Board of Directors

Jerry Papazian
House 1971-72
Jerry began his career as a House Page from 1971 to 1972. Currently, Jerry is the Managing Director of Fountainhead Associates, Inc., a California-based management consulting firm he founded in 2002, which specializes in helping entrepreneurs start and grow new businesses. Before starting his own consultancy, Jerry was a corporate securities attorney with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, followed by service as a vice president at Bear Stearns and subsequently as president and chief operation officer of a technology company.

From 1995 to 1996, Jerry served as president of the University of Southern California Alumni Association and as a member the USC Board of Trustees. He is active in many civic and community organizations, including We Care For Youth, where he has served as treasurer of its Board of Trustees since 1994. He is the Chairman of the Armenian Film Foundation and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pomegranate Foundation and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

Beth Ambrose
House 1990-91
First Vice President
Originally from Pittsburgh, Beth now lives on Capitol Hill, not far from where she lived as a House Page in 1990-1991. Beth currently works in the Government Relations department of the National Association of Home Builders, where she helps direct the legislative priorities of the residential construction industry. Previously, Beth worked at Honeywell and briefly at the White House during the Clinton Administration. Since 2008, Beth has served as Vice President of the Capitol Page Alumni Association.
Chris Cobey
House 1967
Second Vice President
Chris served as a House Democratic page from California from 1965 to 1967, and made perhaps the best connection possible during that experience: he met his wife. (And ask him about his Dome tours.) Since then, Chris worked for Ralph Nader, became a lawyer, and practices employment law in the San Jose office of Littler Mendelson. He’s served on the town council, and as mayor, of his current California home (Atherton). Chris serves as a co-chair of the committee producing the all-classes reunion to be held in Washington, D.C. on May 24-27, 2012. His enthusiasms include the San Francisco Giants, orienteering, and (with fellow ’67 classmate Tom Davis) forensic psephology.
Vance H. Morrison
Supreme Court 1956
Captain Vance H. Morrison, U.S. Navy (retired), U.S. Supreme Court Page from 1952-1956, graduated from the University of Virginia in 1962 with a commission in the U. S. Navy. Vance served on many ships and commanded two. Her served as U.S. Naval Attaché to Beijing, China, from 1987 to 1989, and was in Beijing during the brutal Chinese Army suppression of demonstrators at Tiananmen Square. Vance retired from the Navy in 1992 and accepted a position with a defense contractor providing systems engineering and technical assistance. He retired from that position in 2008 and is married to the former Liberty Anne Paterson of Alexandria, Virginia.
Bill Peard
House 2002
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Bill began his page service just 10 days before the fateful events of September 11, 2001. The following nine months, he had the opportunity of observing from the House Floor the reactions of our nation’s leaders. Following high school, Bill studied in North Carolina and worked for his former Congressman and page sponsor in Washington, DC. He is currently a student once again, studying to pursue the most common profession among former pages – attorney. He currently lives in Vermont.
Bob Borsari
Senate 1956-58
Bob served as a page from 1956-1958. A native of Washington DC, he now lives in Glen Echo, Maryland, where he once served as mayor. He is a law partner in Borsari & Paxson, where he represents clients in complex media acquisition and sales transactions and was involved in some of the first licenses for mobile satellite technology. In 1993, Bob retired from the United States Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel, with military specialties in both the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and Armor. When not practicing law, he enjoys golf, photography, sailing, hunting, and fishing, and cave exploration.
Jeffery A. Clark
Senate 1967-69
Jeff Clark
Jeffery A. Clark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider. He maintains a private practice called Towards Healing as a Psychotherapist, and also serves as the Administrative Assistant to the President of AgriLogic Insurances, Inc.

After serving as a Senate page and graduating from Capitol Page School in 1969, Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salisbury State University in 1974, and later received his Bachelor of Science Social Work (1993) and Master of Science in Social Work (1994) from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jeff is a member of the Texas Regional Advisory Board of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and is a Member of the Tarrant County Sexual Abuse Advisory Council.

He is an accomplished pilot and flight instructor and has served numerous stints in the U.S. Navy, US Army and Maryland, Arkansas and Texas Army National Guard.

Peter Darby
House 1983
Peter is an architect located in Boston MA where he focuses on various aspect of project management for transportation, urban design, mixed-use development, higher-education, corporate and commercial development.

Peter Darby served as a House Page in 1983 during his junior year and was present to see the last senior class to graduate from the Capitol Page School. Peter is originally from Wheaton, IL and has an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Peter has been an extremely active member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s New England Chapter where he served as President for over 17 years. Peter received the Virginia Tech Chapter Officer of the Year award in 1997 and served on the National Board of Directors for the Alumni Association from 2000 to 2007. Peter is installed as a lifetime member of the Virginia Tech Gateway Society.

Peter is married to Michele who is an attorney and serves as legal counsel for Fidelity Investments and both travel extensively to visit their families in New England, Virginia, Texas, Oregon and California. When not traveling, both enjoy entertaining guests with one of their wine dinner menus.

Ali Davis
House 1990-91
Allison (Ali) Davis was a House Republican Page in 1990-1991. Her love of Washington was instilled early and she is now a Senior Planner for Metro, the region’s public transit authority. Prior to Metro, she worked for Arup, a multinational engineering, design, and planning firm in New York and PADECO, a international development consultancy in Tokyo, Japan. Until recently, she served for five years on the boards of the New York and Washington DC chapters of WTS, an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in transportation, where she also ran the mentoring program for both chapters. She received her Master degrees in Transportation and Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. She lives in the District and enjoys cities, swimming, running, and traveling.
Ellen McConnell Blakeman
Senate 1971
Ellen was nominated to serve as a Senate page by Senator Charles Percy (R., Ill.) in January, 1971. The start of her term was delayed due to Senate considerations about whether appointing girl pages was a necessary thing to do, history-wise, after hundreds of years of page service. She and colleague Paulette Desell were ultimately appointed in May, 1971.

After Washington, she went on to earn a degree from the University of Illinois, B.S. Communications, 1976, a designation she always finds amusing. Then, into a career in public relations, notably with Burson-Marsteller/Chicago. She has experience with business-to-business, consumer and healthcare clients.

The agency experience was followed by freelancing and plenty of rounds of golf, many without sunscreen. Her volunteer activities include positions on two daycare boards and two terms on a school board (tragically defeated for a third term).

Jason R. Rae
Senate 2003-04
Jason Rae
Jason Rae served as a United States Senate Page appointed by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) from September 2003 to January 2004. Jason is originally from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. After his time in the US Senate, Jason began a career in progressive politics and causes. In June 2004, Jason was elected the youngest ever member of the Democratic National Committee, at the age of 17. Since his election, he has worked hard to increase voting participation among youth, as well as to ensure that the Democratic Party reaches out and involves the youngest generation of voters. He was re-elected in June 2008 and 2012.

He helped found and now serves as Chair of the DNC Youth Council. He is also the acting Chair of the DNC’s LGBT Caucus and a member of the DNC Credentials Committee. He serves on the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Administrative and Executive Committees and is chair of the DPW Constitution Committee. He has attended the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Convention. Outside of Democratic politics, Jason is the Board President of Fair Wisconsin, the statewide LGBT rights advocacy organization in Wisconsin. He was first elected to the board in March 2008 and has been president since June 2011.

In addition, Jason serves as the Chair of the Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission, a member of the City of Milwaukee’s Business Improvement District #16 Board, President of the Alpha Sigma Nu Danihy Alumni Club and is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee.

Jason works as a senior associate at Nation Consulting, a public affairs consulting firm in Milwaukee. He joined Nation Consulting in May 2009 after graduating from Marquette University. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, an organization he helped to create in 2012. Prior to joining Nation Consulting, Rae had served as a public policy intern with People For the American Way and as a political intern with the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. He has also worked for Herb Kohl for US Senate, among other campaigns. He currently lives on the east side of Milwaukee in the historic Brady Street neighborhood.

Joe Stewart
Senate 1953
Walter J. (Joe) Stewart began his long career in the Congress as a page in 1952-1953. He is one of the few former pages who can say that he “never left.” After page service, Joe continued working in the Senate, going on to serve as Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, Administrative Assistant to the Majority Leader for Floor Operations and as Counsel to the Senate Appropriations Committee. His Senate career culminated in 1987 with his appointment as Secretary of the Senate, a position he held until 1994. In this capacity, he was the chief administrative and financial officer of the Senate. In addition to his many philanthropic endeavors, Joe currently is a partner in Peck, Madigan, Jones, and Stewart, Inc. in Washington, DC.
Duane Taylor
House 1977-78
Dr. Duane Taylor is the Medical Director and CEO of Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. His specialty is Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He received his Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Akron (BS/MD Program) in 1983 and his MD from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1985.

Duane is the current President of the Montgomery County Medical Society and a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has numerous other medical affiliations and an extensive list of scientific publications, research and presentations.

He is on the Advisory Board of Directors of Montgomery Cares, and has served on the Montgomery County Commission on Health. He has served in numerous church and community advisory committees and activities.
Duane served as a Page in the House of Representatives in 1977-78 and was an Eagle Scout.

Miles E. Taylor
House 2005
Miles Taylor
Born and raised in Indiana, Miles Taylor is currently a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, where he is studying international relations. He worked previously on the Majority Staff of the House Appropriations Committee, where he contributed to historic efforts to cut government spending, and in the George W. Bush Administration, where he was a presidential appointee in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. Miles co-founded a start-up media and consulting company in 2012 and has also spent time at the White House, Pentagon, and at several think tanks. He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he was a Wells Scholar and winner of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Miles was a House Page in 2004-2005 and still dreams of becoming a Ghostbuster.
Shelley Thomas
House 1989-90
Shelley served as a house page during the 1989-90 school year. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA and currently lives in York, PA with her husband and children. She is the Assistant Practice Manager for a growing dental practice and enjoys traveling as much as her schedule allows. She has organized reunions for her class and served as a co-chair for the 2012 Homecoming.
Sean E. Tucker
House 1983-84
Dr. Sean E. Tucker is the Internal Controls Manager in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) John Glenn Research Center. In this capacity, he ensures the Center’s compliance with the Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA). He is also an aerospace auditor and a member of the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) which is responsible for bringing aviation, space and defense companies throughout the world together to deliver more value at all levels of the supply chain.

Dr. Tucker is a graduate of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Executive Leadership Program. Prior to joining NASA, Tucker worked 15 years as a full-time Senior Investigator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He graduated from the first class of the Cleveland Federal Executive Board’s Cleveland Federal Community Leadership Institute (CFCLI) and has served twice as a Loaned Executive to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Dr. Tucker holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management located in Washington D.C. He earned his undergraduate degree in Government/Political Science from Oberlin College located in Oberlin, Ohio where he graduated with numerous honors. Dr. Tucker is also an ordained minister. He is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary and holds a master’s degree and doctorate in theology.

Dr. Tucker is the recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a national academic scholarship awarded to select students throughout the country who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who possess exceptional leadership potential for government service and academia. He has worked as an Assistant to a British Member of Parliament (House of Commons) and studied British Literature. Earlier in his career, at the age of 15, he was appointed a United States Congressional Page to the 98th Congress and worked daily with members of the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, White House staff and the President of the United States of America.

Dr. Tucker’s career and academic studies have taken him around the world. He has worked as an Assistant to a British Member of Parliament in London, England (House of Commons). Moreover, his academic pursuits have allowed him to live and study in Austria, Greece, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Germany and the Republic of South Africa.

During his federal career Dr. Tucker worked as a Research Analyst for the Congressional Research service in Washington, D.C. where he conducted research on Congressional reform proposals and some of his findings were published by the Library of Congress. He is an avid mentor to youth in the community. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Akron Youth Summit, a local organization that meets the needs of at risk youth. He is also a professor at the University of Phoenix where he teaches business courses. Dr. Tucker who considers himself a boxing historian also enjoys reading, writing, water sports, and hiking. He, his wife Carolyn, their daughter Ashley reside in historic Hudson, Ohio.