2022 Board of Directors & Executive Leadership
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is thrilled to announce its Board of Directors and Executive leadership committee. As we plan 2022 programming, exhibitions, and publications – all of which are made manifest by the multidisciplinary expertise of our Members on the working Board of Directors – we look forward to a year of widened cultural representation and increased engagement addressing the social issues that face Los Angeles. We look forward to continuing our mission to instigate dialogues on design and the built environment and to reflect on what architecture means in our ever-evolving city.
Leading the LAForum this year are President Jose Herrasti, in collaboration with Vice-President Souris Hong. We welcome our newest board members Monica Lamela, Lorena Garcia, Dontatella Cusma, Nate Cole, Quynh Nguyen, Greg Van Grusven, and Anne Swett-Predock.
We would also like to celebrate our full Board and Executive team, including:
President: Jose Herrasti
Vice-President: Souris Hong
Vice-President of Information: Emmanuelle Bourlier
Co-Vice-Presidents of Grants Development: Monica Lamela and Lorena Garcia
Vice-President of Membership Development: Lilian Pfaff
Vice-President of Operations: Ismaelly Peña
Treasurer: Greg Van Grusven
Board of Directors Members-At-Large:
2021 was the final year of service for outgoing board members Anders Bjerregaard-Anderson, (Vice-President of Grants Development), Lisa Teasley, Kian Goh, Evan Bliss, Maria Esnaola, Michelle Friar (Co-Vice President of Membership), and Katrin Terstegen. We thank them for their years of dedication and commitment to LA Forum’s efforts and mission.
And none of this would be possible without LAForum’s Administrative Assistants, Daniela Martinez and Vi Phan.
A special thanks to outgoing Co-Presidents Nina Briggs and Greg Kochanowski for their vision and leadership through the momentous pandemic, and for carrying us through with unparalleled programming and grace. And a special thanks to Nina Briggs for remaining on the board as our voluntary archivist!
Cheers to a new era of reconstitutions, solidarities, and celebrations!
When you become a member of the LA Forum you become part of the conversation of what architecture and design means in an evolving city. Join now and help us continue an important dialogue about architecture, design, and Los Angeles.