ASID Foundation

2017 Board of Trustees

Patrick J. Schmidt, FASID
Patrick J. Schmidt, FASID

Chair

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Sharon Staley, FASID
Sharon Staley, FASID

Chair-Elect

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Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP
Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP

Trustee

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Patrick J. Schmidt, FASID

Patrick J. Schmidt, FASID, is the director of design at a boutique residential and hospitality design firm located in Carmel, Indiana.  A dedicated member of the Society since 1991, he is passionate about the effects of interior design on the human experience and incorporates the research of the ASID Foundation Grants into his design projects.

Patrick's involvement with the Foundation began when he was the appointed liaison to the ASID Board of Directors (2014/2015) and his tenure as the ASID Foundation Chair continues his personal and professional growth as a member of ASID.

Sharon Staley, FASID

Sharon Staley has over 40 years of experience in interior design. Growing up in the industry, Staley shares the same passion for exquisite furnishings today that her father did when he was president of the Furniture Association. Staley has received numerous accolades including ASID Fellow and former ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter president, ASID presidential citations, and ASID design awards. In 2013, Staley received the Designer of Distinction and VIP Woman of the Year.

Well known for her diversity, Sharon Staley owns her design firm, Sharon Staley Interiors, and employs talented designers of varying skill levels. A high degree of integrity and professionalism, coupled with cost efficiency and listening skills, have made it possible for Staley to provide clients with the detail and personal service necessary to achieve creative design goals. Staley’s design philosophy has always been that her clients are her most important concern. Sharon Staley Interiors is a full service firm that specializes in residential, commercial, hospitality, and new home construction.

 

Lisa Henry, FASID, LEED AP

Lisa Henry, FASID, is CEO of Greenway Group, a leading business management consulting and research firm for the architecture and design professions. Lisa has served ASID as National President and as the Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She writes extensively about the transformative power of design and the role of designers as leaders in business and world change. She studied at Arizona State University, Hampshire College, the Interior Design Institute, and has a BFA in Interior Design. Lisa continues her studies as an Executive Scholar at Kellogg School of Management and at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Patty Dominguez
Patty Dominguez

Trustee

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Daniel Park, Allied ASID
Daniel Park, Allied ASID

Trustee

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Denise Rush, ASID
Denise Rush, ASID

ASID Board Liaison to the ASID Foundation

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Patty Dominguez

Patty Dominguez is vice president of National Design Sales at Cosentino Group. During her nine years with Cosentino, Dominguez has served in various roles, including director of Public Relations, marketing manager, and director of Field Marketing. From building strong relationships within the design community at Cosentino and with ASID, The National Kitchen & Bath Association, the Bath and Kitchen Buying Group, and the SEN Design Group, Dominguez played an integral role in the launch of various Silestone color series and the opening of Cosentino Centers around the country. As a recipient of the ASID Presidential Award, Dominguez’s commitment to design reaches beyond her impressive career at Cosentino.

Dominguez also is committed to philanthropy, as evidenced through her work with Houston’s nonprofit community. She has served as president of the Latin Women’s Initiative, which has raised over $200,000 annually to help women and children in need. Dominguez also has served as a board member for Prepared 4 Life, Lemonade Day, the Junior League of Houston, and the Neighborhood Centers.

Daniel Park, Allied ASID

Daniel Park is principal and founder of Daniel Park Design in New York. After a successful career performing on Broadway, Park earned a BFA at the New York School of Interior Design, where he was awarded the 2009 Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Scholarship Award.

Before launching out to start his own full-service design firm, Park designed for several of New York City’s top award-winning hospitality design firms, including Tony Chi and Associates, Rockwell Group, and Jeffrey Beers International. He has also created exclusive luxury furniture, lighting and accessories for Lorin Marsh, where he served as design director. Park has been published in Interior Design, and he was featured on NBC’s “Open House NYC,” New York’s guide to the city more luxurious real estate.

Denise Rush, ASID

Denise is the director of undergraduate interior architecture at the Boston Architectural College (The BAC) in Boston, Mass. Rush earned her bachelor of arts degree in interior design from Michigan State University and her master of science in nonprofit management from Spertus Institute of Jewish Leadership in Chicago. Prior to joining the BAC, Rush was adjunct faculty in the interior architecture program at Columbia College, Chicago.

Rush’s professional practice was spent as the visiting interior designer at the University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign; as director and project manager in the offices of international firms Perkins + Will in Chicago and the SmithGroup in Detroit; and as head of interior design at the regional firm of TowerPinkster in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her project work encompasses several practice areas including commercial office, education, healthcare, and residential. The scope and location of the projects range from small to large scale and from local to international.

Rush is a member of the Boston Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Boston Club where she focuses on effective advocacy and social change for women. She is also a volunteer with Designs for Dignity.

Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED AP
Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED AP

Trustee

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Jerrold M. Sonet, Esq., Hon. FASID (Deceased)

Emeritus Trustees

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Norman Polsky, Hon. FASID (Deceased)

Emeritus Trustees

Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED AP

Kay Sargent joined Lend Lease in 2014 bringing over 30 years of experience in the interiors industry. Prior to joining Lend Lease Kay served as VP of A&D and Workplace Strategies for Teknion and was a Principal for Interior Architects in Washington, D.C. where she headed the office’s business operations, workplace strategies, and managed key clients. Sargent has a BFA in interiors from VCU and studied environmental design at the Parsons School of Design in NY.

Her work has taken her to multiple continents where she has worked with Fortune 500 companies on their global real estate strategies and designed workplaces of the future. Sargent serves on the Advisory Boards of WorkDesign magazine, PaletteApp, and IFI. She has also served on the International Boards of IIDA, ASID, NCQLP, and NCIDQ.  She is an active member of CREW, CoreNET, and IFMA.

Jerrold M. Sonet, Esq., Hon. FASID (Deceased)

For a large part of his legal career, Jerrold Sonet specialized in representing various aspects of the design industry, inclusive of practicing interior designers, practicing product designers, practicing fashion designers, and the various firms that produce furniture, fabric, accessories and other merchandise utilized by interior designers in their regular practice, or who utilize the services of product designers in the design and creation of their products.

Sonet was the legal architect for the consolidation which joined the American Institute of Designers and the National Society of Interior Designers into one organization, which has been known since 1975 as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Prior thereto, Sonet served on the committees of the professional organizations which created NCIDQ and FIDER, and he was the draftsman of the original Certificate of Incorporation of NCIDQ as well as FIDER's original Indenture of Trust.

Sonet is an honorary Fellow of ASID, and has received major recognition for his work from many entities.

Norman Polsky, Hon. FASID (Deceased)