Chapter Officers

Katy Kane, Regent

Katy has been a member of DAR since 2012. She has served as the American Indian chairman, first vice regent, regent, and editor of the Mount Vernon Chapter newsletter, “The Mount Vernon Crier.” Her favorite volunteering activities include Honor Flight greetings at the Reagan Airport and naturalization ceremonies at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.

Carmen Bell, First Vice Regent

Carmen has been a member of the DAR since 2009.  Joining the Mount Vernon Chapter NSDAR after moving to Virginia in 2012, she previously held the office of librarian and is currently membership chairman in addition to her duties as vice regent. 

Mary Andrews, Chaplain

Mary initially joined the DAR in 1985 and became a member of the Mount Vernon Chapter NSDAR about ten years ago. She has previously served as vice regent. Mary has served on several committees, including nominating committees and a committee organized to update and revise chapter bylaws. 

Margaret Howland, Recording Secretary 

Margaret became a member of the Mount Vernon Chapter NSDAR in 1996. At that time her husband (who was a historian with the National Park Service) was assisting Mrs. Leona Kemper, regent of the chapter, restore the Jones Point Lighthouse and install the first private aid to navigation in the lighthouse since its deactivation. She has served as corresponding secretary and volunteered at the Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Exhibit.

Mary Jane Nash, Corresponding Secretary 

Mary Jane became a member of the DAR in February 2015.  She joined the Mount Vernon Chapter and has participated in helping with the July 4 immigration ceremony, Wreaths Across America, Continental Congress, and is on the 125th Anniversary Committee.  

Marylou Wall, Treasurer

Marylou joined DAR in 2011. She is actively involved in the Mount Vernon Chapter's efforts in Wreaths Across America and the July 4 naturalization ceremonies. She spearheads the 125th Anniversary celebration and has participated in Continental Congress, Constitution Week, and holiday luncheons.


Janet Macreery, Registrar

Janet joined the DAR in 2016 and serves as a member of the Historic Preservation committee, 125th Anniversary Committee, and the Woodlawn Needlework Show.  She actively volunteers for historic preservation sites outside of DAR with the National Archives and Records Administration as well as George Mason’s Gunston Hall. 

Mary B. White, Historian

Mary joined DAR in October 1994. She previously held the office of State Historian. Mary was also State Chairman, Resolutions Committee for two terms, and State

Chairman of Virginia Luncheon Committee. She is District V Chairman, Magazine Committee, and previously was District V Chairman, as well as Flag of the United States of America Committee. In Potomac Regent’s Club, she has served as vice president and historian. 

Amy Holmes, Librarian

Amy joined DAR through the Jean Ribault Chapter NSDAR in Atlantic Beach, Florida in 2011, transferring to the Mount Vernon Chapter in 2012. Volunteer activities Amy especially enjoyed with DAR include welcoming veterans on an Honor Flight, welcoming new citizens at Mount Vernon, and presenting the DAR Youth Citizenship medal. She attended Continental Congress as an alternate delegate.

Elizabeth Gail Eger, Honorary Chapter Regent and Parliamentarian

Gail joined DAR and the Mount Vernon Chapter in 2009. She was regent from 2010-2013 and has served as chairman of numerous chapter committees.  At the district level, Gail serves on the board as parliamentarian as well as having chaired several committees. She has served on the board of and is active in the Potomac Regents Club. At the state level, she has served on and is currently the chair of the Virginia Luncheon Committee. At the national level, Gail continues to serve on the Property Beautification and Hospitality Committee.  Gail has participated in all chapter activities, has more than 500 volunteer hours at Mount Vernon!