Rebecca Miller is the Executive Director of the DC Preservation League. She holds a B.A. in History and a Master’s in Business Administration and has been with DCPL since 2003. In addition to supervising the day-to-day operations of DCPL, Rebecca represents the organization as a consulting party on Section 106 issues such as the consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security at the National Historic Landmark St. Elizabeths Hospital West Campus, Union Station, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She has also successfully advocated for funding for the restoration of the DC World War I Memorial on the National Mall, and led the organization in pursuing the protection of dozens of individual landmarks and historic districts throughout Washington. Rebecca frequently provides testimony on behalf of DCPL on historic preservation issues before the DC Council, the DC Historic Preservation Review Board, the Commission on Fine Arts, and the National Capital Planning Commission. She also serves as a juror for the annual District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
Kelli Knox, DC Preservation League’s Director of Development oversees partnerships with individual donors and foundations, and helps promote membership at all levels. Prior to joining DCPL in August 2016, Kelli worked for eight years as Deputy Director of Development at the Center for Science in the Public Interest—a public health organization that works to promote a safe, healthy food supply. She’s also worked at the National Endowment for the Arts and The Choral Arts Society of Washington. Kelli holds a Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) from James Madison University and a Master of Arts (Arts Administration) from The Florida State University.
Zachary Burt is the Community Outreach and Grants Manager for the DC Preservation League. He is the staff liaison for the Landmarks Committee and the Government Affairs Committee, and works with the Historic Districts Coalition. In addition to his work on historic landmark nominations, Zach manages DCPL’s Preservation Initiatives Grant Program and the DC Historic Sites website and cellular phone app. Prior to DCPL, Zach worked in government relations at a professional association. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Utah and an M.A. in Historic Preservation from Goucher College. Zach is passionate about DC’s rich history, culture, and architecture, and loves exploring the city’s many neighborhoods.
Shae Corey is the Programs Manager for the DC Preservation League. She oversees the Education Committee and works closely with community partners to plan the organization’s programming, including lectures, walking tours, and webinars. She is also responsible for DCPL’s social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Shae began working with DCPL in 2021 on the DC Historic Sites app, creating a digital exhibition documenting the history of enslavement in DC’s preserved buildings. She received her graduate degree in Public History from American University in 2022, and her Bachelor’s of Science in Education in 2020. She is passionate about cultural heritage, racial justice, and adding new and necessary voices to the historical narrative whenever possible.
Isabelle Houseman is the current 2023-24 Fellow for the DC Preservation League. She helps support DCPL through running special events, attending committee meetings, organizing materials, as well as developing content for DC Historic Sites, among many other tasks. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in History from DePaul University in 2023, and is currently enrolled at American University to receive her Master’s in Public History. She is a major proponent of taking education outside of the classroom, specifically how public spaces may be used as tools in students’ understanding of historical events. Her other interests include community histories, food, music and art history as well as expanding her knowledge of architectural history. She also really enjoys old stuff, and you’ll often find her reading every label in a museum or plaques that she comes across on the street.