Our Board of Directors

Meet our passionately dedicated International Feng Shui Guild Board of Directors.   As uncompensated volunteers  – IFSG board members donate their time, energy, and work: for the organization through our mission, for our members through our extensive benefits and resources, and for Feng Shui globally.

Lisa Alban

Lisa Alban

Board Chair

Lisa Alban is a Certified Feng Shui Design Professional, School Director and Educator who helps purpose-driven thought-leaders and seekers of beauty and balance achieve their lifestyle and aesthetic goals.  She is a graduate of James and Helen Jay’s school, Feng Shui Designs, Inc., practicing BTB and Form School. She is also a graduate of Steve Kodad’s Feng Shui Staging program for real estate. Together, Lisa and Steve combined their unique talents and wisdom to develop the Intrinsic School of Feng Shui.  Before joining the Feng Shui profession fulltime, Lisa specialized in Television and Lifestyle Marketing, working for one of the world’s largest television and e-commerce groups. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Deb DermyerLamb

Deb DermyerLamb

CEO

Deb is a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Nebraska in accounting and engineering respectively. She began her work with the IFSG in 2004 at the local level in chapter leadership and joined the Board of Directors in 2006 in the dual roles of IFSG Board Treasurer and IFSG Membership Director. In 2007, she added the role of IFSG office management to her resume working in the areas of office administration, finance, business, website maintenance, communications, newsletters, publications, and social media management. These dual roles of board and office allowed Deb to balance her administrative and organizational skills with her passion for and training in Feng. She resigned from the board in late 2010 to focus her efforts on running the IFSG office and expanding roles. In October 2017, Deb returned to the Board of Directors as Interim CEO. Her leadership, dedication, and passion for the IFSG and its members, her experience with the overall organization, its policies and procedures, its strategies, and long term focus make her an ideal candidate for this role. 

Board Years of Service May 2006-March 2011; CEO position October 2017-February 2022

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Charmaine Buskas

Charmaine Buskas

Treasurer

Charmaine is a board member for the IFSG. She previously worked in the financial industry as an economist and published research on global economies. She is currently developing her feng shui business.

Board Years of Service October 2017-September 2023

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Áine Atara

Áine Atara

Director, Marketing team lead

Áine Atara is a professional interior architect. Her career spans designing for Fortune 500 corporate clients in the City of London, major hospitality projects in Austria and Germany and designing and overseeing the construction of high-end residential for Royal Family members in the UAE.  As an empath, listening and tuning in to the unseen is key. In 2013 she returned to her native Ireland and began working as an advisor and consultant on interior renovations and pre-construction projects. She studied shamanism, women’s mysteries, house and land-clearing, dowsing and Classical Feng Shui.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Floss Barber

Floss Barber

Director, Member Retention

Floss Barber is a certified feng shui consultant based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed a three-year master’s training program in BTB Feng Shui in 2000.  She specializes in feng shui techniques for personal growth, well-being, health, and prosperity. She has more than 30 years of experience in commercial, hospitality and residential design, owning her home firm Floss Barber, Inc.; and completed her real estate exam as a salesperson in PA in 2018.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Linda Bischoff

Linda Bischoff

Director, Education and Member Acquisition lead

Linda Bischoff works as a Feng Shui Practitioner with Avalon Lane Studio to help Residential and Corporate Clients create connection with their built environment. After working in corporate office interiors for over 30 years, she wanted to bring more breadth and depth to the office space. In 2018 she studied to become a Feng Shui Professional with the Sunstone Centre achieving IFSG Red Ribbon status the same year. She went on to study Biophilia with Luminous Spaces and in 2020 was recognized as a Well AP through the International Well Building Institute.

Board Years of Service October 2020-September 2023

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Susan Chu

Susan Chu

Director

Susan Chu’s drive, perseverance, & leadership has driven her to excel both in finance (early days) & more recently as a crystal feng shui practitioner. Her ability to see multiple sides (left brain – finance, right brain – crystal feng shui) allows her to dig deeply into any situation. She loves coming up with creative, outside-the-box solutions to problems. She excels in project management, working in teams, & inspirational ideas. Susan is excited to be a part of IFSG Board of Directors.

Board Years of Service October 2021 – September 2024

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Kim Julen

Kim Julen

Director, Community Engagement lead

Kim has been on the IFSG Board since 2017, first serving as the Membership Director and now as Community Engagement lead director. She has been an IFSG Red Ribbon member since 2015. She is a graduate of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui and the University of St. Thomas where she obtained a business degree. Kim founded Finding Your Fiji, her Feng Shui Intuitive Coaching business, in 2013. She is a psychic and life coach who helps women stop spinning their wheels and second guessing themselves so they can take action with clarity and confidence to live a life they absolutely love.  Kim offers Feng Shui consulting services for homes and businesses, transformational retreats and life-changing coaching through her signature Love Your Life program.  FUN FACT: Kim moved from Minnesota to Maui, Hawaii in 2017, sight unseen!

Board Years of Service October 2017-September 2023

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Tori McBrien

Tori McBrien

Director

Tori recently joined the IFSG in early 2021 after graduating from the Mindful Design Feng Shui School. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Japanese and will be getting her MA in Interior Design in the Fall of 2021. Her pursuit of education, expanding her horizons and learning from others as well as her background in running her own design (and soon to be feng shui) firm encouraged her to reach out for the Board position. She also brings her extensive experience running committees, particularly her involvement in event planning and organization, for several industry organizations including the HBRA of Fairfield County and Professional Women in Building. Tori looks forward to using her background and current skill set to help enrich the IFSG’s membership in both abundance and experiences.

Board Years of Service October 2021 – September 2024

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English Minter

English Minter

Director

English Minter, owner of ‘English Minter – Feng Shui Interior Design,’ dedicates her career to combine spaces not only as aesthetically pleasing environments using interior design, but also using Feng Shui to heal environments and help clients achieve their healthy life goals.  English’s impressive achievements are her certifications and continued education in the Feng Shui Interior Design industry.  Her goals are to continue helping as many people as she can during her career – giving people the motivation to push through tough times, heal and elevate, revamp and purge, and overall jumpstart those needing positive and educated life skills through the work of Feng Shui Interior Design. Health and Education are English’s continued aspirations in Feng Shui.

Board Years of Service October 2021 – September 2024

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Renata Senatore

Renata Senatore

Director

Renata Senatore received her BTB Feng Shui Certification in 2012 at the Metropolitan Institute of Design and her Advanced Interior Decoration Certificate at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in 2017. After graduating from NYIT, she became an Adjunct Faculty Member and began teaching Feng Shui and Introduction to Interior Design classes to adult students enrolled in the Extended Education Program. In 2020, she decided to open her own school, the School of Feng Shui and Interior Design, and has been teaching online since January 2021. She sees the value in becoming a member of IFSG and strongly encourages her students to become members. Her vision for the future of IFSG is to acquire more members and encourage involvement of current members. She values the opportunity to extend the knowledge of Feng Shui through continuing education classes and books that fellow Feng Shui practitioners publish.

Board Years of Service October 2021 – September 2024

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Wendy Yawching

Wendy Yawching

Director, Welcome team lead

Wendy Yawching is a retired airline captain who lives in Tobago. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and 25 years of corporate airline flight training, both of which have honed her skills in people management and crisis management. In 2014 she obtained a master’s certification in BTB Feng Shui, which opened up a whole new heart-centred world of possibilities.  On the board since 2017, Wendy’s most recent contribution has been to set up and lead the very popular IFSG Welcome Committee, which is a team of 10 member volunteers who partner with new members, helping them to become comfortable with the many resources available to them through the IFSG.  In her home country she also serves on the Board of various NGO’s, and manages a luxury vacation villa. Her other loves include adventure travelling, competitive Latin and Ballroom dancing, hiking, biking and kayaking.

Board Years of Service October 2017-September 2023

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