Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Trena Ellis

Trena Ellis, CFM, LEED AP - President
Trena has been a Professional Member of IFMA since 2008 and became a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) that same year. She also achieved her LEED AP O+M Certification in 2014. Most recently in 2018, she achieved a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University. She has worked for PowerSchool for the past 18 years and is currently serving in the capacity of Director, Facilities and End User Services. Trena has worked on numerous tenant improvement projects across the US, including projects in Canada and India. The knowledge she has gained from being involved in IFMA throughout the past 10 years has contributed to the success of her projects. She works to create office environments that are recruiting tools that also contribute to employee retention. She makes employees and fellow IFMA Members want to come to work every day by cultivating a culture of creativity, family, and fun. For the past two years she has served as Vice President of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of IFMA and has attended numerous World Workplace events.  Trena.Ellis@powerschool.com


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Diane Viodes - Vice President
Diane has been an active member of IFMA Sacramento Valley since July 2014. She served as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for two years, was involved with the Special Events Committee and most recently served as Chapter Treasurer. She had the opportunities to attend World Work Place Denver (2015), San Diego (2016) and Houston (2017). She enjoys learning more about facilities, how to better support our FM's and getting to know our local chapters better. Diane is the Commercial Account Manager for Restoration Management Company in the Sacramento and Stockton Markets.  dviodes@rmc.com


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Amber Stewart - Treasurer
Amber has been an active member of IFMA since 2014, currently serving as Board Secretary, and has been past co-chair of the Programs Committee and Board of Directors. Her IFMA engagement allows her the opportunity to share insights from her workplace experience and tours of other facilities while gaining knowledge from other facilities managers. Amber has attended World Workplace New Orleans (2014), Denver (2015), San Diego (2016), Houston (2017) and Facility Fusion Indianapolis (2016), Las Vegas (2017), hosted and presented at IFMA Chapter events and participated in several IFMA Sacramento Chapter strategic planning retreats. Amber received the IFMA Kit Tuveson Profession Scholarship in 2016 and received her FMP certification.  She will be completing her CFM certification this year to further her expertise in the facilities management field. Amber is currently the Facilities Manager for the California and Hawaii Region of Conduent. (916) 215-7278 | Amber.Stewart@conduent.com


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Melanie Uhrenholt - Secretary
Melanie has been an active member of IFMA Sacramento since 2014. She is the Programs Committee Chair and works with her committee to plan monthly luncheons throughout the year. Melanie’s goal is to have a fun, exciting and relative topic and presenter at each luncheon to ensure our IFMA members are constantly benefiting and continuing their education. Melanie is the Marketing Director for BELFOR Property Restoration in Sacramento and Modesto CA. (916) 661-1094 | Melanie.uhrenholt@us.belfor.com


Kim Ayers

Kimberly Ayers - Immediate Past President

Kimberly has been an active member of IFMA Sacramento Valley since January 2010. She has served as Chair of the Membership Committee for two years, Chair of the Sponsorship Committee for two years, Vice President for one year, and President of IFMA Sacramento for 2 plus years. She has attended World Work Place San Diego (2016) and Houston (2017), and Charlotte (2018). She enjoys supporting the facilities management industry, and staying active as a volunteer in our Sacramento, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley Chapters. Kimberly is a Regional Sales Director for AQUIS Solutions in the Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming markets. AQUIS is the national leader in air handler refurbishment for hospitals, universities, and large facilities. 415-328-0334 | kayers@aquissolutions.com


Chapter Leaders and Committees

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Ashley Bergerot - Chapter Sponsorship Committee Chair
Ashley has been an active member of IFMA Sacramento since 2014. Ashley is new to the industry and is worked side-by-side with Candice Moore on special events. As the current Sponsorship Chair, she is responsible for securing corporate sponsorships, handling current/potential sponsors and sponsorship opportunities, ensuring fulfillment of sponsorship benefits, and acting as liaison to corporate sponsors. She has become an allying partner between IFMA Sacramento and other organizations in the area, to create more opportunities and exposure for the Sacramento Chapter. Ashley works as an Accounts Manager with Milliken Carpet. | (916) 605-6037


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Heather McCarthy - Chapter Programs Committee Co-Chair

Heather became an active member of IFMA Sacramento in 2015, and quickly joined the Program Committee and Board of Directors. She and the other committee members focus on expanding and refining monthly Education Program topics, securing locations, and building tours. With over 20 years of experience in Marketing within the Real Estate Industry, and previous Board Leadership positions with other Real Estate Industry Associations, Heather focuses on understanding and anticipating the evolving education needs of the Facilities Management Industry. Heather works as a Branding Partner to her clients and she is the owner of the Marketing Company, BrandingYourStuff.com. (916)267-4399 | Heather@BrandingYourStuff.com



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Christian Flanders, FMP – Chapter Director
Chris has been a chapter member since 1997, first joining the Special Events Committee. Since that time, Chris has served as Treasurer, Vice President and then President. As the Immediate Past President, Christian actively supports the Board's Program Panel, mentors new chapter leaders and oversees the annual Board election process. Chris earned his FMP in 2008 and has attended IFMA's World Workplace several times, including WWP in Los Angeles (1999), San Diego (2006) New Orleans (2007), Dallas (2008), Orlando (2009), Atlanta (2010), and Phoenix (2011). Chris earned his FMP designation in 2008. Chris is the Marketing Director/Workplace Consultant for MTA Inspired Workspaces. (916) 373-1800 | cflanders@mtaoffice.com


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Chuck Swiderski, Lifetime CFM, CFMJ - Chapter Director-at-Large
Chuck has been in the FM profession since 1996 and has been a chapter member since 2004, the same year he earned his CFM. In 2008-09 Chuck was a member of the Professional Development Committee. As Past Treasurer, Chuck was responsible for the fiscal oversight and integrity of the chapter, annual budgeting and chapter re-certification. Chuck has attended IFMA's World Workplace in San Diego (2006), New Orleans (2007), Dallas (2008), Atlanta (2010), Phoenix (2011), Philadelphia (2013) and New Orleans (2014) as well as IFMA's Facilities Fusion in Philadelphia (2010). Chuck is a Facilities Engineer with SEC. (209) 296-3457 | cswiderski@volcano.net


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Serena Pancoast, CFM – Chapter Director
Serena has been a chapter member since 2000. In 2007 she earned her CFM and she served as President in 2010 and 2011. As Immediate Past President, she is responsible for the chapter's balanced scorecard, is the editor of the chapter's newsletter and works on program development. Serena has attended IFMA's World Workplace in New Orleans (2007), Dallas (2008), Orlando (2009), Atlanta (2010) and Phoenix (2011) and IFMA's Facilities Fusion in San Diego (2009) and Philadelphia (2010). As an IFMA Advocacy Liaison, she joined fellow leaders for IFMA's Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. in 2010 and 2011 to advocate for the facilities profession and energy efficiency legislation. Serena is also an IFMA Sustainability Liaison and develops the First Wednesday Educational Webinars for IFMA's Corporate Facilities Council. Serena is a Supervisor of General Services for Franklin Templeton Investments. (916) 463-5551 | spancoa@frk.com


Cyndi Sores

Cyndi Soares - Chapter Special Events Committee Chair
Cyndi has been an active member of IFMA Sacramento since 2009. Cyndi is passionate that all new and current members attend, learn, and have fun at her committee events. She has become an allying partner between IFMA Sacramento and AFE Sacramento to create more opportunities and exposure for the Sacramento Chapter. Cyndi is an Executive Account Manager for RSI – Refrigeration Solutions, Inc. and can be reached at 916-664-2320 or by email at cyndi.soares@rsiclimate.com


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Angel Jones -  Chapter Membership Committee Chair
Angel has been an active member of IFMA Sacramento since 2014, starting with the Special Events Committee and Programs Committee. Angel works to ensure that all new and current members are welcomed to the chapter. She works closely with the Special Events Committee, Programs Committee and Executive Board to support and increase membership for our chapter as well. Angel works as the Sales and Marketing Manager for Century Lighting (916) 945-8808 | angel@centurylighting.com



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Vannesa Vasquez – Chapter Publicity Committee Chair
Vannesa has been an active member of IFMA Sacramento since 2012, starting with the Special Events Committee, quickly becoming Membership Chair., and now Social Media/Publicity Chair. Vannesa works to ensure that Chapter events, programs, and accomplishments are well publicized for the chapter through online content. She works closely with the Special Events Committee, Programs Committee and Board. She has become an allying partner between IFMA Sacramento and other organizations in the area, to create more opportunities and exposure for the Sacramento Chapter. Vannesa works as the Regional Manager for Air Systems (916) 670-9913 | vvasquez@airsystems1.com


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Wayne Whitzell, LEED®AP, BEP, GBO – Chapter IFMA International Liaison
Wayne Whitzell has been an active member in IFMA since 2000. Wayne is the Vice President for IFMA's East Bay Chapter and the inaugural recipient of the Kit Tuveson CFM Scholarship. Over the years, he has held various chapter positions such as Sustainability Committee Chair, Website Chair, and Sacramento Valley Chapter Vice President. He has been to eight World Workplace conferences and has presented at Facility Fusion and several IFMA chapter and council events.

Wayne holds credentials as a LEED®AP, Business Energy Professional (BEP), and is a certified Green Business Operator (GBO). Wayne is the Vice President of National Sales for DFS Green, a company which specializes in cleaning carpets, fabrics, tile & grout, and natural stone across the United States. But, life isn't "all work and no play" for Wayne. On weekends he can be heard in Northern California theaters and clubs leading the acclaimed Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute band, Tribe of The Red Horse. (916) 862-5505 | waynew@dfsgreen.com