Meet The Team

 

Board of Directors

ChairmanJoseph F. Collum

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust

Chairman-Elect, Ryan Touhill 

AEDP 

Treasurer, Mark Mahar

Ernst & Young

Secretary, Tony Harney

Retired

Past Chairman, Amanda Chandler

Focus Data Solutions

Director, Frank Castillo

Retired

Director, Tim Clewell

Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh

Director, Aurora Ferrari

World Bank 

Director, Christine Friedberg

Griswold Home Care

DirectorJane Hughes

Silverado Alexandria Memory Care Community

DirectorDon Kent

The Nickles Group

Director, Laurie MacNamara

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc 

DirectorJohn Ray

TEC, Inc.

Director, Jessica Richardson 

Compass Real Estate

DirectorVanessa Rodriguez

Remax Executives

 

 

Staff

Katharine Dixon

Katharine Dixon, President & CEO, has been with Rebuilding Together Alexandria since 2003 and has more than 25 years of project management experience.  She chairs the Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee, sits on 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

Haig, 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.

Ann Nguyen

Ann, 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. 

Breanne Driscoll

Breanne, Outreach Manager, works to enhance client outreach, volunteer management, and communications, while also assisting in the application process. She hails from Western New York and has a BA in International Studies and Political Science and AS in Business Administration. Breanne just finished her MA in Community & Economic Development. She enjoys traveling and supporting the local community.

Christine Koerner

Chris Koerner, Strategic Partnerships Manager,  brings her energy, enthusiasm, and extensive experience as a non-profit fundraiser to Rebuilding Together Alexandria. As a passionate goal-oriented advocate, her work includes building and expanding relationships and investing donors and connectors with the mission, so that we can expand capacity to serve more people and projects. She is a long-time resident of Alexandria who loves playing with her two-year old granddaughter Elena, walking her rescue dogs, Bonnie and Bailey and relaxing at the beach. 

Karen Pena

Karen, 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.

Laura Smith

Laura, Bookkeeper, in addition to a degree in Economics, has 40 years of experience in bookkeeping for small businesses, having started bookkeeping for her father’s business at age 12. This is her first foray into non-profit bookkeeping. She lives in Annandale with her husband, two teenage kids, and two dogs.

 

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