Allen Abend, R.A.
Mr. Abend is a licensed architect, has written several publications, and serves on the Board of the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities. He has worked for an institution of higher education, a public school district, the Maryland State Department of Education including head of their School Facilities Office, and as the Deputy Director for the Maryland Public School Construction Program. In 2003, Mr. Abend managed a statewide survey of 1342 public schools in Maryland that evaluated condition, ability to support educational programs, and the cost of correcting deficiencies. Since 2005, Mr. Abend has participated in several meetings held by the Programme on Educational Building (PEB), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, focused on developing an international framework for evaluating the quality of educational facilities. He continues to serve on a PEB workgroup to develop and implement a manual for evaluating educational facilities.
Ronald Fanning, AIA, PE, REFP, NCEE, NCARB
One of the original founders of Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc., Ron Fanning, Chairman of the Board, has more than 40 years of experience in the design of educational facilities and community complexes. Mr. Fanning has provided national leadership in the effort to bring visibility to the condition of America’s school buildings, advocating the modernization of school facilities to support the educational program and improve the quality of learning. He has been a presenter at regional, state, and national educational conferences dealing with various aspects of educational planning and design. Mr. Fanning is a past \president of CEFPI.
Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed. D.
Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld is associate professor and coordinator of the Master of Science in Education: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She teaches graduate education courses related to cultural and linguistic diversity, linguistics, ESL methodology and action research.
Margaret S. Parsons, AIA., REFP, LEED ® 2.0 A.P.
Ms. Parsons is a principal at Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A. She has been involved in the planning and design of educational projects since she joined the firm's Minneapolis office in 1989. She has been active in a wide range of projects from high schools to elementary schools, from pre-referendum planning through construction. Her expertise and experience is in assisting schools and districts in their facility planning and community engagement.
Sue Robertson, REFP
Ms. Robertson integrates experience in the fields of education and design into her work as an educational planner. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and has worked as an educator from elementary through university levels. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree from Florida State University in Interior Design and experience in space planning for educational facilities as well as commercial office buildings. In 2004, Ms. Robertson co-authored CEFPI’s cornerstone publication, Creating Connection: The CEFPI Guide for Educational Facility Planning.
Ms. Rundle is President of Performance Concepts International, Director of the Connecticut Learning Style Center for Business and Education, and Director of Adult Learning and Corporate Training for St. John’s University, Center for the Study of Learning and Teaching Styles. Susan specializes in the implementation and application of learning and productivity styles leading to increased academic achievement and improved performance in educational and workplace settings.
Irene Nigaglioni, AIA, REFP
Ms. Nigaglioni is a partner with PBK Architects, Inc. In her current position, she is directly responsible for servicing every aspect of a client's needs and is responsible for communication and coordination between Owner's representatives and the entire A&E team. During her more than 12-year tenure with PBK, she has been involved entirely in the design and construction of educational facilities. Irene Nigaglioni's experience includes facilities assessments, master planning, programming, schematic and design development, construction documents and construction administration. An active member of the Council, Irene Nigaglioni serves as president of the Southern region.