Capitol Hill Restoration Society

2012-2013 CHRS Board of Directors

President: Janet Quigley

Quigley_JanetJanet has served on the CHRS Board for two years, first as an At Large member and then as Secretary. Her primary interests are historic preservation, land use and affordable home improvement. She participated in a successful effort of Stanton Park neighbors to rezone the Medlink hospital property in order to maintain the historic integrity and appropriate scale of the site. She has 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 for seventeen years.

First Vice President: Vacant


Second Vice President: Monte Edwards

Monte Edwards photoMonte began his professional career as an engineer and then as an attorney for Washington Gas. He is now retired. He 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 Stanton Park Neighborhood Association. He was a member of the 2001 ANC Redistricting Task Force for Ward 6. He currently serves as a trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City. He has served as a board member of the Capitol Hill Restoration Society since 2006.

Secretary: Doriann Fengler

Dori Fengler photoDori moved to Capitol Hill in 2001 from Long Island, New York after spending three years in Mannheim, Germany. She and her husband, Joseph and their dog, Missy, enjoy living on the Hill. She has a strong background in event planning, corporate partnerships and community outreach, having worked for the US Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command for 12 years in this capacity. She has developed marketing materials, training guides, ads and promotional materials for Army Soldier and Family programs worldwide. She has worked on the House and Garden Tour for the past two years organizing the docents, and has provided support and advice on other community outreach events. She has hosted fundraisers for various community organizations and elected officials.

Treasurer: Sharon Weiss

Weiss_SharonSharon Ivy Weiss is serving her fifth year as Treasurer of CHRS. After moving to the Hill in 2007 and becoming a CHRS member, she expressed a desire to get involved in an effort to meet neighbors and become an active part of the community. Sharon has been working as a financial consultant for over 20 years and currently works with the Council on Library and Information Resources, Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique, Ethiopian Community Development Council, and several Native American Organizations.

At Large Member: Lisa Dale Jones

Lisa Jones photoLisa 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 wrote a number of house descriptions for the House and Garden Tour brochure this year and last. 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. As a speech coach, she has worked with clients in the US, Africa, and Europe, and she provides speech and print editing services to clients in the US and the UK.

At-Large Member: Lisa Wilson

Wilson_LisaLisa moved to Capitol Hill with her husband in 2007 and joined CHRS the same year. She is an attorney in the Solicitor’s Office at the Department of Labor, and walks to work from her home. Originally from Michigan, she has lived in DC since 2002. Lisa first joined the CHRS Board as Secretary in 2009 and served in that role for two years. During that time, she also had her first child who loves the playgrounds on the Hill. Lisa rejoined the Board in 2012 as an at large member, and has also been involved in the House and Garden Tour for the last few years.

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: Drury Tallant

Drury_TallantDrury Tallant is a first-year 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.

As an Architect in his home state of Louisiana, he worked on urban planning projects before deciding to pursue a Masters in Urban Planning at the University of New Orleans. He has renovated homes in gentrifying neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Washington, doing most of the work himself.

At-Large Member: Maurice Walters

Walters mw picMaurice is an architect with his office in Capitol Hill. He has over 25 years of experience in the design of residential, transit-oriented urban design, mixed-use and historic preservation projects in the US and abroad. On numerous occasions he has presented projects for approval to the DC Historic Preservation Review Board, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, and the Zoning Commission as well as many ANCs and local community groups. He has his undergraduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Maurice and his wife, Mary Jean Pajak, first lived in Capitol Hill from 1987-1992. In 2001 they returned to the Hill and undertook an extensive renovation of their home, which was part of the 2007 CHRS Home and Garden Tour.

At Large Member: Vacant