Meet The Team


Board of Directors

ChairmanJoseph 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

World Bank 


Director, Christine Friedberg

Griswold Home Care


DirectorJane Hughes

Silverado Alexandria Memory Care Community


DirectorDon Kent

The Nickles Group


DirectorJohn Ray

TEC, Inc.


Director, Jessica Richardson 

Compass Real Estate


DirectorVanessa Rodriguez

Remax Executives


DirectorGina West

Fannie Mae


DirectorPresley Nelson Jr.

Wells Fargo




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 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

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.

Ann Nguyen

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

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

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

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.

Bobby Judson

Bobby Judson, Bookkeeper, has a graduate degree from The Ohio State University with over 45 years of experience in the accounting field, having been with the CPA firm of Grant Thornton and a controller for several companies in the Columbus, Ohio area. He lives in Alexandria with his wife of 37 years and has two sons and five grandchildren.

Grayson Metzger

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

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. 


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