The 2017-18 DDA National Board of Directors

National Directors & Officers

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Andria Cowan-Molyneaux

National Chair, Chair of Membership

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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 DDA, 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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Edward Philips

National Vice Chair, 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 Decorators & Designers Association of Canada who is active in Toronto and the Greater Toronto West area. He is currently the president of the Greater Toronto West chapter of DDA and has served as co-chair of the marketing committee of DDA’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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Donna Van Staveren

Treasurer

Donna Van Staveren

Donna is the owner and operator of a boutique style decorating firm, Pheasant Lane Interiors. Originally a professional accountant, she has pursued her design passion through interior decorating and home renovation to several personally owned properties. She most recently completed the Interior Decorating program at George Brown College. With a penchant for detail and a creative spirit, Donna looks forward to sharing her design passion with others. As a board member and accredited interior decorator, Donna is delighted to be a part of DDA as it moves forward.

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Elvira 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 DDA National Board since 2014 as the chair of Education.

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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 Showroom Consultant & Communications Coordinator at Distinctive Appliances. With great dedication and flair, her experience in marketing and inspiring knowledge of décor, appliances and the hospitality industry helps to create a welcoming environment for the many designers, decorators, architects and their guests and clients. As a true marketing professional, Lailyn strives to introduce new visitors to Distinctive Appliances 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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Tammy Hart

Director, Chair of Ambassador Program

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Following a successful career in the events industry, Tammy Hart, pursued her passion for design, decorating and entrepreneurship with an accreditation as an International Design and Decorating Professional (I.D.D.P) and the launch of her design and decorating boutique firm Tammy Hart Interior Design serving Durham and Niagara on the Lake.  She strives to bring stylish yet functional design into homes for every day living for every day people.  She is honoured to be sitting on the National Board as a Director supporting the Ambassador program and as part of the DDA Newsletter Team.  In addition to design life, Tammy enjoys speaking as a Key Note on Providing Excellence in Customer Service and has been a featured guest on the Rogers “Daytime Durham” talk show.  In her spare time, you’ll find her with her family and empowering young females to be confident future leaders.

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Janet Armstrong

Director

Janet Armstrong

Janet Armstrong is the owner and Creative Director of Simply Swank Décor, a design firm that creates comfortable and livable interiors through simple design and decor. Janet is a graduate of the Interior Design Institute and a member as well as Board Member of the Decorators & Designers Association of Canada (DDA) and the DDA Newsletter Committee.

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Joanne Jakab

Past 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.

 

Chapter Representatives

  • Toronto Chapter President: Maureen Liebovitz - 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.