April 30 2021 - May 22 2022 OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

The DCCA Board is governed by DCCA's bylaws and meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (minutes). If you have a question, comment or idea, please send a message to the Board.

Susan Volman - President
Term: May 2021 - May 2022

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 is still learning about the activities of the DCCA board and discovering where she can most effectively serve to maintain and improve the quality of life and opportunities for the diverse population of Dupont Circle.

Charlie Ellis - 1st Vice President 
Term: May 2021 - May 2022

Although raised in Philadelphia, Charlie Ellis was born in Washington, and while stationed at the Pentagon during his Army service, he met his future wife here at the International Student House. Charlie and his wife of nearly forty years, returned in 2007 after spending many years in Richmond VA. Charlie thinks DC is America’s finest city, and Dupont Circle is the finest neighborhood!

Charlie’s community interests include preserving the beautiful architecture of our Dupont Circle neighborhood, pushing for progress in management of the environment, and otherwise promoting the livability and fairness of our city and our world for the generations to follow us. Charlie also likes travel, reading, music, and strolling around town when time permits. Charlie hopes, among other things, to assist in expanding DCCA’s membership and its community outreach efforts.

Marcy Logan - 2nd Vice President
Term: May 2021 - May 2022

Marcy Logan has worn a number of different hats in the world of D.C. real estate. She started in 1971 as a real estate agent on Capitol Hill and quickly became her own best client. She bought, renovated and sold a number of houses on Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle. During the period of high interest rates, she started a condominium management company which she sold to her partner and her husband. While on Capitol Hill she oversaw renovations for a developer, and in Northwest she was a construction superintendent for Van Ness Condominiums.

On Capitol Hill Marcy was active with the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, helping out the BZA committee with applications for special exemption construction permits. Her degree is in English literature from Miami University in Ohio which led to an early background in the printing industry and trade magazine production.

Her outside interests reflect her attitude that she is willing to “try anything” once. She has extensive blue water sailing experience and was a rock climber and runner. Frequent trips to the Shenandoah to maintain her active antique business also allow Marcy to delve into her avid birding interests. Marcy assisted for a short time sculptor John Cavanaugh in his studio on the corner of 18th and Swann, not having any idea that she would some day have a gallery on Swann St., The Swann Street Gallery, which she happily runs with her partner, Daniel Kuhn, at this time along with managing her real estate in Dupont Circle.

Lance Salonia - Treasurer
Term: May 2021 - May 2022

Lance Salonia has been a DCCA member for 10 years and active in the community on historic preservation and other regulatory issues. Lance has served on 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 with IBM, 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.

Tom Reiter
- Secretary
Term: May 2021 - May 2022
Tom was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri before attending Georgetown University on an ROTC scholarship, where he obtained a degree in Soviet Area Studies.  After graduating Tom served in the US Army in Germany and in Desert Storm.  After leaving the Army, Tom attended University of Michigan Law School before moving to Moscow, where he held positions with various US management consulting, legal, and private equity firms for several years before returning to Washington, DC in 2000, when he bought a house near Dupont Circle.  From 2000-2007 Tom was general counsel of a telecoms firm based in Alexandria, VA; after that company's sale Tom moved back to Moscow in 2008 for a position as senior attorney with a large Russian holding company.  Tom remained in Moscow until 2016, when he moved to Berlin to help open the Russian firm's European office.  Tom returned to DC in April 2018 and is currently semi-retired.

Phil Carney
- Board Member
Term: May 2019 - April 2022

Originally from Iowa, my first and last Army duty stations were in the DC area and I am still here.   Moved to 17th Street NW in 1978, survived a co-op conversion and celebrated burning the mortgage several years ago. 

My involvement with DCCA over the years has included committees for: Rat Patrol, House Tour, Trees, Tulip Project, Environment, Graffiti, Parks and the Environment and Art On Call/Historic Call Box.  Have awards for fighting rats in two separate decades, a Meritorious Service to Law Enforcement for fighting graffiti and a Historic Preservation Award for the Call Box Project.  I am also very close to Scoop the dog.  Scoop has been in the Pride Parade for years including the six years when I had the choice of participating as a gay elected public official or as a dog and choose to participate as a dog.

City wide service includes the League of 8,000 and Solid Waste Enforcement and Education Program (SWEEP). Other community activism include: six years as a Dupont Circle ANC Commissioner, helping start Ross Elementary Christmas Tree Sale and Mother’s Day Book Drive, two versions of Friends of Stead and gardening throughout the neighborhood.  Steve Auppele and I maintain the garden just east of the Circle, and I maintain a dozen or so other garden patches around our neighborhood.

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.

Nick Manning - Board Member
Term: May 2020 - April 2023
Nick Manning has lived in Dupont since moving to the US from London in 1996.
  He lives near 17th and R streets NW with his husband, a local pastor and Howard University professor, their spoiled dog and, since the current pandemic, his stepson.  He retired from his position as Head of Governance and Public Sector Management at the World Bank in 2013.  Nick has been a member of DCCA since 2008.  He cooks, gardens, walks and writes.

Rebecca Martin - Board Member
Term: - February 2021 - May 2022

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.

Britt Bepler - Board Member
Term:  May 2021- May 2023

 Britt and her husband, Peter, met in DC a decade ago. They’ve lived in their historic Dupont Circle area home since 2011 and have recently undertaken a gut renovation of the late 1880s row home. Britt is a true animal lover, with currently 2 companions: a rescue dog, and chameleon. Britt grew up in southern California, and later moved to the east coast to pursue her undergraduate degree. She lived in the middle east for around 6 years, both for graduate school and for work. Britt currently serves as COO of a boutique bipartisan lobbying and public affairs firm with offices in DC and the west coast. Britt enjoys music, photography, caring for animals, and traveling throughout the far reaches of the world (pre-COVID). What Britt appreciates most about the Dupont Circle area is the historic architecture, flora and fauna, diversity, accessibility, and camaraderie of its neighbors, especially during times of crisis. She joined DCCA to help its efforts centered on safety, homelessness, elderly well-being, and preserving the historic character of homes.

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.

Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.  DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings nine times each year, which are open to the public, organizes the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.

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