Robin-Eve Jasper is President of the NoMa BID. With a passion for issues at the intersection of public policy and private investment, Robin-Eve’s career has taken her from working as a practicing attorney at Winthrop Stimson, Putnam & Roberts to work on an array of development and education issues in Washington, DC. Robin-Eve served as Vice President and General Counsel at Jubilee Enterprise during its growth to become Washington, DC’s largest nonprofit provider of affordable rental housing with 1,400 apartments in Wards 7 and 8. While a Vice President at Staubach Education and Municipal Service, she provided consulting and leasing services to governments and educational institutions nationwide, including Maricopa County, Santa Clara County, the University of Cincinnati and the District’s Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority. As a Senior Director with the Fannie Mae Foundation, Robin-Eve created a program for supporting public education and an award-winning public-private partnership to improve adult literacy in the District of Columbia. Robin-Eve has worked in commercial real estate development and for the DC government. Most recently, she served as Director of Washington, DC’s Department of Real Estate Services and immediately prior to that as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.
Robin-Eve has been active in NoMa for many years. She worked as part of the successful coalition to see the shuttered McKinley Technology High School re-opened as the city’s premier technology high school. Robin-Eve represented the development firm of Greenebaum and Rose in NoMa transactions as well as on the NoMa Stakeholders Coalition. In 2007, Robin-Eve served as the first executive of the NoMa Improvement Association, as the Board of Directors was establishing the NoMa Business Improvement District.
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Thomas Taylor is Director of Operations for the NoMa BID. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Thomas has had a life-long commitment to public safety and service; his career spanned both military and civilian occupations. After leaving active duty as a helicopter pilot, Thomas graduated from George Mason University School of Law. He has since served as a JAG officer in the USAF Reserve, as an attorney-advisor to the Board of Veteran’s Appeals, and as an attorney-advisor in the White House Counsel’s office. Later, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Thomas focused on crime prevention in addition to crime prosecution. He remains convinced that monitoring and maintaining a clean and well-ordered urban environment reduces vandalism and its escalation into more serious crimes. As a community prosecutor, he worked closely with local and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses to improve and maintain the public space in order to create safe and clean neighborhoods.
Thomas’ involvement in community improvement led him to a sustained interest in urban planning and development. Among other activities, he worked as a downtown representative in the creation of the Center City Action Agenda, a bold economic and place-making initiative for Central Washington. The plan spurred additional investment in the emerging neighborhoods such as NoMa that surround the City’s traditional downtown. Thomas is a licensed real estate agent in the District of Columbia.
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Rachel L. Davis
Rachel L. Davis, LEED AP®, is the BID’s Director of Marketing and Events. She is responsible for the BID’s marketing, communications, events, and public relations, as well as implementing a strategic branding and marketing vision for the neighborhood. Since she joined the BID, NoMa BID doubled their signature event offerings in 2010 and 2011, and subsequently won a Merit Award from the International Downtown Association (IDA) for programming and events. The event calendar includes a concert series Rhythm in NoMa; the NoMa Farmers Market, now in its second year; and the ever-popular NoMa Summer Screen, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Outdoor Movie Theatres in America by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2011. Other events include neighborhood festivals, Bike to Work Day, and more than 75 walking tours and presentations a year. In 2012, the BID won a Pinnacle Award from IDA for their branding campaign, which launched in 2011 throughout the neighborhood.
Rachel joined the BID from national design firm Cooper Carry in Alexandria, Virginia, where she was the firm’s first marketing professional to earn the LEED AP® accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. She previously worked as a reporter covering real estate development and urban planning for a small daily newspaper in the South, after graduating from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications with a journalism and photojournalism degree. Rachel lives in Petworth with her husband and daughter.
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Ali Newman is the NoMa BID Marketing and Events Associate. She joined the BID after graduating from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Anthropology. Her duties include managing the social media and website platforms, designing marketing materials, and event planning and logistics for the fifty plus community events that the BID organizes each year. Ali is passionate about civic engagement and making a difference in the community. She lives in Arlington and enjoys running, exploring the city, and hiking in her spare time.
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Galin Brooks is the NoMa BID Planning Manager. She received her master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University. While in New York, she worked on a BID formation effort for Hudson River Park and was involved in planning projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Galin is an avid open space advocate and a planner with a background in community and economic development. She has worked on economic development projects in a wide variety of settings, including Anchorage, Alaska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Western Switzerland. Through the management of BID-related planning projects, her focus will be to help the NoMa area continue to grow and prosper as a healthy, vibrant and strong community.
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Sheryl Augustine is the Business Manager at the NoMa BID. Sheryl brings more than 15 years of nonprofit administrative and operations experience to the BID. As Operations and Finance Director at 501cTECH, a nonprofit IT organization, Sheryl worked with the staff to ensure smooth internal operations so that the organization could provide excellent customer service to its client base. Before joining 501cTECH, Sheryl was a customer service representative at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Sheryl also gained experience working as an administrative assistant at Novigen Sciences, a scientific consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area.
Although she has Brooklyn roots, Sheryl spent her high school years in Maryland and now lives in Northeast DC with her daughter and dog.
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202-289-0111 x 5
J. Otavio Thompson
J. Otavio Thompson is the Hospitality Program Manager. He is a D.C. native and has had a lifelong interest in economic development, urban planning, architecture, and being a part of D.C.’s continuing economic revival. He served his country in the U.S. Army for 8 years as a Satellite Communications Network Coordinator. Otavio has a bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland.
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NoMa Hospitality Ambassadors
Robert Walker – Evening Ambassador Supervisor – Robert Walker joined NoMa BID in 2008 after successfully completing a rigorous three-month on-the-job training program facilitated by Project Empowerment. He typically works during the afternoons and evenings in the area surrounding Union Station. Mr. Walker serves as the Evening Ambassador Supervisor. Contact Robert
Thomas Henderson – Thomas Henderson joined NoMa BID in 2010. A DC native, he was raised in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast DC, where he still lives. Thomas enjoys interacting with people on a daily basis as a part of his job as ambassador. Thomas typically works weekends and evening shifts. Contact Thomas
Sam Rosales – Sam Rosales joined the BID in February 2012 and will be an ambassador during the mid-day shift. He is currently working on getting an Associate’s degree in Video Production at the Art Institute of Washington and looks forward to assisting visitors, residents, and workers in the area. He is also an avid musician for his church. Contact Sam
Delonte Jones – Delonte Jones joined the team in August 2012 as a Full-time Hospitality Ambassador after working many years with the Five Guys hamburger chain. He enjoys working with the public and looks forward to providing a reassuring and helpful presence on the streets of NoMa. Contact Delonte
Anthony Green - Anthony Green joined the team in September 2012. He is looking to earn a degree in Information Technology from a local university. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in physical fitness activities and working with the public. Contact Anthony
Office Contact Information
1200 First Street, NE Suite 310
Washington, DC 20002