Meet the Board

The Preservation Alumni Board consists of 12-20 members, who represent a wide span of class years. Preservation Alumni welcomes alumni to join the Board regardless of their geographic location. To learn more about joining the Board, email

Jennifer Whisenhunt, President
Kate Reggev, Vice President
Julia Lewis, Treasurer
Alex Corey
Emily Dominijanni
Elizabeth Fagan
Richard Lowry
Erica Mollon
Bill Morache
Barrett Reiter
Julie Rosen
Andrea Sforza
Alan Tabachnick
Sarah Reddan Tisdale

Jennifer Whisenhunt - President - graduated from Columbia's Historic Preservation program in 2013 and joined the PA Board in 2015. During her time at Columbia Jennifer served as a contributing editor for the Docomomo International Specialist Committee on Education & Theory and was selected as the Adolf Placzek Fellow for the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Jennifer’s master’s thesis on the post-World War II reconstruction and preservation of various churches in England was awarded Best Thesis in the Theory and Interpretation of Preservation. Prior to Columbia, Jennifer studied architecture at Texas A&M University where she worked as a research assistant for the school’s Center for Heritage Conservation. She is currently a junior preservation architect at PBDW Architects in New York. Class of 2013

Kate Reggev Vice President - is a graduate of Columbia's dual Master's program in Historic Preservation and Architecture and joined the board in the summer of 2015. While at GSAPP, Kate was the managing editor of Future Anterior and had the opportunity to travel to Brazil, Mexico, Norway, and Ireland. Her thesis theorized contemporary preservation design, earning her the GSAPP Writing Prize at graduation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from Barnard College, Columbia University and is an associate at Beyer Blinder Belle, where she works as architect and architectural historian on a range of cultural, institutional, and preservation projects. Class of 2015

Julia Lewis - Treasurer joined the PA Board in 2015. She is the Director of Business Development at PAU (Practice for Architecture and Urbanism). Julia is currently engaged in projects ranging from building- to city-scale for public, private, and non-profit clients and uses her diverse background in architecture, real estate development, and historic preservation to approach challenges and propose solutions within the built environment in a comprehensive manner. Prior to joining PAU, she was part of the Cities Group at BuroHappold Engineering. Julia received her Master of Real Estate Development and Master of Historic Preservation from Columbia University and her BA in Architecture from Clemson University. She focused her studies on international approaches to city planning, development, and adaptive reuse; attending the Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and Columbia’s alternative studio locations in Tokyo, Japan, Santiago, Chile, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Alongside her work at PAU, she is an Adjunct Associate research scholar at Columbia University, where she continues to carry out archival research in the Seymour Durst collection from her time as a student. Class of 2014

Richard Lowry - Secretary - graduated from Columbia University's Historic Preservation program in 2013, and joined the PA board in 2016. Concentrating on materials conservation at Columbia, he wrote his thesis on the historic concrete at Fort Totten, New York. Richard is a Chartered Field Archaeologist with a BA(Hons) in Bronze Age and classical archaeology from the University of Bristol, and a MA in Anglo-Saxon archaeology from the University of York in the UK. Richard is from Bermuda and was the Heritage Officer for the Bermuda Government, responsible for the island’s Listed Buildings, Historic Protection Areas and its World Heritage Site. In 2016 he moved back to New York to be closer to his family. Richard currently works for Kaese & Lynch Architecture and Engineering LLP in New York. Class of 2013.

Alex Corey is a heritage planner at the City of Toronto where he manages the study and implementation of heritage conservation districts across the city. He also assists with heritage outreach and engagement initiatives, working with community organizations and stakeholders in identifying and conserving local heritage resources. He began his career at a heritage architecture firm in Toronto, where he worked on a range of rehabilitation and heritage planning projects. Class of 2015

Emily Dominijanni graduated from Columbia's Historic Preservation program in 2013 and joined the PA Board in 2018. Prior to Columbia, Emily studied Historic Preservation at Salve Regina University where she participated in the school's local archaeological dig. She began her career doing hands-on restoration of historic wood windows. Emily is currently a junior associate at MacRostie Historic Advisors in Boston where she manages state and federal historic tax credit applications, writes National Register Nominations, and assists in historic permitting and regulatory review projects throughout the countryClass of 2013

Elizabeth Fagan graduated from Columbia University's Historic Preservation program in 2015, where she received an Outstanding Thesis Award for her research on the development of glass block and its use in 1930s American architecture. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of South Carolina, and has previously worked in Section 106 review in the Mid-Atlantic region, and in the non-profit sector in New York. Currently, Elizabeth works as a Landmarks Preservationist at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Class of 2015

Erica Mollon is a 2015 graduate of Columbia’s dual Master’s program in Historic Preservation and Urban Planning. While at Columbia, Erica participated in projects and internships focused on preservation planning and historic resource surveys both in New York City and abroad, including Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, and Albania. Her thesis focused on measuring the social impacts of preservation on communities, particularly those facing economic challenges. Erica is currently a historic preservation specialist and urban planner at AKRF, Inc. specializing in cultural resource field surveys, archival research, and significance assessments for Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessment Statements (EAS). Erica is based in Miami, Florida. Class of 2015

Bill Morache graduated from Columbia's Historic Preservation program in 2014. At graduation, Bill was awarded the Historic Preservation Peer-to-Peer Award for outstanding service to classmates, faculty, and school. Before attending Columbia, Bill earned a B.A. in History from the University of Vermont. Since September 2014, Bill has worked at AJLP Consulting/Surface Design Group, a facade consulting firm, performing inspections and preparing construction documents for restoration projects in New York City. Bill joined the Board of Preservation Alumni in April 2015. Class of 2014

Barrett Reiter is a historic preservation consultant in San Francisco at her firm, Reiter Preservation Consulting. She works with local businesses, heritage professionals, non-profits, and homeowners, to navigate local, state, and national preservation contexts. After graduation and before returning to San Francisco, she spent two years as a Landmarks Preservationist in the Research Department at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. Class of 2016

Julie Rosen is a project manager at Kamen Tall Architects in New York City, where she oversees the planning, design and construction of exterior restoration and rehabilitation projects. She is a 2012 graduate of Columbia’s Historic Preservation program, where she received an Outstanding Thesis Award for her research on “Early Twentieth Century Face Brick as a National Industry.” She has continued her research on face brick and has guest lectured on the topic at Columbia University. Julie has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Spanish Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Class of 2012

Andrea Sforza is an architectural designer and historic preservationist at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects in New York City. Since 2016 she has worked on the adaptive reuse of Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK Airport and has completed multiple conditions surveys on properties throughout New York City including the Union Theological Seminary, Gould Memorial Library, and Fort Wood at Liberty Island.  Andrea graduated from Columbia's Historic Preservation program in 2017 where she served as the Preservation Alumni student representative as well as an organizer of the HP lecture series. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has previously worked in Chicago at Hutter Architects. Class of 2017

Alan Tabachnick is National Director of Cultural Resources in the Transportation unit of AECOM, an international infrastructure and environmental consulting firm.  He has over 27 years of national environmental and cultural resource expertise, working on projects across the United States. In the New York area, Alan has recently worked on such diverse projects as the Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement, Henry Hudson Parkway Resigning Project, the MTA-LIRR New 2nd Track Project in Suffolk County, and the LaGuardia Airport Modernization Project. Alan lives in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania (outside of Philadelphia), and also serves on the local Historic Architectural Review Board.  Alan received his undergraduate degree is in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Class of 1986

Sarah Reddan Tisdale is a Project Manager at Kamen Tall Architects (KTA), a New York City architecture firm that focuses on facade restoration.  She surveys, designs, and manages the construction work of restoration and rehabilitation projects throughout the New York Metro Area, from 19th century churches to new construction. Sarah is a 2017 graduate of Columbia’s Historic Preservation program, where she had the opportunity to travel to Lithuania and Ethiopia to study heritage planning and management.  She has a Bachelor's degree in History and Art from Lafayette College. Class of 2017

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