Board of Directors

Kevin Wohlgemuth, President, 2024

Kevin Wohlgemuth is an Associate Conservator in Building Conservation Associate’s (BCA) Washington, DC office. Originally from Southern California, Kevin graduated with his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation in 2014 where he won Charles E. Peterson Award for Distinction. Kevin’s responsibilities at BCA vary widely and include project management, archival research, conditions assessments, laboratory analysis, treatment recommendations, construction drawings and specifications, and construction administration. Kevin has had the incredible opportunity to work on some of the most significant buildings in the DMV area including the Smithsonian Castle, Arts & Industry Building, US Capitol and several Senate buildings, Maryland State House, Jefferson Memorial, and DC Court of Appeals; the last two winning local and national project awards. Kevin is also an experienced archaeologist and archaeological conservator having earned a Master of Art in Classical Archaeology from Florida State University.

Kevin serves as a member of APT DC's EPSP and Symposium Committees.

Zachary Burt, Vice President, 2024

Zachary is the Community Outreach and Grants Manager at the DC Preservation League (DCPL). At DCPL, he leads the Landmarks and Government Affairs committees, manages the organization's historic landmark nominations, and administers two grant funds. He holds an MA in Historic Preservation from Goucher College and a BS in Political Science from the University of Utah. He is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to working at the DC Preservation League, he worked for seven years in government relations at a professional association. Despite his early interest in politics and government, he has always been passionate about history and architecture, and went back to school to study historic preservation. He loves exploring and photographing DC’s historic buildings and neighborhoods – as well as historic places around the country.

Zachary serves as Chair of APT DC's Communications Committee.

Naomi Doddington, Treasurer, 2019-2024

Naomi is a Project Manager and Historic Preservationist with Consigli Construction Company working on historic rehabilitation projects. Prior projects include work at the US Capitol, the French Ambassador's Residence, and Menokin Plantation. She has a B.F.A. in Theatre Production and an MSHP from Clemson University. Naomi first moved to DC to work with the National Parks Service's famed Heritage Documentation (HABS/HAER/HALS) Program before transitioning to Project Management. She served as an adjunct professor at Clemson University teaching a course in project management to future Historic Preservation Professionals. She served as co-chair of the Events Committee for two years and is in her third year as Treasurer. 

Kathleen Maloney Lo, Secretary, 2024

Kathleen is a historic preservation specialist and architectural historian based in Washington, D.C. She holds an MA in International Affairs - Cities and Urbanization from the New School and an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, where she served as managing editor of Future Anterior, a journal of historic preservation history, theory, and criticism. She has also worked in nonprofit fundraising, membership, and program development for arts and education institutions in NY and DC.

Kathleen serves as a member of APT DC's Communications Committee.

Carly Bond, Member at Large, 2023-2024

Carly is the Acting Director for Historic Preservation for the Smithsonian Institution, where she oversees Section 106 compliance and contracts for architectural conservation and historic preservation services. She holds a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and a BFA in Art History from the University of Florida. Carly moved to DC and joined the Smithsonian in 2016 after working for over a decade with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as a Deputy Director in the Preservation Department. Carly is dedicated to public service through historic preservation and stewardship of the Smithsonian’s diverse collection of historic buildings.

Carly serves as a member of APT DC's Events Committee.

Isabelle Gizinski, Member at Large, 2023-2024

Isabelle Gizinski is a licensed architect working at GWWO Architects in Baltimore. She is a project manager on NPS projects that focus on rehabilitation and preservation. Isabelle is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Louisiana to attend LSU to receive her Bachelor of Architecture with minors in Architecture History and Heritage Conservation. Before moving to Baltimore, Isabelle worked as a historic tax credit specialist on rehabilitation projects for historic commercial buildings. Previously, Isabelle has been involved with the AIA New Orleans Chapter as the Associate Member Director in 2019. Her main roles were to develop and coordinate events for unlicensed members through study groups, lectures and networking events.

Isabelle serves as Co-Chair of APT DC's Events Committee.

Dorcas Corchado, Member at Large, 2024

Dorcas currently serves as the Regional Historical Architect for the National Capital Region of the National Park Service. Prior to that she completed a 5-year Professional bachelor's degree in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, where she became interested in architectural conservation. During this stage of her career, she assumed leadership positions in AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) as Treasurer and President of the organization. After completion of her architecture degree in 2013, she acquired a LEED GA certification and worked at several architecture firms. On her last 3 years on the island, she joined her father’s architecture firm, Corchado + Arquitectos, where she worked in a diversity of projects ranging between Public Open Spaces, Commercial Buildings, and Residential Buildings. Having worked mostly on existing buildings she decided to pursue her long-time desire to study conservation science to better understand how buildings fail, material compatibility, and building conservation. She completed her Master in Science of Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, with a Certificate in Ecological Architecture. During her time as a graduate student she worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Architectural Conservation doing hands-on conservation, conditions assessment and treatment recommendations mainly in National Park Service projects. After graduation, she worked as a Designer for the Preservation Studio at Quinn Evans Architects in D.C, where she worked for 3 ½ years in prestigious projects such as Daughters of the American Revolution-Constitution Hall, which got several preservation design awards. From there she transitioned to her current position as the Regional Historical Architect with the National Capital Region of National Park Service.

Dorcas serves as Chair of APT DC's Marketing Committee.

Laura Lavernia, Member at Large, 2024


Laura serves as Co-Chair of APT DC's Events Committee and a member of the Marketing Committee.

Courtney Magill, Member at Large, 2024

Courtney Magill currently serves as the Architectural Conservator for the National Park Service’s National Capital Region (NPS-NCR). She has been working with the Regional Preservation Services team since October 2020 to assist cultural resource specialists in NCR’s thirteen regional National Parks in the preservation, conservation, and proper maintenance of their historic structures and cultural landscapes. Previously, after graduating with her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, she served as the laboratory manager and post-graduate fellow for the University’s Architectural Conservation Laboratory, working on a variety of conservation projects in New York City, Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona. She formerly served as a board member of the Association for Preservation Technology’s Delaware Valley Chapter (APT-DVC) from 2016-2020. A self-professed preservation nerd, she is passionate about materials conservation of historic fabric in the built environment around the greater DC area and the world.

Courtney serves as a member of APT DC's Symposium Committee.

Tony Nicastro, Past Chapter President, 2023

Anthony (Tony) Nicastro has national experience in the investigation, design, and construction contract administration of building enclosure components for major institutional, commercial, educational, and residential buildings. His affinity for problem solving and the built environment led him to join SGH in 2006. Tony has been thrilled to a manage a diverse set of projects, and he has a passion for preservation and rehabilitation on Washington, DC buildings including museums on the National Mall in Washington, DC and other major federal institutional works. He appreciates his collaborations with architects, building owners, and contractors, and most enjoys providing long-term solutions by analyzing facade design concepts, evaluating construction defects, and developing repairs for complex enclosure issues.

Tony serves as Chair of APT DC's Symposium Committee.

Tom Chmill, Past Chapter President, 2022

Tom is a professional engineer currently working as a building enclosure consultant for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) in Washington, DC. Originally from Pittsburgh, Tom graduated from Penn State in 2012 where he received a degree in Civil Engineering with a structural focus. He then went on to work for a large engineering and construction company in the oil and gas industry where he planned and executed complex projects across the Midwest and Northeast. Since joining SGH in 2016, Tom has found that his passion lies in the investigation and remediation of existing buildings and structures. His project experience includes and wide variety of historic structures ranging from Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington, DC to 19th century academic buildings on the University of Virginia's campus in Charlottesville, VA.

Tom serves as a member for APT DC's Marketing and Symposium Committees.

Committee Members

Danielle Encela, Chair, EPSP Committee, and Events Committee member, 2023-2024
Katherine Good, EPSP Committee, 2024
Frank Krech, Marketing and Communications Committees, 2024
Bill Urban, Events Committee, 2024
Tom Vitanza, EPSP Committee, 2023-2024
Coral Zapata, Communications Committee, 2024

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