Ineda Adesanya has 25 years experience professionally planning, managing and directing land-use, facilities, and construction programs and projects. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Ineda also holds professional certifications in both Facilities and Construction Management.
Ineda oversees all IPA projects including the development of over 100 acres in the Oakland hills. During a brief sabbatical, she served as Interim Director of Physical Plant for the Peralta Community College District. Ineda oversaw all construction projects at the four Peralta Colleges, including a $46 million new vertical campus, and managed plant operations including various scheduled maintenance projects throughout the six-city district.
Before forming IPA, Ineda served as Director of Facilities and Real Property Manager for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), where she directed and controlled over $100 million annually in a multi-year $400 million capital development program. Ineda oversaw the planning and implementation of multiple construction and site acquisition projects ranging from $100,000 to $21 million. These projects required complex negotiations and on-going communication and coordination with various governmental agencies, service and special districts. She directed the preparation of OUSD's first comprehensive development standards, construction and educational specifications, including Early Childhood Education, covering all areas of its capital program. Ineda was the key player in the site acquisition, planning and development of the Caesar Chavez Educational Center, a high-profile elementary school, child development and community center project. Prior to OUSD, Ineda planned, coordinated, and oversaw a multitude of often-controversial land developments, encompassing residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial uses as a land-use planner and redevelopment project manager for three Bay Area jurisdictions.
Locally, Ineda volunteers her time on various non-profit Boards through which she plays an active role in providing affordable housing and support services to Bay Area residents. For nearly eight years, she advised the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and staff on a myriad of land use, development, and related projects and policies as a member of the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council, and she curently serves as a member of the West County Board of Zoning Adjustments. Ineda also volunteers regularly at her children’s schools, her church, and through various non-profit organizations and boards serving surrounding communities.