We have three subcommittee leaders (below), and each of their teams is responsible for putting on the programming described above. 

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NICOLE SEEKELY [Director of Professional Development]

Nicole is a Project Architect at Smith Dalia, and has also been a Board Director at AIA Georgia since 2014. She cares about design, detail, and construction, and she works on a range of project sizes and types.

Nicole directs the EQiA Professional Development subcommitee. Her team manages a range of programs designed to support the NCARB licensure process and to develop professional skills, including networking, negotiation, portfolio design, and leadership. 

ANN M. ROGERS [Director of Advocacy + Outreach]

Ann is an Associate and Architect at Perkins + Will, with a special focus in healthcare architecture. She cares a lot about form, function, and how buildings can make people's lives better.

She was also the 2016 Co-Chair of Atlanta netWorking Women, and helped lead the group through its transition to Equity in Architecture. She is currently the Director of the Advocacy + Outreach subcommittee, which involves web design, social media, legislative advocacy, and organizing collaborations with affiliate organizations like NOMA and CREW. 

Ann is a recent graduate of the 2018 class of LEAD Atlanta, and hopes to cross pollinate the worlds of architecture, civic engagement, and business.

She's also the AIA Atlanta Director of Advocacy, so you can probably find her trying to be Olivia Pope at whatever political meet-and-greet is happening.

She looks forward to meeting you at a future event.


ANNE-MICHAEL SUSTMAN [Director of Research]

Anne-Michael is an Associate & Project Manager with Smith Dalia Architects. She has overseen the design and construction of several large-scale building developments in Atlanta and the Southeast. She was the 2014 Co-chair and 2015 Chair of Atlanta netWorking Women, and acted as adviser to subsequent chairs.

As Director of Research, she and her team are currently producing the Equity Toolkit, a guide for firms and individuals working to make their places of employment more equitable. The Research team is also gathering benchmark data on salary, benefits, and gender representation at all levels of architecture firms (both Georgia and nationwide).

Anne-Michael just finished a sizable renovation to her home in Candler Park, so feel free to ask for any tips.