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Tama Duffy Day, President

Tama’s career is focused on raising awareness of the impact that design has on health. She is a Principal and global leader of Gensler's Senior Living design practice. A leader in the healthcare industry for decades, she challenges conventional design and develops solutions for designing an age-inclusive world. Actively leading projects across the globe, she is a frequent blogger, podcast host and speaker at international design events and conferences. Her project work has been published in Forbes, Interior Design magazine, Fast Company, Environments for Aging, and The McMorrow Reports.

Active in the healthcare community, she is a member of Women in Healthcare and on the Washington DC Mayor’s Age-Friendly Task Force. Tama serves on the board of The CARITAS Project, and on Advisory Boards for the Healthcare Facilities Symposium, Marymount University, and Medical Construction & Design Magazine. She is one of the few design professionals inducted as a fellow into the American College of Healthcare Executives. She holds a BS from North Dakota State University and a MFA from Marymount University. She and her husband, Michael, live on Capitol Hill.


Maury Stern, Vice President

Maury Stern is a Principal at Insight where he is responsible for all facets of development of large multifamily and mixed-use projects currently in Insight’s pipeline. Prior to joining Insight, Maury was a Development Manager at StonebridgeCarras in Bethesda, MD. Before Stonebridge, Maury was Vice President of Development at University Town Center in Hyattsville, MD. Maury was also a Development Manager at JPI in McLean, VA and was responsible for the underwriting, design, construction and stabilization of approximately 1,000 multi-family units in the DC area.

Maury earned a B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from Columbia Business School.


Cecilia Albert, Treasurer

Cecilia (Ceci) C. Albert has lived in Capitol Hill for over 30 years. She became a Social Member of CHV in May of 2019. As a volunteer, she helped fit out the new CHV office, is a sector lead in the COVID-19 membership outreach program, and is making masks for use by CHV members.

Ceci works part time as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. Ceci retired from active duty in the U.S. Air Force in 1999 after a career of almost 27 years.

Ceci’s avocation since 2003 has been costume and prop design for local Community Theater. She has predominantly supported productions by the St Mark’s Players on Capitol Hill and the Little Theater of Alexandria in Old Town. She holds a Master of Science, Computer Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics from Sweet Briar College.

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Elizabeth Cabot Nash, Secretary

Elizabeth Cabot Nash works with Capitol Hill Village as a volunteer, helping to advance the organizations advocacy initiatives on issues such as long-term care, housing, and care giver workforce needs in the District of Columbia.  During her 18 year tenure with UnitedHealth Group and in executive level positions, Elizabeth led efforts related to new business development and implementation, policy, government relations, compliance, operations and other strategic initiatives.   She has expertise on Medicaid, Children Health and family health insurance programs and most recently, led advocacy and implementation of public health exchanges for UnitedHealthcare’s commercial division.Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.

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Angela Beckham

Angela Beckham works as a Financial Advisor at National Capital Financial Group, which is the Wealth Management division of National Capital Bank of Washington. Angela has enjoyed a long career in financial services, joining the National Capital Financial Group in 2012. Angela holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from New York University. Angela holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) designations.

Angela has been a Capitol Hill resident since 1996, where she raised her three children. Angela and her husband John are active volunteers at St. Peter’s Church and Angela has also serves on the Board of Directors of two local non-profits, Thompson Markward Hall and Everyone Home DC.  This is Angela’s second term on the CHV Board, having previously served from 2013 – 2019. Since 2019, she has enjoyed volunteering on the Finance Committee at SW Waterfront Village.


Bruce Brennan

Bruce joined the Capitol Hill Village Board in 2018. He brings his dedication to hard work and commitment to mission, his well hued sense of fun, and a deep knowledge of Capitol Hill and Washington DC. Bruce is a retired attorney from DC government with a specialty in real estate law and has served on the board of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and is a founding board member of the Theater Alliance. Bruce’s sense of fun is balanced with a strong knowledge of organizations, eye on the bottom line, and accountability. Bruce graduated from Middlebury College and Washington and Lee School of Law.

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Tamara recently retired after twelve years as president of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG). In that role, she was the organization’s major thought leader, helping to envision and implement work to meet the needs of the philanthropic sector and of the region. She was the visionary behind WRAG’s nationally-acclaimed work on racial equity entitled Putting Racism on the Table. Tamara came to WRAG with extensive experience in nonprofit management, policy and children’s issues. Having been the Legislative Director for Congressman Bobby Scott’s (D-VA) and led Voices for America’s Children, the National Health & Education Consortium, the Infant Mortality Initiative of Southern Governors’ Association, and the Southern Legislative Conference. She recently published a memoir "Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond" and runs a blog, by the same name, to explore some aspect of her racial reality.

Tamara graduated from the College of William and Mary and holds a MSW degree with a concentration in community organizing and social planning from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Nancy Deck

Nancy spent her career in corporate marketing, strategy and brand management at several corporations, including MCI, Claritas, Sallie Mae and Hilton Worldwide.  In 1982, Nancy and her husband settled on Capitol Hill and raised two sons.  She served on the Capitol Hill Day School Board of Trustees and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of PAI, a global women’s reproductive health organization.  Nancy is an active volunteer at the National Gallery of Art, where she is a docent for school tours and assists with tours for adults with memory loss. She holds a BA from Bucknell University and an MPA from Syracuse University.

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Michael Hash

Mike Hash brings a knowledge of health care and insurance issues to the organization. He served as the Director of the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services. Mike also served as the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Health reform helping to coordinate the Administration's legislative and implementation efforts related to the Affordable Care Act. Prior to his federal appointment, Mike was a principal in a health consulting firm specializing in health policy and financing issues for a wide array of provider, consumer, foundation, and corporate clients.

Mike is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, with post-graduate studies in political science at Vanderbilt University. He has held teaching positions at the Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. He is married to Buck Waller.

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Christine Healey

Christine Healey had an almost 30 year career in various Congressional staff and counsel positions, working on a range of national security, intelligence, and domestic issues, in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Most recently, in 2022, she was of counsel to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. She also served as a senior counsel on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission). Chris served three terms as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for the Capitol Hill neighborhood of ANC 6C01, first elected in November 2016. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Georgetown University Law Center. In 1991, she and her husband Ryan Brown, founder and artistic director of Opera Lafayette, settled on Capitol Hill, where they raised their two sons.


Robyn Hinson-Jones

Robyn’s diplomatic career with the U.S. Department of State took her on assignments to Embassies all over the world including Barbados, London, Brussels, and Pretoria.  She was the Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria.

Robyn is an avid bicyclist who participates in the CHV Bike Club.  When there isn’t a pandemic, she is an active member of the D.C. Dragon Boat Club where she is a paddler and a drummer for the blind and visually impaired Out of Sight Dragons. Robyn is a board member for the Historic Congressional Cemetery, a volunteer with the Humane Rescue Alliance, and a docent at the Library of Congress.  She is a graduate of Earlham College and has a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the U.S. National Defense University.

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Lynne Holland Church

Lynne Church spent over 35 years as an attorney and government, corporate and trade association executive before her first retirement. In her sixties, she went back to school to become a landscape designer in the Washington, DC area, where she has lived for over 50 years.

Her work experience includes being president of an energy trade association and senior management and legal positions at an energy utility and several federal energy agencies. In the volunteer arena, she served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Arboretum and as a trustee at Goucher College. She has both a JD degree and a Graduate Certificate in Landscape Design from the George Washington University and a BA from Goucher College.

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James Kennedy

Mr. James Kennedy is a native New Yorker who relocated to Washington, DC in 1974. He came to Washington with his oldest child and wife to join his sister who had resided in Washington, DC for ten years prior to his arrival. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, at Manhattan College in New York City, he came to Washington to join an organization called the United Planning Organization (UPO). As a Counselor/Employment Specialist his motivation was to help marginalized people obtain a better quality of life educationally, economically, and socially in the metropolitan area. On his journey, he acquired skills as a tax preparer with H&R Block. He holds Certifications in Paralegal Studies, Courtroom Mediation, entrepreneurship, training people to research on how to open new businesses (National Federation of Teaching Entrepreneurship) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and Sign Language.

James is also a founding member of an organization called Concerned Black Men (CBN), whose motto was caring for our youth. James has also directed a program called Project 2000 which works with youth in depressed areas in southeast to obtain academic achievement from 1st grade to an undergraduate degree in college. James has further worked with the Center for Youth Services as a GED Instructor for youth that had dropped out of school that had been referred by Court services. James is currently an Ordained Pastor who conducts bible study and Sunday Church Services at the Capitol Hill Towers Community Room Church. His expertise is in the area of program, design, development and evaluation. James is happy to be a part of Capitol Hill Village and its Board of Directors.

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Linda Pettie

Linda has spent the last 39 years working as a Realtor in the Washington Metro Area. Together with her husband, they also developed small residential and commercial projects. During their ownership of the Lake Pointe Inn, Linda served on the Board of Directors of Select Registry, an association comprised of small hotels and Inns. She is an active supporter of Hill organizations such as the Hill Center and Community Foundation and has been a Capitol Hill resident since 1978. In her spare time, she volunteers as a docent at the U.S. Botanic Gardens and also enjoys the outdoors at Deep Creek Lake. She holds a BA from William Smith College.

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Lee Reno

Lee is retired from the law firm of Reno and Cavanaugh, which he founded in 1977. His legal practice consisted of counseling Public Housing Authorities and developers of public and assisted affordable housing throughout the U.S. on the development of their housing. Lee and his wife Gina met in the US Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa and have lived in Capitol Hill since 1969. Both served on the Board of Capitol Hill Day School as well as other nonprofit boards. Lee has degrees from Western Michigan University and Howard University School of Law. Lee has served on Capitol Hill Village's Governance Committee since 2020 and on the Selection Committee that recommended the hiring of current Capitol Hill Village Executive Director, Judy Berman.

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Susan Sarfati

Susan Sarfati is proud to be an association management professional. She succeeded in helping to create high performance teams, and organizations to achieve extraordinary results. For 25+ years, she served as executive staff and CEO of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the founding CEO of The Center for Association Leadership and Executive Vice President of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the largest and most prestigious organization in the nonprofit sector with 45,000 + members in the U.S. and over 50 countries. Members include chief executives and management staff of organizations such as AARP, American Medical Association, National Education Association, International Red Cross. Later in her career, she taught best practices to nonprofit professionals in countries including but not limited to Bangladesh, India, South Africa, Jordan, and Serbia to name a few.

She was named Non-profit Times Executive of the Year; recipient of the Spirit of Hospitality Award from Destination Marketing Association International; recipient of a Diversity and Inclusion Award from the Organization for Community and Justice; and was the first recipient of the ASAE Lifetime Achievement Award. Susan received a B.A. from the City College of New York and a M. Ed from Coppin State University. She lives in Capitol Hill with her husband and has two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren.

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Cynthia Whittlesey

Cynthia is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, who served widely at U.S. Consulates and Embassies in the Middle East and Europe over her almost 30-year career.  She has lived just off Lincoln Park since 1986, and delights in the architectural and garden beauty, and the human-scale and walkability of Capitol Hill, which she calls "our little slice of paradise."  Cynthia joined Capitol Hill Village in 2017, and has been an active volunteer and participant in over a dozen CHV Affinity Groups, recently taking over the leadership of the Theater Group and helping out with Travel Club outings.  Cynthia has a BA from Oberlin College,  a Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Master's in Strategic Studies from the National War College.  She recently joined the CHV Board and is serving as the Membership Committee co-chair.

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Geoff Lewis, Emeritus

Geoff is one of the founders of CHV, having seen the model on Beacon Hill in Boston. He has a depth of knowledge of Capitol Hill organizations, networks and individuals that is vital to CHV and has served on the boards of The Capitol Hill Day School and CHAMPS. He is also a trained and dedicated hospice volunteer, fluent in end of life issues and decision making. He holds a B.A. from Hobart College and an MPA. from American University

CHV Board Meetings

Regular Meetings of the Capitol Hill Village Board are held the 2nd Tuesday of odd months virtually from 4-6 pm. CHV members and the community may observe meetings. For a list of Board committees, committee chairs, and current members, please click here.