The 2015-16 CDECA National Board of Directors

From Left to Right: Seamus Gearin (Executive Director), Lorena Zuniga, Andria Cowan-Molyneaux (Vice Chair),

Michelle Mackenzie (Treasurer), Ed Philips (Director), Joanne Jakab (Chair), Elvira Goodenough (Director), Linda Kafka

Not Pictured: Lana McIver (Director), Sabrina Di Maio (Director), Adele Wechsler (Director), Lailyn Arganosa (Director)

National Directors & Officers

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Joanne Jakab

Chair

Joanne Jakab

Jakab is a well known award winning local designer specialising in residential interiors. She helps busy professionals and their families to design and renovate their home so they can live the life they truly desire. Clients who had initially felt overwhelmed truly appreciated her proven track record for sorting through the myriad of options and creating a cohesive design plan. Identifying the key elements that will take them from standard design to extraordinary concept on time and on budget since 1999. Joanne Jakab resides with her family in Burlington, Ontario.

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Andria Cowan-Molyneaux

Vice Chair (Chair of Membership & Ambassador Program)

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Andria Cowan Molyneaux is the principal designer and owner of  ACM Designs and a certified aging in place specialist with NAHB.  ACM Designs specializes in cottage or lakeside homes interior designs and operates in Toronto and Highlands East in  Haliburton County.  As well as serving as the vice chair on the board of CDECA, Andria is the vice president of MTCC 1130, an adjudicator on the Anti Doping Committee with the Ontario Hockey League and was recently appointed to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services board of directors. 

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Michelle Mackenzie

Treasurer

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Michelle owns and operates Sanctuary Spaces, an interior decorating firm that serves the GTA residential market.  She studied interior decorating at George Brown College and interior design at Ryerson University.  Prior to launching Sanctuary Spaces, she owned one of Canada’s most successful integrated government relations and public relations agencies.  Michelle holds an MBA from Queen’s University, a Certificate in Human Resources from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate honours degree from York University.

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Elvia Goodenough

Director (Chair of Affiliates)

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Lana McIver

Director (Chair of Education)

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Lana is the founder and President of the Interior Design Group on Vancouver Island. Lana heads one of the region’s most successful and versatile interior design firms that has been in business for over 20 years. Her vast portfolio of both residential and commercial work has garnered her press and won her many local and national awards.

Lana has been on the CDECA National Board since 2014 as the chair of Education.

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Edward Philips

Director (Chair of Ethics)

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Edward Phillips is the president of Rooker Phillips Interiors, Ltd. He is a certified interior decorator and an accredited member of the Canadian Decorators’ Association who is active in Toronto and the Greater Toronto West area. He is currently the president of the Greater Toronto West chapter of CDECA and has served as co-chair of the marketing committee of CDECA’s board of directors and co-ordinator of its ad hoc sub-committee for the development of a marketing plan. He brings to the career of interior decorating organizational and communications skills developed through several decades of university teaching and administration.

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Sabrina Di Maio

Director

 

MFA, BID, NCIDQ, CDECA EDUCATOR MEMBER

Sabrina has over two decades of combined design experience in Residential and Hospitality Interior Design and Costume Design, and has worked professionally in Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler. She is a past professional member of the Interior Designers of Canada and was a Board member of IDIBC.  She is currently the Interior Decorating Program Coordinator at Toronto Film School.  As a Director on the CDECA National Board, Sabrina is looking forward to contributing to the exciting developments in the Interior Decorating profession.

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Adele Wechsler

Director, Chair of Events

 

Following a successful career, as a Fashion Designer, producing and selling her collections throughout North America, Adele Wechsler has steering her exceptional design sense to the world of Interior Decorating.

Her desire is to breathe new life and invigorate existing pieces within a space, or tackle entire renovations from outside and within all the walls of your home. Creative, resourceful, calm and measured as well as an attentive listener enhances Adele’s ability to quickly interpret a clients personal style and sensibility and assist in bringing that vision to life.

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Lailyn Arganosa

Director, Chair of Marketing

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Lailyn Arganosa is the Marketing and Events Manager for SOFA: Source of Furniture + Accessories. With great dedication and flair, her experience in marketing and inspiring knowledge of décor and the hospitality industry helps to create a welcoming environment for the many designers, decorators, architects, stagers, exhibitionists and their guests and clients. As a true marketing professional, Lailyn strives to introduce new visitors to SOFA and to encourage designers to connect with other design professionals and the home furnishings industry. As a Director on the National Board and the Director of Marketing, Lailyn is thrilled to be utilizing her marketing skills and leading the association to the next level.

 

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Chapter Representatives

  • Toronto Chapter President: Sharon McIntosh - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • National Capital Region Chapter (Ottawa) President: Deb Casey - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • GTA West Chapter President: Edward Phillips - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alberta Chapter President: Ana Cummings - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Lailyn Arganosa is the Marketing and Events Manager for SOFA: Source of Furniture + Accessories. With great dedication and flair, her experience in marketing and inspiring knowledge of décor and the hospitality industry helps to create a welcoming environment for the many designers, decorators, architects, stagers, exhibitionists and their guests and clients. As a true marketing professional, Lailyn strives to introduce new visitors to SOFA and to encourage designers to connect with other design professionals and the home furnishings industry. As a Director on the National Board and the Director of Marketing, Lailyn is thrilled to be utilizing her marketing skills and leading the association to the next level.

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