committed to discovering and showcasing practices that ensure the economic stability as well as protecting and regenerating the natural environment.