Team

Staff

Sam Aquillano

Executive and Creative Director

Claire-Solène Bečka

Executive Assistant

Rachel Boesenberg

Director of Operations

Marie Coste

Grants and Membership Manager

Brian Mezzi

Director of Development

Jocelyn Rice

Director of Design Thought Leadership

Sophia Richardson

Senior Graphic Designer

Maria Villafranca

Director of Marketing

Amor Yates

Design is Everywhere Writer and Producer

Tanya Chawla

Podcast Production Intern

Tammy Hu

Web Design Intern

Subin Hyun

Marketing Intern

Board of Directors

Austen Angell

President and CEO, Modern Edge, Inc

Jennifer Bryan

Founding Partner/Creative Director, Think Joule

Tom Di Lillo

Regional Sales Manager, New England at Steelcase

Ashley Dunn

Associate Principal, Director of Workplace, Dyer Brown

Jessica Ekong

Service Area CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer), Providence St Joseph Health

Josephine Holmboe

Creative Director, Fidelity

Elizabeth Lowrey

Principal and Director of Interior Architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects

Kathy McMahon

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, National Development

Gaby Mier

Marketing Strategist, EYP

Leila Mitchell

Creative Director & Founder, LLM Design

Larry Rodgers

Senior Director, Retail Concepts at Nike House of Innovation

Steven Rosen, FIALD

President and Creative Director, Available Light

Alan Scott

Senior Consult, Intertek

Roxane Spears

Vice President of Sustainability, Tarkett North America

Scott Stropkay

Partner, Essential

Tracy Swyst

Design Operations Consultant + Producer

George White

Chief Innovation Officer, Cantina

Amy Winterowd

Vice President of Client Solutions, JE Dunn

Council

Meghan Allen

Regional Sales Manager for New England, Mondo Contract Flooring

Jonathan Anderson

Design Practitioner, Coach, Strategist, and Faciltator

Judith Anderson

Industrial Design Professor/ Industrial Design Department Chair Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Kyla Astley

Marketing Director, Neoscape

Joe Baldwin

Partner, Opsis Architecture

F. Philip Barash

Creative Director, Sasaki

Corinne Barthelemy

Designer at NBBJ Design

Leah Ben-Ami

Learning and Development Lead, C Space

Megan Campbell

Associate, Unispace

Jess Charlap

Marketing Manager, Perkins Eastman

Lisa deBettencourt

Founder and Principal, Forge Harmonic

José Dos Santos

Head of Design Americas, Signify

Sarah Drew

Sr. Director of Strategic Planning with JLL @ Nike WD+C

Renae Geraci

Sr Manager, Research & Operations, Autodesk

Adam Gesuero

Partner & Creative Director, Image Conscious Studios

Ross Guntert

Design Director at Gensler

Ryann Hoffman

Founding Partner, Principal Staircase Strategy

Ruwan Jayaweera

Senior Associate and Mechanical Engineer, PAE

Lauren Jezienicki

Senior Vice President, Bozzuto Development Company

Jessica Klay

Vice President, Brand & Design, Workhuman

Emily Klein

Director of Workplace, Perkins & Will

David Lemus

Design Strategist

Patrice Martin

Cofounder and CEO of The Holding Co.

Sarah Merion

Solutions Architect and Product Strategist

Sascha Mombartz

Artist, Designer and Community Builder

Cia Mooney

Industrial Designer

Kate Murphy

Designer, Creative Director, Kate Murphy Design

James Newman

New England Division Manager, RMF Engineering

Hilary Olson

Project Manager, Urban Renaissance Group

Pam Pease

Founder, Paintbox Press LLC and Director, Kids Design Collaborative, Inc.

Anne Petersen

Director of Experience Design, 18F

Ravi Rao

Lead Interior Designer, Taylor Design

Tom Remmers

Commercial Real Estate, VP at Umpqua Bank

Cheri Ruane

Vice President, Weston & Sampson Design Studio

Chōkdee Rutirasiri

VP, Experience Strategy & Design, Mad*Pow and Adjunct Professor of Design, Boston College

Susan Ryder

Owner, Susan Ryder Design

Nedret Şahin

Senior Experience Designer at Mad*Pow

Jamie Scheu

Director, Experience Design, Wayfair

Jonelle Simunich

Senior Foresight Strategist, Arup

Dr. Melissa Steach

I-O Psychologist & Workplace Wellbeing Knowledge Lead, West U.S. & Canada, Herman Miller

Janet Stephenson

Head of Building Platform Sales, Katerra

Adam Stoltz

Director of Consulting, HOK

Emma Stone

Product Experience Consultant, Optum

Shannon Sullivan

Strategist at Proverb Agency

Shawn Torkelson

Director of Marketing, KPMG

Jodi Vautrin

Senior User Experience Designer, Sonos

Dan Vlahos

Assistant Professor, Merrimack College + Designer, Dan Vlahos Design

Cathy Wissink

Senior Director, International Standards, Microsoft

Angela Yeh

Founder & Chief Talent Strategist, Yeh IDeology

Education Think Tank

Sam Batchelor

Architect, designLAB architects

Leah Ben-Ami

Learning and Development Lead, C Space

Dr. Gretchen Fougere

Education Specialist

Leila Mitchell

Creative Director & Founder, LLM Design

Marisa Nemcik

Higher Education, Architecture, CannonDesign

Vince Pan

Principal, Analogue Studio

We Design Content Advisory Committee

Joe Baldwin

Partner, Opsis Architecture

Gareth Burrowes

The Tech Connection

Kelly Chanopas

Architect, ZGF/AIA, CoEDI

Jess Charlap

Marketing Manager, Perkins Eastman

Christina Costa

Co-Chair & Marketing Officer at Women With Purpose / Director of Marketing and Student Engagement at Duet

Naps D’Apice

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager, Simple Finance

Sabrina Dorsainvil

New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston, Civic Designer + Program Director

Eugenie Jolivett Fontana

Founder of w(HERE) and Gather & Garner

Trish Fontanilla

Community & Customer Experience Consultant / CEO, BOSFilipinos

Gerard Georges

Shepley Bulfinch, Associate

Chris Haigh

True Change Associates, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Facilitator focusing on True Change

Amanda Hawkins

Independent Exhibitions Manager and Curator

Natasha Hicks

Government Innovation Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab

Ruwan Jayaweera

Senior Associate and Mechanical Engineer, PAE

Sydney Janey

Urban League of Eastern MA

Nawaz Kamthewala

Oracle, Senior UX Designer

Sun Joo Kim

Design Manager at Gensler/co-founder of Diversity in Design

Juliana Lukasik

Principal/Director, At Large Films

Swathi Massar

Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Senior Advisor, MercyCorps

Angela Medlin

Founder/ Director, The Functional Apparel and Accessories Studio (FAAS) at PENSOLE x PNCA

Kari Merkl

Founder/Owner, League of Women Designers/Merkled Studio

Allentza Michel

Powerful Pathways Principal, & Creative Director

Denise Mullen

Consultant and Former President, OCAC

Rachel Murray

She Geeks Out, Co-CEO

Steven Nakana

Social Equity Program Manager, Port of Portland

Nina Narelle

Partner & Senior Strategist, Future Work Design

Salvador Orara

Principal, Affection Research Lab

Amanda Petretti

Principal, Studio Petretti Architecture

Josuel Plasencia

Forefront Cultures, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jocelyn Rice

Designer, Columbia Sportswear Company

Kristi Riedel

Programs Director, Young Audiences

Kendra Roberts

Co-Founder and Creative Producer, Common Ground Arts

Nicole Schmidt

CEO & Founder, krowdsourced

Hannah Silver

Sustainability Manager, GBD Architects

Brooke Trivas

Perkins & Will, Principal

Yulkendy Valdez

Forefront Cultures, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Diana Vertus

Exquisite Design Concepts, CEO & Founder of Exquisite Design Concepts / Event Production and Brand Experience Agency

William Watkins

Urban League of Eastern MA

Jennifer Wright

Project Architect, Richard Brown Architecture/CoEDI

Workplace Innovation Think Tank

Sarah Brett

Senior Associate, Graphics & Branded Environments, Unispace

Alfred Byun

Design Director & Strategy, Gensler

Andrea Coan

Design Portfolio Specialist, Steelcase

Caleb Dean

Writer, Designer, Small Business Owner

Maria DeFiglio

National Real Estate Project Manager, Suffolk Construction

Ashley Dunn

Associate Principal, Director of Workplace, Dyer Brown

Jillian Farrell

Director of Business Development, Continuum

Eleanor Forster

Managing Director North America, Leesman

Monique Fuchs

Associate Vice President, Innovation + Entrepreneurship + Co-Founder, Accelerate at Wentworth

Lauren Hasson

Dealer Business Manager, Steelcase

Brittney Herrera

Founding Partner, HBX Studio

Casey Kalman

SVP, Red Thread

Danielle Kayal

HR Consultant

Lisa Killaby

NCIDQ, LEED AP Workplace Strategist, Planner and Designer

Emily Klein

Director of Workplace, Perkins & Will

Kristian Kloeckl

Associate Professor of Design, Northeastern University

Elizabeth Lowrey

Principal and Director of Interior Architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects

Cerise Marcela

Senior Manager, Workplace at CBRE

Meredith McCarthy

Senior Associate, Sasaki

Gary Miciunas

National Workplace Director at Cuningham Group

Joe O’Brien

Regional Director, New England, View, Inc.

Dorran Prescott

Senior Designer, Project Manager, LLM

Joe Rondinelli

Interior Design Consultant

Leslie Saul

Owner and Principal at Leslie Saul & Associates

Felice Silverman

Principal at Silverman Trykowski Associates

Adam Stoltz

Director of Consulting, HOK

Janet Swaysland

Engagement Strategist, Bluefire Partners

Thuwaiba Thezine

Founder, Ideal Mixer and Currently Seeking Open Opportunities

Kristi Woolsey

Associate Director and lead for BCG Smart Environments Group