IFMA East Bay Chapter Leaderhip - Board of Directors

Meet your IFMA East Bay Chapter Board of Directors


Patricia Schuchardt
Acting Property/Facility Director - BART
(510) 874-7485
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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.

Vice President

Michael Brennan
Senior Project Manager, Centimark
(510) 876-3053
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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. 2020 he had been elected V.P. of the chapter. 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.


Maria Neumann
Principle at Fire & Water Damage Recovery
(800) 886-1801
[email protected]

Maria Neumann is the Principle owner of Fire & Water Damage Recovery. FWDR is a female owned and operated independent restoration company with 24/7/365 emergency services that specializes in the cleanup of water, smoke, mold, sewage and trauma. She is a loyal sponsor and member of our chapter who happens to enjoy the accounting arena.


Christian Pellecchia
VP of Operations, Slatter Construction, Inc.
(831) 425-5425
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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.

Immediate Past President

Ron Kalich
Real Estate and Facilities Management Leader
(650) 291-9400
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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.

IFMA Fellow

John Carrillo
(925) 867-8985
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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.

IFMA Fellow

Melissa Van Hagan
Director of Facilities and Corporate Real Estate
(925) 327-6760
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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.