ASID Announces 2016-17 National Board of Directors

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Washington, DC (September 27, 2016) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce and welcome its 2016-2017 National Board of Directors. The 11-member volunteer board is comprised of three officers (chair, chair-elect, and past-chair), seven at-large directors, and one industry partner representative. The term for the 2017 Board of Directors begins on October 1, 2016.

The ASID National Board of Directors serves as the governing authority for the Society and is responsible for advising and assisting ASID leadership, setting policy, and acting as representatives of the Society’s 26,000+ membership.


Charrisse Johnston, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, Associate AIA Charrisse Johnston, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, Associate AIA
Charrisse Johnston is a principal and the firm-wide interior design practice leader at Steinberg Architects, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, California, and Shanghai. Full bio.
Tim Schelfe, ASID Tim Schelfe, ASID, CID
Tim Schelfe is a managing partner, co-owner, and director of interior design for JDavis, a multidisciplinary design firm serving the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Full bio.
Sandy Gordon, MFA, FASID, LEED AP Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEED AP
Sandy Gordon is an award-winning designer experienced in creating sustainable built environments for retail, corporate, hospitality, and residential clients, with a focus on enhancing her clients’ physical well-being, productivity, and business bottom line. Full bio.



Sarah W. Colandro, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C Sarah W. Colandro, ASID, LEED AP ID+C
Sarah W. Colandro has held positions at some of the nation’s largest and most respected architectural firms. Before becoming a Principal at Fawley Bryant, she was the Director of Interior Design for the Hillier Group and Interior Project Director for Ellerbe Becket. Read more.
Steve Hart, ASID, AIA, LEED AP Steve Hart, ASID, AIA, LEED AP, AIA
Steve Hart is a vice president leading the interior design studio for Heery International in Atlanta. With more than 28 years of experience, Hart has amassed an impressive portfolio of notable projects in the healthcare and higher education markets, but his true passion is in workplace solutions. Read more.
Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA
Jennifer Kolstad is a passionate advocate for design. As the global director of interior architecture for HKS, Kolstad collaborates with practice leaders and design directors across all sectors to unify architecture and interior design. Read more.
Denise Rush, ASID Denise Rush, ASID
Denise Rush is the director of undergraduate interior architecture at Boston Architectural College, Boston. Rush has a multi‐focused practice which includes commercial and residential design, and has been an adjunct faculty member of Columbia College, Chicago; Harrington College of Design; and the Illinois Institute of Art. Read more.
Teresa Sowell, FASID
Teresa Sowell is a workplace strategist at a major defense contractor responsible for strategic and portfolio planning for six million square feet of offices and labs both domestic and international. Read more.


Khoi Vo, Allied ASID Khoi Vo, Allied ASID
Khoi Vo holds the position of professor and chair of the interior design department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After receiving his M.Arch. degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Vo practiced at numerous award winning firms specializing in high-end residential, hospitality, institutional and retail design before establishing Khoi Vo Design. Read more.
Lynn Vogeltanz, ASID Lynn Vogeltanz, ASID
Lynn Vogeltanz is a studio lead at Direct Supply Aptura, a development services firm specializing in the planning and design of senior living communities across the United States and Canada. Read more.



Eddy Schmitt

Eddy Schmitt
Eddy Schmitt is the senior vice president, Americas for Steelcase. In this role, Eddy is responsible for yearly sales of $2.2 billion, accounting for more than 70 percent of the company’s global business. Read more.

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About ASID
 The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal.