Donna Kirby, FASID, is a practicing interior designer with over thirty years of experience in the commercial and residential design fields, specializing in turn key projects including space planning, lighting and millwork design. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder and a registered interior designer in the State of Florida.
She has a bachelors degree in design and an MFA in Interior Design emphasizing accessible design, both from Florida State University.
Donna began her speaking and educational career as a leadership trainer and strategic planning facilitator with ASID's national training program in the early nineties. She has also been a selected participant of the ASID Distinguished Speaker Series since its inception.
She is a past STEP Workshop Leader for ASID, and is a co-founder of QPrep, continuing to prepare interior designers to take the NCIDQ Exam. She worked as and adjunct instructor for 17 years in the Interior Design Department at Seminole State College, specializing in building code education and space planning.
Donna is a member of the ASID Florida North Chapter, a past Chapter President and a Past National Board Member. Over the years she has received numerous honors and awards including being namded a Fellow for ASIID and recieving a prestigious National Presidential Citation for her chairmanship of the 1993 ASID national Conference.
She is the owner of Education In Design, a firm providing continuing education for interior designers and architects and accessibility consultation.
Phyllis D. Moore, FASID received a BS degree in Interior Design from the University of Alabama and is the owner of Interior Design Source, LLC in Decatur, Alabama since 1976. Ms. Moore, a charter member of the Alabama Interior Design Coalition, served as Secretary, and Board President. She co-authored the practice act that passed the Alabama Legislature in 2001, and has actively promoted interior design legislation for over 17 years. An NCIDQ certificate holder since 1983, she is a professional member of ASID.
Ms. Moore has served as a Board Member, Treasurer and President of the Alabama Chapter of ASID as well as numerous state committees. Phyllis has served ASID on the national level as Chairman of the ASID Legislative Advisory Council, Chairman of the ASID Student Advisory Council, member of the ASID Referral Service Council, member of the ASID Chapter Support Team, ASID National Nominating Committee, and held a seat on the ASID Natioanl Board of Directors.
Phyllis became an ASID Fellow in 2001 and the recipient of the Jack Davis Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences. She has received the ASID National Merit Award as well as 3 National Presidential Citations and 2 Outstanding Chapter Member Awards from the Alabama Chapter. She has served on the NCIDQ IDEP committee and was an ASID STEP Workshop Leader, ASID DSS speaker for legislative CEU's, and currently serves on the NCIDQ Peer Review Committee, and Neocon Program Advisory Committee. She is an original QPrep Instructor putting her years of experience towards helping emerging professionals.
Cheryl DiMenna, ASID received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, now known as MICA. She majored in Interior Design, graduating in 1982. While in school Ms DiMenna joined ASID as a Student Member and remained an Associate Member after graduation. She became a Professional Member of the Society upon earning her NCIDQ Certification in 1986 and is a Certified Interior Designer in the State of Maryland.
Ms DiMenna is currently a freelance designer participating in commercial, residential and healthcare projects. Primarily she is hired for programming, space planning, construction documents, cabinetry design/detailing, and specifications. Her space planning skills and continuing use of paper and pencil add a particular value to her QPrep workshops.
Cheryl participated in activities to encourage passage original licensure legislation in Maryland. She has served on several committees for the Maryland Chapter including the Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, was on the Chapter Board for 5 years and served as STEP Chair for 26 years. Ms DiMenna has been informing students about the NCIDQ Exam and proper preparation at various colleges and Student Career Days, and has reviewed student portfolios at NeoCon East. She has also served on the ASID Foundation Jury reviewing scholarships and awards for undergraduate and graduate students. She was an Adjunct Faculty member in the Interior Designe Department at Harford Community College. Cheryl taught STEP workshops for 17 years and has been a QPrep Instructor since its inception in 2011.
Cheryl DiMenna resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and enjoys visiting her three grown daughters.
QPrep offers workshops that help designers prepare themselves primarily for the Practicum section of the NCIDQ Exam. Content areas, the NCIDQ book list and study tips for the Multiple Choice sections are minimally discussed.