Our Board

Our Board is comprised of individuals who are passionate about The Center. We are represented by the architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, industrial designers, fine arts community representatives, landscape architects, historians, and other professionals. General Public representatives have been selected from The Arts, Development, Downtown Advocacy, Marketing and Public Relations, Education, Construction, or those who demonstrate an interest in furthering the mission of the Foundation and The Center.

The Board is organized into five Committees. These include:

Development – responsible for fundraising and submitting grant applications and reports

Marketing/Programming – responsible for Public Relations, branding, communications, media, website,  and messaging, as well as for securing and coordinating educational programs for adults and youths and exhibits.  Programs include:

  • Camp Architecture and Design
  • High School Design Studio
  • Design Pop!
  • Impact Awards
  • Exhibits
  • Design Month

Facilities – responsible for overseeing completion of design, construction, lease review, and ongoing facility operation issues

Nominating – responsible for nominating CFAD board members

Please feel free to contact the Managing Director, Sarah Bacha, at sarah-bacha@columbuscfad.org to get involved – and learn more.

Chair
Brent Foley, AIA, NCARB
Principal
TRIAD Architects

Vice Chair
Angela Short, ASLA, OCASLA
Landscape Architect
GPD Group

Treasurer
Mike Vala, AIA
Architect
BSHM Architects

Secretary
Paul Nini, AIGA, CSCA, ico-D
Professor
The Ohio State University Department of Design

Managing Director
Sarah Mills Bacha
SMB Communications

 

 

Corey Favor
Director, Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships
Orange Barrel Media

Chelsea King, Associate IIDA
A&D Consultant/Designer
King Business Interiors

Sandra LaFontaine, AIA
Principal
LaFontaine Architecture & Design, Inc.

Tim Lai, AIA, IIDA, NCARB, LEED AP
Owner
Tim Lai ArchitecT

Christian Long
Principal, Research + Strategy
Roto

Joseph Moss, AIA
Architect
GRA+D

Tameka Sims
Assistant Professor of Practice
Landscape Architecture I Knowlton School,
The Ohio State University

Monica Wangler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate
NBBJ