FBA President John George
Julia Gustafson, FBA Vice-President
Peter Maye, FBA At Large
Mary Ellen Signorelle, FBA Secretary / Membership Director
Denise Vogt, FBA At Large
The property and affairs of the Foggy Bottom Association (FBA) are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the members.
Terms of office are staggered. Terms of office are for three (3) years, with approximately one-third (⅓) of the directors elected annually. Terms will begin at the close of the annual election meeting. The FBA By Laws provide additional details on FBA Board of Director duties.
Current Board Members
December 1, 2020
President: John George
John has been a Foggy Bottom home-owner on 26th Street NW for nearly 25 years, along with his husband, Peter Maye. Together with their son, Isaac, and dog, Titan, the family enjoys proximity to restaurants, culture, the arts, and lots of green space. “By day”, John is a healthcare IT executive and “by night” leads the Foggy Bottom Association as President. Together with the entire FBA Board, John is working to improve the FBA infrastructure and tackle community priorities to make sure our part of DC remains a great place to live, work, and play.
Vice President: Julia Gustafson
Julia is a 20+ year resident of the West End and an active FBA board member. Julia is a Capitol Hill veteran working as a vice president of government relations for a national association headquartered in DC. An avid Washington Nationals and Georgia Bulldogs fan, she loves the walkability and accessibility to everything from our Foggy Bottom neighborhood.
Secretary: Mary Ellen Signorelle
Mary Ellen moved to Foggy Bottom/West End 6-1/2 years ago because she wanted to take advantage of DC's vibrant cultural scene, especially its art museums. As an employee benefits attorney, she helped ensure that workers received their retirement, health, and disability benefits.
At Large Member: Peter Maye
Peter Maye grew up in Washington DC. He has lived in the Foggy Bottom Historic District for over 25 years. As part of the FBA Board, he co-chairs the Foggy Bottom Garden Committee. Peter is also the co-chair of Arts in Foggy Bottom, a biennial outdoor sculpture exhibit showing curated works throughout Foggy Bottom. Peter spent more than 30 years in advertising production and operations. He worked at Discovery Communications where he supported the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC Networks. Prior to that, he worked at AOL in advertising production. Peter also worked in retail advertising for Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker's department stores and has many fond memories of these iconic department store brands.
At Large Member: Denise Vogt
Denise Vogt first lived on I Street NW over 30 years ago, renting the rowhouse from her parents, Bob and Norrene Vogt. Fast forward to present, after a complete renovation of that same house in September 2020, Denise moved from Arlington, VA into DC to join the Foggy Bottom community once again. Denise has been deeply committed to the neighborhood over the years, including involvement in the landscaping at the former West End Library, landscape design for the 26th Street Park, dog park, park clean-ups, and much more. Now retired, Denise Vogt hopes her work experience in landscape design, photography and managing communications departments will be an asset to the FBA.
At Large Member: Donna Barbisch
Donna has been a DC resident for more than 20 years and moved to Foggy Bottom in 2016. She loves the people and the neighborhood and enjoys taking in all that Foggy Bottom/West End has to offer. Donna spent her career in countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Emergency Management and Pandemic Planning with a focus on senior leader crisis decision-making. She is dedicated to community and currently serves as the Commissioner for Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), Single Member District (SMD) 2A04. Donna is a Vietnam Veteran and retired Army Major General.
At Large Member: Christina Farnsworth
At Large Member: Eileen Carey
Donna Barbisch, FBA At Large