New Jersey Chapter Committees


Researches and organizes continuing education courses twice a year in conjunction with the Program and Trade Show Committees. All courses must have IDCEC accreditation. Contact Chair, Louise Hosseini, Allied ASID

Chapter Awards
Oversees honorary chapter awards and submits National Awards for the ASID NJ Chapter. Contact Chair Mary Sferra, ASID:

Community Service
Researches community service projects that encourage Chapter participation. Contact Chair, Christine Piscani, Allied ASID

Design Excellence Awards
Organizes an alternate year design competition open to all Chapter practitioners. Organizes an awards dinner. Contact Chair, Sheila Rich, Allied ASID:

Emerging Professionals
Provides outreach to newly advanced Allied members. Contact Chair, Nada Alzoubi, Allied ASID

Leadership Development
Plans events designed to offer members the essential tools that will prepare them for leadership roles within the chapter and in their lives. Chair, Vacant

IP Steering
Develops networking and business opportunities among Industry Partners and designers. Works with Student Affairs Committee to conduct Jay Slack Industry Partner Memorial Scholarship. Contact Chair, Chris Farra, IP Rep: or co-Chair, Erica Clayton, IP Rep:

Legislative Affairs
Informs members of legal, ethical and legislative activities relating to the field Interior Design in NJ. Acts as liaison to the NJ Coalition for Interior Design Legislation. Contact the Director At Large: or co-Chairs: Donna Domenicali  /  Michael Mariotti

Promotes the branding of ASID NJ in New Jersey internally and to the public. Chair, Vacant  / Contact Communications Director, Bruce Heyman, IP

Encourages growth of membership in ASID NJ. Contact Chair, Sandy Cabelis, Allied ASID:

Promotes the NCIDQ to Allied members and provides guidance and access to preparation materials. Contact Chair, Diane Goté, FASID, CID:

Newsletter – BLUEPRINT
Organizes and researches topics to inform and educate all members about ASID activities and subjects pertinent to the field of Interior Design. Publication is distributed quarterly both by mail and on the Chapter website. Contact the Editor Nicole Heymer, IP Rep:

Formulates and recommends slates of candidates for ASID NJ Board positions. Contact Chair, Diane Goté, FASID, CID

Develops Chapter Procedures in conjunction with National Bylaws and Policies. Contact Chair, Karen Topjian, ASID, CID

Develops and organizes program meetings for the general membership throughout the year. Contact Chair, Maureen McMahon, ASID 

Strategic Planning
Chaired by the President elect, members review and update the Strategic Plan to meet the goals and budget for the next three years. Contact President-elect, Linda Barrett Wagner, ASID

Student Affairs
Maintains the lines of communication between ASID NJ with the faculty advisor and our student members at their respective schools and encourages participation in Chapter activities and events. Organizes Student Leadership Day in the fall. Organizes annual Student Career Day in the spring. Conducts Paul Gutkin Design competition. Promotes Jay Slack Industry Partner Memorial Scholarship. Promotes ASID National Real World Design Week. Contact Chair, Katy Arrendondo-Angeles 

Reviews the latest market technology and makes recommendations to the Chapter Administrator, Board, and Committees on which programs and software will aid ASID NJ to stay current and maintain maximum technological efficiency. Currently inactive.

Trade Show
Organizes annual Trade Show for Industry Partners to exhibit products and services, Charles Sacks, IP Rep: info@csslighting.comfor designers and students. CEU(s) offered for practitioners. Linda Barrett Wagner, ASID

Web Site
Oversees the development and updating of the NJ Chapter website. Contact the administrator: