President: Lisa Dale Jones
Lisa 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 taking on the role of President in June 2014. As President, she planned CHRS’s 60th Anniversary celebration in January, 2015 and worked on the team that produced the inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture in March, 2015. 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 is a public speaking and communications specialist, helping others confidently share their message in public.
Past President: Janet Quigley
Janet 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: 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 (HCC), which achieved National Historic Landmark status at the end of his term as Board Chairman. 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 Cemetery to a place of honor on the Hill earned him the Capitol Hill Community Foundation (CHCF) Community Achievement Award in 2012 and a write-up in the National Trust’s Preservation Magazine. Patrick is an energy economist specializing in federal and state natural gas pipeline litigation and actuarial depreciation accounting. He is currently serving his second term as CHRS Treasurer. He also serves on the boards of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and the Smith-Evans Foundation.
Second Vice-President: Susan Burgerman
Susan Burgerman arrived on Capitol Hill in July of 2005, discovered CHRS when in the process of restoring her dilapidated 1890 home, and has been a member ever since. She joined the Board in 2013 and is now serving her second term as Secretary. 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. She has been working on an historical novel based in her Capitol Hill neighborhood, where she lives with her husband and three cats. Susan holds a PhD in Political Science.
Treasurer: Adam Apton
Adam Apton moved to Washington with his wife in 2013. After a number of years living in and around the Brooklyn Heights Historic District in Brooklyn, New York, the Hill felt like home in almost no time at all. Adam is an attorney by profession. While living in New York, he focused his practice on construction-related matters representing property owners and developers. He now spends the majority of his time representing private investors in corporate investigations and securities fraud actions. Adam and his family look forward to setting down roots in the community, and helping preserve the charming tree-lined streets that made their transition from the Heights to the Hill so wonderful.
Secretary: Gloria Junge
Gloria Junge bought her house on Capitol Hill in 1990 where it served as her home base during her overseas deployments working for the State Department. Her Foreign Service career included postings to Iran, Brazil, Swaziland, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Botswana and Uganda. Each assignment had its own challenges with very rewarding and fun experiences. Gloria returned to the District, permanently, in 2001 and became the CHRS Office Manager from 2008 until retiring from that position in 2014. Gloria has extensive House and Garden Tour experience and an encyclopedic knowledge of CHRS procedures.
At-Large Member: Chuck Burger
Chuck 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: Scott Davis
Scott Davis currently serves as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He has been with the Department since 2009, previously serving as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary and on the President’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. In helping communities across the country recover and rebuild from major disasters since Hurricane Katrina, Scott has worked with The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to help places retain their unique and historic character. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and holds degrees in Regional Development and Environmental Planning. Since moving to Capitol Hill in 2011, he has developed a deep appreciation for all of the qualities that make it such a special place and is committed to the conservation of its heritage as it changes and evolves.
At-Large Member: Jeff Fletcher
Jeff 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: Ryan Moody
Ryan Moody is is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture with Masters degrees in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Since founding Moody Landscape Architecture in 2009 Ryan has worked on numerous private and public gardens in the Washington DC region, including more than fifty in Capitol Hill. Ryan is devoted to the principle that good design can make us healthier and happier. Ryan has professional experience working with many of the districts historic groups and appreciates the opportunity to learn more about the fabric of Washington DC, especially Capitol Hill where he and his wife have lived since 2007.
At-Large Member: Susan Oursler
Susan Oursler moved to Capitol Hill from Indiana in 1979. Over the past 30 years, she and her husband, Richard Kasting, have owned and lovingly restored the 1912 home that they share with their two daughters. Susan has been an active volunteer for various Capitol Hill organizations including the North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, and Peabody, St. Peter’s, Maury, and Capitol Hill Day schools. Susan retired from the Senate in 2014, where she served as the Chief Clerk of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As chief of the nonpartisan staff, Susan worked closely with the Senate Historian to preserve Senate and Committee records, and to publish previously classified documents created in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She also provided input to the staff of the Architect of the Capitol on matters relating to renovations of buildings in the Capitol complex, and to landscaping of the Capitol grounds
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.
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.