Bruce Brennan, President
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.
Michael Hash, Vice President
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.
Maury Stern, Treasurer
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 (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.
Tama Duffy Day
Tama’s career has focused on raising awareness of the impact that design has on health. A Principal at Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning consultancy, she leads the firms Health & Wellness practice. She is a frequent columnist, lecturer and spokesperson on designing healthy experiences and has received more than 60 awards and honors. For three consecutive years Tama was named one of the “Most Influential People in Healthcare Design” by Healthcare Design magazine. Tama’s undergraduate degree is from North Dakota State University and a Masters from Marymount University.
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.
Mike brings a love of community service and a military efficiency to CHV. He is an excellent logistician, able to turn any project into a set of tasks with people matched to complete them. Mike chairs the Governance Committee and is co-leading CHV’s emergency response planning efforts. Mike and his wife Ann are 10th Anniversary CHV Honorees. Mike graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and spent 27 years in the Coast Guard. He earned a law degree from George Washington University.
Phil Guire moved to Capitol Hill in 1997 and has been engaged in a range of community efforts ever since. He works as a realtor and super dad for his two daughters and has served as Junior Warden for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, a member of the team that oversaw the church’s $5 million renovation and expansion. He served on the Board of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, chairing its Gala for four years and currently serves on the Board of The Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals (CHAMPS). Phil brings a deep knowledge of real estate and development to CHV, useful as we work to create more senior friendly living options. His love for Capitol Hill is only surpassed by his love for Michigan, particularly his alma mater, UM
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.
Elizabeth Cabot Nash
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.
Rick brings an expertise in organizational management that is benefitting CHV’s operations and strategic planning. Rick has trained and mentored developing consultants and made formal presentations to a broad spectrum of professional and industry groups. He has authored numerous articles covering topics such as Conflict Management, Decision-Making, Organization Systems and Design, Strategic Plan development and execution and Experiential Education Design and Facilitation. Today, Rick is Boeing’s Senior Organization Effectiveness consultant. Rick holds an MS from American University.
Susan brings a career of expertise in project management and engagement to the CHV board which serves her well. She is chair of the Advocacy Committee, leader of CHV’s Advocacy Corp, and leader of the informal team that manages the vetted vendors process. Sedgewick has distinguished herself as an intrepid community member, with her truck “Priscilla”. She has actively supported The Capitol Hill Group Ministry, where she was awarded the 2011 Ruth Rappaport Wisdom award and is active at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Susan has a BA and MS from The University of Oregon.
Patricia Powers Thomson
Trish is the Dean Emerita of the School of Public Service at the University of Juba (South Sudan). She has over 25 years of management experience, including service as the Founding Director of The Leadership Crucible, as the Executive Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace, and as Senior Governance Advisor with the State Department in Diyala, Iraq. Thomson was also an executive with IBM business consulting and an Associate Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, where she advised a range of clients in the United States and abroad. Before moving to the private sector, she served as an advisor to Vice President Gore’s task force on reinventing government and as the Assistant Director of Evaluation at the Corporation for National and Community Service. She also served as an officer in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
Trish is a volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Academy of Hope GED program. She is also a member of the Planning, Zoning, and Environment Committee for ANC 6C. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University. She has been a resident of Capitol Hill for over 25 years.
Rachel is Assistant Branch Manager at National Capital Bank and will be the successor
to Angela Beckham, current Board treasurer. Rachel has lived on Capitol Hill for three years with her husband and two cats. In addition to banking, Rachel is an avid volunteer. She also volunteers with the Greater DC Diaper Bank, the Humane Rescue Alliance, Martha’s Table, and Capitol Hill Group Ministry. Rachel attended the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. After law school, she spent a year working in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to Washington.
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 at the National Capital Bank Board room from 4-6 pm. CHV members and the community may observe meetings. Community members should let the President of the Board or the Executive Director know if they plan to attend because the bank is closed at that time so security needs to be alerted of guests. For a list of Board committees, committee chairs, and current members, please click here.