Susan Volman moved to Washington in 1996 for a temporary job at the National Science Foundation, and rented an apartment in Castleton. In 1998, she accepted a job at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, sold her house in Columbus, OH, where she had been on the faculty of The Ohio State University, and bought a house on the 1500 block of Corcoran Street, which she could see from her apartment window.
After becoming a Dupont Circle home owner, Susan began her community involvement with the old PSA 309, in what is now known as Borderstan. She also attended ANC meetings, and in 2005 served on a subcommittee to study whether a zoning overlay would be a better balanced approach to the periodic need to renew the 17th Street alcoholic beverage license moratorium. Although they concluded this was not a viable solution, the experience gave Susan a deeper understanding of community issues and acquaintance with a wider range of people in the community.Susan joined DCCA in 2003 because the meeting programs, such as candidate forums, were of interest, and (she confesses) because DCCA meetings were often held in mysterious buildings that were not generally open to the public. She has served on the DCCA Board since 2012 as a Director, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Ed Hanlon has lived on Swann Street in the heart of our neighborhood since 1995. Ed graduated from Georgetown Law with honors and has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years. Ed graduated from Boston College, magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa. Ed also has a Master's degree in applied mathematics. Ed has also been very active in our Community for years, often donating his time as an attorney to neighborhood causes. Ed has been very active in opposing the Masonic Temple project and conceived the current city-wide challenge under the Americans with Disabilities Act to DDOT’s bike lane program. That ADA challenge is being handled by attorneys from 2 nationally known law firms. Ed’s photo shows his passions, his love for his dogs and his love for gardening.
Marcy Logan - 2nd Vice President
Term: May 2023 - May 2024
A graduate of Miami University, Marcy Logan arrived in Washington from Ohio in 1963. She first lived at the Willard Court Apartments at 17th and Willard. Ten years later she started buying and renovating houses, first in Capitol Hill and then DuPont Circle. Her early experience with the Capitol Hill Restoration Society led to her joining DCCA in the late 70’s. In 1980 she and her partner started a condominium management company which was eventually handed down to her partner’s son. Taking delight in Dupont architecture and the stories behind the houses, Marcy has enjoyed working on the DCCA House Tour. As an avid birder, Marcy looks for birds while she works in Freedom Garden and T St Park.
Lance Salonia - Treasurer
Term: May 2023 - May 2024
Lance Salonia has been a DCCA member for over 15 years and active in the community on historic preservation and other regulatory issues. Lance is a former director of the Dupont Circle Conservancy and is a current member and former Trustee of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, where he helped lead the Vision Awards Program -- acknowledging city-wide civic contributions. He started his civic activism serving as an ANC Commissioner in Sheridan- Kalorama where he was chair for 4 out of the 5 years he served on the commission from 1997 through 2001. He moved to Dupont Circle in 2005 and is a resident of S Street. In his professional life, he is an IT consultant and holds degrees from the McIntire School of Business at the University of Virginia and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). Lance is the chair of DCCA's Regulatory Committee.
Patty Zweibel - Secretary
Term: May 2023 - May 2024
Patty and her husband Dan moved to Arlington, VA in 2008 to be closer to their jobs in the city; and in 2012, as a result of Hurricane Sandy‘s severe damage to their Arlington rental, they decided to move temporarily to Washington. The temporary nature of that move lasted 10 days, which is all it took for Patty and Dan to realize that they love being in the city. They had the good fortune to get a rental in the Gables at 1750 P St NW, and in 2016 bought their own place in Dupont, at the Twining Court condos. Patty has been a member of DCCA since 2012, and is interested in helping keep our neighborhood a great place to live. Patty is a lawyer who has had stints in a law firm, a non-profit, and the federal government. She enjoys DC's live theatre and music scene, playing trombone in a few local groups, playing bridge, and hiking and cycling.
Joe Caruso - Board Member
Term: May 2021 - May 2024
Joe and his wife Celina are both native New Yorkers, though Joe attended Georgetown University for his undergraduate degree in business. After living in Manhattan and Boston, he returned to D.C. with his family in 2004 and has lived in their Dupont Circle townhouse ever since. Joe has extensive management experience, divided between leading startup and Fortune 500 organizations and assisting clients while working as a principal/consultant at various strategy consulting firms focused on technology-oriented, disruptive industries. Most recently, he was the VP of Strategy & Mobile Robotics at Oceaneering International, Inc. Joe also holds an MBA from Harvard University. In his spare time Joe volunteers with Compass, a nonprofit consulting group that strengthens the capacity, effectiveness and sustainability of Greater Washington DC area nonprofits, and also enjoys being a singer/songwriter and playing in a band in the Washington DC area.
John Hassell has been a resident of the Dupont Circle neighborhood since 2003. He serves as National Advocacy Director for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. He joined the staff at AHF as its regional director based in Washington, D.C. in January 2015. He formerly served as senior adviser for UNAIDS Caribbean Regional Support Team in Trinidad and Tobago, and director of its Washington office. He is the former director of federal and state government affairs for Hewlett-Packard. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he attended Wesley Theological Seminary and San Jose State University. He has served in public affairs roles at Hewlett-Packard, Simpson Investment Company, FMC Corporation and Caterpillar Inc. He has served on the boards of the ARIS Project, the Northwest AIDS Foundation, the Pierce County Community AIDS Partnership, the Tacoma Pierce County Urban League, the Festival Center, University of San Francisco AIDS Leadership Council, the Human Rights Campaign Business Council, the Santa Clara County AIDS Commission and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, McKinley Tech High School Parent Teacher Organization. He is currently a member of the board of the Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access.
Rebecca moved to Washington in 2011, following a long career in higher education administration which spanned several states and institutions. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of System Heads, an association of senior leaders of the college and university systems of public higher education in the United States. She and her partner Jim Mashburn have lived in Dupont East for the past six years. Rebecca is an avid gardener and was delighted to become involved in DCCA's stewardship of the T Street Park and Freedom Garden. She has been involved in the Reeb Voting Rights Project and the campaign to oppose the Masonic Temple development. Rebecca and Jim have strong roots in San Francisco and visit there often.
Diane Callis Quinn - Board Member
Term: May 2021 - May 2024
Born in Chicago, Diane is a homeowner who has lived in the DuPont since the early 1980’s. Diane has deep family ties to the District of Columbia as she spent her childhood summers in DC with her grandfather, Dr. Henry Arthur Callis, who practiced medicine on U street NW and his wife Myra, a social worker, both of whom are her role models for their activism toward achieving social justice. Upon completing a master’s degree at The American University in Human Resources and Organizational Development, Diane left AT& T and joined the DC Government. She served as a Regional Manager for DC Public and Assisted Housing (now the DC Housing Authority); was Administrator for the Office of Policy and Planning at DC Parks and Recreation (DPR), and as Human Capital Manager for DDOT. Diane’s also has non-profit experience; she created the “Friends of DPR” and 12 neighborhood based non-profit “Friends of” groups. Diane was on the executive team of a non-profit based in Maryland that served adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Diane currently volunteers for Samaritan Ministry and is serving a third term on the Vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where she is also an active Daughter of the King. Diane joined DCCA in that its mission supports her interest in preserving the historic character of the DuPont area and concern for issues related to those experiencing homelessness.
Justin Thornton - Board Member
Term: May 2022- May 2025
Justin Thornton is a longtime DC resident who moved to Dupont in 2020. He lives near 17th and Corcoran with his wife, an attorney practicing federal education law and their young daughter. Justin is a seasoned real estate developer and has dealt with numerous real estate assignments, always with a concern for preservation, neighborhood, and community. Justin has been a member of DCCA since 2022. He is always good-humored, despite the sleeplessness of a 6-month-old daughter, and always concerned to maintain friendly relationships with his neighbors and to improve the local community.
Susan Valaskovic - Board Member
Term: May 2023-May 2026