IDIBC’s leadership team is dedicated to creating an active professional association that meets the needs of its members and the general public.
- President - Laurie Allan, RID, IDC
- First Vice President - Erica Wickes, RID, IDC
- IDC BC Director - Denise Ashmore, RID, IDC
- VP Communications - Vacant
- VP Education - Brenda Snaith, RID, IDC
- VP Legal - Joanne Pocock, RID, IDC
- VP Membership - Geralynne Mitschke, RID, IDC
- Past President - Alyssa Myshok, RID, IDC
Every year, in conjunction with IDS West, the IDIBC invites entries from B.C.’s registered interior designers for the Annual IDIBC Awards of Excellence. The Awards committee processes entries, arranges the panel of guest jurors, and follows through with presentations to the winners at the yearly Awards of Excellence Gala event.
Business Development Committee
The Business Development Committee is comprised of local IDC industry members and serves as a liaison between BC’s local industry suppliers & representatives, the IDIBC board and IDC. The focus of the BDC is to create networking opportunities between industry suppliers/ manufacturers/ dealers/ representatives and BC’s design professionals. The BDC also provides an opportunity for industry suppliers & representatives to discuss issues relative to the industry community within their peer group.
This committee is responsible for increasing public awareness of the IDIBC. This committee is involved in all facets of public awareness, including advertising, speaking for, and creating articles about the IDIBC.
Community Outreach Committee
This committee is focused on giving back to our communities by working with various community and charitable organizations to help them achieve their goals. This includes pairing charitable organizations with interior design professionals, and getting involved in project budget and design, and product procurement.
Continuing Education Committee
Working closely with IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) this committee organizes and implements valuable continuing education courses for IDIBCs members.
This committee strives to ensure communication amongst educators, educational institutions, employers of professional interior designers, and other jurisdictions in order to share current information about minimum educational requirements of IDIBC as the provincial regulatory body for the profession of interior design. Our overarching goal is to inform students of minimum educational requirements enabling them to become employable graduates for the profession of interior design in British Columbia. An annual ‘educators’ forum’ is held typically in the Fall, intended to augment other forms of ongoing communication.
Concerns within the construction industry, such as changes to the building code, building permit processes and the Builders Lien Act affect the profession of Interior Design from a legal standpoint. This group ensures that Interior Designers remain on a level playing field with other professionals in the industry.
Member Events Committee
This committee is involved in planning all the events for IDIBC membership and its sponsors. It is a fun committee made up of designers and sponsors that works together to select themes, locations, menus and decor. Member Events meets on a regular basis to ensure all the aspects of the party are organized.
Where would the IDIBC be without members? Attracting new members and processing applications are the prime focus of this committee.
This committee is focused on the NCIDQ exam study sessions provided by the IDIBC. The NCIDQ committee seeks volunteers to help the facilitation of the weekend NCIDQ preparation sessions which are held twice a year. IDIBC would like volunteers to have passed the NCIDQ exam.
The purpose of this committee is to serve as a liaison between student members and the association’s Professional members and the IDIBC Board. The committee organizes various events throughout the year with a focus on communicating relevant and timely information about the interior design profession to students enrolled in interior design programs in BC.