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Meet our Village volunteers -- and join their ranks!

What they do

These are the folks who make the Village work.  They serve on the board; on committees that plan and deliver social and education events, recruit new members and deliver services to members.  


They work in the office, take pictures at events, manage this web site and raise money for the organization year around.


More than a third of our members are volunteers, and we have quite a few non-member volunteers.


Click here to sign up as a volunteer and add your name to this list!

Volunteers of the year

We appreciate the time and effort that each volunteer contributes. The Village relies on the commitment of volunteers; they are truly the "heart" of the organization.

Anna Chisman and Mary Dusing put their organizational skills to work at least three hours every week in the Village office and our organization could not function without them. For their continuous support of our operations, Anna and Mary are our Volunteers of the Year.

Anna Chisman has volunteered for the past three years, keeping memberships up-to-date, recording membership fees and managing our membership database. She also organizes the monthly Women’s Lunch Group, rotating among fine-dining restaurants in the area.

Anna was born and educated in England. She earned degrees from Oxford University before coming to the U.S. She has an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Anna joined the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1977 where she ran a program to help member governments and NGOs improve substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. She is fluent in Spanish and French and competent in Portuguese. Since retiring, she has worked as a freelance translator/editor, served on the board of her condo association, and is vice chair of the OAS Credit Union.

She has lived in the West End since 1981. Because she and her late husband traveled so frequently for work, they had little opportunity to meet neighbors. Now, thanks to the Village, she runs into friends on the street, at Whole Foods or the Kennedy Center. Anna joined as a charter member, betting the Village would be a significant asset to the neighborhood. 

Mary Dusing has worked in the office for more than two years. She answers phones responding to all of our members' requests, schedules and calendarizes our many events and assists with technology support. 

Mary was born in upstate New York; however, she grew up in El Paso. She studied dance and was a teen model. After high school, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and worked with computers during the Vietnam War. While stationed in DC, she fell in love with the city.

After serving in the U.S. Marines, she began volunteering with the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and helped organize protest marches. Mary was also very active in the fight for civil and women’s rights. She returned to dance and became a featured performer with the Washington Ballet in the Nutcracker and worked backstage photographing rehearsals and events.

Mary worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte) from 1973-78 and then joined Sallie Mae from 1978-96. At Touche Ross, she discovered her love for the (then) "new" IBM PC. She became certified in several fields and learned web design. Later, Mary ran her own consulting and web design business, Lark Studios, until retiring in 2007.

Mary has lived in the West End since 1974. She joined the Foggy Bottom Association and volunteered with the West End Library Friends organizing book sales. She has held several positions on the board of her building during a critical 10-year fight to save the building. She joined the Village in 2015. When Mary learned that the Village needed an administrative volunteer, she signed up.

Volunteer Honor Roll


Bill Armistead

George Arnstein

Mary Bernstein

Monika Bernstein 

Lynn Cates

Morris Chalick

Anna Chisman

Kate Clinton

Leslie deVeau

Lucille Duprat

Mary Dusing

Madelyn Evans

Janet Farbstein

Christina Farnsworth

Myrna Fawcett

Tish Gardner

Lorna Grenadier

Anders Gyllenhaal

Beverly Gyllenhaal

Robert Haas

Susan Haight

Sue Headlee

Evie Hirsch

Marsha Ingber    

Linda Kaplan

Patricia Kellogg

Jackie Lemire

Binney Levine

Molly McCartney

Deb Neve

Trevor Neve 

Mark Ording

Paul O'Leary

Wendy Pallett

Perry Province

Barbara Reck

Katalin Roth

Ruth Schimel

Jane Scholz

Leah Schroeder

John Seichter

Jane Selby

Ann Sheffield

Nadia Taran

Marianne Taylor

Carl Vacketta

John Williams

Sally Willis

Monroe Wright

CB Wooldridge



Alice Brenner

Mark Budd

Patrick Cody

Jocelyn Fine

Ruthmarie Finley

Gabriela Garcia

Christine Gardner

Grey Gyllenhaal

Zelda Kapner

Phyllis Kramer      

Susan Lampton

Sarah Lissfelt

Xin (Susan) Qin

Joanne Rorapaugh

Hugo Schmidt

Lee Smith

Becky Squire

Madelaine Weiss

Judy Wayne


:: Foggy Bottom West End Village: 
2430 K Street, NW : Washington, DC 20037 : 202-333-1327 ::