Executive Committee


PRESIDENT
Nico Flannery-Pitcher, IIDA // Lavallee Brensinger Architects

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Stained Glass & mosaics. It all started when there was a broken transom over one of the doors in my house and i thought - i could make that something way better - so my husband and I took a class in stained glass together and made a new transom.
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Maybe not the last show, but recent shows I highly recommend The Expanse, Fleabag, The Boys and Carnival Row.
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Riesling
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? The Coral Bark Maple in my yard - chartreuse leaves and coral red bark offer year round attraction.

PRESIDENT ELECT
Kara Hanson, IIDA // Dyer Brown

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Skiing; my dad took us as kids to Sugarloaf and I have now picked it back up in my adult life see you on the SLOPES
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Defending Jacob
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Trader Joe's Scandinavian Swimmers (please never discontinue)
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? RED 69' GTX; This car was my dads and now my brothers and I share it; when it breaks down, we know he is messing with us.


 

 

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Meaghan Kennedy, IIDA // Bergmeyer

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Hiking - we hiked as kids. I think it was a free activity to do with 3 kids so my parents took us frequently. A few years ago, I did a Mountain Strong fitness class where classes over 6 weeks were designed to make you a better hiker and that really allowed me to enjoy it more and tackle larger hikes.
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? I savor more than binge but my last binge is probably Never Have I Ever on Netflix. Such a fun series full of heart.
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? I don't believe any pleasure is guilty if you enjoy it - enjoy it! Mine is re-watching Gilmore Girls. It's pure comfort and no matter how many times I watch the series (probably over a dozen), I still laugh and cry. It's my weighted blanket of a tv show.
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? My cedar chest that was my grandmothers and it may have been someone else's before her. It's a great piece and it's one of the few things I have of hers.

VICE PRESIDENTS 

 

 

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVOCACY
Corinne Barthelemy, IIDA // NBBJ

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Hiking is definitely my favorite. I grew up playing in the woods and am still not tired of it. :)
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Mind Of A Chef
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Food delivery services (ironic since I love watching cooking shows...)
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? I guess my car because it takes me to see great places and people

VICE PRESIDENT OF CHAPTER EVENTS
Mai Nguyen, Industry IIDA // Spinneybeck/Filzfelt

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Sewing! It's come in handy during quarantine for sure - I actually taught myself about 10 years ago when we were last-minute preparing for a group Halloween costume. I broke many needles attempting to sew Flounder, Ursula and King Triton parts and pieces but the ensemble cast ended up looking pretty awesome and I learned a new skill!
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Dead to Me
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Faux-cheese snack products (Cheetos, Cheezits, Smartfood)
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? My daughter, Quinn - she's the best reminder to work hard and try to make the world a better place.


 

 

 


VICE PRESIDENT OF HARTFORD CITY CENTER
Amanda Cleveland, IIDA // Silver/Petrucelli + Associates

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Beer Brewing. I never liked beer until I met my husband who has introduced me to good beer. We started brewing our own, making about 30 gallons a year. Now we're even trying to grow our own hops!
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Ozark
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? 3pm fruit snacks
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? DVD copy of "The Worst Witch" with Tim Curry as the Grand Wizard. I used to watch this every October growing up. It's not Halloween until The Worst Witch has been played.

VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP
Leah Raabe, Industry IIDA // Mayer Fabrics
  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Golfing - my mother
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Ozark
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Lobster - anything seafood
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? Pictures of my family - reminds me every day of how lucky I am to be a mother and my best friend as my soulmate.

VICE PRESIDENT OF PHILANTHROPY
Rachel Winston, IIDA // CBT
  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? I've really gotten into spin lately - one of my best friends convinced me to take a class with her a while back and I got hooked. It is very challenging but an excellent workout, and I feel a great sense of accomplishment each time I ride.
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Friday Night Lights (for the 3rd or 4th time, it's too good)
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Wine and chocolate - can't beat it
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? My great-great aunt's ring that has been passed through my family - from my great grandmother, to my grandmother, to my mother and then to me. It is so special because my mother loved it so much, but never got it re-sized properly to fit her finger because she wanted me to have it. It is beautiful and its a constant reminder of the amazing women who raised me.

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Deepa Venkat, IIDA // SGA
  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Dancing - I was looking to meet some new people and make new friends when I first moved to the US.
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? I don't enjoy binge watching. I can't sit still for hours. :)
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? What could possibly be more enticing than downing more ice cream than can be reasonably safe?
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? Piano. It has been my unparalleled outlet when I am seeking escape. It's fun and brings joy and magic.

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROVIDENCE CITY CENTER
Jennifer Hanson, Industry IIDA // Mohawk Group
  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Floral arranging and it all started by taking home the leftover event flowers while working in the hospitality industry.  I miss the orchids!
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Mad Men
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Donuts
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? My children’s framed artwork!  It’s been a great way to preserve some of the memories.

VICE PRESIDENT OF SPONSORSHIP
Amelia Papadakis, Associate IIDA // Bergmeyer

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Over the past year and a half, I have been into boxing. It started out as wanting to switch up my workout routine, but I actually really enjoyed the confidence it gave me, and even did a fight!
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Ozark! Cannot wait for the next season.
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? Oreos but I don't even feel guilty most of the time.
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? It's a tie between an art deco dresser and a mid-century chair - both from my Great Aunt's house. They remind me the value of quality craftsmanship, and how history repeats itself, especially in design.

VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Nicole Ward, Associate IIDA // NBBJ

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Attending sporting events and following professional sports is something I’ve always enjoyed.. As a true New England kid, I grew up learning about them and watching with my dad and family members and the passion certainly hasn’t gone away. With quarantine restrictions lightening I’m really looking forward to the return of sports!
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched? Making the Cut on Amazon – it’s essentially a new version of Project Runway but takes a look at the brand development and not just the clothes. 
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? I definitely watch wayyy too many of those funny dog and little kid videos on social media.
  4. What's your most prized possession and why? If we’re talking material items, I’d shamelessly have to say my phone – it helps keep me connected to all the non-material things I value such as family and friends.

BOARD ADVISOR
Matt Hyatt, IIDA // Bergmeyer

  1. What is one of your hobbies, and how did you get into it? Competitive unconventional fashion. An IIDA member asked if I would model a look on the runway in 2008. Haven't missed a show since.  
  2. What’s the last show you binge watched?  Ozark
  3. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure?  BA Test Kitchen's "Gourmet Makes" on YouTube. IWDFC
  4. What's your most prized possession and why?  My house, because it's also my weekend activity. I'm on year 20 of the 10-year renovation plan.