Executive Committee

  • Leslie Anderson

    Leslie Anderson

    President

  • Jennifer Farris

    Jennifer Farris

    VP/Administration

    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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  • Timi Mustapha

    Timi Mustapha

    VP/Development

    Timi Mustapha is a Sr. Interior Designer on Marriott International’s Core Full Service team, focusing on the growing Delta …

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  • Julie Kaufmann Unger

    Julie Kaufmann Unger

    Secretary

  • Colin Hart

    Colin Hart

    Treasurer

  • Monica Meade

    Monica Meade

    Past President/Parliamentarian

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

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  • Kate Kenwell Valder

    Kate Kenwell Valder

    Executive Advisor

    Kate Valder, graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design, is the A&D Sale Representative with Architectural Ceramics, Inc. c…

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Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Farris

    Jennifer Farris

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    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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  • Monica Meade

    Monica Meade

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

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

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  • Elle Pechiney

    Elle Pechiney

    Scholarship

  • Laura Ann Francis

    Laura Ann Francis

    Membership

    Laura Ann Francis is a veteran of NEWH with over ten years of experience as a member and over six on the Board. A degree in …

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  • Lauren Mikus

    Lauren Mikus

    Programming

  • Sadie Makarechi Coulter

    Sadie Makarechi Coulter

    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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Committee Chair

  • Jason Maringola

    Jason Maringola

    Chair/Programming

  • Emily Perry

    Emily Perry

    Hospitality

    Emily joined BANDURAdesign directly after completing her degree in interior design from the University of Alabama Emily bring…

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  • Tara Garwood

    Tara Garwood

    Community Service

  • Michael Webb

    Michael Webb

    Community Service

    Mike Webb is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, is the Account Executive for Interface Hospitality covering th…

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  • Emma Bernal

    Student Representative

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Jennifer Farris

Jennifer Farris

VP/Administration

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.

Timi Mustapha

Timi Mustapha

VP/Development

Timi Mustapha is a Sr. Interior Designer on Marriott International’s Core Full Service team, focusing on the growing Delta Brand. After graduating from American University with a degree in international studies, Timi received her design degree from Montgomery College. She is currently pursuing her master’s in Design Management and Communication at Georgetown University. She is passionate about NEWH and began her career as the Student Rep on the Board in 2015, receiving a scholarship from the Chapter in 2016.”

Monica Meade

Monica Meade

Past President/Parliamentarian

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.

Kate Kenwell Valder

Kate Kenwell Valder

Executive Advisor

Kate Valder, graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design, is the A&D Sale Representative with Architectural Ceramics, Inc. covering the Washington, DC territory. Her involvement with NEWH began in 2012 with the Washington DC Area Chapter as a committee member assisting with the annual fundraising golf tournament, and later developed into various board positions, including President of the Washington DC Metro Chapter.

Jennifer Farris

Jennifer Farris

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

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

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

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.

Laura Ann Francis

Laura Ann Francis

Membership

Laura Ann Francis is a veteran of NEWH with over ten years of experience as a member and over six on the Board. A degree in Speech Communications helps her translate “designer” into manufacturing, which helped her during her fourteen-year stint as an independent sales agent. Now an employee of Panolam as a Specifications Manager, she continues her commitment to building NEWH membership through networking and supporting other hospitality professionals.

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.

Emily Perry

Emily Perry

Hospitality

Emily joined BANDURAdesign directly after completing her degree in interior design from the University of Alabama Emily brings unparalleled energy and enthusiasm to her job. Not only is she hospitality chair for NEWH DC METRO chapter but this is her second year on the Marketing Committee. Look for her smile to greet you at all the 2019 events!

Michael Webb

Michael Webb

Community Service

Mike Webb is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, is the Account Executive for Interface Hospitality covering the Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia territory. Prior to joining Interface he worked as a multiline Rep for Jeff Fuge & Associates and was an Associate with RD Jones & Associates in Baltimore where he started his hospitality career.