Olmsted Network Staff

President & CEO

Anne “Dede” Neal Petri

Washington, D.C., and Fond du Lac, WI

Dede has served as president and CEO since 2020. Over the last 30 years, she has been a leader and innovator in a wide range of nonprofit organizations. She was the 42nd president of The Garden Club of America, co-founded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, serving as president from 2003 – 2016, and served as General Counsel and Congressional Liaison for the National Endowment for the Humanities. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in American history and literature, and she received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Leslie Jacobs

Office Manager

Arlington, VA
Leslie received her B.A. in Mass Media Communications and Political Science from Christopher Newport University. She previously worked for Northern Virginia Food Rescue, where she served as Food Recovery Coordinator. Leslie enjoys horticulture and is an avid floral designer.

Victoria Vanhuss

Director of Communications & Outreach

Atlanta, GA
Victoria holds a master's degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. She comes to us with a robust background in marketing, as well as cultural resource experience from her time with the National Park Service, Edwards-Pittman Environmental and US/ICOMOS.

Mark Roessler

Communications Specialist

Northampton, MA
Mark received his B.A. in writing and history from Marlboro College in Vermont. He is a lifelong Olmsted scholar and enthusiast. As a journalist and editor for the Valley Advocate newspaper, he wrote about the importance of democratic spaces, and his book on World’s End was published in 2021.

Madelaine Momot

OlmstedOnline Content Manager

Yorba Linda, CA
Madelaine received an M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture from New York University in London. She brings both preservation experience working in Orange County and interpretation experience with the National Park Service in Vermont and New Hampshire.