Highlighting our Stellar Content Expert: Lisa VanderHeyden

The Knowledge Library team wants you to meet Lisa VanderHeyden, IFMA’s Content Expert for the Knowledge Library.

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in Project Management, Facility Management (with additional focus on procurement, contract administration, LEED, ergonomics and continuity planning). In her current position, as a Senior Project Manager for Arapahoe County (CO) Facilities & Fleet, she shares her knowledge and her passion for project management and facilities management while still growing and improving as times change.

Lisa has been a crucial part of the success of the Knowledge Library. Her efforts to making sure we provide you quality content, content that is valuable to you at any stage in your career is something we value and can’t do without.  As a Content Expert, Lisa reads and reviews each content piece submitted for potential publication, providing feedback that has and continues to play a key role in helping us shape the FM knowledge. Content Experts are the first to have eyes on each new piece submitted, their experience and knowledge while reviewing pieces is a major determining factor whether a piece is published and where in the Knowledge Library is published in. Lisa has been a Rockstar through the past 4+ years, having reviewed almost every piece that has been published in the Knowledge Library.

We asked Lisa to tell us why she continues to be part of the Content Expert group with her busy schedule and this is what she had to say:

“For the past 4+ years I have been a Content Expert for the IFMA Knowledge Library.  I began the effort when I was looking for a "place" in IFMA -- a way to give back to the profession.  I have continued because the work brings me so much opportunity for knowledge. The articles that I read help me to remain aware of and share developments in the industry, improve the services that I offer my organization, and take advantage of lessons learned and shared by others.  With the certain knowledge that I can't know everything about everything, the Knowledge Library has provided me invaluable learning and is an excellent resource when I want to know more about any aspect of Facility Management.

If you would like to join this amazing group of professionals and unlock a door of many opportunities for you while giving back to your profession, we are ready for you! Visit, the content expert page, here or email Jessica Rodriguez, Content Specialist for the Knowledge Library at jessica.rodriguez@ifma.org

We can’t wait to hear from you!

The Knowledge Library Team



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