Meet Julie Dychkewich | International Franchise Association

Meet Julie Dychkewich


We are so excited to introduce the newest member of the IFA membership team- Julie Dychkewich!  Julie is serving as our Manager of Development & Member Services, and is here to make sure our members have the best IFA experience possible.

You’ll meet Julie at many of our upcoming events, but before then, get to know her in our Q&A!

  • Where are you from?
    • Massachusetts – South Shore – Close to Boston, close to the ocean and of course having the best sports teams in the country  – I have so many great memories growing up there and lucky to have family and close friends to visit. It’s where I’ll always call home.
  • Where is the best place you’ve ever traveled?
    • Ireland – (Dublin to Shannon) I was able to meet distant relatives on my mother’s side in a spontaneous moment, which made the trip memorable in more ways than I can describe. Despite my Russian last name, I’m 100% Irish!
  • What are you most excited about for your position at the IFA?
    • I’m looking forward to working directly with our members – educating them on all the resources available through IFA to help their businesses be successful, including my own. The IFA staff is truly an amazing group of people and the membership team couldn’t be more welcoming.
  • What is your favorite part of owning a franchise?  
    • Being an owner/franchisee of The Woodhouse Day Spa – North Bethesda, has been quite an experience for my husband and me. Making that leap was a little more of a stressful and scary endeavor for me though, so having the networking, training and support through an incredible corporate office has truly made such a difference and put me at ease. But let’s be honest, the best part is having the most amazing spa treatments. We have such a professional team who are absolutely incredible in what they do, we are lucky!
  • Why is it important for franchise professionals to join the IFA?
    • The networking, the education, having a team of Government Relations professionals representing you on the Hill – I could go on … IFA has been been helping business owners for over 50 years and is such a valuable resource available to the franchise industry. It’s a family of franchise professionals who are here to help each other succeed!