Staff 2024-07-12T09:59:23-04:00


Deborah L. Rosenstein                                   
Chief Executive Officer
Deborah L. Rosenstein, CEO for the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, has extensive experience in all aspects of the Real Estate industry, including research, product analysis, transactional analysis as well as operational sales and marketing management.  Initial experience was in the banking and mortgage banking industries.  In the late 1970s, Debbie helped create the first new home data base – Housing Data Reports – as well as its Consulting Arm – Housing Strategies – in the Washington, D.C. MSA.  Debbie went on to open her own New Homes Consulting Firm – Rosenstein Research Associates, Inc. – that had been operational for nearly twenty-five years prior to joining Metrostudy as Senior Consultant in its Mid-Atlantic region.

On the operational side of the new homes business, Debbie served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The Christopher Companies, a local building firm building condominium, townhome and single family product in the Washington, D.C. MSA as well as in Delaware.

Actively involved in the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) for nearly forty years, Debbie served as its President in the 2007-2008 time frame, was named NVBIA Builder of the Year in 2011 and was named Associate of the Year in 1992.

Debbie received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from the University of Maryland and is MIRM (Master in Residential Marketing) certified through NAHB.

Mia Katzenberger
Membership Services Manager
Mia Katzenberger, NVBIA’s Membership Services Manager, has extensive knowledge in the Mortgage banking industry. She previously worked in an IT support role at Fannie Mae and McLean Mortgage. Mia is looking forward to using her customer service experience and database knowledge to help NVBIA and their members.



Margie Christian
Director of Accounting
Margie has over thirty years of experience in accounting and financial management for non-profit and membership organizations. She has worked for The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation for the past 10 years with youth and outreach programs managing grants and private funding.  She has also worked for National Court Reporters Association and Music Educators Association managing accounting operations for membership and event management as well as accounting operations for Political Action Committee accounts. Margie has worked with outside audit firms, tax agencies, banking and financial institutions.

Jana McDonald
Director of Events and Communications
Jana (pronounced “Yana”) has broad experience in fast-paced business and social event management and communications. At NVBIA she manages Regional, Chapter, Committee and Council events. Jana is also responsible for creating and implementing NVBIA communication by email and social media platforms. Her most notable strengths are her attention to detail and her creativity which provide excellent attendee experiences. As well as creating and drafting several fun and informative marketing collaterals including but not limited to newsletters, social media and blog posts. Jana also holds a Bachelor of Science in Events Management from the George Mason University.

Chuck Ellison
Membership Manager
Chuck Ellison, NVBIA’s Membership Manager, brings unique experiences and qualifications to the position. As a long-term Builder member, Past President, and Life Spike of the Maryland BIA, he knows the importance of a strong membership base to both Builder and Associate members. Being active in NAHB in a variety of positions, Chuck also knows how the three levels of the homebuilder associations work together to protect our industry. Chuck is looking forward to using his experience and knowledge to help NVBIA add and retain members.

Ruth Franco
Events and Communications Assistant
Ruth Franco, NVBIA’s Events and Communications Assistant, provides general support in event management, promotion, marketing and social media. Ruth is versatile with a diverse skill set in photography, social media management, and UX design. With a Bachelor’s in Economics and a minor in Graphic Design from George Mason University, Ruth also has hands-on experience building websites and created marketing campaigns, honing her technical and creative abilities. Her work at nonprofits and small businesses has further refined her expertise in managing social media presence, crafting engaging content, and enhancing user experiences. Ruth’s unique blend of skills and experiences positions her as a dynamic asset in the digital and creative industries.

NVBIA is a 3-in-1 Membership

Our members are also represented by the HBAV: Home Builders Association of Virginia and the NAHB: National Association of Home Builders, which concentrates on Capitol Hill and federal agencies.