Welcome FY2021 - 2022 Board Members

President Elect: Annette Phillips
My goals will be centered on Membership, participation, retaining, recruiting, and creating a unified chapter that
engages the areas in Maryland that merged with the Washington Metro Chapter.
Participation: Encourage Peer Groups, Variety of functions targeting both commercial and residential. Support all
committees with programs to enhance professional growth.
Retainment: Encourage committee participation. Promote the value of Design in the community.
Recruiting: Additional focus on students, Career days, Mentorships
Engagement: More events in Maryland, Promote the Maryland sub-committee



Communication Director: Jennifer Lynn Johnson
It would be a pleasure and an honor to serve as Communications Director for the ASID Washington Metro Chapter. My key goals would be:

To disseminate information to the chapter in a timely manner, by using various social media and print platforms to deliver compelling, relevant, and educational content to all chapter members (industry partners, students and designers).

I would ensure that we meet all national ASID standards as we produce visually enticing and informational communications for members at all stages of their careers in a way that contributes to their success and growth and the success and growth of our local ASID Washington Metro chapter.

Use social media and print platforms to encourage the growth of membership and participation.

I would enjoy giving back to the association that has provided me with invaluable continuing education, industry relationships, design
inspiration and support especially during the trying times of 2020.



Finance Director: Zari Noshad
Zari Noshad, ASID, NCIDQ, CAPS has owned Zari Designs, Inc. since 2003 offering residential and
commercial design clients full interior design services.

As well as being a Washington Metro chapter member and volunteer, I have supported the chapter by hosting
events in the Versailles Design Center in McLean and the Milano Group in the Washington Design Center. To
support the chapter financially I have advertised in our chapter directory. I believe in professionalism and have
participated on the NCIDQ committee. My work has been published in The Washington Post Local Living section;
“House Calls.”

In my new position as Finance Director, I bring many years of experience running a successful design practice.
Membership in ASID has provided me with volunteer, networking and educational opportunities that I will pay
forward by helping new members achieve their goals and be successful.


Professional Development Director: Kim Morrison
My goal is to work in conjunction with the planning committees to develop relevant and current
CEU opportunities for the chapter members.
Topics to include (but not limited to);

  • Sustainable practices
  • Trends
  • New materials & installation methods
  • Codes........

2.) Develop events in both DC and MD area to to involve MD members.
3.) Currently working on a study group for students eligible for the IDFX. It would be great to expand
and develop a study group for all parts of the exam.
4.) Work with members, industry partners, sales reps, MD/DC/VA design communities to establish
relationships for speakers, venues and sponsorships.