Capitol Hill Restoration Society

2014-2015 CHRS Board of Directors (Elected)

President: Lisa Dale Jones

Lisa Dale Jones -narrow cropLisa 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. Lisa is interested in history and historic preservation. She was co- editor of the CHRS newsletter from January 2011 until May 2014, and has written many 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 heart-centered coaches, speakers, and authors learn to tell their stories and speak confidently in public.

Past 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 Committee. He served as a member of the Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Land Use Committee of the Stanton Park Neighborhood Association. He was a member of the 2001 ANC Redistricting Task Force for Ward 6.

Second Vice-President: Drury Talant

Drury_TallantDrury Tallant is 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.

Secretary: Susan Burgerman


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 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: Greg Holeyman

Greg Holeyman is the founder and owner of Barnstar Architects, a Capitol Hill-based design firm specializing in residential renovations.  After graduating from the University of California, Berkely, Greg moved to Washington DC to work for various local architecture firms.  Greg completed his Masters of Architecture at the Catholic University of America, specializing in historic preservation and sustainable design, before starting his own firm in hopes of working on smaller scale residential projects.  Greg has been a resident of Capitol Hill since 2004 and has helped organize the Preservation Cafes since 2013.


At-Large Member: Udine Nash


Undine Nash grew up in the 1,000-year-old City of Bremen, Germany, and was always interested in the architectural representation of the past. Even though her education went in a different direction, (environmental and clinical microbiology and epidemiology), she maintained an interest in historic preservation. After immigrating to the United States she was very affected by the fire at 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 Navy Yard and initiated legislation to name an alley on Capitol Hill after the little- known architect of Eastern Market, Adolf Cluss. After experiencing so much help from both the CHRS andthe DC Historic Preservation Office (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: Jeff Fletcher

JeffFletcherJeff Fletcher is a native Washingtonian who has lived on Capitol Hill for 41 years. Jeff worked for 35 years doing communications and membership services work for the National League of Cities (NLC), a nonprofit urban advocacy group. After retiring from NLC, he served for nearly four years as the CHRS office manager. He was a member of the ANC 6A economic development and zoning committee for six years and is now a member of ANC 6A’s transportation and public space committee.


At-Large Member: Mary Wadleigh


Mary Wadleigh was born in Boston and grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. She moved to Washington in 1973 to begin a job on the staff of U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke. Purchasing a small townhouse “steps from the Senate,” Mary quickly became captivated with the community of Capitol Hill. She joined CHRS right away and became a member of the Zoning Committee, also leading similar efforts with the Stanton Park Neighborhood Association. An active life raising two children on the Hill followed. Mary moved back to Massachusetts for several years, earned a college degree, and then returned to Capitol Hill in 2007. Mary now divides her time between church and community involvements here, and rehabilitating a lovely second home and garden on the coast of Maine.

At-Large Member: James E. “Jim” Taylor


Jim Taylor has lived on the Hill for 22 years, restoring his Victorian turn-of-the century G Street NE home. He is active in CHRS and the revitalization of the H Street Corridor. He retired in 2010 after 45 years of ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church, the last fifteen years as Associate General Secretary, General Commission on Religion and Race on the Hill. He currently serves on the CHRS Zoning Committee and volunteers at his neighborhood church, Capitol Hill United Methodist. Rev. Taylor is a graduate of Butler University (Indianapolis) and the Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, DC). Prior to returning to Washington, he served as Executive Director of the Indiana Interreligious Commission on Human Equality. Previously, he served as Director of Neighborhood Planning for the City of Muncie, Community Development Department.