Meet The Team

Board of Directors

ChairmanAmanda Chandler

Focus Data Solutions

Vice Chairman,Joseph F. Collum
Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust

TreasurerScott Burr

Tech Painting

SecretaryJane Hughes

 Alexandria Times

Past Chairman, Michael Coughlin

Walsh Colucci Lubeley & Walsh

Director, Donald Holley
MTGE Investment Corp.

Director, Laurie MacNamara

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc 

DirectorJohn Ray

TEC, Inc.

Director, Vanessa Rodriguez

Remax Executives

Director, J. Bradley Smith
Wells Fargo

Director, Ryan Touhill 

AEDP

Director, Mark Mahar

Ernst & Young

Director, Frank Castillo

Retired

Director, Tony Harney
Retired

 

 

Staff

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 chairs the Alexandria Housing Affordability Advisory Committee, sits on 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, 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 daily use for our clients and projects. Haig is a native of Northern Virginia, and lives in Springfield with his wife and two children.

Andrea Viñas

Andrea Viñas, Project Manager, handles applications, homeowner visits, and ensures the entire home repair process flows smoothly. Originally from Springfield, VA, Andrea moved back to the area after graduating from Pepperdine University in California where she earned her BA in International Studies. She has a knack for languages and organizational skills which led her to study in China and work for a vocational school in DC. She has a passion for helping others, traveling, and is the “go to” guru for astrology.

Ann Nguyen

Ann, 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. 

Breanne Driscoll

Breanne, Outreach Manager, works to enhance client outreach and volunteer management, while also assisting in the application process. She hails from Western New York and has a BA in International Studies and Political Science and AS in Business Administration. Breanne is currently working on her MA in Community & Economic Development and enjoys traveling and supporting the local community, whether it be volunteering at a co-op farm or purchasing produce at a local farmer’s market.

Barbara Jeanne Polo

Barbara Jeanne, Bookkeeper, assists with our accounting needs. She is originally from Richmond, VA and moved to Alexandria in 1991. Barbara Jeanne has held myriad of titles from a Congressional Fellow, Environmental Policy Consultant, Legislative Aide to a Production and Circulation Manager and Tree Planter. Barbara Jeanne now enjoys working part-time to allow her to spend time with her two children and garden, travel, and volunteer in the community. Barbara Jeanne has a BA in Art History and a MA in Urban Planning with a focus on Environmental Land Use from the University of Virginia.  

 



 

 

 

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