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Hana Kassem

Executive Committee Member, Van Alen Board

Principal, KPF

An accomplished architect, Hana Kassem brings more than 20 years of design experience to her projects. Since joining KPF in 2001, she has led design teams for a variety...


Mark Johnson

Treasurer, Van Alen Board; Co-Chair, Van Alen Council

President, Civitas

Mark Johnson, FASLA, is a thought leader in the regeneration of inner-city areas. Examples include regeneration of Denver’s Stapleton Airport, since 1988; the Rivers District in Calgary and the...


Casey Jones

Director of Civic Projects, Perkins&Will

Casey Jones is the firmwide Director of Civic Projects at Perkins and Will. For over 20-years, Mr. Jones has been a leader in the movement to improve the quality...


Latoya Kamdang

Director of Operations, Moody Nolan

Latoya Nelson Kamdang is the Director of Operations of the NY Studio of Moody Nolan and a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar.


Byron Bell

Emeritus

Byron Bell Architects & Planners

Byron Bell is a Registered Architect in the States of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York as well as a Registered Planner in the State of New Jersey. He...


Mikyoung Kim

Principal, Mikyoung Kim Design

Mikyoung Kim, FASLA, is founding principal of Mikyoung Kim Design, an international urban design and landscape architectural firm. 


Daniel Maldonado

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Skanska USA

In his role as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Skanska, Daniel Maldonado is responsible for leading the company’s planning and execution of strategies to increase sales and...


Allison Freedman Weisberg

VANguard Board Member

Founder & Executive Director, Recess

Allison is the Founder and Executive Director of Recess, a nonprofit arts organization that partners with artists to build a more just and inclusive creative community. She approaches all...


Nnenna Lynch

Founder, Xylem Projects

Nnenna Lynch is the founder of Xylem Projects, a new real estate venture dedicated to preserving housing and creating mixed-use projects throughout the tri-state area. She joins the board...


Sarah Williams Goldhagen

Author & Architecture Critic

Sarah Williams Goldhagen writes, lectures, and consults on Human-Centered Design for architecture and landscapes, cities and urban design, infrastructure and public art—all the things that constitute the built environment....


Robert Bernstein

Partner, Holland & Knigh

Robert S. Bernstein is a partner of Holland & Knight, a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. ...


Mark Gardner

Principal, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects

Mark L. Gardner is a principal at Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects (J/GA). Located in New York City,  Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects is an award-winning design practice and studio that...


May Lee

Partner, The Seelig Group

May is currently a partner at The Seelig Group (TSG), a family office,  where she focuses on incubating new companies in new media, entertainment, marketing, and technology—combining her background in...


Kia Weatherspoon

Founder, Determined by Design

For over a decade Kia Weatherspoon has led her firm, Determined by Design, in creating elevated equitable design outcomes for over 3,500 hundred families, 25 communities, and designed over...


Elaine Molinar

Partner & Managing Director, Snøhetta

Elaine Molinar began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry.  Throughout her time with...


Carla Swickerath

Chair, Van Alen Board

Partner, Studio Libeskind

Since joining Studio Libeskind in 1999, Carla Swickerath has gained diverse experience in cultural, civic, retail, commercial, residential and planning projects around the world.


Jenn Gustetic

Secretary, Van Alen Board

Director of Early Stage Innovations and Partnerships Jenn Gustetic, NASA

Ms. Gustetic is the Program Executive for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) at NASA Headquarters. The NASA SBIR and STTR programs fund small businesses approximately $200M annually for research,...



Jared Della Valle

Vice Chair, Van Alen Board

CEO & Founder, Alloy

Jared Della Valle has been a real estate professional and architect for more than 18 years and has managed the acquisition and predevelopment of more than 1 million sf...


Raymond Quinn

Executive Committee Member, Van Alen Board

Principal, Arup

Ray Quinn is a Principal in the New York office of Arup, a global firm of engineers, planners, designers and consultants. He joined Arup in London in 1990 following...


Raudline Etienne

Founder & Managing Partner, Daraja Capital

Raudline Etienne is the founder of Daraja Capital, an advisory firm providing strategic advice to start-up and early-stage boutique asset managers. Ms. Etienne has extensive experience serving on the boards...


Michael Bednark

CEO, Bednark Studio Inc.

 Michael is the founder and CEO of Bednark Studio Inc. 


Sandy Lee

Managing Director, Kinneret Group

Sandy possesses a background in both finance and the arts. Across disciplines, she is interested in themes of global exchange; community; and shifts in materials, processes, and technology.