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Joanne Olson
Executive Director

Joanne has over 20 years’ experience in nonprofit and Association Management. She grew up in Maryland, and currently lives there, after having spent about 15 years working in the United Kingdom, Macedonia, Belgium, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Joanne is currently working on her MBA at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and hopes to finish before her two teenagers enter university themselves.




 Karen Frame

Education and Finance Coordinator

Karen is from Manassas, Virginia, and In her spare time she enjoys visiting historical areas. Karen is also a serious science fiction fan, and an avid poker player.


Claire Johns
Director, Membership, Marketing and Communications


Claire resides in Frederick, Maryland and enjoys cooking, reading, and hiking in her spare time. Before getting her degrees in Marketing and Administration, she attended Culinary School. Claire also has an irrational fear of escalators.





Jason Lee

Membership and Communications Coordinator

Jason was born in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He enjoys snowboarding, playing video games, cooking, and audio engineering. Jason lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and was a State Champion in Cross Country in High School. Jason has a trip to Europe on his bucket list, and is excited to push himself personally and professionally by learning new lucrative skills like coding and Data Analytics.




Lorrie Patillo
Senior Manager, Education Programs


Lorrie is a Washington, DC Native, who enjoys reading, writing fiction, going to the theater, and traveling. She loves taking photos of her family and friends, and is not a fan of Reality television or “Selfies”. Lorrie is also a classically trained Pianist who has played in Go-Go, R&B and pop bands locally.





Kristin Stierle
Director, Meetings and Exhibits



Kristin currently lives in Leesburg, but is originally from Vienna, Virginia. She loves to read, and to travel with her family. Kristin and her family also enjoy snorkeling, so she does not let her children watch Shark Week. Kristin’s Dog is named “Jude” from the Beatles song “Hey Jude”, because she loves the band The Beatles.






Carrie Kovar
Government Relations and Advocacy Consultant

To reach the staff, please call the office at 703-766-1706 or 1-800-876-4195 and your call will be directed accordingly. Alternatively, you may e-mail and the message will be routed to the intended recipient.


415 Church St. NE, Suite 204
Vienna, VA 22180-4751