Meet Our
all-Volunteer Team

Luca Gattoni-Celli
Chief Executive & Founder

Luca is a business researcher and recovered federal tax reporter. He lives in Alexandria West with his wife and children. They enjoy seeing friends, hiking, e-biking, and the stellar food in NoVA from around the world, particularly Pho 75 and Mediterranean Bakery. @TheGattoniCelli

Jane Green
President & Co-Founder

Jane is director of philanthropy operations at Food & Water Watch and a volunteer board member with the Alliance for Housing Solutions. She proudly rents in Courthouse, Arlington, with her husband and children. @janefgreen

Adam Theo
Director of Communications & Co-Founder

Theo is a communications consultant and former Air Force Reserves veteran who previously ran as an independent candidate for Arlington County Board. He enjoys hiking, cycling, and is a sucker for any restaurant with an outdoor patio and string lights. @TheoForARL

Dan Alban
Interim Director of Growth & Co-Founder

Dan is a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice and YIMBY Law board member. He lives in Ballston/Bluemont, Arlington with his wife. They enjoy traveling, hiking, dining out, live music and theater, and wine tasting in NoVA. @DanAlban

Grace White
Vice President for Arlington

Alex Goyette
Vice President for Alexandria

Aaron Wilkowitz
Vice President for Fairfax

Joseph Schiarizzi
Area Captain, Falls Church City

Peter  Siderovski
Local Lead, Alexandria & Director of Events

Jason Schwartz
Local Lead, Arlington

Brooks Stephens
Local Lead, Fairfax

Pranav Choudhary
Local Lead, Fairfax

Bianca Benedi
Communications Lead

Matthew Dumm
Communications Lead

Alexis Glenn
Advisor, Fairfax

Our Story & Where We Operate

YIMBYs of Northern Virginia began August 20, 2021, as a Facebook group that has grown to more than 1,000 members. We are a grassroots organization of people from all walks of life. A few of us have been in the fight for abundant, affordable housing for years, or work in real estate, planning, and development. But many including some of our most active members are newcomers to urbanism who are excited about its potential to change the world.

YIMBYs of Northern Virginia is a network of grassroots activists in Arlington County, Alexandria City, the Fairfax area (including Falls Church), and Prince William (including Manassas) and Loudoun Counties. We aspire to eventually support housing advocates in Fauquier and Stafford Counties and Fredericksburg as well, encompassing all of Virginia's Washington, DC suburbs.