APA International Division Executive Committee

Chair

Michael Kolber, AICP, PP

makolber@gmail.com

Michael Kolber is a senior planner for the City of Trenton, NJ. He worked for the NJ Departments of Environmental Protection and Community Affairs and served overseas as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso and as a Monitoring Specialist for the International Rescue Committee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Former Chair

Tim Van Epp, FAICP, IAIA

tvanepp@gmail.com

Van Epp, Founder and Managing Director of Eurasia Environmental Associates LLC, has 30 years of experience providing environmental consulting services to a wide variety of public and private clients internationally and in the U.S.


Vice-Chair at Large

Lyndsey Deaton, RA, PMP, LEED AP BD+C

lyndseyuo@gmail.com 

Educated as an architect, planner, and urban researcher, Lyndsey Deaton is principally an urbanist, whose specialty is the study of cities, their public spaces, and their design as modes of social production, reproduction, and resistance.


Vice-Chair of Financial Management

Joanne Manson, AICP

joannam@berkeley.edu

Founder/ Principal at Applied Planning Analysis.  Joanna is experienced in the successful implementation of a variety of land, air, and water use plans that reflect cooperative synergistic solutions for long-term future viability and resiliency.  She has worked as a professional planner serving at the local, regional, state, and most recently federal level.  She currently serves as an aviation/community planner with the FAA-under the US Dept of Transportation.  


Vice-Chair of Special Projects

Kate Holmquist, AICP, RLA, LEED AP ND, LEED AP BD+C

kate.e.holmquist@gmail.com

Kate Holmquist is Founder and Principal of WerkSTADT Urban Planning + Development and has over 15 years of international experience specializing in sustainable and resilient planning and development. She serves on ISOCARP’s Scientific Committee, and recent work includes affordable housing development in Portland and leading equitable open space initiatives as City Planner in New York City.


Vice-Chair of Communications

Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND

jingzhangaicp@gmail.com

Jing is a transportation planner at Morgantown Monongalia MPO, WV, where he manages the MPO's travel demand model, transportation improvement program, and transportation studies. Jing previously worked for the New York City DOT and the City of Anderson, SC.


Student Representative

Sitwat Syed

Sitwat Syed is a junior pursuing her Bachelors in Planning and Public Policy at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She has done research relating to urban revitalization and transportation planning in South Asia. She has served as a delegate to the Permanent Misson of Pakistan to the UN and is a representative for the sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She plans to pursue her master’s in Urban Planning post-graduation.