The 2018-19 DDA National Board of Directors

National Directors & Officers

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Andria Cowan-Molyneaux

National Chair

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Andria Cowan Molyneaux is an award-winning decorator, designer and certified aging in place specialist. Andria is accredited by the National Association of Home Builders and DDA Canada, and she has served on the board of DDA Canada since 2014. She also guest lectures on Universal Design.

Andria is the principal designer and owner of ACM Designs, in Haliburton, Ontario. The company specializes in decorating and design of lakeside homes, cottages and businesses in and around Haliburton County. ACM Designs is also a Cambria Premier Dealer.

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Lana McIver

National Vice Chair, 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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Donna Van Staveren

Treasurer

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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, Co-Chair of Awards

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Adele Wechsler

Director, Chair of Ambassador Program

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 Events

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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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Janet Armstrong

Director, Chair of Membership

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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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Janet Crawford

Director, Chair of Affiliates

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Ewa Fisher

Director

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Leanne Tammaro

Director, Chair of Marketing

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Jeanne Grier

Director

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Jeanne Grier is co-owner and President of Stylish Fireplaces & Interiors, which she runs with her husband Colin.

Jeanne brings a combination of business acumen and interior design expertise to the fireplace business. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and has run an award-winning interior decorating business for over 25 years.  Prior to that, she worked in the computer and hospitality industries. 

Jeanne brings a passion for marketing and profitable business management to the DDA board.  She is also very involved with professional renovators at BILD, the Building Industry and Land Development association in Toronto.

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Anatasia Rentzos

Director

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