Capitol Hill Restoration Society

2013-2014 CHRS Board of Directors

President: Janet Quigley

Quigley_JanetJanet Quigley has served on the CHRS Board since 2009 and became President in 2012. Her primary interests are historic preservation, land use and encouraging home improvement. She previously served as an Advisory Neighborhood (ANC) Commissioner, Stanton Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) Land Use Committee member, and Capitol Hill Coalition for Sensible Development Chair. She works at the historic Washington Navy Yard and has lived on Capitol Hill since 1995.

First Vice President:  Monte Edwards

Monte Edwards photoMonte Edwards began his professional career as an engineer and then as an attorney for Washington Gas. He is now retired and has been a member of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee since its inception in 1999 and served as Vice Chair, Secretary and chair of its Capital Improvements Comm. He is a board member and 2nd Vice President of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society. He served as a member of the Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Land Use Comm. of Stanton Park Neighborhood Association. He was a member of the 2001 ANC Redistricting Task Force for Ward 6.

Second Vice President: Lisa Dale Jones

Lisa Jones photoLisa Dale Jones and her husband Gary have lived on Capitol Hill since January
2010 when they moved to DC from Boston—where they also lived in a one hundred-year-old home. She has been co-editor of the CHRS newsletter since January 2011 and has written a number of house descriptions for the House and Garden Tour brochure the last few years. Lisa has a background in journalism and for ten years was a radio producer for The Christian Science Monitor, winning the prestigious Gabriel Award. She now owns Speaking with Soul, a business assisting clients with their speech coaching, editing, and communications needs. Lisa previously has served as CHRS Secretary and was elected in 2012 to a two year term as a Delegate.


Secretary: Susan Bergerman


Susan Burgerman arrived on Capitol Hill in July of 2005, and has spent much of her time since then restoring the exterior and renovating the interior of a small, sadly neglected 1890 row house. She has been a member of CHRS since moving to the Hill. Susan was born and raised in Washington and the DC metro area. She lived for many years in Los Angeles, where she developed an appreciation for the weird and idiosyncratic in residential architecture, and then in New York, where she honed her lifelong interest in local history and nineteenth century homes. Susan has a PhD in Political Science; she is currently working on an historical novel based in her Stanton Park neighborhood, where she lives with her husband and three cats.

Treasurer: Patrick Crowley


Patrick Crowley, a Hill resident since 1979, brings over 20 years experience in historic
preservation to the Society from his leadership in the rescue of Historic Congressional Cemetery, which achieved National Historic Landmark status at the end of his term as Board Chairman. In
addition to hands-on property management and long-term land-use planning, his background in
mathematical economics assisted in the development of annual budgets, project cost analysis,
endowment fund reviews, and strategic planning. Crowley’s work with the Smithsonian, Veterans
Affairs, and the National Park Service helped HCC earn DC’s Excellence in Historic Preservation Award in 2009. His instrumental role in re-establishing Congressional to a place of honor on the Hill earned him the CHCF Community Achievement Award in 2012 and a write up in the National Trust’s Preservation Magazine. Crowley is an energy economist specializing in federal and state natural gas pipeline litigation and actuarial depreciation accounting.

At Large Member: Chuck Burger

Chuck_BurgerChuck Burger, who has been nominated for a second two year term, is a Capitol Hill real estate agent
with Coldwell Banker and has served on a variety of local and District Committees, including a stint as chair of the ABC Board. He has served as a House Captain for the Tour for a number of years. He
currently serves as Vice Chair of EMCAC and is on the board of CHAMPS and Barracks Row/Main Street.

At-Large Member: Ben Klay


Ben Klay grew up in White Plains, NY, received a bachelor’s degree in history and international studies from Yale, and then served on active duty in the Marine Corps for four years.
Following his active duty service, he attended the Harvard Kennedy School, from which he received a master’s in public policy in 2009. Since then, he has worked at the Office of Management and Budget, where he is an analyst for national security programs. He is married to Ariana Klay, and they have been Capitol Hill residents since 2010.

At-Large Member: Udine Nash


UndineNashUndine Nash grew up in the more than 1000 year old City of Bremen in Germany and was always
interested in the architectural representation of the past of this famous member of the Hanseatic
League. Even though her education went in a different direction (environmental and clinical
microbiology, epidemiology) she maintained an interest in historic preservation. After immigrating to the United States she was very touched by the burning of Eastern Market and just amazed how much of an impact the citizens had in rebuilding this wonderful landmark and making it a focal point for the community. She joined a restoration advisory board for the Washington DC Navy Yard and initiated legislation to name an alley on Capitol Hill after the – so far not memorialized architect of Eastern Market. After experiencing so much help from both the CHRS and the DC HPO when she and husband Carl created their home from an old warehouse, she would be pleased to be able to give back and support other restoration/revival projects

At-Large Member: Drury Tallant

Drury_TallantDrury Tallant, is serving his second year as a member of the Board. A New Orleans native, he moved to Washington in the early 1990’s upon completion of a PhD at Cornell University in Urban and Regional Planning. He quickly became involved in neighborhood issues on Capitol Hill and served for several years as co-chair of the Stanton Park Neighborhood Association
Land Use Committee. He worked with CHRS on numerous projects before his election to the Board.