Executive Committee

  • Jennifer Farris

    Jennifer Farris

    President

    The last fifteen years have taken Jennifer on a winding path of discovery that led to opening BANDURAdesign in the summer of …

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  • Julie Kaufmann Unger

    Julie Kaufmann Unger

    VP/Development

  • Colin Hart

    Colin Hart

    Treasurer

  • Leslie Anderson

    Leslie Anderson

    Past President/Parliamentarian

  • Monica Meade

    Monica Meade

    Executive Advisor

    Monica Meade is a certified interior designer who brings over 15 years of experience in hospitality design to Architectural C…

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Board of Directors

  • Leslie Anderson

    Leslie Anderson

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Hannah Markham

    Hannah Markham

    Scholarship

  • Ashley Michaels

    Programming

  • Elle Pechiney

    Elle Pechiney

    Fundraising

  • Michelle Madison

    Michelle Madison

    Marketing

    Michelle is a designer at BANDURAdesign in DC; she has been in the DC design scene for more than 5 years. She has a BFA in In…

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Jennifer Farris

Jennifer Farris

President

The last fifteen years have taken Jennifer on a winding path of discovery that led to opening BANDURAdesign in the summer of 2016. The vision to bring a healthy and balanced life to designers through freedom and flexibility in their process translates to unparalleled enthusiasm for the work being produced by the Bandura team. Risky, yes. Worth it, completely. Jennifer works hard and brings together technical expertise with focused attention to budgets and schedules to make successful projects on the practical side, but also the spirit she brings leaves clients feeling less like they are glad it is over and more like they are ready to do it all over again.

Monica Meade

Monica Meade

Executive Advisor

Monica Meade is a certified interior designer who brings over 15 years of experience in hospitality design to Architectural Ceramics. Monica worked at Marriott International on the International Design team and as a Sr. Project Mgr. with Leo A. Daly. Architectural Ceramics is committed to working with our client’s to maintain the integrity of their design vision. Monica now is the National Accounts Manager – Hospitality for Architectural Ceramics where she has worked to build the commercial design team over the last 3 years. Monica now works exclusively with designers, contractors and owners on Hospitality projects across the country.

Michelle Madison

Michelle Madison

Marketing

Michelle is a designer at BANDURAdesign in DC; she has been in the DC design scene for more than 5 years. She has a BFA in Interior Design, and graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. Michelle’s first NEWH DCmetro event was the 2015 golf tournament, and has been involved in the chapter ever since.

Michelle knows how to pack a power punch like the theater term “Triple Threat”. She brings her formidable force of talent to every aspect of the design process: including conceptual design, schematic design, construction documentation, presentation and marketing materials, finish and fabric selection, FF+E specifications and budgets, lighting and furniture design, and construction administration (seriously, it’s exhausting just thinking about all the brain cells used in this job). Michelle believes design is in the details, and works with speed and accuracy to deliver projects on deadline.