Board of Directors
, Joseph F. Collum
Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust
Chairman-Elect, Ryan Touhill
Treasurer, Mark Mahar
Ernst & Young
Secretary, Tony Harney
Director, Amanda Chandler
Focus Data Solutions
Director, Tim Clewell
Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh
Director, Aurora Ferrari
Director, Christine Friedberg
Griswold Home Care
Silverado Alexandria Memory Care Community
The Nickles Group
Director, Jessica Richardson
Compass Real Estate
Presley Nelson Jr.
Katharine Dixon, President & CEO, has been with Rebuilding Together Alexandria since 2003 and has more than 25 years of project management experience. She sits on the Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee, the Advisory Councils of Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, and the Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness, and has held leadership roles on the Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations, the Alexandria Housing Master Plan Committee, and the Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Alexandria with her Great Danes.
Haig Paul, Director of Programs, has volunteered with our organization as a House Captain and Team Leader for several years. Haig’s extensive construction and remodeling knowledge, customer service experience, and project management skills are put to daily use for our clients and projects. Haig is a native of Northern Virginia, and lives in Springfield with his wife and two children.
Don Coates, Director of Development, has led fundraising efforts for several nonprofit organizations in the DC - Baltimore metro area during his more than 28 years of Fund-Development experience. In addition to serving in Development leadership roles, he has also provided professional fundraising consulting to nonprofits/associations whose missions include the Arts, Education, Health, Research, Environmental, Religious, Social Service and Military causes. Don is a long-time member of both the Direct Marketing Association of Washington, DC (DMAW) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He lives in Washington, DC and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for a community-based youth nonprofit.
Ann Nguyen, Office Manager, is the glue that holds everything together. She assists in the day to day management of the office and works directly with the President & CEO. Ann has lived in Alexandria for 47 years. She enjoys volunteering with the elderly, walking her two poodles, and traveling with her husband of 29 years.
John Baudassi, Project Manager, started volunteering with the organization during the summer of 2018. He has extensive experience in home building and remodeling, having owned and operated a remodeling company. John is a native of New York and has lived and worked in northern Virginia since 1985.
Michael Spaeth, Communications and Development Coordinator, works to enhance the organization’s communications, outreach, and fundraising efforts. He is originally from Dayton, Ohio and has a B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering, creative writing, and playing jazz saxophone.
Karen Pena, Program Assistant, moved to the DC metro area 35 years ago from Delaware. She has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sector focusing on HR, Finance and Office Administration. She enjoys cycling with her husband, kayaking and spending all her “extra” time in her garden. Karen lives in Arlington with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs, Cooper and Roxy.
Grayson Metzger, AmeriCorps Project Coordinator, graduated from Brown University in May of 2018 with a degree in International Relations. She recently moved to northern Virginia. She looks forward to a year of service with Rebuilding Together DC - Alexandria.
Riley Conrad, AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator, also graduated in May of 2018 with a degree in International and Religious Studies from Virginia Wesleyan University. She has lived in northern Virginia her whole life. She chose to serve with Rebuilding Together to give back to a community that shaped who she is.