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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 design. Meet your 2020 volunteer leadership!

DICK HEMMEN

Chairperson

 

DCI Engineers - retired

JC LETOURNEAU

President

Mithun

VIRGINIA WERNER

Treasurer

Fazio Associates

ELLY DI CESARE

Secretary

Costco

ALEX BAUTZ

Director

ARVIND NERURKAR

Director

Coffman Engineers

JAN HURLEY

Director

PRAGNESH PARIKH

Director

rpau

BREE MEDLEY

Director

 

Brandt Design Inc.

GEOFF PIPER

Director

Fivedot

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. 

EKRAM HASSEN

Project Committee Co-chair

GABRIEL QUIJADA

Project Committee Co-chair

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 underserved 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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