Get Involved

All members have an opportunity to be active participants in our chapter! Below is a list of committees with a brief description of the responsibilities, as well as the board member who oversees that committee. As your schedule allows, please consider how you can bring your area of expertise and past talents to aid your chapter.

You can contact the respective board member directly with questions or to join the committee. We’ve tried to make it easy for everyone to participate!

Commmunications and Media

Board Member: Communications Director,  Christina Dickinson, ASID,

Desert Design Magazine
The Desert Design Magazine (DDM) is a three time a year print publication. The magazine reaches approximately 800 practitioner members and industry partners by mail and available to the public in a digital version.

Chair: Paige Lewis, Allied ASID, 

Assistant Editor: Cindy Lewton, ASID,

Social Media
Chair: Susan Solliday, ASID,

Chair: Eileen Burick, Industry Partner Rep,

Chair: OPEN

Programs, Events, and Membership

Board Member: Membership Director, Christine Rhodes, Industry Partner Rep,

Chair: Laurie Clark, Industry Partner Rep,

Membership, Recruitment and Retention
Chair:   Membership Director, Christine Rhodes, Industry Partner Rep,

Membership, Mentoring Program
Chair: OPEN

Design Excellence Awards Gala
Board Member: President: Jennifer Biffer, ASID,

Design Awards Gala

Chair: OPEN

Annual Awards Gala honoring chapter leaders, sponsors, and special community awards


Board Member: Finance Director: Wanda Frederick, ASID,

Design for Hire
Chair: OPEN for 2023

Professional Development

Board Member: Professional Development Director: Teri Smithers, ASID,

Emerging Professionals
Chair: OPEN

Student Affairs
Chair: Esther Gonzalez, ASID, & Wanda Frederick, ASID,

Professional Development Day

Industry Partner Liason

Board Member: At Large Director, Leann Fernald, Industry Partner Rep, 

Donuts & Dialogue
Chair: Janet Jackson, Allied ASID,

Community Service

Board Member: President, Jennifer Biffer, ASID,


Chapter Historian
Chair: Past President; Paddy Rasmussen, Allied ASID, 

Legislative Liaison

Board Member: Aileen Fabella, ASID & IIDA,

Government Affairs

Chair: Aileen Fabella, ASID & IIDA,

Duties: Works closely with the International Interior Design Association of Arizona (IIDA) and its efforts to pursue future legislation that advocates for our profession. Keeps our Board and members aware of the latest occurrences within the legislative community.  Attends IIDA board meetings, events, and promotions. Attends ASID National Legislative Symposium and reports back to Board; writes quarterly articles (at minimum) for Desert Design Magazine.

Sponsorship and Fundraising

Board Members: President, Jennifer Biffer, ASID, and President-Elect, Kelly Dunlop, Allied ASID,

Sponsor Marketing Representative
Rick Emrich,

Duties: Encourages individuals/firms/vendors to assist funding Chapter activities, primarily relating to the Chapter’s annual Design Excellence Awards Event. Uses the Chapter’s sponsorship forms, distributes sponsorship opportunities to membership, and follows-up regularly via telephone, email, and personal visits.

Get Involved Nationally

ASID relies on the commitment and dedication of its member volunteers to keep the Society's programs vital to and inform future projects. The following is a current listing of the Society's committees, councils and task forces. For information on leadership opportunities, email

List of Committees, Councils & Task Forces

Chapter Support Team

Emerging Professionals Advisory Council

Ethics Committee

Legislative and Codes Advisory Council

National Examiners Committee

Student Advisory Council