ANC 7E is divided into seven Single Member Districts (SMDs), each represented by a commissioner. The commissioners are elected to the ANC for two-year terms. To find your commissioner, locate your SMD on the map.
Commissioner Veda Rasheed
Veda was raised in Ward 7’s River Terrace neighborhood. She is an attorney with a long history of community activism in the areas of education, public safety, financial literacy, pro-bono legal services, and business development. She serves as the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District 7E01. She successfully advanced the Community Engagement efforts of the Office of the Attorney General under Karl Racine. She is a graduate of Bowie State University and The Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America. Veda received the Michael F. Curtin Pro Bono Award from Catholic University. The National Jurist named her Law Student of the Year. She is a member of the National Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Washington Bar Association. Some of her multiple volunteer roles includes Chair of the Ward 7 Young Democrats and Ward 7 Parent Leader for My School DC Advisory Council. She was appointed to the Mayor’s Commission on African American Affairs by Mayor Muriel Bowser in 2017. Her term on the commission ended in June 2019.
Commissioner De'Ashia Deas
Originally from Charleston, SC, Commissioner De' Deas became a resident of Washington DC in 2016. She is a strong advocate of empowering the community through health and wellness. Her aim is to amplify the voices of her neighbors ; and ensure equitable access to the support and resources necessary for the best quality of life. She serves as the social media and website manager for ANC 7E. She is proud to call DC home, and looks forward to a bright future of service in ward 7.
Commissioner Natasha Dupee
A native Washingtonian, Commissioner Natasha Dupee is committed to changing, creating, and defending policies that support all people in having access to a quality life. She serves leads ANC 7E’s Education Committee. With over a decade of experience in education and health systems focusing on pipeline programs that address the social determinants of health, she is completing a masters degree in public health policy at the George Washington University - Milken Institute for Public Health. Natasha received her undergraduate degree in women's studies and public health from GW and a masters degree in education from The University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Commissioner Delia Houseal
Dr. Delia L. Houseal is public health expert, community activist and entrepreneur. She has over 20 years of experience working to improve the quality of health of disparate communities throughout the District and country. Dr. Houseal serves as the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for Single Member District (SMD) 7E06 and was recently elected to serve on the District’s Commission on Health Equity. She also serves on the board of several community-based organizations, the Mamie Lee Johnson Little League Baseball team, the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization (MHCDO) and the Community Advisory Committee of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. Delia Houseal completed her undergraduate degree from Howard University, Master of Public Health degree from the George Washington University and PhD from Walden University. Dr. Houseal lives in the Marshall Heights community with her husband, three children and beloved chihuahua.