Contact Us


The Appraisal Foundation
1155 15th Street, NW
Suite 1111
Washington, DC 20005
[email protected]
Phone Number: 202.347.7722  

Executive Offices

Kelly Davids
Serves as Chief Executive Officer and responsible for overall organizational leadership.
Email: [email protected]

Arika J. James
Board and Councils Program Manager
Responsible for Board of Trustees and Advisory Councils.
Email: [email protected]

Jalin Debeuneure
Engagement Coordinator
Responsible for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, personal property projects, and the Real Estate Degree Review Program.  
Email: [email protected]

Akirah Ray
Engagement Coordinator
Responsible for business valuation projects, state regulators and partner relations.
Email: [email protected]

Appraisal Issues 

Lisa Desmarais, SRA
Vice President, Appraisal Issues
Serves as the Foundation’s appraiser in residence and responsible for technical appraisal issues, standards, and qualifications.
Email: [email protected]

Appraisal Standards Board (ASB)
Questions or comments related to the standards or Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Guidance and Reference Manual (GRM), or the ASB. Email: [email protected]

Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB)
Questions or comments related to how to become an appraiser, the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria), the Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Personal Property Criteria), or the AQB.
Email: [email protected]


Brittny Koskela 
Publications Manager
Responsible for managing the development and production of publications ranging from brochures to course materials
Email: [email protected]

Publication Fulfillment Center

The Appraisal Foundation
P.O. Box 381
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
For publication inquires and order status:
Call:   800-348-2831 
Email:  [email protected]

Finance and Administration

Edna Nkemngu, CPA
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Responsible for finance, accounting, and human resources.
Email: [email protected]

Eyerusalem Taye
Staff Accountant  
Responsible for general accounting support.  
Email: [email protected]

Lisa D. Streater
Accounts Payable/Account Receivable Coordinator
Responsible for accounts payable and accounting support.
Email: [email protected]


Aida Dedajic, CAE, MBA
Senior Director of Engagement and Innovation
Responsible for overseeing programs of Standards and Qualifications Board, PAREA, webinars, and videos.
Email: [email protected]

JoEllen Alberts, MA

Project Manager
Responsible for managing projects related to The Appraisal Foundation's strategic plan.
Email: [email protected]

Olivia Chalakani
Engagement Coordinator
Responsible for Standards and Qualifications board support, Course Approval Program (CAP), and ICC/IRC.
Email: [email protected]


Amy Kaufman
Senior Director of Communications and Operations
Responsible for Foundation communication and operation efforts.
Email: [email protected]


David S. Bunton
Senior Advisor
Serves as senior advisor for organizational leadership.
Email: [email protected]