Executive Committee

  • Deidre Schwartz

    Deidre Schwartz

    President

    More than 25 years as a design professional with residential, kitchen & bath, senior living, and (finally) hospitality areas …

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  • Adelita Rosenberg

    Adelita Rosenberg

    VP/Administration

    VP of Development 2022 for AZ chapter

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  • Beth Chandler

    Beth Chandler

    Secretary

  • Ariel Graves-Wake

    Ariel Graves-Wake

    Treasurer

  • Jolie Cawelti

    Jolie Cawelti

    Vice President/Development

  • Rittner Hufford

    Rittner Hufford

    Executive Advisor

    My career travels have taken me from California to New York; but I've stayed connected to my "home base", Arizona. To underst…

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Board of Directors

  • Carrie Tull

    Carrie Tull

    Scholarship

  • Beth Katz

    Beth Katz

    Student Relations

    I started KatzDesignGroup in 2003 when we relocated from Boston to Phoenix. I designed corporate interiors for the first 12 y…

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  • Sarah Whitman

    Sarah Whitman

    Membership

  • Karine Daumard

    Karine Daumard

    Programming

  • Rachel Trimble

    Rachel Trimble

    Fundraising

  • Beth Bierly-Goodworth

    Beth Bierly-Goodworth

    Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

  • Adelita Rosenberg

    Adelita Rosenberg

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    VP of Development 2022 for AZ chapter

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Committee Chair

  • Taraneh Darvish, PhD

    Taraneh Darvish, PhD

    Student Representative

    Currently serving as the Social media committee chair at NEWH AZ. I'm an Enthusiastic & creative Interior Designer / Arch…

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  • Natalie Schuetz

    Natalie Schuetz

    Green Voice

  • Curtis Trimble

    Curtis Trimble

    Hospitality

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Deidre Schwartz

Deidre Schwartz

President

More than 25 years as a design professional with residential, kitchen & bath, senior living, and (finally) hospitality areas of focus. Growing up with parents both in hospitality management, I was destined to land in this incredible industry made up of amazing people. New generations of hospitality professionals are an inspiration and I aspire to share knowledge as well as learn from them along our journey of fellowship and fun!

Adelita Rosenberg

Adelita Rosenberg

VP/Administration

VP of Development 2022 for AZ chapter

Rittner Hufford

Rittner Hufford

Executive Advisor

My career travels have taken me from California to New York; but I’ve stayed connected to my “home base”, Arizona. To understand my personality is to understand that I come from a tight knit family with two brothers and that I’ve remained down to earth and dedicated to success. Athletics throughout my life led to the development of a competitive spirit that fuels me to compete and succeed. I enjoy baseball, cooking, exercise & nutrition.

In management roles for over a decade I pride myself in being a strong and loyal team leader that leads by example and sets clear expectations.

– A well-built team, given a clearly communicated strategy, along with the essential support and encouragement will be not only successful, but they will be eager to succeed and achieve above and beyond.
– As goals serve to establish objectives; incentives should inspire achievement beyond those objectives. Neither should be easy nor impossible.

Beth Katz

Beth Katz

Student Relations

I started KatzDesignGroup in 2003 when we relocated from Boston to Phoenix. I designed corporate interiors for the first 12 years of my career and wanted KDG to be different. I was craving more ways to be creative and build more dynamic spaces. I was fortunate that I found my first restaurant client and never looked back. At KDG, we are not preoccupied with creating our signature style instead, we provide design solutions highlighting each client’s unique style, reflecting their brand personality.

I am looking forward to serving on the board and promoting NEWH and scholarship to the wide variety of students in our incredible industry.

Adelita Rosenberg

Adelita Rosenberg

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

VP of Development 2022 for AZ chapter

Taraneh Darvish, PhD

Taraneh Darvish, PhD

Student Representative

Currently serving as the Social media committee chair at NEWH AZ.

I’m an Enthusiastic & creative Interior Designer / Architect, and design educator with a strong background in project management, space planning, nature inspired design. Passionate and experienced in creating world-class hospitality, healthcare, community, retail & living spaces.

With my passion for interior, urban design, and urban community, as well as nature organic forms and shapes; I extend my design reach to work both from the inside out and from the outside in. My passion is to help people, and to do so by designing spaces that are healing and experiential. To promote creativity, and connectivity. I intend to utilize my deepening knowledge and passion of biophilic design, civic practice and design empathy principles to this end.

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