Volunteer Committees

WMFHA is a volunteer-driven association. Our success comes from the great work of our many volunteer committee members.

Get Involved

You can help keep WMFHA vibrant, relevant and involved! Serving on one of our volunteer committees is a great way to network with other multifamily professionals, increase your exposure, utilize your skills, give back to the industry, have fun, and build relationships. Find your passion and join a committee today!

If you would like to assess one of our committees to see if it is a good fit for you, email the chairperson or the WMFHA Liaison and they will invite you to the next meeting.

Career Development

This committee partners with the Director of Career Development and the Board of Directors to bring timely, and relevant educational offerings to the membership, generate revenue for the association, and develop a top tier course schedule for the annual Education Conference.
Sloane Cerbana
Sloane Cerbana
Director of Career Development (425)656-9077x301
WMFHA Liaison

Emerald Awards

Members of this committee help to spread the word about the nomination and judging process. Once nominations close, committee members along with nominee sponsors delivery nominee pins and certificates to all nominees. The committee will also help plan the day of details, including gift bags and entertainment.
Tricia Johnson
Tricia Johnson
Director of Events 4256569077
WMFHA Liaison
Linko Sobczak
Linko Sobczak
Account Representative CORT (206)753-8057
Nominations & Marketing Sub Committee Chair
Erin Heathers
Erin Heathers
Operations Specialist Greystar Real Estate Services (206)859-4755
Finalist Swag Bag Sub Committee Chair

Supplier Council

The Supplier Council serves as the voice of WMFHA’s Supplier Membership. Members of the Supplier Council are responsible for ensuring supplier initiatives support WMFHA’s broader membership, that supplier members have value of membership, and that supplier members act in a responsible, ethical and customer focused, service-oriented manner.
Kenneth Baff
Kenneth Baff
WMFHA Board of Directors, VP of Supplier Council Co-Founder 1UP Floors (253)292-6775
Chair
Jim Wiard
Jim Wiard
CAPS Executive Director (425)656-9077x302
WMFHA Liaison

Government Affairs

Members of the Government Affairs Committee are responsible for providing their experience and opinion to direct the advocacy team in protecting the multifamily housing industry from onerous laws at the local, state and federal level. Members also assist in the development of policies that assist the association and its members in presenting a positive image of multifamily housing to the community at large.
Brett Waller
Brett Waller
Director of Government Affairs 4256569077
WMFHA Liaison & Chair
Kathryn Hedrick
Kathryn Hedrick
State Lobbyist
Krystelle Purkey
Krystelle Purkey
State Lobbyist
Joe Puckett
Joe Puckett
Lifetime Board Member - WMFHA
Special Consultant

EdCon

The EdCon Committee works alongside our Career Development Committee to develop the educational offerings for the event. In addition, this committee will help in soliciting supplier partners to exhibit on the trade show floor, sponsor at various levels and to spread the word about the Maintenance Mania! competition.
Tricia Johnson
Tricia Johnson
Director of Events 4256569077
WMFHA Liaison
Sloane Cerbana
Sloane Cerbana
Director of Career Development (425)656-9077x301
WMFHA Liaison

Membership

Members of the Membership Committee are responsible for volunteering time, experience and opinions to direct the assurance of the organization’s long-term growth and ability to serve its members. The Membership Committee serves as Ambassadors for WMFHA.
Jane Bowling
Jane Bowling
Director of Operations Allied Residential (425)226-5150
Chair
Linda Lander
Linda Lander
Regional Portfolio Manager ConAm Management (425)228-9911
Co-Chair
Jim Wiard
Jim Wiard
CAPS Executive Director (425)656-9077x302
WMFHA Liaison

Community Service Events Committee

New for 2019! The goal of the WMFHA Community Service Events Committee is to plan and support events with charitable organization ties and community service responsibilities which will allow members to donate, volunteer or otherwise lend support to our community.
Tricia Johnson
Tricia Johnson
Director of Events 4256569077
WMFHA Liasion
Liz Barnes
Liz Barnes
Vice President Apartment Advantage Staffing (425)456-3663
Holiday Giving Gala Sub Committee Chair
Vanessa De La Cruz
Vanessa De La Cruz
Assistant General Manager CORT (714)360-3499
Chili Cook Off Sub Committee Chair
Carmen McFarland
Carmen McFarland
Property Manager City Center Lynnwood (425)215-0820
Mary's Place/NW Harvest Sub Committee Chair
Larry Uzzle
Vive (206)547-9736
Rebuilding Together Sub Committee Chair

Marketing/Technology

New for 2019! Members of the Marketing Technology Committee will be responsible for supporting the organization’s messaging, brand, and technologies in order to best relay its mission and engage its members. This includes furthering WMFHA’s reach on social media, contributing to blogs and articles on the WMFHA website, supporting video and still photo development, as well as researching and investigating new technology opportunities.
Erin Heathers
Erin Heathers
Operations Specialist Greystar Real Estate Services (206)859-4755
Chair
Kelly Wakefield
Kelly Wakefield
Director of Marketing and Communications (425)656-9077
WMFHA Liasion