Creative Director, Sasaki
His critical writing frequently appears in regional and national publications. Barash has served as editor of a weekly magazine, overseeing coverage of design culture, including architecture, landscape, and urban design. He has worked with major civic organizations, where he convened urban planners, visual artists, designers, philanthropists, and civic leaders to implement creative placemaking initiatives, such as the largest work of public art in Chicago’s history. He has developed programs, including lectures, exhibitions, and awards, which engage public audiences.
Learning and Development Lead, C Space
She was responsible for leading all administrative aspects of the Lowell Institute School including system and process mapping and design; performance analysis and reporting; project planning, scheduling, oversight and evaluation; short-term and long-term goal development; and execution of operational and strategic plans. Leah worked closely with program directors, academic deans, office staff, and enrollment and marketing staff. She is also a part-time instructor for the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, teaching strategic human resources management and leading teams. She recently completed the Northeastern University Doctor of Education program, with a focus in Higher Education Administration.
Director of Engagement, Brandeis University International Business School
In her role at Brandeis University International Business
School, Katie seeks to connect “World Ready” graduate students with enriching experiential learning opportunities and acts as an advocate for corporate partners seeking to engage with the Brandeis community.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Bambü Global Heathcare Advisors
In her role overseeing innovation, Robin was responsible for establishing the innovation function, introducing the science of innovation to the organization and deploy new solutions that allow more people of Massachusetts to have access to high quality, affordable healthcare.
Prior to joining Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Robin served as vice president of strategic operations for Kaiser Permanente. In this role, she provided leadership in the development and implementation of the Permanente Medical Group’s strategic priorities. During her 18 years with Kaiser Permanente, Robin held numerous leadership roles including executive director of Sales Strategy and Operational Performance of Sales and Account Management in California. In this role, she led a strategic planning to maximize growth opportunities for the sales department.
Senior Vice President, Bozzuto Development Company
Prior to joining Bozzuto, Lauren worked at The JBG Companies, where she served as a Vice President of Development responsible for the underwriting, design, entitlement, construction and delivery of nearly 1M square feet of urban multifamily projects.
Lauren graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and from Columbia University with a Master of Business Administration with honors. She sits on the board of the Design Museum and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute among other real estate industry organizations.
Director, Fidelity Labs
Asha’s background includes several years in the entertainment industry (where she worked with Viacom Productions, New Line Cinema, and JWT) and more recent stints in management consulting and entrepreneurship. She’s a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.
Managing Director, Workplace Experience & Strategy, Transwestern Consulting Group
His expertise includes portfolio, occupancy and workplace strategy; building appraisal; and workplace performance measurement, having informed real estate and workplace decision-making for public and private sector organizations for more than a decade. He is currently the Managing Director of Workplace Experience & Strategy for Transwestern Consulting Group where he uses tangible data to help tenants, landlords, owners, and investors make better informed, more confident and reliable real estate decisions, influencing the ways space is provided, occupied, and managed.
After graduating Washington University in St. Louis, Adam’s passion for the role of design in problem-solving was nurtured across advertising, innovation, and strategy firms such as Zipatoni, Redscout, and JWT. Prior to joining Transwestern, Adam led client engagements with the workplace consultancy, DEGW, and the architecture firm, HOK. When he’s not talking about change and its impact on people and place, you’re likely to find him tending the garden with his wife and two daughters in Larchmont, NY.