Meet The CCIDC Board of Directors:

Executive Board


George Brazil
George BrazilDirector
George Brazil is a Certified Interior Designer as well as a professional member of ASID, he is a Past-President of the California North chapter.
George is principal and co-owner at his eponymous firm SagreraBrazil Design, with over 25 years as a practicing interior designer.

Vice Chair

Hootan Hamedani
Hootan HamedaniDirector
Hootan Hamedani, Holds a Master of Science in Architecture, is a Certified Interior Designer in California, he is also a LEED Accredited Professional and Professional Member of the Interior Design society (IDS). Hootan is the CEO and founder of Hootan & Associates Design Studio, an award-winning design and research platform launched in 2006. His design studio is dedicated to be a hub for creative designs and inventive projects.


Christianne Barreto
Christianne BarretoPublic Director
Christianne Barreto is a Public Member of the CCIDC Board. She has a broad accounting and operations background in both for-profit and non-profit industries, leading in positions of Director of Finance & Operations, Finance Director, Administrative Manager, and now Consultant. Christianne earned an MBA in Socially Responsible Business and Nonprofit Governance from Mills University. She also holds a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from San Diego State University.


Taylor Stead
Taylor SteadPublic Director
Taylor Stead is a Public Member of the CCIDC Board. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Taylor received a Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. She has Extensive experience and training in individual, family, and group therapy working with severely and chronically mentally ill adults and substance use disorders.


Julissa Garcia
Julissa GarciaDirector
Julissa is a 19‐year veteran of San Diego’s design industry and as the principal designer at, she is involved in all projects. Her creative talent, combined with extensive knowledge of the commercial interior design and construction process, make her one of the most sought after designers in San Diego.

Julissa is a Certified Interior Designer and an associate member of the IIDA.

Kathryn Hampton
Kathryn HamptonDirector
Kathryn graduated from Louisiana Tech University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design; she is is a Certified Interior Designer, Commercial Designation and an *independent interior designer. Kathryn worked in large corporate interior design firms prior to founding K2S studio in 2015. Kathryn was a part of the 2022 IDEX® Exam Review Task Force as well as an integral part of the CCIDC Uniform Plan Submission Committee.
Patricia Johnson
Patricia JohnsonPublic Director
Patricia Johnson is a Public Member of the CCIDC Board. Patricia Johnson is a Code Review consultant for the city of Livermore, CA. Prior to creating her own business code reviewing business; Patricia held positions as Captain, Deputy Fire Marshal and Fire Marshal at UC Davis, in Davis CA and Deputy Fire Marshal for the Santa Clara County Fire Department.
Carol Lamkins
Carol LamkinsDirector
Carol Lamkins is a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California. She is recognized on a national level as an NKBA Certified Master in Kitchen & Bath Designer. Carol is a representative and spokesperson for the design industry for over three decades, member of the certification task force creating the IDEX CA, author and presenter of The Original IDEX CA Prep Class and prior co-ownership of a kitchen and bathroom design center and showroom.
Caryn Menches
Caryn MenchesDirector
Caryn Menches is a California Certified Interior Designer and the Principal Designer/Owner of Modern Lotus Interiors in Orange County, California.

Caryn started as an insurance claims adjuster reviewing Residential Property Inspection and Estimating in Catastrophe areas throughout the country for nearly a decade. That experience gives Caryn that “extra edge” and definitely a step above in her field, she has expert knowledge of building codes, construction protocols, building materials, and more. She teaches code-based courses at Fullerton College.

Niloofar Rezvanpoor
Niloofar RezvanpoorPublic Director
Niloofar Rezvanpoor is a public member; she received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2014 where she externed for the Honorable Barry Russell of the United States Bankruptcy Court and the Honorable Steven Kleifield of Los Angeles Superior Court. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008.

Niloofar is currently an attorney for the Department of State Hospitals. She has worked closely with District Attorneys in the insurance fraud unit to help detect the unusual pattern, tends and fraud schemes within the insurance industry.

IFDA Board Representative
IFDA Board RepresentativeDirector
The CCIDC Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the vacant IFDA Board Representative position. Applicants must be a CID in good standing as well as an active member of IFDA – International Furnishings and Design Association. Qualified applicants can contact CCIDC for more information.