The AIAS National Board of Directors are students and recent graduates elected by members to serve the organization’s highest office for a one year term.

Scott Cornelius, AIAS, Assoc. AIA
2021-22 President
Oklahoma State University
Shannon DeFranza, AIAS, Assoc. AIA
2021-22 Vice President
Roger Williams University
Nicholas Romero, AIAS
West Quad Director
University of New Mexico
Elizabeth Caccavano, AIAS
Northeast Quad Director
Temple University
Jessie Cart, AIAS
South Quad Director
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Baili Null, AIAS
Midwest Quad Director
Washington University in St. Louis
Vanessa Abou Harb, AIAS
Middle East Regional Ambassador
Lebanese American University
Adan Hernandez, AIAS
Latin America Regional Ambassador
University of Texas at Arlington
Kristine Harding, NCARB, FAIA
NCARB Liaison
Huntsville, AL
Bethany Lundell Garver, AIA, NCARB
ACSA Liaison
Boston Architectural College
Ricardo J Rodriguez, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, ACI
AIA Liaison
Washington DC-Baltimore Area
Erin Conti, AIAS, Assoc. AIA, NOMA
Past President
Keene State College; Illinois Institute of Technology
Ashley Ash
Interim Executive Director
Washington, DC

Our board of the directors (with the exception of our President and VP) are all volunteers. They’ve got other lives and other jobs in addition to their love of serving students. So to really drive the creation and completion of programs and efforts of the AIAS we’ve got an office full of makers and doers! Otherwise known as our Executive Director and staff.

Ashley Ash
Interim Executive Director
202.796.9450  
Scott Cornelius AIAS, Assoc. AIA
2021-22 President
202.808.0068  
Shannon DeFranza, AIAS, Assoc. AIA
2021-22 Vice President
202.808.0061  
Sara Taketatsu, AIAS, Assoc. AIA, NOMA
Interim Director of Membership
(301) 363-0289  
Michael Mullings-Whitaker
Director, Development and Partner Engagement
202.808.0036