Board of Directors

Tony Nicastro, 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.

Kevin Wohlgemuth, Vice President, 2023

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 the EPSP Committee.

Naomi Doddington, Treasurer, 2019-2023

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 fourth year as Treasurer. 

Kathleen Maloney Lo, Secretary, 2023

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 criticismShe has also worked in nonprofit fundraising, membership, and program development for arts and education institutions in NY and DC. 

Kathleen serves as Chair of APT's Events committee

Christopher DeRosa, Member at Large, 2019-2023

Chris is an engineer and registered architect at Walter P Moore with a special focus on building enclosure consulting. He has more than 10 years of experience on rehabilitation building projects.  Chris has developed a strong appreciation for DC’s rich diversity of historic buildings, and a commitment to historic preservation.  In addition to APT, Chris is on the board and review committee for the Mount Pleasant Historic District and the American Institute of Architects Building Enclosure Council (BEC).

Zachary Burt, Board Member at Large, 2022-2023

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 for APT's Communications Committee.

Carly Bond, Member at Large, 2023

Carly is a Senior Historic Preservation Specialist 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.

Isabelle Gizinski, Member at Large, 2023

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 a Member of the Events 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 Co-Chair for APT's Marketing Committee, and Member of the EPSP Committee.

Ellen O'Brien, Past Chapter President, 2021

Ellen is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She was first introduced to preservation while interning at the Octagon House in college. After graduating, Ellen worked with Clark Construction in DC for two years before going back to school and getting a master's degree in Structural Engineering with a focus in Structural Forensics from Columbia University. During her time at Columbia, Ellen studied structural failures and did research on the prevention of structural collapses. She currently works as an engineer at Silman and is enjoying working on a wide range of interesting projects.

Ellen serves as a Member of the EPSP Committee.

Committee Members

Marita Ellis, Communications Committee and Events Committee, 2023
Danielle Encela, Chair, EPSP Committee, and Events Committee Member, 2023
Laura Lavernia, Events Committee, 2023
Rhett Murphy, Marketing Committee, 2023
Patrick O'Brien, Co-Chair, Marketing Committee, 2023
Tom Vitanza, EPSP Committee, 2023

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