Board of Directors

The National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is comprised of 21 members. The President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints six members to represent the public interest. The remaining 15 members are elected from the nation's building community and include both public interest representatives and industry voices. A majority of Board members are required by the authorizing legislation to be in the public interest category.


Joseph Donovan
Beacon Capital Partners, Boston, MA

Vice Chairman

Carl Hedde
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Princeton, NJ


Joy Marshall Ortiz, AIA, NCARB
The Marshall Group, Reston, VA


Cindy L. Davis, CBO
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development, Richmond, VA


Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP
Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

Lane J. Beougher, AIA, FCSI, LEED AP BD+C
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Columbus, OH

Paul R. Bertram, Jr., FCSI, CDT, LEED AP, BD+C
PRB Connect, Casselberry, FL

Anne M. Ellis, PE, FACI, F.ASCE
Anne Ellis, LLC, McLean, VA

Brian E. Garbecki, PE, LEED AP
Gilbane Building Company, Boston, MA

Timothy H. Haahs, PE, AIA
Timothy Haahs & Associates, Blue Bell, PA

Richard B. Hayter, Ph.D., PE FASHRAE
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Thomas Izbicki, PE, FSFPE
Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc., Plano, TX

Brian Larson, PE
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Endicott, NY

Susan A. Maxman, FAIA
Green Cove Springs, FL

Scott A. McDonald, CPM, CBO
Dept. of Development Service/Chief Building Official, Denton, TX

Thomas H. Phoenix, Sr., PE, FASHRAE, LEED-AP
Clark Patterson Lee, Greensboro, NC

Donald L. Pratt
Construction Education & Consulting Services of Michigan, Arburn Hills, MI

Darrell X. Rounds, FMA, CEM
General Motors Company, Warren, MI

James "Tim" T. Ryan, CBO
City of Overland Park, Kansas

James Timberlake, FAIA
KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA

Mary B. Verner, MES, JD
Washington State, City of Olympia, Olympia, WA

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