Alumni Association Board Membership
Jerry Papazian, House 1971-72, President
Jerry began his career as a House Page serving 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 Operating Officer of a public technology company.
Jerry served as president of the University of Southern California Alumni Association from 1995 to 1996 and as a member the USC Board of Trustees from 1994 to 1999. 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, the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games and the Los Angeles Sports Council. 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.
Peter Darby, House 1983, Second Vice President
Peter served as a United States House Cloakroom Page, appointed by Henry Hyde (R-IL), in 1983 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 was the president of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association New England Chapter for over 15 years and recipient of the Virginia Tech Chapter Officer of the Year Award. Peter also served on the National Board of Directors for the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and installed as a lifetime member of the Virginia Tech Gateway Society and Ut Prosim Society. Peter is currently active with the Harvard Club of Dallas and the Jose Lluís Sert Council at the Harvard Graduate School Design.
Peter is an architect based in Dallas, Texas and providing senior management and leadership guidance on projects nationally with transportation and commercial development, including urban mixed-use projects, airport/transportation oriented developments and commercial office design. Peter specializes in several areas including physical security design for airport, federal and corporate facilities and mixed use development that interface with multiple types of transportation modes and urban infrastructure components. Peter is actively involved at the local level, addressing urban design and transportation challenges in and around Dallas through several different organizations including the Greater Dallas Planning Council and Dallas American Institute of Architects.
Peter is chair of the US Capitol Page Alumni Association’s Events Committee and leads the planning of regional alumni events and activities across the US and the upcoming 2016 Homecoming in Washington DC. Peter is married to Michele who is an attorney and serves as legal counsel for Fidelity Investments and both love to travel and enjoy entertaining with many friends, colleagues and family both at home and when traveling.
Jeff Clark, Senate 1967-69, Treasurer
Jeff 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, U. S. Army, and the Army National Guard in the states of Maryland, Arkansas, and Texas.
Chris Cobey, House 1965-67, Secretary
Chris served as a House Democratic Page from California from 1965 to 1967, including as assistant overseer and documentarian Page. His career as a lawyer has been primarily in the field of employment law. He has served as a city council member and mayor. His enthusiasms include the San Francisco Giants, orienteering, California and federal legislation, and (with fellow ’67 classmate Tom Davis) forensic psephology. Chris lives in Templeton, California, where he chairs an elected land use advisory body, serves as needed as a temporary judge in the local courts, is the attorney coach of the local high school mock trial team, and is employed as a guide at Hearst Castle.
Katherine Alesse Abbott, House 2001-02
Kate Abbott was inspired to go into international development after her learning more about the field as a Congressional page. Kate has global experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America working with a wide range of organizations ranging from large multinationals to small non-governmental nonprofits. Prior to being a consultant, Mrs. Abbott was selected for the highly competitive position of Junior Professional Associate at The World Bank Group where she was a fraud and corruption investigator for the Bank’s projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. While there she conceived and implemented the first innovative collaboration tool within the organization aimed at increasing and streamlining teamwork.
Passionate about building and strengthening communities here and abroad, Kate has served in nominated leadership roles with the Junior League of Washington, a women’s volunteer organization, and was selected for the JLW’s inaugural ‘Get on Board’ class, earning a non-profit board training certificate from BoardSource. Kate serves on the board of directors as secretary for Waterfront Academy, a new Montessori bilingual (Spanish/English) school in Southwest DC. A supporter of the arts, Kate previously managed the front of house operations at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and currently manages the usher staff at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater.
Mrs. Abbott is a first-generation college graduate earning a degree magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in economics. Her academic pursuits included an academic year at the prestigious Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico; summer programs at the National Autonomous University in Mexico City, and at Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China. Born and raised in the Buffalo-Niagara region in New York, she resides with her husband, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the Navy Yard neighborhood in Washington, DC. She served as a House page during the 2001-02 school year.
Camilla (Messing) Bosanquet, House 1990-91
Camilla Bosanquet is a retired U. S. Coast Guard Commander, having served on active duty for more than two decades. Her military service included four shipboard assignments (totaling eight years of sea-duty) during which she led crews in performing counter-drug operations, migrant interdiction, fisheries enforcement, homeland security patrolling, and search and rescue. Special assignments included four years as an Assistant Professor of Moral Philosophy at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, plus service as a U. S. Mission to the United Nations ‘Political Advisor,’ where she acted as a U. S. State Department negotiator within the U. N. Security Council. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Government from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Boston College. She will commence Ph. D. studies in Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School in August 2019, concentrating on Maritime Policy. Camilla served as a Page for Representative Charlie Wilson (D-Texas) in the House during the 1990-91 school year.
Michael Esposito, Senate 1984
Michael Esposito is co-founder of 3B Independent Publishers, following a 28-year career as an award-winning journalist with the Chicago Tribune. With 3B, he puts to use his skills developed as a writer, editor, and designer for nearly every section of the newspaper, as well as his final, production-planning role for the Chicago Tribune Media Group’s 39 Chicagoland area newspapers. He has won awards for both headline writing and page design, and contributed as an editor to four Pulitzer Prize-winning reports. An avid sailor, he crewed aboard the Santa Cruz 70-class sailboat, Nitemare, in winning the 2002 Queen’s Cup. Mike served as a Senate page in 1984, appointed by Senator Charles Percy.
Patrick R. Green, Senate 2012
Patrick Green is an administrative aide working in the Federal Judiciary. Raised on a prairie outside of a small town in north central Idaho, he was appointed as a Senate page in the summer of 2012. He had a transformative page experience, during which he developed a strong interest in Senate rules and procedure. He subsequently returned to the U.S. Senate for several internships in and around the chamber. A modest son of a farmer and an immigrant, he became his family’s first college graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2017. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys playing chess with friends and coworkers, volunteering as a reading mentor at an elementary school, competing in trivia games, exploring the restaurant scene, and cheering on the Gonzaga University Bulldogs.
Kelly Shea Hitchcock, House 2001
Kelly S. Hitchcock joined the Investment Company Institute (ICI) in September 2017 as Director, Financial Services Policy. Prior to joining ICI, Ms. Hitchcock worked for the House Appropriations Committee, serving as a member of the senior staff on the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee. Over the course of 11 years with the Committee, she helped to analyze Federal budget requests to Congress and craft annual appropriations legislation. Ms. Hitchcock earned an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University; additionally, she holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from American University. She was a Senior Fellow of the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership in the 113th Congress and a House Page during the 107th Congress.
James Nuzzo, House 1971
James L. J. Nuzzo is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Colchester Group. He is an expert in macroeconomic, trade and regulatory policy, having spent the last twenty-five years as a senior governmental official, private consultant, media figure, university lecturer, and angel investor. Nuzzo was originally trained as a neurologist; following his chief residency at Harvard Medical School, he was awarded the White House Fellowship where he became George H. W. Bush’s Deputy Director of Policy. During his time at the White House, Nuzzo was responsible for the Vice President’s economic, trade, budgetary and domestic policy briefs. Because of his long-standing interest in the environment, he was later asked to establish the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s international finance expertise. Upon returning to Massachusetts, he founded The Colchester Group. He is an honors graduate of the Harvard Law School and has been a teacher, tutor and advisor at Harvard University for nearly thirty years. He has been a resident and visiting scholar at a number of scholarly and public policy institutions. He is presently researching a book analyzing the importance of intentionally teaching living in community in residential colleges. Nuzzo is very involved with philanthropic work concentrating his efforts in education and the arts. He is a member of the Board of the Boston Ballet, Harvard Pieran Foundation, Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Harvard University Arts Resources Council and the American Friends of Eton College.
Jason R. Rae, Senate 2003-04
Jason Rae served as a United States Senate Page appointed by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) from September 2003 to January 2004. Jason works in Milwaukee as a partner at Nation Consulting, a public affairs consulting firm, and as President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Jason was elected as the Secretary of the Democratic National Committee. He had previously been elected as a DNC member back in 2004 at the age of 17, becoming the youngest person ever elected to that role. Jason is a Director of the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District Board and on the board of the Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission. Jason graduated from Marquette University with an Honors Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and History in 2009. He currently lives in Glendale, Wisconsin with his husband, Phillip Bailey.
Audrey Scagnelli, House 2009
Audrey Scagnelli proudly served as a House Page during the summer of 2008 and the spring of 2009. She is pursuing an MBA at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and is in the early stages of starting a business in the food industry.
Scagnelli served as National Press Secretary for the 2016 Republican National Convention. She has appeared on Fox Business, MSNBC, ABC and other national news outlets, and has been quoted in several national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Scagnelli managed regional press for the New Day for America PAC, which supported Governor John Kasich, and before that, the CARLY for America PAC, which supported Carly Fiorina. Prior to working on the 2016 election cycle, she served as Press Secretary for House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
While a student at The George Washington University’s School of Media & Public Affairs, Scagnelli founded College & Cook Magazine, the first national food magazine for college students. It attracted a readership of over 13,000 and later partnered with USA Today College. She is a native of Miami, Florida.
Duane Taylor, MD, House 1978
Dr. Duane Taylor grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and served as a House Page during the 1977-78 school year. He is the CEO and Medical Director of Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. His specialties are Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Duane currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the largest Otolaryngology-Head and Neck organization in the world, and has received the Honor Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Presidential Citation from AAO-HNS. Dr. Taylor is a past president of the Montgomery County Medical Society and currently serves on the Board, past chair of Region II of the National Medical Association, and has served on the Montgomery County Commission on Health and Montgomery Cares Advisory Board. He has been recognized for his many professional volunteer, humanitarian and philanthropic efforts through several awards and honors including induction into the Shaker Heights Hall of Fame, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Red Cross Real Heroes Award, National Role Model and Mentor Award, MAPMG Distinguished Physician Award, and the Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctor. He has given numerous national/international scientific presentations and has been involved in both local community service and international medical missions. He currently lives in Montgomery County, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.
Shelley Thomas, House 1989-90
Shelley served as a House Page during the 1989-1990 school year. After her time as a Page, she spent a summer back on the Hill as an Intern for the Army Senate Liaison Office and then attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. She currently lives in Pennsylvania where she is a Dental Insurance Specialist for a private practice. She is married with 3 grown children. Shelley enjoys spending as much time in DC as she can and organizing activities for both her class and the DC area alumni.
Sean E. Tucker, House 1984
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.
Jeanne Papazian, Administrative Assistant