The Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) welcomes two new appointments to its 2020 Board of Directors: Jessie Shappell and Jason Kasper. CIDQ’s Board of Directors provides governance to direct the organization’s strategic operations and ensures fiscal responsibility.

CIDQ CEO Thom Banks stated, “I am thrilled to welcome these two passionate and strategic individuals. Their unique backgrounds and diverse experience will make them a great asset to CIDQ’s board and the organization.”

Jessie Shappell, NCIDQ, IIDA, NCARB, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Interior Designer at RLPS Architects in Lancaster, PA, working primarily in the senior living market sector. She has more than sixteen years of experience working in the fields of interior design and architecture, focusing her career on holistic integration of interior design, architecture, and building systems to support and enhance the building user's experience. 

Jason Kasper, NCIDQ is Principal of IDEATE Design Consulting, Inc., a design firm he began in 2002. Founded on the principle that good design should be accessible to all, IDEATE has continued to honor its mandate around attracting a diverse roster of clients with individual and specialized needs. He is committed to the education, examination, and experience model of professional development. 

CIDQ is delighted to announce that longtime Board member Caren Martin will serve as President and Aandra Currie-Shearer as President Elect.

Our board is full of dynamic leaders who represent and move forward the mission of CIDQ. Get to know them all.




President: Caren Martin, Martin & Guerin Design Research, LLC

President Elect: Aandra Currie-Shearer

Immediate Past President: Jim Klawiter, Klawiter and Associates, Inc.



Sandy Gordon, SGI Interiors

Annmarie Jackson, Beck Architecture


Public Member:

David Minacci, Smith, Thompson, Shaw, Minacci, Colon & Power