Boss Talks

Episode 63 with Sloane Cerbana & Tricia Johnson

Recorded on:
October 4, 2023

Here are a few things that Tricia & Sloane are excited to share with you:

  • We have a unique dynamic, having been good friends first and then becoming colleagues. While we won’t always agree on all things, we know we both come at things thinking, “What’s best for WMFHA and our members”.
  • Having a front row seat to the massive growth of an association, in Washington Multifamily Housing Association
*The views and opinions expressed on Boss Talks are those of the host and their guest(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Community Boss.

Get to know Sloane:

Sloane joined the WMFHA team in January of 2008. She spent the first 14 years building WMFHA's award winning education and career development programs.

Named the Apartment Career & Education (ACE) Educator of the Year by National Apartment Association (Naahq) in 2022, Sloane has led WMFHA's efforts in workforce development initiatives and meaningful, engaging programs for WMFHA members.

Being committed to growth and personal development is not just something Sloane teaches - it is who she is. She holds a certificate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace from Southern Florida University and was also one of 14 national trainers with NAA certified to deliver the Mental Health First Aid program from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

Sloane and her husband of over 30 years, Greg, have a full, adventurous life that includes four adult children: Chelsie, Kai, McKenna, and Kekoa......and wonder-dog Opie! They enjoy family adventures of travel when work and college schedules allow, and Greg and Sloane can be seen on their Harley's exploring the beautiful PNW on a nice day!

Get to know Tricia:

Tricia joined the WMFHA staff in the Fall of 2012. Tricia oversees Events & Marketing for the association state-wide, planning the many wonderful events that WMFHA puts on each year. She also oversees our philanthropic efforts through WMFHA Gives Back.

Tricia is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Visual Communications. Tricia and her husband, Dave have been married for over 30 years, meeting in college. Dave is the Director of Parks & Recreation and the Assistant City Manager for the City of Maple Valley, and they have two children, Jordan and Gracie, and a sweet fur-friend, Nico.

Outside of planning work events, Tricia does some wedding coordination on the side and enjoys spending time with family and friends, supporting the Seattle Sounders, and traveling.