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
DES Director of Events Washington Multi-Family Housing Association 4256569077
WMFHA Liaison

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.
Jim Wiard
Jim Wiard
CAPS Executive Director (425)656-9077x302
WMFHA Liaison
Laura Kitts
Laura Kitts
CAS Director of Business Development, West Cobu (206)349-1478
Chair
Ann Hart
Ann Hart
Advisor, Commercial Insurance HUB International Northwest LLC (425)806-3217
Co-Chair

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.
Kathryn Hedrick
Kathryn Hedrick
State Lobbyist
Krystelle Purkey
Krystelle Purkey
State Lobbyist
Shannon Boldizar
Shannon Boldizar
Washington Multi-Family Housing Association
WMFHA Liaison

EdCon Committee

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
DES Director of Events Washington Multi-Family Housing Association 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.
Jim Wiard
Jim Wiard
CAPS Executive Director (425)656-9077x302
WMFHA Liaison
Linda Lander
Linda Lander
CAPS Senior Regional Portfolio Manager Security Properties Residential (253)222-9663
Co-Chair

Community Service Events Committee

The goal of the WMFHA Community Service Events Committee is to create awareness, 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.
Liz Barnes
Liz Barnes
Vice President Apartment Advantage Staffing (425)456-3663
Holiday Giving Gala Sub Committee Chair
Cara Munson
Cara Munson
Investment Manager Indigo Real Estate (425)232-5238
NW Harvest Sub Committee Chair
Joseph Day
Joseph Day
Leasing Manager Hunters Capital (206)253-1999
Chili Cook-off Sub Committee Chair
Jennifer Vivette
Jennifer Vivette
CAPS Senior Regional Manager Thrive Communities (206)388-2120
Rebuilding Together Sub Committee Chair
Tricia Johnson
Tricia Johnson
DES Director of Events Washington Multi-Family Housing Association 4256569077
WMFHA Team Liaison

Marketing

Members of the Marketing Committee are responsible for increasing the reach and engagement of WMFHA to future and current members and promoting current programs through our various channels.
Jaymie Barth
Jaymie Barth
Community Manager Orion (206)248-2998
Chair
Alicia Vennes
Alicia Vennes
CEO Stars Staffing (360)977-1155
Co-Chair
Lizbeth Garza
Lizbeth Garza
Digital Solutions Consultant Executive RentPath (253)324-0409
Co-Chair
Kelly Wakefield
Kelly Wakefield
Director of Marketing and Communications Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (425)656-9077
WMFHA Liasion