Champion our industry and
constituents at every opportunity

Our Board

The IIDA Northern California Chapter Board is composed of elected volunteers with responsibility for governing and developing the Northern California Chapter programs to ensure growth and success for our members and organization.


Yana Ronin

IIDA, MBA, BFA, NCIDQ, LEED AP

President

Katy Mercer

IIDA, Associate AIA

President-Elect

Verda Alexander

IIDA

Immediate Past-President

Veronica Vaskin

CAP

Chapter Administrator

Laura Taylor

IIDA, NCIDQ

VP of Advocacy

Adam Newton

Associate IIDA

Assistant VP of Advocacy

Kina Ingersoll

IIDA, LEED AP, NCIDQ

VP of City Centers

Ben Vela

Associate IIDA

VP of Communications

Yvonne Pingue

Industry IIDA

Assistant VP of Communications

Heather Mackin

IIDA, NCIDQ

Communications Manager & Graphic Designer

Rashanda Udekwu

Industry IIDA

VP of EDI

Roderick Allen

Associate IIDA

Assistant VP of EDI

Meg Bruce Conway

Industry IIDA

VP of Forums

Cheryl Johnson

Industry IIDA

Assistant VP of Forums

Jenna Szczech

IIDA, CID, NCIDQ

VP of Membership

Kristen Beus

NCIDQ

Assistant VP of Membership

Paul Mabe

Industry IIDA

VP of Philanthropy

Ashley Greenwald

IIDA

Assistant VP of Philanthropy

Kimberley ODowd

IIDA

VP of Professional Development

Tim Haggerty

IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED GA

Assistant VP of Professional Development

Marjorie Snyder

Industry IIDA

VP of Sponsorship

Carolyn Clark Beedle

Industry IIDA

Assistant VP of Sponsorship

Emily Mika

Associate IIDA

VP of Student Affairs

Emily Burchill

Associate IIDA

Assistant VP of Student Affairs

Laura Grigsby

IIDA

Advisor to the Board

Become a Leader

IIDA Northern CA supports our thriving community in a multitude of ways. Each and every member is an important part of that community. As a member, we will celebrate design together, mentor and empower future generations and share the best design has to offer.
Verda Alexander, IIDA NC President-Elect