Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2017-2018

Learn more about our fearless leaders below!


President

Matthew Hyatt, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C // Bergmeyer

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Type A Wannabe
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Paul Lewandoski, because I’m tired of living vicariously through his Facebook posts.
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? Completing the final 2% of everything I’ve started but not truly finished because I didn’t want it to end.


President Elect

Stefanie Comeau, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C // CBT Architects



Immediate Past President (ex-officio)

Paul Lewandowski, IIDA AIA LEED AP NCARB // LAVALLEE | BRENSINGER Architects

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Creative, active, intrigued
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Justin Trudeau – he is an energetic, thoughtful, kind and an intelligent leader
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? A sub 7:00 2k erg time, and visit Antarctica (I know, that’s two, but I hope the first one is attainable!)


Vice President of Professional Development

Gable Clarke, IIDA // SGA

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Uncomfortable describing myself
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? One of my kids so I could see the world through their eyes (and take naps)
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? Learn to play the piano.


Vice President of Hartford City Center

Amanda Cleveland, IIDA // Silver/Petrucelli + Associates

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Loyal, Honest, creative
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Robin Williams. I would love to be able to make a room full of people laugh.
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? To have legs like the girl from the T-mobile commercial 🙂


Vice President of Membership

Lisa DesJardins, Industry IIDA // Teknion, LLC

  • If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… I asked my mother, my sister and my best friend to pick one word to describe me and this is what they said compassionate, trustworthy, spirited
  • If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? I would trade places with a Doctor to participate in Doctors Without Borders in Puerto Rico. One caveat would be to bring along my two boys and my husband. First, to provide relief for this physician and for my family to experience a dramatically different part of the world in need doing something we have never experienced to make an impact.
  • What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? Raise my boys to be independent, honest, happy, good people.


Vice President of Philanthropy
Anna Dockery, IIDA // Unispace

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Decisive, Honest, Mom
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Lady Gaga, to be able to be creative while lifting up and giving so many people strength and being fierce all at the same time.
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? To encourage as many people as possible to push themselves beyond the limits their mind sets for them.

Vice President of Sponsorship
Kara Hanson, IIDA // Gensler



Vice President of Communications

Brittany Kane, IIDA // Colwen Design-XSS Hotels

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Planner, Compassionate, and Adventure-seeker
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Bjarke Ingels because I’d like the opportunity to work on projects that push the envelope and engage others in an unexpected way.
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? Finish a half-ironman…and maybe someday…a full ironman


Vice President of Providence City Center

Meaghan Kennedy, Associate IIDA // LLB Architects

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Independent, Inventive, Curious
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Oprah, so I could announce anyone’s name and they’d automatically feel important. Plus, she looks to give some restorative hugs.
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? Fill up a passport!


Vice President of Chapter Events

Mai Nguyen, Industry IIDA // Spinneybeck/Filzfelt

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Impatient, Passionate, Bold
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? My parents – I think it would be incredibly humbling to see life through the eyes of immigrants uprooting their lives and everything they know in the hopes of finding a better future. 
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? As a former designer turned sales rep, I really miss seeing the end result or final product — so I’m always thinking about my potential side-hustle where I can unleash my creative juices into something that is yet to be determined…  #makersgonnamake


Vice President of Advocacy

Aimee Schefano, Associate IIDA // Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Social, Grounded, A Forever Learner
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Anthony Bourdain because he gets to do my two favorite things – travel and eat great food, on a daily basis.
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? I’d like to see all the Wonders of the World. 


Vice President of Student Affairs

Amanda Vicari, IIDA // SGA

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Jokester, Introverted-Extrovert, Perfectionist
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Emma Watson, because I’m a Harry Potter nerd, and she’s an incredible role model to young women
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? Figure out that whole work-life balance thing


Vice President of City Centers
Steven Wallace, Industry IIDA // Nemo Tile

  1. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be… Moderately disciplined dreamer
  2. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes.
  3. What is one goal you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime? To own a restored motorbike with a sidecar


Chapter Administrator

Jessica Bartram, CMP