LEADERSHIP

Our

2021 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 AWBS' mission to deliver life-changing design.

gp headshot small.jpg

GEOFF PIPER

President

Fivedot

image2.jpeg

ELLY DICESARE

Chairperson

Costco

image1.jpeg

ALEX BAUTZ

Vice President

headshot.jpg

ALISHA TIMM

Treasurer

Starbucks

BuiDuyen.jpg

DUYEN BUI

Secretary

Fred Hutchinson

Ekram.jpeg

EKRAM HASSEN

Director, Projects Committee Co-Chair

 

Olson Kundig

Gabby2.jpeg

GABRIEL QUIJADA

Director, Projects Committee Co-Chair

 

Dowbuilt

BREE MEDLEY

Board Advisor

 

Brandt Design Inc.

PRAGNESH PARIKH

Director

rpau
architecture + urban environments

Marja Williams Preferred copy.jpg

MARJA WILLIAMS

Director

 

Urban Oranje

Dekay.jpg

NICOLE DeKAY

Director

IMG_6821~2.jpg

PRIYA JANARDHANAN

Director

 

Microsoft

MELISSA K. NEHER
Lifetime Ambassador

LETTER of APPRECIATION 9/3/2021

 

Dear AWBS Volunteers, supporters and friends,

The Board of Directors would like to thank Melissa for her amazing work in leading the organization over the last three years as she ends her time as Executive Director of Architects Without Borders Seattle.

Melissa's leadership of AWBS has been outstanding, building strong relationships with partners, helping the organization restructure our service model to better serve our clients and our community, leading a contingent of dedicated volunteers to deliver outstanding projects, and building meaningful relationships that will help the organization continue to meet its fundraising goals long into the future.

Melissa's energy, enthusiasm and passion for the AWBS mission embodies the “can do” attitude that makes this all-volunteer organization work, and her kindness and positive spirit will be missed.  Melissa leaves AWBS a better organization, poised for successful growth in the coming years, and ready to deliver more life-changing design to underserved communities around the world.

We look forward to Melissa's continued involvement and support of AWBS and know she will always be a part of the AWBS family.

In gratitude,

 

The Board of Directors of Architects Without Borders Seattle