Board of Trustees
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 First Vice Chair
Angela R. Johnson Culver, PE, PMP
ABM Industries & JAR Engineering & Consulting Firm
Angela Johnson Culver is the Vice President of Solutioning at ABM Industries for integrated facility services tying together innovative and streamlined solutions for infrastructure. She is also 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 her current roles, 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 20+ 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, a Women Worth Watching Award from Diversity Journal, and Oustanding Alumna Award from Clemson University CECAS. 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 Second Vice Chair
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.
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.
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.
Christa Dodoo, FM, CIWFM, FMP, CMQ-OE
IFMA Second Vice Chair,
Head, Global Facilities Management Services United Nations World Food Programme, Rome, Italy
Christa Dodoo is a facility management professional with more than 17 years of experience in facility and real estate management, project management, vendor contract management, process improvement and performance management. She is a certified ISO 22301 Business Continuity Lead Implementer and holds various certifications from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
She currently works with the United Nations World Food Programme in charge of the facilities management services team, with responsibilities over HQ operations and maintenance engineering, workspace planning, audio/video services, events and global real estate support for more than 100 locations. Christa previously worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria; the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., USA; Stanbic Bank, U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Barclays Bank in Ghana. She holds a BSc Land Economy from the University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and an MSc Facilities Management from Salford University, Manchester, U.K.
After joining IFMA in 2009, she was instrumental in establishing the IFMA Ghana Chapter as part of its founding executive body prior to joining IFMA’s D.C. Capital Chapter as an active member and served on the Professional Development Committee. She is actively involved in IFMA activities, volunteering in the CFM Exam update project and serving as a judge for both IFMA Foundation scholarship applications and IFMA’s Awards of Excellence.
Her passion is in developing the FM industry through educational programming and process improvement at the workplace. She has conducted presentations at conferences, as well as training other FM professionals.
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.
Jennifer Corbett Shramo
CEO, Innovative Cleaning Services and CEO CSI Inc
Jennifer Corbett-Shramo entered the commercial cleaning industry in 1985. During the next 25 years she built and eventually led one of the largest, most respected, stable and innovative services in Southern California. Her passion for excellence in an industry that is wrought with stigmas was continuously fueled by her love of the custodial community and her drive to provide clean healthy work places for her clients and employees. In 1999 when the “green concept” was just entering the vernacular of the cleaning industry Jennifer was pioneering sustainable cleaning for her firm. Sustainable or green cleaning processes were a welcome operation for her company in terms of environmental impact, employee’s safety and social responsibility. Those pioneering operational processes drove the firm’s remarkable safety performance, crew stability and profitability when other’s in the industry were failing and losing market share.
In 2008, as an IFMA Trustee, Jennifer served as the champion for the newest benchmark book for the Cleaning Industry entitled – “The Business of Green Cleaning,” by Steve Ashkin and David Holly. This remarkably successful book is now the guide for Cleaning Green in the built environment. Jennifer is recognized around the globe for her steadfast contributions to the cleaning industry and has been recognized by the International Facility Management Association on multiple occasions culminating with her Fellowship in 2006. When serving as an IFMA Foundation Trustee she created the concept and lead a team of authors in the publication of “Cut it Out” as an answer to the challenges faced by Managers of the built environment in these stressed economic times.
Jennifer is CEO and Owner of Clean Solutions Inc. which provides global, sustainable and technical cleaning consulting and is also CEO and Owner of Innovative Cleaning Services a foremost environmentally centric and efficient custodial firm. She also serves on the Faculty of Diversey’s HHPC Day Cleaning Program, on the Board of Trustees for DCS Global Enterprise, on the IFMA Foundation Executive Committee and is CIMS certified from ISSA
Marie Puybaraud, PhD
Global Head of Research for JLL Corporate Solutions
C A India Technologies Pvt Ltd, a BROADCOM Company.
Madhav Karandikar is the FM, RE & Security Lead for Pune, India office of Broadcom Inc. More than 30 years of Engineering experience including 3 years in Canada and 15 years in Facility Management. An accomplished Facility Manager with notable expertise in Facilities and Project Management, Real Estate & Security operations at Information Technology Companies. Well-versed in developing and executing strategic business plans, and establishing an optimal work environment through coordinating assignments and tasks with employees and contractors. Interacting with Senior Management of Business leaders, HR, IT, Legal and Procurement teams.
Started his Career with Electrical Contracting for 10 years & moved to Canada for 3 years working as Inside Sales at electrical & electronic component companies. Returned to India through a Canadian Technology company as a Facilities Manager & continued in the FM role at Information Technology MNC’s like Convergys, Cognizant, Symantec & Broadcom Inc. Madhav holds a Masters in Corporate Real estate – MCR (CoreNet Global). He is the winner of the IFMA FM Innovation Award 2017, Finalist IFMA FM Innovation Award 2019 and an ABET Program Evaluator – PEV. Certified Member IWFM and a Member International Solar Association.
A facilities management professional with more than 35 years of national and international experience, David delivers innovative service solutions by addressing clients’ operational culture, funding solutions and management structures with his team of highly skilled professionals.
Originally from England, David’s professional background ranges from a sound practical foundation as an apprenticed trained maintenance engineer, to senior operational and account management roles of complex global contracts.
David joined Compass Group in 2004 as the head of facilities management operations in the United Kingdom, relocating to the United States in 2009 as the global account director for a large Oil & Gas client portfolio. In 2014 David joined the ESFM team as the western division president, where he played a significant role in the company’s rapid growth and operational innovation. David assumed the role of President in October 2018.
David is well-versed in managing teams for fast mobilization, and the delicate strategies required of significant personnel transfer, with a commitment to open communications and transparency. He also understands the implications that health, safety, and environment have on cost efficiencies, employee retention and quality management services.
Executive Managing Director
Global Facilities Management Leader, Global Corporate Services, Newmark
Luis Morejon is Executive Managing Director and Global Facilities Management (FM) leader for Newmark’s Global Corporate Services (GCS) group, an integrated global platform that provides seamless, beginning-to-end corporate services solutions to clients around the world.
Morejon has performed diverse roles in a career spanning nearly two decades at the management across Europe, Asia, and America. He has a proven record of enabling sustainable growth, service optimization, enduring client relationships and new business opportunities. Based in California and speaking three languages, Morejon has extensive cultural insight and international business experience.
Morejon joined Newmark from the Bank of the West-BNP Paribas, where he held the role of Head of Corporate Real Estate Transformation, Operations and Delivery, responsible for planning and directing building operations and services for thousands of employees. He formerly served in leadership roles at CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, Johnson Controls GWS in EMEA and Deutsche Bank in Europe.
As Regional Business Partner for Deutsche Bank Corporate Real Estate and Services (CRES), Morejon delivered expert Customer Relationship Management supporting the Bank’s operations in Italy, Spain and Russia, across retail and corporate portfolios. Representing CRES at executive country/regional decision-making forums and by partnering local business leaders, Morejon shaped portfolio strategies, the CRES service delivery platform, metrics / reporting, and crisis management. A champion of change leadership, transformational and continuous improvement across multiple geographies and vendor partners; Morejon generated 15-20% cost efficiencies through various portfolio optimization initiatives and standardizing FM services across 700+ retail branches and multiple corporate buildings. Morejon graduated from the National Aviation University in Kiev with a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He obtained his executive MBA at IE Business School in Madrid and completed the High Management Program at IESE Business School. Currently on a process to obtaining his CoreNet Global MCR designation.
Director, Asset Management and Land Development, Microsoft
Sourojit currently manages the global data center asset management portfolio for Microsoft’s cloud operations. As an architect, certified planner and real estate developer, Sourojit has spent 25+ years in the world of real estate development, asset management, large-scale infrastructure planning and business consulting. In his consulting days, he planned and managed infrastructure development projects for clients such as Google, Toyota Motors, Goldman Sachs, Saudi Aramco, OCP Maroc, Shell Oil and several other corporations across the globe in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Americas. Between 2013 and 2019, Sourojit led a number of high-visibility data center development programs for Google in Taiwan, Japan, Chile and the US. At Microsoft, he has led many multi-billion dollar new and expansion projects in the US East, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and India.
Educated in the fields of facility and asset management, Sourojit is also committed a considerable amount of time for this industry. Between 2000 and 2002, he served as the Vice President of the Cornell University IFMA chapter and led several student mentorship programs. In 2001 he won the IFMA students award and as an alumnus, he continues to support the current curriculums at Cornell University and University of Southern California. He strongly believes that support and mentorship of students and young professionals in the FM industry by seasoned professionals will help create better leaders tomorrow. This is one of the key reasons that motivated him to join the IFMA Board of Trustees.
Annette Vega has more than 25 years’ experience in Facilities Management in her most recent role she served as the Workplace Services Manager for the Yext New York City Headquarters. In this role, Annette oversees the employee’s experience, operational team and its processes.
She previously held Facilities Management roles at Datadog, NBCUniversal, Oxygen Media, WebMd, and Conde Nast Publications.
In 2023, as a newly appointed Foundation Trustee, she is currently collaborating with LaGuardia Community College to kick off their first 2 year Facilities Management Program that will launch in the Fall of 2024. During her IFMA NYC Chapter Presidency (2019-2022) Annette partnered with the Foundation and Hot Bread Kitchen in an “IFMA Foundation Essentials of FM Certification ” program. As an instructor and collaborator she was able to certify over 27 disenfranchised women in New York City. Through her connections she was able to provide the students with mentors, 1 year IFMA membership post certification, and job placement in the facilities management industry. She continues her educational initiatives as a Member-at-large focusing on Education and the FM Pipeline.