PCAPPA is dedicated to cultivating and enriching a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Celebrating Women Making a Difference in Facilities

Karen Illidge

Brentwood School

Facilities Manager

Facilities is rewarding and intriguing. I stay current on mechanics, technology, and procedures, plus get to make a positive impact on our school community.

Marian Barrett

CSU East Bay


I proudly serve as the only woman plumber in the CSU system.

Stacy Burnham

CSU East Bay

Refrigeration Mechanic

I am proud to serve as the only woman refrigeration mechanic in the CSU system.

CSU East Bay

— Annie Shi, Sharon Chen-Bateman, Evelyn Munoz, Kathy Mayer, Maricela Garcia-Flores, Anne Salazar, Stacy Burnham, Marian Barrett, Loralyn Perry, Terri Ramirez, Desiree Saballos, Jasmin Rivis, Tiana Scott

Maricela Garcia-flores

CSU East Bay

Employee Health & Wellness Coordinator

I love coordinating holistic employee wellness, enrichment and well-being.

Delmy Emerson


Director of Buildings & Grounds

I enjoy the opportunity to serve people and contribute to what they do best. APPA has helped tremendously to empower women, in a male-dominated field.

Felicia Johnson


Facilities Logistics Manager

I love keeping places well laid-out, functioning and clean so ideas can flow for others, and advocating for being a good steward of our planet’s resources.

Heidi Van Brocklin

Portland Comm. College

Facilities Mgmt. Services Communications Specialist

I love providing the best learning environment in support of equitable student success. APPA has enhanced my career through training as well as networking.

Nicole Sanderson

UW Bothell

Coordinator, Maint. & Construction, and PCAPPA Conference Chair

I enjoy the teamwork, collaboration, and making a difference for the campus.

Kristina Lee

San Jose State U.

Lead Project Manager and Licensed Architect

I enjoy using my leadership skills along with a proactive and positive attitude to support facilities.

Danielle Ortuno

San Jose State U.

Dir. of Administration Svcs. in Facilities Dev. & Ops.

I enjoy overseeing Project & Operations and leading the Customer Service, Dispatch and FD&O IT Services in FD&O.

San Mateo Community College District

— Lisa Roecks, Marie Mejia, Yanely Pulido, Maria Aquino, Gwen Alldredge, Jessica Pulido, Michelle Webster

Gwen Alldredge

San Mateo CCD

Facilities Planning & Ops.

Facilities has taught me technical and interpersonal skills that allow me to learn and grow as a professional.

Hilary Ego

San Mateo CCD

Facilities Planning & Ops.

Working in Facilities has taught me interpersonal and technical skills that allow me to learn and grow as a young professional.

Aurora Ayala

Southwestern CCD

Maintenance Supervisor

I am proud to be the first woman Maintenance Supervisor hired by Southwestern Community College District.

Charlotte Zolezzi

Southwestern CCD

Dir., Facilities, Ops. & Planning

I am proud to be the first woman Director of Facilitiesat the District. We have made tremendous and positive changes thanks to the leadership of the executive team.

Meghan Ferris

Stanford Sch. of Med.

Facilities Services Coordinator

I love working in facilities because it’s fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging.

Winnie Kwofie

Stanford Sch. of Med.

Asst. Dir., Facilities Svcs.
PCAPPA President-Elect

I love being able to help promote diversity, transform leadership, and empower staff to drive a culture of success for all.

Joyce Chong

Simon Fraser U.

Director, Administration and Real Estate

I appreciate being on a team that strives every day to provide exceptional services and facilities for our University community.

Julie Sawatsky

Simon Fraser U.


I like meeting students and my work on the Student Residences helps improve their daily lives in small yet meaningful ways.

Elizabeth Starr

Simon Fraser U.

Campus Planner

As Campus Planner, I provide leadership to the University by lending expertise for various projects, including the campus master plan.

Mehrnoush Jamshidi

San Diego State U.

Dir. Fin., Univ. Relations & Dev., frmr. PCAPPA A&R Chair

I enjoyed working with members on the board of PCAPPA and I am proud of our accomplishments.

Kimberly Case-Nichols

UNLV School of Med.

Director, Space Management & PCAPPA Membership Chair

APPA and PCAPPA have been instrumental to my career as a progressive leader and manager. I enjoy providing access to people, resources and opportunities for empowering women.

Lynne Morris

Univ. of San Diego

Director of Budget & Administrative Services

I have worked in Facilities for 26 years and have been able to consistently advance my career while making a difference within FM. It is always challenging and rewarding.

Melissa Plaskonos

Univ. of San Diego

Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management

I love providing beautiful, safe, effective spaces in support of our mission to advance academic excellence. APPA has been a valuable resource.

UC Riverside

— Susan Marshburn, Julie Dube, Erin Chapman, Vanessa Viola, Franci Rave, Sharon Starrett, Dalan Dinh, Gena Lozoya, Virginia Alvarado, Amy Chavez, Sandra Martinez

Susan Marshburn

UC Riverside

Executive Director of Facilities Services

It’s rewarding to empower others to deliver high quality facilities operations and promote a culture of collaboration and innovation.

UC San Francisco

— Julie Sutton, Susan Yun, Jamie Pena, and Marquita Bowe

Jessica Di Martino

UC San Francisco

Facility Manager

I love working in facilities because no day is the same and there is always an opportunity to learn. APPA has enhanced my career with knowledge, tools, and educational opportunities to help me grow.

Maric Munn

UC San Francisco

Executive Director Facilities Services, Emerita

I love the people – most diverse workforce on campus with greatest “can-do” attitude. APPA helped me connect with other campuses and colleagues who had answers to my questions.

Kate Shimshock

UC San Francisco

Emergency Preparedness & Safety Administrator

Working in Facilities is awesome. There is such a wide variety of experiences out there for numerous types of career paths within facilities.

Jodi Soboll

UC San Francisco

Director, Infrastructure and Utilities

Every day is challenging, different and never boring! Problem-solving with a diverse team is rewarding and fun! APPA is an excellent resource for training, knowledge sharing and helping teams know they are never alone!

Marina Taruch

UC San Francisco

Mechanical Engineer

I’m inspired by the mission of UCSF and our Infrastructure and Utilities group to provide excellent service to the campus community while promoting sustainability. I like making customers happy by solving problems.

University of Southern California

Jessica Gopalakrishnan

ARC Tech. Solutions

Dir. of Demand Generation Marketing

Facilities represent where and how we live, learn, play and work. With technology driving higher standards, APPA helps us inspire change for a safer, more efficient future.

Stacy Peck

ARC Tech. Solutions

Director Inside Sales

I enjoy being part of a positive and safe learning environment, and helping develop leaders dedicated to educational facilities.