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MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Architects Without Borders Seattle is governed by a Board of Directors. Members live and work in the Seattle/Puget Sound area and volunteer to guide implementation of AWB's mission to deliver life-changing desin. Meet your 2019 volunteer leadership!

VIRGINIA WERNER

Treasurer

Fazio Associates

ARVIND NERURKAR

Advisor to the Board

Coffman Engineers

JC LETOURNEAU

Secretary

Schacht Aslani Architects

DICK HEMMEN

President

 

DCI Engineers - retired

CHARLES FADEM

Director

Board and Vellum

BREE MEDLEY

Director

 

Brandt Design Inc.

RANIA QAWASMA-DANA

Director

Koz Development

IRENE TOSETTO

Director

Italian architect based in Seattle

PRAGNESH PARIKH

Director

carrier johnson + CULTURE

PROJECT COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

Architects Without Borders-Seattle's project volunteers are supported by volunteer committee co-chair members who help the board fulfill our mission. Our dedicated and amazing
co-chairs manage new project requests, ensure that projects are moving through the design process, and support volunteers working on design projects. 

MELISSA K. NEHER

Executive Director

melissa@awb-seattle.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Melissa Karpouzes Neher has lived and worked on multiple continents, and has been creating positive systemic changes for two decades as a nonprofit leader. Melissa’s positive outlook and strategic approach has helped her develop, implement, and manage multiple programs with results including:

  • A human rights education program for high school students

  • Pro bono legal representation for asylum seekers

  • The implementation of anti-discrimination policies for under-served populations

Melissa is inspired by Architects Without Borders’ passionate volunteers, who fuel the organization’s mission to create life-changing projects around the world. Melissa received her B.A. from James Madison University, and her J.D. from the University of San Diego. Though she is the only lawyer within the AWB organization of designers, engineers, and architects, she is comfortable being outnumbered, since she lives with her three sons and husband.

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