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.

Erin Conti, AIAS
2020-21 President
Illinois Institute of Technology
Sara Taketatsu, AIAS
2020-21 Vice President
University of Colorado, Boulder
Alex Geisen, AIAS
West Quad Director
Washington State University
Shannon DeFranza, AIAS
Northeast Quad Director
Roger Williams University
Scott Cornelius, AIAS
South Quad Director
Oklahoma State University
Cooper Moore, AIAS
Midwest Quad Director
Kent State University
Kristine Harding, NCARB, FAIA
NCARB Liaison
Huntsville, AL
Ikhlas Sabouni, D. Arch, DPACSA
ACSA Liaison
Prairie View A&M University
Ricardo J Rodriguez, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, ACI
AIA Liaison
Washington DC-Baltimore Area
Sarah Curry, AIAS, NOMA
Past President
Auburn University
Karma Israelsen, M.A., SHRM-SCP, Hon. AIAS
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.

Karma Israelsen, M.A., SHRM-SCP, Hon. AIAS
Executive Director
202.808.0088  
Erin Conti, AIAS
2020-21 President
202.808.0068  
Sara Taketatsu, AIAS
2020-21 Vice President
202.808.0061  
Ashley Ash
Director, Membership & Marketing
202.796.9450  
Tim Matthews
Director, Art & Creative
202.796.9075  
Michael Mullings-Whitaker
Director, Development and Partner Engagement
202.808.0036  
Cameron Davis
Staff Accountant