Who We Are

IFMA Westchester County-Hudson Valley Chapter is dedicated to the promotion and development of the facility management profession. We strive to address the daily challenges and networking needs of our local facility professionals and vendor partners. Our Professional Members represent a wide spectrum of business sectors and our Associate Members represent the providers of services and products that support the Facility Management profession. Join us in our monthly meetings where we learn from our guest speakers, facility tours and networking events. Our monthly meetings vary from breakfast to lunch to dinner meetings where we’re sure one or more will fit into your schedule.

CANCELLED – Doing Well By Doing Good

We’re sorry, but this event has been cancelled. If you have already registered you will receive a refund either on your credit card or by check. 

June 13, 2018
4:30 pm
 – 7:30 pm

You probably know volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and help those less fortunate, but you may not realize it can benefit your career as well.

Join us on June 13th for a panel discussion on how volunteering, mentoring and non-profit board participation has impacted professionals here in Westchester.

Panelists include:

  • Randy Weis, CEO, Chief Flooring Solutionist, RD Weis Companies
  • Janet Estevez-Filardi, Facility Manager, Krasdale Foods
  • Nicole Shiendlin, Founder/Executive Director
  • Her Honor Mentoring Panel Moderator: Jeanette Gisberg, Deputy Executive Director, Volunteer New York!

Janet Estevez-Filardi, Facility Manager, Krasdale Foods

Janet Estevez-FilardiJanet has been with Krasdale Foods for 22 years as Facility Manager in their Corporate Headquarters.  

Janet has been an active member with IFMA Westchester-Hudson Valley Chapter since 1996, serving as a volunteer board member in numerous capacities including Vice President, President, Chapter Administrator and currently as Secretary.

Janet is an active and committed volunteer.  She is the Co-President of the CT Chapter of The Pajama Program, a mentor with Her Honor Mentoring and a Volunteer Ambassador at Lincoln Center.  Previous volunteer activities include working with the NY Foundling Hospital and participating in the GMHC/Aids Walk for several years in NYC.

Randall Weis, CEO, RD Weis Companies

Randy WeisIn 1990, Randy’s strong entrepreneurial spirit and keen industry vision culminated in the launch of his own full-service flooring maintenance company serving the commercial market. His extensive experience in various management positions with a major international pharmaceutical company, coupled with industry affiliations had yielded extensive industry resources and a solid background in facilities management.

A frequent contributor to industry publications, Randy has been quoted in and written articles for a variety of publications including Crain‘s New York Business, New York Real Estate Journal, Cleaning & Maintenance Management, Today’s Facility Manager, Facilities Design & Management, Better Buildings, Carpet & Rug Industry and Real Estate New York.

Randy shares his industry expertise while playing an active role in multiple industry, civic and cultural associations. He is Board President of the Pajama Program; Board Member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association; Board Member of the Fairfield Arts Council; past Chairman of the StarNet® Commercial Flooring Cooperative (where he also served two terms as Director); past Board Member of IFMA, Hudson Valley Chapter; and past Board Member and Director of Membership of IFMA, Connecticut Chapter.

Nicole Sheindlin, Founder and CEO, Her Honor Mentoring

Nicole SheindlinNicole Sheindlin is a graduate of New York Law School (’93) and the co-founder, CEO and driving force behind Her Honor Mentoring, a Westchester County based empowerment program that pairs female high school seniors with women who are leaders in their respective careers.

Co-founded with her stepmother, The Honorable Judith Sheindlin, star of the syndicated television program, “Judge Judy”, former Supervising Judge of Manhattan’s Family Court as well as a New York Law School alumna.

Nicole’s inspiration for Her Honor Mentoring came from a desire to work proactively in her own community. Nicole started Her Honor Mentoring while simultaneously working as a senior staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division in Bronx County, handling all phases of criminal litigation for indigent and low income individuals accused of felonies and misdemeanors from arraignment through plea bargain or trial.

Nicole is a sought out speaker and has presented on topics including Perspectives in Philanthropy, Supporting Women and Girls at Morgan Stanley, and Maximizing Mentoring Impact for the Texas Women’s Bar Association.

She has received numerous accolades such as the Champion of Human Rights Award from the Westchester County Human Rights Commission and Community Champion Award in Education and Literacy from Volunteer New York of the United Way.

Jeanette Gisbert

Jeanette GisbertJeanette Gisbert has been with Volunteer New York! for ten years. As their Deputy Executive Director, Jeanette focuses on mission delivery, oversees programmatic strategy and cohesion and supports revenue generating specifically related to corporate and government outreach.  Prior to joining Volunteer New York!, Jeanette worked with another volunteer connector organization, New York Cares, for over seven years. As New York Cares’ first Director of Volunteer Relations she was responsible for the recruitment and management of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of volunteer leaders. Jeanette began her nonprofit career as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. She holds a BS in Management from Boston College and her Masters in Public Administration from CUNY Baruch.

About Volunteer New York!

The core mission of Volunteer New York! (volunteernewyork.org) is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support non-profits and improve the quality of life in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. For more than 68 years the organization has encouraged adults to serve, youth to build character, families to bond, young professionals to lead, mature adults to share their wisdom and businesses to engage through volunteerism.

Volunteer New York! helped coordinate over 285,000 hours of service, which were devoted last year to over 500 nonprofits at a value of over $8.1 million. The Corporate Champions who strongly support the mission of Volunteer New York! include: Bunge Limited; MasterCard; PepsiCo; Regeneron; The Journal News & Lohud.com; Chubb; Con Edison; Empire City Casino; IBM; Keystone Property Group; K-LOVE Radio; M&T Bank; Morgan Stanley; Sterling National Bank; TD Bank;  The Dannon Company; NewYork-Presbyterian; PCSB Bank; PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP; Robison Oil Corporation; The Affinity Group, LLC; Entergy; MAG Real Estate Advisors, Inc.; Pentegra Retirement Services; Reckson, a Division of SL Green Realty Corp.; RPW Group; The Westchester Bank; Westmed; and WhiffAway. With ongoing support from Westchester Community Foundation, Westchester County, Corporation for National & Community Service, and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service. 

News from our Chapter

Every year we help support our community by collecting pajamas and books for the Pajama Program. Janet Estevez, a past President of our chapter, is Co-President of the CT chapter, and helps us coordinate this wonderful effort.

Thank you IFMA

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