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Janet L. Hansen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

FY18 Regional Officers:


Stephen D. Schreiber, FAIA, NCARB

Vice Chair
Jennifer R. Arbuckle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Vermont Member Board Member


Thomas D. Lonardo, NCARB
Rhode Island Member Board Member


Dawne Broadfield
Rhode Island Member Board Executive

Highlights/Year Summary:

  • Region 1 hosted and conducted business at its Annual Fall Business Meeting in Portland, Maine, attended by 12 delegates and three Member Board Executives (MBEs) representing five of the region’s six jurisdictions.
  • The agenda included regional director and chair reports, followed by reports from NCARB committees and task forces. These reports are a great way to generate interest in volunteering and serving on a committee of interest. State reports were also discussed and included similarities from state to state.
  • Several issues came about during the last fiscal year that prompted the discussion of potentially changing the region’s Bylaws. The changes were presented to the membership and accepted. Member Board Members brought these changes to their state boards for review and discussion. A vote was conducted at the Regional Meeting in Wichita, Kansas, and the new Region 1 Bylaws were approved.
  • The chair assigned a task force to consider ways to use the region’s reserved funds. Region 1’s Future Initiatives Committee recommended looking into continuing education opportunities; education in the design/build world (i.e. architect community and building officials); inviting Region 1 licensing advisors to the Annual Fall Business Meeting; and helping international students receive an H-1B visa.
  • Region 1 also conducted business at the Regional Summit in Wichita, Kansas, attended by five delegates and two MBEs (in person) and five delegates (via telephone), representing five of the region’s six jurisdictions.
  • The agenda included reports from the regional director and chair, updates from NCARB committees, discussion of state reports (including similarities from state to state), an in-depth discussion of the Region 6 white paper on the value of regional membership, and a brief review of the proposed resolutions with no comments.
  • The region voted and approved the policy changes discussed at its 2017 Fall Meeting in Portland, Maine.
  • The discussion of unlicensed practice was continued with an update from the Rhode Island Board after their meeting with the Building Officials Task Force and the development of a checklist to be used by the building officials for plan review.
  • As discussed during our 2017 Fall Meeting in Portland, Maine, the region will hold its inaugural Educator’s Conference at its 2018 Fall Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. The region will invite the architect licensing advisors from the region as well as NCARB participants.
  • The Region has begun planning its FY19 Annual Fall Business Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, to be held October 26-28, which will include a Friday afternoon Architect Licensing Advisors Forum.


Upcoming FY19 Regional Officers:

  • Director: Stephen D. Schreiber, FAIA, NCARB
  • Chair: Janet L. Hansen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
  • Vice-Chair: Jennifer R. Arbuckle, AIA, NCARB, Vermont Member Board Member
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Thomas D. Lonardo, NCARB, Rhode Island Member Board Member
  • Regional Executive Administrator: Dawne Broadfield, Rhode Island Member Board Executive

State Reports:

Region 2


Philip M. Leinbach, NCARB, AIA, REFP, CSI
Pennsylvania Member Board Member



Paul D. Edmeades, RA, AIA, NCARB
Maryland Member Board Chair


Ronnie W. McGhee, FAIA, LEED AP
District of Columbia Member Board Chair


George H. Miller, FAIA, NCARB
New York Member Board Chair


Barbara J. Rodriguez, Hon. AIA

  • FY18 proved to be another busy and eventful year for Region 2. At the outset, we began the year with all members of the region’s Executive Committee holding new offices. Paul Edmeades was nominated and elected to serve as the Region 2 director on the NCARB Board. Philip Leinbach assumed the role of Region 2 chair, Ronnie McGhee moved to vice chair/treasurer, and George Miller became the newest Region 2 Executive Committee member serving as secretary. At the same time, we all bid farewell to Sue McClymonds, who finished her third and final term as Region 2 director. In appreciation, Sue was awarded the Region 2 honorary title of Member Cum Specialis during the region’s dinner at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. Her efforts, diligence, and dedication to Region 2 and NCARB will be missed.
  • Region 2 reconvened at its Fall Teleconference, which was attended by 14 members (three fewer than the previous year), including the entire Region 2 Executive Committee. Normal business was attended to, along with discussions regarding: the 2018 Symposium, jurisdictional issues (including regulatory updates and reviews), the necessity to continue engagement with former Region 2 members who served on the Region 2 Executive Committee or as chairs of NCARB committees, and the possibility of further reimbursement from Region 2 to encourage greater attendance at the Regional Summit. New York also reported on the recent successful prosecution of Paul Newman, who was convicted for illegally practicing architecture for a number of years. An amendment to the region’s Bylaws was approved, clarifying the process for settling a vote in the event of a tie. Issues put forth by NCARB were also reviewed, including the perception of the Certificate, the concept of new credentials, and the terms of welfare versus well-being.
  • Region 2’s Spring Meeting was held in Wichita, Kansas, during the NCARB Regional Summit and was attended by 23 individuals (six fewer than the previous year). In addition to normal business, several topics of interest sparked meaningful and lively discussion. There was a general consensus to increase the annual consulting fee from $11,000 to $12,000. It was confirmed that regional dues would be reduced by $400 in FY19, and that dues should remain at that level in FY20 until the full impact of the next Symposium, along with reduced dues, can be determined. The 2018 Symposium update was provided by John R. Hill, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. Nominations for officers were put forward and Philip Leinbach, Ronnie McGhee, and George Miller were all elected to continue in their present Region 2 Executive Committee roles. Paul Edmeades was nominated to serve another year as the Region 2 director. The discussion of an emeritus status for former Region 2 members was reviewed with mixed opinions supporting and opposing the idea. It was agreed to define a proposed amendment to the Region 2 Rules for consideration at the Annual Business Meeting. The suggestion of funding additional attendees for the Regional Summit was also discussed with mixed support. This, along with the proposed amendment to the Region 2 Rules, was agreed to be voted on at the Annual Business Meeting. Jurisdictional matters were reviewed, with regulatory review and rollback continuing for several jurisdictions. The meeting wrapped up discussing topics that would be the focus of breakout sessions later in the meeting.
  • About a month following the Regional Summit, Region 2 was understanding but saddened to learn of Barbara Rodriguez’s decision to not continue her role as executive director. This sparked an almost immediate search for a replacement, spearheaded by Rodriguez and Leinbach. Judy Belcher was hired as the region’s new executive director, beginning in FY19. Rodriguez was honored at the region’s Annual Meeting and Regional Dinner (via telephone) and was granted the honorary title of Member Cum Specialis by the region. Her dedication, sweet disposition, and help in moving the organization forward were noted and are appreciated.
  • Twenty-eight board members from Region 2 attended NCARB’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting. The region’s budget for FY19 was reviewed and approved, including additional funding for the Spring Regional Meeting. A separate motion was approved earlier accepting a proposed rule revision to make this possible. Dues for FY20 were also approved to continue at the current level of $4,800 per jurisdiction. A separate resolution for the creation of an emeritus status and funding these individuals for future meetings was voted on and rejected. A review of the four resolutions to be voted on in the general business session took place, and all jurisdictions were supportive of the proposed changes that had been put forward.
  • Region 2 would also like to recognize former Delaware Board member John Mateyko, AIA, for the work that he has done chairing the NCARB Resiliency Work Group, which was established by NCARB as a result of his efforts and in conjunction with Region 2 advocacy. The work group completed its work in December 2017 and submitted a report to the NCARB Board of Directors. As a result of their recommendations, numerous NCARB committees have been assigned charges related to the ARE, AXP, and other programs and policies to address resiliency. For his work, John was awarded the NCARB President’s Medal at the Annual Business Meeting by President Gregory L. Erny, FAIA, NCARB, Hon. FCARM.


Upcoming Fiscal FY19 Regional Officers:

Chair: Philip M. Leinbach, NCARB, AIA, REFP, CSI, Pennsylvania Member Board Member

Director: Paul D. Edmeades, RA, AIA, NCARB, Maryland Member Board Chair

Vice Chair/Treasurer: Ronnie W. McGhee, FAIA, LEED AP, District of Columbia Member Board Chair

Secretary: George H. Miller, FAIA, NCARB, New York Member Board Chair

Regional Executive: Judy Belcher

State Reports:


Robert W. McKinney, Ed.D., AIA, NCARB
Louisiana Member Board Chair

FY18 Regional Officers


John E. Cardone Jr., 
Louisiana Member Board Member

Vice Chair

Richard H. McNeel, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP
Mississippi Member Board Member


Julie M. McLaurin, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP


Miguel A. Rodriguez, FAIA, NCARB
Florida Member Board Member

MBE Director

Julie Hildebrand
Texas Member Board Executive

Regional Executive

Jenny Owen

Region 3

Highlights/Year Summary:

  • Many members saw oversight legislation, ranging from comprehensive mandatory rules review, to occupational licensure review commissions, to more robust sunset provisions. There were also deregulatory efforts, though these were primarily aimed at other professions and occupations. Some members faced legislation aimed at combining boards or sharing administrative services. Licensure of military personnel, their spouses, and those convicted of crimes was also the subject of legislation.
  • There were a few incidents in which Member Boards were challenged on unlicensed practice or in the realm of practice overlap. While the boards considered certain projects/actions to be within the scope of the practice of architecture, the challengers disagreed. The final outcome of these challenges it not yet known.
  • The biennial Educators and Practitioners Conference was hosted in May at the University of Florida’s CityLab-Orlando campus. Miguel Rodriguez and Frank Bosworth devised an agenda focused on the future of architectural education. Participants discussed IPAL’s success and celebrated the first graduates to pass the ARE (both graduates of CityLab). Participants also heard a panel discussion on how educators can meet the needs of non-traditional students along with those on a more traditional and practice-focused path. Attendees considered NAAB in the 21st century, particularly the concept of digitizing aspects of accreditation. Participants were pleased to learn more about NCARB’s initiatives to assist pro-practice educators.
  • Prior to the Educators & Practitioners conference, the region hosted an inaugural training session for Member Board Executives (MBEs), board members, and staff. Participants learned tools to identify friction in the licensure process and delved into the changing legal landscape. Attendees also gained insight into negotiating and working with legislators and other critical stakeholders.
  • In response to the charge issued to all regions to consider the report on regions and the request from the Arizona Board, the Southern Conference concluded that its membership is of the opinion that the regional structure/model is valid and beneficial. The region initiated a committee to re-visit its goals and purpose in order to determine if any changes or re-focusing is needed.
  • Robert McKinney and Jenny Owen participated in planning the 2018 Regional Summit through their work with the Regional Leadership Committee.


FY19 Regional Officers:

  • Director: John E. Cardone Jr., Louisiana Member Board Member
  • Chair: Robert W. McKinney, Ed.D., AIA, NCARB, Louisiana Member Board Chair
  • Vice Chair: Richard H. McNeel, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP, Mississippi Member Board Member
  • Treasurer: Miguel A. Rodriguez, FAIA, NCARB, Florida Member Board Member
  • Secretary: Larry W. Bishop, NCARB, Mississippi Member Board Member
  • MBE Director: Elizabeth Bern, Alabama Member Board Executive
  • Regional Executive: Jenny Owen

State Reports:

Region 4


Kenneth Van Tine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Michigan Member Board Member

FY18 Regional Officers:


Stephen L. Sharp, FAIA, NCARB

Vice Chair

John P. Rademacher, AIA, NCARB
Ohio Member Board Member


Wayne G. Hilbert, AIA, NCARB, CSI, CSS, LEED AP
Minnesota Member Board Member

Regional Executive

Glenda Loving

Highlights/Year Summary:

FY19 Regional Officers:

  • Director: Kenneth Van Tine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Michigan Member Board Chair
  • Chair: John P. Rademacher, AIA, NCARB, Ohio Member Board Member
  • Vice Chair: Wayne G. Hilbert, AIA, NCARB, CSI, CSS, LEED AP, Minnesota Member Board Member
  • Treasurer: Dina Griffin, AIA, NOMA, IIDA, Illinois Member Board Chair
  • Regional Executive: Glenda Loving

State Reports:


Ricky L. Engebretson, AIA, NCARB
North Dakota Member Board Member

FY18 Regional Officers:


Bayliss Ward, NCARB, AIA
Montana Member Board Member

Vice Chair

David W. Hornbeek, AIA, NCARB
Oklahoma Member Board Member


Mark S. Champion, AIA, NCARB
Nebraska Member Board Member

Regional Executives

Bonnie Staiger, Hon. AIA

Stacy Krumwiede

Region 5

Highlights/Year Summary:

  • Region 5 hosted a fabulous Regional Summit in Wichita, Kansas, in March 2018. The meeting was very productive, and the location was great.
  • Region 5 is honored to have Bayliss Ward currently serving as NCARB secretary.
  • Participation from Region 5’s Member Board Members has been steadily increasing, with more active discussions and committee involvement.
  • Licensure compacts are high on Region 5 members’ watch list.

FY19 Regional Officers:

  • Director: Ricky L. Engebretson, AIA, NCARB, North Dakota Member Board Member
  • Chair: David W. Hornbeek, AIA, NCARB, Oklahoma Member Board Member
  • Vice Chair: Arne O. Jorgensen, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Wyoming Member Board Chair
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Lenora Isom, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C,
    Nebraska Member Board Member
  • Regional Executives: Bonnie Staiger, Hon. AIA
  • Regional Executives: Stacy Krumwiede

State Reports:

Region 6


 Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, LEED AP
California Member Board Member

FY18 Regional officers


Jim Oschwald, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
New Mexico Board Member

Vice Chair

Edward T. Marley, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP
Arizona Member Board Member


Jay W. Cone
Idaho Member Board Member


James S. Mickey, NCARB, AIA
Nevada Member Board Member


Scott Harm, NCARB, AIA
Washington Member Board Member


Gina Spaulding

Highlights/Year Summary:

  • Edward T. Marley was elected region chair, Scott E. Harm was elected vice chair, James S. Mickey was elected secretary/treasurer, and Corey Solum and Sylvia Kwan were elected to the executive committee for FY19. Jon Alan Baker was elected Region 6 director at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting.
  • Region 6 had two primary committees working this year: the Strategic Planning Task Force (SPTF) and the Education and Program Development Committee. The SPTF met to create a strategic roadmap to prioritize future program planning and decide whether or not to lower annual dues in order to draw down reserves. The membership overwhelmingly felt that it would be prudent to first develop a strategic plan, as well as put together a committee to determine if the region could add program and educational enhancements to future regional meetings to continue to add value for attendees. The Education and Program Development committee also worked on compiling a matrix of future program ideas and speakers for the region. Both committees are ongoing and will continue through the next year.
  • The regional director, chair, secretary/treasurer, and individual Region 6 jurisdictions delivered reports to attendees.
  • The jurisdictions reviewed and discussed the draft resolutions put before the membership and heard from the NCARB leadership team.

FY19 Regional Officers:

  • Director: Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
  • Chair: Edward T. Marley, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP, Arizona Member Board Member
  • Vice Chair: Scott E. Harm, NCARB, AIA, Washington Member Board Member
  • Secretary/Treasurer: James S. Mickey, NCARB, AIA, Nevada Member Board Chair
  • Member: Corey R. Solum, AIA, NCARB, Utah Member Board Chair
  • Member: Sylvia Kwan, FAIA, LEED AP, California Member Board Chair
  • Regional Executive: Gina Spaulding

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