AIA|DC Staff

Mary Fitch, AICP, Hon. AIA 
Executive Director
202.347.9403 x 2001

  • Executive Director of AIA|DC and WAF
  • Publisher of ArchitectureDC Magazine
  • Interim manager of DACKids Programs
  • Complaint Department

Katherine Adams
Development Director
202.347.9403 x 2008

  • Fundraising for Washington Architectural Foundation
  • Outreach to foundations, individuals, public agencies and corporations to support WAF programs
  • Walking Tours for Kids project lead

Scott Clowney, Assoc. AIA
Exhibitions Manager
202.347.9403 x 2007

  • Planning, development, and management in-house exhibitions, serving as curator, editor, interpretive writer, exhibition designer, graphic designer, and preparator as needed.
  • Coordinating and implementing out-of-house exhibitions, liaising with exhibitors, consultants, and contractors such as art handlers, graphic designers, shippers, and printers.
  • Administering practices involving agreements, budgeting, display systems, proposals, schedules, security, and visitation.

Torey Doverspike
Donor Relations Coordinator

Louis Duva
Communications Coordinator

  • Management of website, social media channels, e-newsletter, and all related content.
  • Promotion and marketing of continuing education, public programs, and exhibitions
  • Editorial Assistant of AIA|DC Newsletter, 

Sinclaire Erdwien
Assistant Director
202.347.9403 x 2005

  • Assists in performing financial duties
  • Coordinates programs such as DesignDC, CANstruction, Architects in the City, and Lunchtime Learnings
  • Facilitates communication with committees, members, donors, and the public

Arash Hafizi
Education Coordinator

  • Maintains and archives educational courses
  • Provides administrative support
  • Submits educational courses for AIA credit

Melody Harrison
Member Services Director
202.347.9403 x 2002

  • Primary contact for members and prospective members
  • Manages day-to-day member services functions
  • Recruitment and retention efforts and building relationships with corporate partners—all of which contribute to the success of AIA|DC’s mission

Laura Headrick
Events Manager
202.347.9403 x 2006

  • Manages event space rentals and logistics
  • Provides catering and other support to AIADC events
  • Assists with the improvements to and maintenance of the District Architecture Center

Rachel Simonson
Foundation Outreach Coordinator
202.347.9403 x 2003

  • Coordinates volunteers in various programs
  • Works with volunteers to provide STEM programming for kids
  • Ensures volunteers have proper training and resources to perform valuable programming to the community

Katie Spencer
Programs Director
202.347.9403 x 2004

  • Director of professional and public lectures and tours, including Architecture Month
  • Oversight of all awards programs
  • Collaborating with committees to offer relevant and engaging professional development for members

Norman Smith, AIA, LEED AP
AIA|DC News Editor