2017-2018 Board of Directors

The IIDA Oregon Chapter Board of Directors carries out the mission of the Chapter and the International Association of advancing Interior Design in Oregon and beyond. Our Board is comprised of 37 elected* and appointed positions that fill the following areas of focus: Advocacy, Communications, Finance, Forums and Education Leadership, Membership, Sponsorship, Student Affairs. Elected positions include the President-Elect (who serves a 3 year term) and all VP Positions (who serve 2 year terms).

In March of each year, a Nominating Committee that is chaired by the Chapter Immediate Past President and is comprised of the Chapter President, President Elect, and Vice Presidents, is convened to solicit interest in open board positions and to put forth a single slate of candidates for election by Professional Members for the coming Board Year. At this time, they also appoint persons to Chair positions. The Board Year transitions on July 1st of each year and it is at this date that new positions and terms are instated. The Incoming Board is also introduced every July at the Annual Chapter Meeting to Chapter Membership.

For more information about each position, click on the position names below. For general questions about the Board of Directors, please contact the Immediate Past President.

We are always looking for committed volunteers to advance initiatives and keep us moving forward. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, or know someone who would be a great addition to the Board, please let us know by filling out one of the below forms. Oregon Chapter Bylaws require that candidates for elected positions must be Professional Members in good standing, with the exception that (1) candidate can be an Industry Member and (1) candidate can be an Associate Member. If you know someone who is not yet a Professional Member, but would be a good candidate for a particular position please do nominate them – as we would love to talk to them about advancing their membership and other involvement opportunities on the board.

Board Position Nomination Form (Self)
Board Position Nomination Form (Recommendation of Other)

2017-2018 Board of Directors

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Chapter President

Emma Abramowitz, IIDA

President Elect

Mia Allen, Associate IIDA

Immediate Past President

Elsa Long, Associate IIDA

Vice President of Membership

Kate Stuart, IIDA

Vice President of Communications

Claire Smith, Associate IIDA

Vice President of Sponsorship and Fundraising

Jenna McPherson, IIDA

Vice President of Education and Forums

Kyle Holzkamp, Industry IIDA

Vice President of Advocacy

Beth Gish, Industry IIDA

Vice President of Student Affairs

Kiley LaRue, Associate IIDA

Vice President of Finance

Nicole Schmidt, Industry IIDA

Director of Internal Communications

Laura Bass, Associate IIDA

Website Director

Amy Selven, Associate IIDA

Director of Public Relations

Lauren Marquis, IIDA

Director of Social Media

Maddy Gorman, Associate IIDA

Director of News


Director of Professional Development and Forums

Ella Behnoud, Associate IIDA

Director of Professional Development and Forums

Elizabeth Lockwood, Educator IIDA

Director of Professional Development and Forums

Katie Griffes, Industry IIDA

Director of Finance

Michelle Ledger, Industry IIDA

Director of Professional Development

Michael Altman, Industry IIDA

Director of Student Membership

Andrea Finch, Industry IIDA

Director of Advocacy

Whitney Dooley, Associate IIDA

Director of Advocacy

Miranda McCrory, Associate IIDA

Director of Annual Sponsorship

Emily Wright, Associate IIDA

Director of Event Sponsorship

Amber Turner, Associate IIDA

Director of Student Affairs

Jordan Woodard, Associate IIDA

Director of Student Affairs

Rachel Pratt, Associate IIDA

Director of Student Affairs

Michele Anderson, Industry IIDA

Student Liaison - Art Institute

Sidney Franco, Student IIDA

Student Liaison - Art Institute

Hannah Martin, Student IIDA

Student Liaison - Marylhurst

Halli Peil, Student IIDA

Student Liaison - University of Oregon

Azita Footohi, Student IIDA

Student Liaison - Oregon State University

Madeline Moeller, Student IIDA

Student Liaison - PCC

Pamela Lemus, Student IIDA

Chapter Advisor

Carissa Mylin, IIDA

Chapter Advisor

Sarah Weber, IIDA