Meet the current Board of Directors of the SDA New York Chapter!
PRESIDENT
Jennifer M. Greene, Director of Marketing, Ronnette Riley Architect

Jennifer has served as Vice President, President, Past President/Director and advisor to the NYC Board of Directors and served on or chaired several local and national committees. Jennifer is a founding committee member of Canstruction New York. She received the National Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and the chapter Member of the Year Award in 2001. She is thrilled to once again take the reins of this wonderful organization.

VICE PRESIDENT
ElenaElena Gutierrez, Administrative Assistant, Langan

Elena joined the SDA in 2015 and jumped right in by attending lunchtime roundtables, programs and numerous social events. She was a first time attendee at 2019 EDSymposium and co-chaired the Marketing/PR committee in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Elena was awarded the 2019 SDANY Member of the Year Award and the chapter’s 2020 SDA National Star Award.

TREASURER
Lisa Reese Senior Associate|Office Manager, Ennead Architects

Lisa joined the SDA in 2005 and has been an active member ever since. She is looking forward to joining the board in 2021 and being part of such a successful organization.

SECRETARY
ElenaKat Monaghan, Associate|Studio Administrator, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners (BBB)

Kat’s first position “admin-ning for architects” was 22+ years ago at Schwartz/Silver in Boston, and she has grown from reception, through marketing, IT liaison, and database management, to project administration. After a brief career hiatus to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Brooklyn College, Kat joined BBB in 2015, and was named an Associate in 2019. In her current role, she supports BBB’s partners and project managers for Historic Preservation and Interiors. Kat loves visiting New York’s various museums and Central Park in the spring. Kat joined SDA in 2019.

PAST PRESIDENT
Kim Celenza, Marketing, PERKINS EASTMAN ARCHITECTS.

Kim joined the SDA New York in 2013 and was our 2015 Member of the Year. Most recently, Kim served as Recording Secretary for the 2016-2017 term, as well as chaired SDA New York’s Marketing/Public Relations committee for the past 2 years.

DIRECTOR
Kelly Loughran, Administrative Assistant, LANGAN.

Kelly initially joined SDA New York in 2016 as Canstruct-A-Member, but immediately sought out opportunities to get involved and has been instrumental in bringing quality programming to SDA New York’s educational programs. Kelly was the recipient of the chapter’s 2017 Member of the Year Award and the chapter’s 2019 SDA National Star Award.

DIRECTOR
Amy Nanni, CDFA, Facilities & Administration, CONSTRUCT Architecture Studio. Amy joined SDA in January 2004. She served as the New York Chapter President in 2006 and 2007. She served two years as the SDA National Vice President and has served on several local and national SDA committees. Amy is an invaluable asset to the entire SDA.
ADVISOR
Pat Leyden, CDFA, has been a member of SDA since 2004.  She is a past president of the NY Chapter and is currently serving as Advisor to the Board.  Pat has served on the SDA National Executive Committee as both Vice President and Treasurer.  She is also a member of the Canstruction New York Committee.
ADVISOR
Peggy McGrath, Director of Administration, PERKINS EASTMAN ARCHITECTS. Peggy joined SDA in 2012. She stepped into the position of President in 2014, and has continued serving the SDA NY board as Past President/Director and Advisor since the end of her term in January 2016.