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!
DCI Engineers - retired
ELLY DI CESARE
Brandt Design Inc.
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
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.