Board of Trustees
Irene Thomas Johnson, CFM
Global Account Executive, JLL
Currently Irene is a Global Account Executive for JLL and is accountable for a global operations including real estate administration, facilities management, and project management. She works directly with her clients to establish the vision and strategy aligning with their objectives and interests ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.
Irene’s career spans over 25+ years of management and during this time she has had consistent leadership advancement and has earned a reputation as an industry expert in corporate real estate and integrated facilities management. Irene has a strong and well-rounded background combining nearly 25 years of management, construction, retail, business, and education. She believes in excellence and has always dedicated her talents and creative abilities to ensure the successful accomplishments of company goals.
Foundation First Vice Chair
Regina Ford Cahill
Regina Ford Cahill retired as Program Chair for Facilities Management, Construction and Real Estate at Pratt Institute. Regina holds a Master’s Degree in Facilities Management from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from S.U.N.Y. at Downstate Medical Center. She has twenty-five years of professional experience as a manager of recreational, educational, and economic development programs, as well as facilities management.
She has been in higher education since 2008. First, at Technical Career Institutes in New York City where she oversaw an associate degree program in Facilities Management with five other majors. While she was at TCI, the program received Provisional Accreditation from the IFMA Foundation. Additionally, Regina worked on the Accreditation Team for the college’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
From 2014- 2022, Ms. Ford Cahill was at Pratt as Chair of the program in Construction Management and the graduate program in Facilities Management. Ms. Ford Cahill has a long history working in her Brooklyn community; serving on Park Slope Civic Council, Community Board 8 and as President of the North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District. As a 45-year resident of Prospect Heights, she has seen the world from her window
Foundation Second Vice Chair
Angela R. Johnson Culver, PE, PMP
JAR Engineering & Consulting Firm
Angela Johnson Culver is the owner of JAR Engineering, a startup engineering and consulting firm providing consultations to private, commercial and government entities for Facility Management and Engineering, Building Operations and Construction. Prior to starting her own firm, she held multiple positions at Sodexo leaving as the Vice President of FM Service Development and held multiple positions with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) managing over $3 billion in a variety of facility service contracts for Navy and Marine Corps bases.
She is a licensed Professional Industrial Engineer and certified Project Manager with 16+ years in industrial engineering and facilities engineering across multiple industries. Additionally, she holds certifications as a Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) and Facility Management Professional (FMP). Her expertise is in implementing and managing facilities’ engineering programs that embrace environments of change, driving innovation through imagination, and exploring ways to challenge the organization to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage.
Angela has been awarded several Special Act Awards from NAVFAC, the Modern-Day Technology Leader award from Black Engineer of the Year Award, and a Women Worth Watching Award from Diversity Journal. She is a NCEES volunteer to set cut scores for industrial engineer licensing exams, a member of the Project Management Institute, and a member of IFMA. She also serves as an IFMA Foundation Trustee and an Industry Advisory Board member for Rowan University’s Bachelor of Arts Construction Management.
Foundation Past Chair
Bob Dills owned Western Allied Mechanical with a group of partners, where he serves as Vice President and Treasurer. Western Allied is located in Menlo Park, CA and is a leading provider of commercial and industrial air conditioning systems and services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Beyond his service as an IFMA Foundation Trustees, Bob is a highly engaged member of the Silicon Valley Chapter and is a past chapter president. He also co-founded the GROW Organization, a 501©3 public charity encouraging young adults to explore careers in the built environment professions, providing them with internships, scholarships and mentoring.
On the personal front, Bob has enjoyed 38 wonderful years of marriage to Melissa, and they have three daughters and three young grandsons. He has an enduring love of the outdoors; fly fishing and motorcycling are his favorite recreations.
IFMA President and CEO
IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin is an accomplished executive with more than 28 years of experience in international association management, trade show production, education and certification programs, legislative advocacy and workforce development. From September 2018 to February 2020, Gilpin served as IFMA COO; then served as President and COO from March 2020 to June 2021.
As IFMA COO, overseeing global events, credentials, membership experience, international business development and association operations, Gilpin renewed the association’s focus on core business, organizational stability and financial growth. As president and COO, he continued to concentrate on internally focused items such as finance, human resources and operations, while also interacting with volunteer leaders globally and building relationships with other like-minded industry associations.
IFMA Second Vice Chair
Senior Consultant, FASA Consulting
Francisco Abrantes, MBA has over 35 years of broad-based experience in national (Brazilian companies) and multinational companies in all administrative and operative areas such as: REF (Real Estate and Facility Management), Supply Chain, (Procurement, Warehouse, Logistic & Distribution), Property Management, Compliance, IT (Help Desk, BI, ERP – TMS, WMS), HR and overall administrative departments that cover several areas and management activities.
Most currently, Francisco is the Executive Director/COO of FASA Gestão Ltda in Brazil, providing solutions for companies in different sectors. One long-term contract in place is managing administrative and FM in the mining sector in remote areas, including Amazon Forest. Prior to his current role, he worked for JLL Brazil as a Brazilian Head of Facility Management Business Unit. His territorial experience is based in the Latin America region.
He has been an active leader in the association field throughout Brazil. He is the founding member of ABRAFAC (Brazilian Workplace, Property and Facility Management Association) and has served in the following roles at ABRAFAC – Treasurer, Vice President, President and Chair of Fiscal Council. He currently serves as Chairman of ABRAFAC’s Ethics Committee as well as Member of its Senior Board Council (2021 – 2024). In parallel he was nominated São Paulo’s Representative Professional for CRASP (Regional Bureau for Administrative Professionals).
Francisco was a member of FAMU – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Facilities Management Academic Program Advisory Council, from 2014 up to 2018. He also authored a book related to Facility and Property Management Subjects, named in Portuguese – Gerenciamento de Facilities e Properties (Property and Facility Management) plus additional books.
A member of IFMA since 2011, Francisco served a two-year term on IFMA’s Global Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013 and is currently a member of the Corporate Real Estate Council of IFMA.
He is also a speaker at local and international workshops and a professor in some FM and Business Administrative subjects.
Francisco holds a post-degree in Philosophy from PUC (Pontificia Universidade Catolica), post-degree in Financial Management and People Management from IPEP (Instituto Paulista de Ensino e Pesquisa), MBA Certificate from IPEP/Dalas University and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidade Campos Sales, São Paulo, Brazil.
Case has worked in widely diverse work environments in the U.S. and internationally in the field of facilities management (FM) for over 25 years with the goal of advancing the two most impactful assets of an organization: the workforce and the workplace. His focus has been on the application of metrics and process in an environment that encourages professional development while emphasizing the role of Facilities Management in strategic planning.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served as a Marine Officer. He transitioned to a career in Facilities Management with his first job as the Administrative Officer for the Northeastern U.S. Region for the U.S. Trustees Program, DOJ. Since then he has worked for the State Department and major firms in the industries of: the practice of law, telecommunications and, health and education research.
In 2005, Case joined AIR (one of the largest nonprofit organizations in health and education research) and in that time he has focused on creating a process-centric work environment, emphasizing the value of metrics, professional development and implementing succession training for staff. In his department of 36 staff, he oversees the leases and operations and maintenance for AIR’s real estate portfolio of US and international offices as well as budget development and management, space planning, construction, office support and production services to over 2100 employees.
As a member of IFMA,. Case was the 2014-2015 President for the Capital Chapter of IFMA, in Washington, DC.. As chair of the Scholarship Committee, Case promotes the participation of IFMA Councils, Chapters and industry partners.FM professionals. He is a member of Facilities Management Accreditation Commission, receiving his ABET Program Evaluator certification this year.
Carlos Santamaria, RPA, MBA, LEED AP
FM Statewide Liaison – CCCCO
Carlos Santamaria brings engineering principals, theoretical design, and field evaluation to workforce development efforts. He has extensive experience in implementing operational best practices, energy efficient and major system upgrades that includes energy management systems, electrical systems, HVAC systems and building envelop systems.
He has conducted over 375 building evaluations, commissioning and assessments in buildings across the US and in China. Currently focusing on Tall Building Energy Efficiency Opportunities. Carlos has conducts ASHRAE LII Energy Assessments in over 150 Tall Buildings across the US. Carlos provided the Energy Assessment for the 2nd Tallest Building in the World, The Shanghai Tower.
Working as a subject matter expert and Regional Director representing 28 colleges in the Bay Area Region as it relates to Facilities Management, Facilities Maintenance and with Energy Efficiency Workforce Development Programs. Carlos joined the 2019/2020 IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees bringing global experience and new energy to the work.
Workforce Development Professional
Jim Caldwell is a Workforce development professional who applies Silicon Valley high-tech practices to advance student success through deep industry partnerships. He founded the Workforce Incubator Foundation in 2007 with the mission of creating a world-class talent pool for 21st Century careers. From 2013 through 2019 he was employed by the California Community Colleges as Statewide Director for workforce and economic development in the Energy, Construction, and Utilities sector, resuming his position with Workforce Incubator in 2019.
Jim’s career began at AT&T and expanded through executive positions in sales and marketing at several Silicon Valley companies. He had the privilege of building and managing fully integrated business units in the telecom systems space at those companies, typically executing market disruption strategies in competition against larger entrenched competitors.
Jim’s work with IFMA began in 2015 when he collaborated with the IFMA Foundation to create the Chaffey College Associates Degree in Business/Facility Management.
Founder, CEO and President
Raffy is Founder, CEO and President of Impec Group, with 29 years of experience in the built environment field. He carries the FMP credential ( Facility Management Professional ). He is currently on the Board of Directors of CoreNet Global of Northern California and sits on the Tech Sig, Programs and EDIB ( Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging) Committees of the chapter. He is also on the board of GROW, a non-profit organization and the Advisory Board of San Jose Community College that that support young professionals interested in pursuing facility management and facility maintenance careers.
He served as Past Presidents of the Silicon Valley Chapter of IFMA, the Silicon Valley Chapter of AFE ( Association for Facilities Engineering ( AFE chapter 39 ) and ESD Association during the past decade. for 2013. During his term as President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of IFMA, the chapter won the IFMA Award for Excellence for the Best Large Chapter and the Best Membership Marketing in the Nation. In 2006, he was the Editor of the Silicon Valley Chapter of IFMA winning the IFMA Award for Excellence in Newsletter Publishing. He is a member of IFMA-SV Past Presidents Council.
His hobby is songwriting and performing in local Open Mic venues to feel connected with the pulse of the community. He has produced 2 full length albums, 1 EP and 1 single and will release 4 EPs in 2021. His songs are about love and life in Silicon Valley. He belongs to a hiking group that hits all the beautiful parks in the South Bay and Peninsula.
Dennis E. “Denny” Mulgrew
Senior Director, Asset Management & Engineering
North American Service Operations
Mr. Mulgrew, a Mechanical Engineer, has over 35 years of senior level Facilities Operations, Engineering and Management experience in all types of facilities — government, corporate, universities, manufacturing, health care and precision HVAC environments such as data centers & pharmaceuticals. Serving as Sodexo’s Engineering Lead for North America, he has authored much of the company’s guidance for COVID FM operating practices and technology reviews.
Earlier in his career, he developed training programs to enhance the operational expertise of facilities personnel in supporting high performance, mission critical environments. He has served as a judge for IFMA’s student competitions (IgniteFM!) and will continue to further the development of FM education and internship opportunities.