Board of Directors
PC Zai - Secretary
Zai has been involved with Hands on DC since 2008, working on everything from fundraising to special events, and currently is Secretary of the Board of Directors. Before joining the Board, she was the Co-Director for the FY 2012 events. Zai’s deep-seated desire to be involved in her local community stems from her background as a social justice community organizer in Los Angeles and studies in city management at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Additionally, she is also the outreach coordinator for the UCLA Alumni Network of Washington DC and is a skater for the DC Rollergirls. For fun, Zai enjoys travelling, yoga, and exploring various cuisines of the world. In everyday life, she works as an analyst at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in civil rights enforcement.
Kristen Powers - President
Kristen first volunteered for Hands on DC with her DC Kickball team in 2011. She enjoyed working with the organization and was impressed with the mission, and got more involved, serving as a Site Coordinator and Volunteer Management Co-Chair. After hearing powerful stories from the founders during the 20th anniversary celebration, Kristen was inspired to lead the organization as Co-Director in 2015 and 2016; and now as the President. She is a native Northern Virginian and enjoys staying active by running, hiking and traveling as much as possible. During the day, Kristen supports the FAA's Corporate Communication office.
Shawn Bucholtz - Treasurer
Shawn has been involved in Hands on DC since 2003. He is the co-chair of the logistics committee, responsible for estimating project needs and ordering supplies. Shawn is the Director of Housing and Demographic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he oversees HUD's major housing market surveys.