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JOAN EISENBERG

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JOAN EISENBERG

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Joan Eisenberg has been a leader in the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry for the past 26 years. She has been an Independent Industry Consultant for the majority of that time. After entering the Kitchen & Bathroom Industry she continued her education with industry and individual study. She took time, before it was fashionable, to educate herself, in what was then known as Barrier Free Design, now known as Universal or Accessible Design. Designing kitchens for families that observe Kosher Dietary Laws has also become a specialty.  Joan earned the professional designation of Certified Kitchen Designer in 1982 and in 1990 was among the first 20 people to become a Certified Bathroom Designer. In 2001 Joan was again among the first group nationally to receive the designation of Certified Master Kitchen and Bathroom Designer (CMKBD) by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.  

Over the past 30+ years of her professional career, Joan has used her training to educate her clients to be savvy consumers and design professionals.  Her articles and projects are published frequently. Over the years Joan has designed showrooms and show houses and served as an impartial expert to the Maryland Home Improvement Commission.  She has also been an instructor on the National Kitchen & Bath Association teaching staff and has written courses for and taught at the college level.  A highlight in Joan’s career was being selected by Women’s Day Special Interest Publications to participate as the lead designer in their exhibit for the Design Idea Center at the National Kitchen & Bath Conference and Exhibits in New Orleans

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES

MICPEL – 40 Hour Civil Mediation Training Seminar (Maryland Bar Association CEU)
CDRS Dispute Resolution Training Institute - Arbitration Training Program
University of Maryland – Bachelor of Science, Home Economics Education
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) -
            Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD)
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) - Professional Member
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
            Certified Family & Consumer Scientist (CFCS)
State of Maryland – Certified Interior Designer
State of Maryland – Licensed Home Improvement Contractor (Inactive)
District of Columbia – Licensed Interior Designer

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Residential Design and Construction Management
Impartial Expert Witness to the Maryland Home Improvement Commission
Construction Coordinator for Displays – The Great Indoors/Denver CO
Construction Manager for New Showrooms – Reico Kitchen & Bath

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Builder-Architect Magazine – Kitchen & Bath Column
Journal of Light Construction – Articles for Magazine and Compilation Book
NKBA Bathroom Industry Technical Manual Vol. 1 - 1997 – Project
Consumer and Family Scientists in the Kitchen & Bath Industry (Presentation)
NKBA Design Idea Center Designer
Universal Design – Creative Solutions for ADA Compliance – Bathroom Chapter
Curriculum Development:
Design Institute of Las Vegas – Kitchen & Bathroom Designer Program
Harford Community College - Kitchen & Bathroom Designer Program

COMMUNITY SERVICE & PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

AAFCS ‑ Council for Certification - Member/Chairperson
NKBA ‑ Board of Governors of Societies / National Board of Directors
NKBA - Baltimore/Washington Chapter - V.P./Treasurer / V.P. Societies /
            Legislative VP
NKBA – Universal Design Committee
Maryland Home Economics Association – Board Member
Maryland Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Int'l –Patient Liaison Coordinator
Maryland Chapter Arthritis Foundation – Self- Help Group Leader