Our Board Members
Patricia Schuchardt - Acting Property/Facility Director - BART
Patricia (Patti) Schuchardt comes to us with over 25 years in the Facilities and Construction arena. Patti is currently with Bar Area Rapid Transit (BART) where been for over 20 years. She is the acting Property/Facility Director at BART where she manages over a million square feet of real estate. Patti has been heavily involved with the IFMA East Bay since 2002 and is one of our longest standing facility professionals.
Michael Brennan - Senior Project Manager, Centimark
Michael Brennan had joined the IFMA East Bay September of 2016. As an associate member he has co- chaired the membership committee in 2017 and as chaired the annual golf tournament in 2018 & 2019. His professional career has been rooted in the construction environment with much time devoted to facility management in a sales capacity. Currently he works for CentiMark Commercial roofing (an IFMA Sustaining Sponsor) as a Sr. Project Manager. He earned his bachelor's degree from Penn State University and holds a MBA (Wilkes University) and MS in Finance (Xavier). Michael and his family have lived in the Bay Area since 2010 and he is excited to be part of the IFMA community.
Victoria Serr - Sales Executive - VCO
Victoria stepped up and bravely accepted the position of Treasurer this year. Victoria has worked as a Regional Facility Manger for over 20 years. She has recently changed sides and is now serving the Facility Managers and the commercial real estate industry. Victoria and the VCO Team partner with their clients to bring space alive with furniture and designing spaces everyone can be proud of. She is also the Education & Professional Development Chair continuing her efforts in supporting the Facility Management industry.
Christian Pellecchia - VP of Operations, Slatter Construction, Inc.
Christian Pellecchia is VP of Operations for Slatter Construction Inc. and he oversees most of his company's projects in the Bay Area. He is also an devoted IFMA member. Proof of his devotion rests in the fact that he has won 1 award from IFMA East Bay, 2 awards for IFMA Silicon Valley and Associate of the Year of 2017 at IFMA International for his tireless commitment towards the betterment of the IFMA organization. Christian is currently serving as Secretary for the Board at IFMA East Bay.
Ron Kalich - Real Estate and Facilities Management Leader
Ron Kalich is a transformational Real Estate and Facilities Management leader and operational executive delivering extraordinary, bottom-line results in real estate, telecom, health care, higher education, and utilities industries. Currently as Director, Facilities and Asset Management at the University of California - Office of the President, Ron oversees a diverse Real Estate portfolio exceeding 138 million square feet. Previously as Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Director of Facilities Operations, Ron was responsible for asset and risk management for the company's built environment and daily repair and maintenance operations of an 8 million square foot portfolio with over 750 buildings in 220 locations. He managed an extended staff of over 450 personnel and a budget exceeding $135 million. Before joining PG&E, Ron was the National Facilities Director at Kaiser Permanente and held leadership positions in finance and operations at Cushman & Wakefield, various high-tech companies, and AT&T. Kalich earned an MBA in finance and a bachelors degree in Physics, as well as CFM and SFP certifications from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and CMA and CFM certifications from Institute of Management Accountants. Ron also served as President of IFMA's Health Care Institute.
John Carrillo - CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
John joined the Los Angeles Chapter of IFMA in 1984 and helped to charter the Orange County Chapter of IFMA during the same year. John transferred his membership to the East Bay Chapter in 1992 and was elected President from 2000 to 2002. John received his CFM designation in 2000 and was appointed to the International Board of Directors of IFMA from 2002 to 2003. John was awarded the prestigious honor of being named IFMA Fellow in 2006 and was recently elected to the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees for, selected to serve through 2013. John is currently employed by AT&T as West Region Director of Planning, Design & Construction for 13 states and Guam.
Melissa Van Hagan - CFM, CMFJ, Facilities Manager, Oracle
The East Bay Chapter supports the facility management profession by providing an annual scholarship to a deserving student. Students from accredited certificate programs, undergraduate and graduate programs pursuing a degree in facility management or related fields are encouraged to apply. In addition to the scholarship, the East Bay Chapter provides recipients the means to attend the annual World Workplace Conference.