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Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine (Virgin Islands)

Ms. Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine is an attorney in private practice in the US Virgin Islands. She is a former Solicitor General and former Attorney General of the Virgin Islands.

Ms. Ballentine is a cradle Episcopalian and has served The Episcopal Church on parish, diocesan and church-wide levels. She has served on the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons, as well as Executive Council, where she was a member and chair of the World Mission Committee. She chaired the taskforces studying the Anglican Covenant, was a delegate to the Conference of the Americas and is a present member of the Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees. She also serves as The Episcopal Church's lay representative to the Anglican Consultative Council.

She earned her BA from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and her JD from New York University School of Law.

She is married to Krim and they have one son, Jabriel, an Episcopal priest.


 

N. Kurt Barnes (Ex Officio)

Mr. N. Kurt Barnes is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. His career spans finance and investment management in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Barnes began his career as an economist for the RAND Corporation. He later became an Associate Editor at Time Inc.’s Fortune Magazine.

Mr. Barnes worked for 20 years as a Financial Officer at Inco Limited (International Nickel Company of Canada). He subsequently joined Morgan Stanley as a Vice President in the Fiduciary Advisory Group. In 2002, in a reorganization initiated by the New York State Attorney General, Mr. Barnes became Chief Financial Officer of Hale House Center, Inc. He also served as the Interim Deputy Executive Director for Finance and Information Technology at Amnesty International USA.

Mr. Barnes is a life-long Episcopalian and his volunteer activities include service to the Episcopal Diocese of New York as a member of program, budget and governance committees and Episcopal Charities. He is also the treasurer of an organization that provides funding to enhance the educational and social activities of a group of Yale University seniors. Mr. Barnes also serves on the Investment Committee of Amnesty International USA. He is an ex-officio member of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors. Mr. Barnes received his BA in Economics from Yale University and MA in Economics from Harvard University.

He resides in New York City and serves on the vestry of Grace Church, Millbrook, NY.


 

Franklin M. Berger, CFA (New York)

Mr. Franklin M. Berger is a leading biotechnology analyst specializing in business development, finance and investment, and has contributed to the expansion of major biotech firms at the leading edge of innovation.  He was responsible for technical, scientific and clinical due diligence as well as company selection in his work at J. P. Morgan Securities, Salomon Smith Barney and Josephthal & Co.  In addition to consulting, he currently serves on the board of three publicly traded biotech companies, advising on the scientific, technological, business, and financial aspects of the industry.

The Wall Street Journal selected Mr. Berger as the No. 1 ranked biotechnology analyst in its All-Star Analyst Survey in 1997 and No. 2 ranked in the WSJ’s 2000 Survey. In 2002, Institutional Investor Magazine ranked him on J. P. Morgan’s 3rd-placed All-Star Research Team. In 2000, he became a Founding Fellow of the Biotechnology Study Center at New York University School of Medicine.

Mr. Berger received his MBA degree from Harvard University in 1975; Johns Hopkins University conferred both his MA and BA degrees in 1971 and 1972, respectively.

Mr. Berger served two terms on the vestry of St. James' Episcopal Church in New York City. In addition he also served on the St. James' Investment Policy Committee.
 


 

Meredith A. Brown (Long Island)

Dr. Meredith A. Brown is a Research Associate in the curatorial department of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where she organizes exhibitions of contemporary art. Her research focuses on the relationships of gender, politics, and economics in postwar art and art institutions. Her scholarship has been supported by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the University of London and the United Kingdom's Department for Education. Dr. Brown earned her MA and PhD in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and holds a BA in art and art history from Stanford University.

She has previously worked as the Chester Dale Senior Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum, a Mellon Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute in London, and at Resnicow Schroeder Associates in New York as a strategic planning and media relations consultant for museums and cultural institutions. Prior to that she coordinated the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's internship program.

Dr. Brown currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation and is engaged with next generation philanthropy as an Exponent Philanthropy Nex Gen Fellow. The daughter of an Episcopal priest and a Christian educator, she is a lifelong Episcopalian. She lives in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, with her husband, Jesse Lebus, who is the curate at St. John's Cold Spring Harbor.


 

Lindsay Coates (Washington)

Ms. Lindsay Coates is the President of InterAction, the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the United States. InterAction’s 190 members work in every country on the global quest to eliminate extreme poverty and vulnerability, strengthen human rights and citizen participation, safeguard a sustainable planet, promote peace, and ensure dignity for all people.

Lindsay currently serves on the steering committee of the World Bank Global Partnership for Social Accountability, the executive committee for Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) and the Boards of Episcopal Relief & Development and United State Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC).  She served on the Obama administration’s Task Force on Global Poverty, was a Trustee for her alma mater the University of the South at Sewanee and a Board Member for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Global Heath Council. 

Before joining InterAction, she was the COO of Population Action International, which advocates for universal access to family planning services. Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, Lindsay practiced civil rights law in various capacities from beginning her career in Mississippi to Chief of Staff for the US Office for Civil Rights to Equal Employment Opportunity Attorney and Officer at the National Gallery of Art. From 2008-2009, Lindsay was a nonresident Fellow of Seminar XXI, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies.

She holds a JD from the University of Mississippi, a BA magna cum laude from the University of the South at Sewanee.

 


 

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry (Ex Officio, Honorary Chair)

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church on November 1, 2015. He was elected on June 27 at the Church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bishop Curry is the 27th Presiding Bishop, Primate, and Chief Pastor of The Episcopal Church.  He also serves as President of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.

Most recently, he served as the 11th Bishop of North Carolina. Bishop Curry is a graduate of Hobart College and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School. He has also pursued additional studies at The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary's Seminary, and the Institute of Christian Jewish Studies.

Bishop Curry was ordained to the priesthood in December 1978, at St. Stephen's, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and began his ministry as deacon-in-charge at St. Stephen's, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1978 and was rector there from 1979-1982. He next accepted a call as rector at St. Simon of Cyrene, Lincoln Heights, Ohio, where he served from 1982-1988. In 1988, he became rector of St. James', Baltimore, Maryland, which he served until his election as bishop.

In his three parish ministries in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland, Bishop Curry had extensive involvement in Crisis Control Ministry, founding of ecumenical summer day camps for children, preaching missions, the Absalom Jones initiative, creation of networks of family day care providers, creation of educational centers, and the brokering of millions of dollars of investment in inner city neighborhoods. He inspired a $2.5-million restoration of the St. James' church building after a fire. The St. James' After School Academy was designated a Jubilee Ministry by Presiding Bishop Edmund Browning.

Previously, Bishop Curry was Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors before transitioning to its Honorary Chair in November 2015. He has served on the boards of a large number of organizations and was a member of the Commission on Ministry in each of the three dioceses where he has served. Bishop Curry has a national preaching and teaching ministry, having been featured on The Protestant Hour and as a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. He has received honorary degrees from Sewanee, Virginia Theological Seminary and Yale.

He is married to the former Sharon Clement, and they have two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.
 


 

Josephine H. Hicks (North Carolina)

Ms. Josephine H. Hicks is a partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, representing a wide variety of clients including manufacturing and chemical companies, textile companies, insurance companies and public utilities. She received a BA from the University of the South, and a JD from Vanderbilt University.

Ms. Hicks currently serves as a lay representative on the Anglican Consultative Council, and recently finished a term on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church. She is a subcommittee co-chair for the American Bar Association, and Chair of the Diversity Committee at her law firm. She also serves on the board of the Evangelical Education Society, and is a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC.
 


 

Sophie Hollingsworth (Washington)

Ms. Sophie Hollingsworth is a Program Officer for the International Conservation Caucus Foundation, where she researches partnerships with international organizations and plans and executes congressional briefings and missions focused on conservation matters.

Ms. Hollingsworth has volunteered extensively in Tanzania and Rwanda with programs that assist women and young school-aged children. In 2013, she spent a year in Dar es Salaam working for 2Seeds Network, helping rural farmers market their produce more efficiently. She is a trustee of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and serves on the International Development Committee.

She has grown up in the Episcopal Church, first at St. Anne’s-in-the-Fields in Lincoln, MA, then at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH (where Bishop Gene Robinson confirmed her), then in Ohio, where her father Mark is Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio.

She is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and lives in Washington, DC.


 

The Rev. David C. Killeen (Florida, Secretary)

The Rev. David C. Killeen serves as Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida. While at St. John’s, he and the congregation created Visioning the Vineyard, a prayerful, grassroots, five-year plan for the future of St. John’s, resulting in congregational growth and vitality.

Prior to St. John’s, Mr. Killeen served for three years as Associate Rector of St. Mark’s in Jacksonville, Florida, where his primary focus was family, youth and children’s ministries. While at St. Mark’s, he developed and taught children’s, youth and adult Christian formation classes and emphasized the importance of local and global outreach. Mr. Killeen had also been Curate and Interim Priest at St. Mary’s, Tuxedo Park, New York.

He is a trustee of the American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome and a member of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes Program Committee. He also continues his role as a member of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Communications & Engagement Committee.

He is a graduate of The General Seminary of the Episcopal Church.


 

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee (Chicago)

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee is the twelfth bishop of Chicago, a position he has held since 2008. He leads 40,000 Episcopalians in 127 congregations across Northern Illinois.

Bishop Lee is the author of “Opening the Prayer Book” in the New Church’s Teaching Series. He is a former member of CREDO Institute, and has served on the boards of the North American Association of the Diaconate, the Council of Associated Parishes and Affirming Catholicism.

Bishop Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Seminary and served as a curate, canon to the ordinary and church developer in the Diocese of Northern Indiana and rector of churches in Wisconsin and Washington before being elected bishop. He was a deputy to the 2000 and 2006 General Conventions, and in 2008 became an associate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

He and his wife, Lisa Rogers Lee, have two children, Katherine and Jonathan.


 

Daniel McNeel 'Neel' Lane (West Texas, Chair)

Mr. Daniel McNeel 'Neel' Lane is a partner at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Partner in Charge of the San Antonio office.  His pro bono work focuses on social issues, notably including the federal lawsuit that resulted in marriage equality for all Texans, as well as cases challenging death sentences on constitutional grounds. He has also advocated and testified before the Texas Legislature in support of legislation limiting predatory payday lending practices and establishing needle exchange programs. Lane has been named as one of three finalists for “Lawyer of the Year” by Texas Lawyer, has been named an Outstanding Lawyer for 2015 by the San Antonio Business Journal, and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for each of the past seven years in a row.

In addition to his involvement with Episcopal Relief & Development, Lane has also chaired the board of Good Samaritan Community Services, an agency of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, and served on the board of Texas Appleseed, an agency that promotes social and economic justice for all Texans.

Based in San Antonio, Lane earned his BA in 1984 from Columbia University and his JD in 1988 from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review and served as Research and Notes Editor for Volume 66.  He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas.
 


 

John A. ‘Jock’ MacKinnon (New York)

Mr. John A. ‘Jock’ MacKinnon is a partner in the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP in New York. From 2002-2014, he served as a member of their Executive Committee and as co-chair of the global investment management practice. He has also served on advisory boards such as Mutual Funds Directors Forum and Board IQ.

Mr. MacKinnon is in his sixth year as a member of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Audit Committee in his capacity as adviser. He has traveled on study trips to visit programs in El Salvador and Ghana.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Williams College.

He attends St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Tuxedo Park, New York, and is married to Anne with two grown children.
 


 

Judith Morrison (Washington)

Ms. Judith Morrison joined the Inter-American Development Bank in December 2009 as the Senior Advisor for the Gender and Diversity Unit, after serving as the Regional Director for South America and the Caribbean at the Inter-American Foundation. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Inter-Agency Consultation on Race in Latin America (IAC), a donor collaborative comprised of the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Ford Foundation, and Department for International Development-UK, dedicated to promoting inclusive development policies. IAC is based at the Inter-American Dialogue – a center for policy analysis and exchange based in Washington, DC – where she was a senior associate and program director.

Ms. Morrison has been interviewed on issues of development by the Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Washington Post, Folha de São Paulo, Radio France International, El Tiempo Latino, Democracy at Large, Línea Directa (NBC), Latin American Advisor and National Public Radio. She is a frequent presenter at the Conference on World Affairs, and has presented throughout the Americas and Europe. Ms. Morrison has published articles and book chapters on equity and development for the United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank, the US Government, and the academic and popular press. Ms. Morrison holds an MCP degree in poverty alleviation and income distribution from MIT, where she received the Carroll Wilson Award for international research and received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. She has served as a fellow at the Aspen Institute (Socrates Society) and the Phelps Stokes Fund.

Ms. Morrison and her family worship at St. Columba's in Washington, DC.
  


 

Laura Ellen Muglia (Olympia)

Ms. Laura Ellen Muglia, Co-Trustee of The Laura Ellen & Robert Muglia Family Foundation, has focused the past decade of her life on furthering initiatives in global health and sustainable economic development that aim to end extreme poverty. With Episcopal Relief & Development, Ms. Muglia was Co-Chair of the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund and successfully co-led a three-year campaign across The Episcopal Church to raise $5 million for malaria prevention. She also led the Diocese of Olympia’s One-for-One Malaria Net Challenge, raising $350,000 in the first diocesan grass-roots campaign for NetsforLife®.

As a member of the Duke Global Health Institute’s Board of Advisors, she assesses the Institute’s work in relation to its vision and mission and provides input into its strategic direction and fundraising opportunities.

Her MBA is from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA from Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.

She and her husband Bob have one daughter, Flora.


 

Constance R. Perry (Massachusetts)

Ms. Constance R. Perry, recently retired, had worked for more than thirty years managing, designing and implementing programs for at-risk youth and adults at the municipal, state and national level. She then spent twelve years as a self-employed national consultant specializing in training, facilitation and on-site consultant services for community organizations.

Ms. Perry and her husband, Dain, have been touring the country screening Traces of the Trade. This film is a documentary about her husband's ancestors, the DeWolf family of Rhode Island, who were among the foremost slave-traders in American history. Traces of the Trade has been screened in 17 Episcopal dioceses, as well as at civic organizations and schools and universities. Ms. Perry has done substantial work to organize grassroots action toward racial reconciliation.

As a member of Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, Ms. Perry has been very active in a number of church and diocesan ministries. She has served on the diocesan Palestinian Committee to witness for Palestinian Christians, as Deanery Representative from Trinity Church, Boston, as Co-Convener of the Boston Harbor Deanery, on the diocesan Diversity Leadership Committee, and on the diocesan standing committee. In addition, she was a delegate to the Massachusetts Diocesan Convention.

Ms. Perry and her husband live in Charlestown, MA.


 

Robert W. Radtke, President (Ex Officio)

Dr. Robert W. Radtke has served as president of Episcopal Relief & Development since 2005.  Prior to that he served in various senior-level posts at the Asia Society.

At Episcopal Relief & Development, Rob has overseen a number of major initiatives, including NetsforLife®, the agency’s award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, which to date has reached over 32 million people in 17 African countries; and the US Disaster Preparedness and Response Program, which helps Episcopal dioceses, congregations and other church institutions to both prepare for and respond to disasters in their local communities.

Rob provides strategic leadership to the agency’s programs in nearly 40 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as the United States.  Episcopal Relief & Development has been a pioneer in the area of Asset-Based Community Development in a faith-based development context, with programs that mobilize local resources in an integrated approach to address poverty, hunger, disease and disaster.  The organization has been recognized with major awards and grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Founded originally as the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, Episcopal Relief & Development is currently celebrating its 75th Anniversary with activities through out The Episcopal Church.

Rob frequently contributes to faith and policy-oriented discussions on a range of international development issues through media interviews, op-eds and various online communications.  He is a trustee of the Anglican Alliance for Development, Relief & Advocacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Rob has a bachelor's degree (AB) from Columbia College of Columbia University and a doctorate (DPhil) from New College of the University of Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.  In 2012 he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
 


 

The Rev. Canon Genevieve Razim (Texas)

The Rev. Canon Genevieve Turner Razim is the Canon for Welcome and Evangelism at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas.

Prior to her ministry at the Cathedral, Canon Razim served as associate rector at Palmer Memorial in Houston and Trinity in The Woodlands. Her various diocesan leadership roles have included President of the Standing Committee and Chair of the 2013 Sharing Faith Dinners. She was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in 2007.

She holds a Master of Divinity (cum laude) with Anglican Studies Certificate from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the University of North Texas.

She and her husband, Edward, have two teen-aged sons.  

 


 

The Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh (Rochester)

The Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh serves as the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, New York. Bishop Singh was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from Madras Christian College, Tambaram, and Union Biblical Seminary, both in India. He was ordained a priest in the Church of South India in 1990 and served congregations in rural South India. Bishop Singh holds post-graduate degrees in Practical Theology from Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, Church and Society from Princeton Seminary, and a PhD in Religion and Society from Drew University. He served in the Diocese of Newark as Associate Rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, from 1997-2000, and as Rector of St. Alban’s in Oakland, New Jersey, from 2000 until his election as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester in February 2008. 

While working in the Diocese of Newark, Bishop Singh co-founded the Dalit Solidarity Forum in the United States of America. He also served on the Board of Creative Living Counseling Center, chaired the Oakland Franklin Lakes Interfaith Council, and served as an Adjunct faculty member at Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. As Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, a member of the Board of Directors of Episcopal SeniorLife Communities in Rochester, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Bishop Singh is a member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church. He serves The Episcopal Church as a member of Bishops Working for a Just World, the Standing Commission on Social Justice and Public Policy, and the United Thank Offering Study Committee.

Bishop Singh is married to Dr. Roja Singh. They have two sons.


 

The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson (Louisiana)

The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson serves the Episcopal Church as Domestic Poverty Missioner, coordinating church-wide efforts in ministries of poverty alleviation. Much of his work is focused on engaging Episcopalians in walking with those in need, not only to provide immediate and long-term development assistance, but also to provide an opportunity to encounter the Living Christ through such ministry.

Prior to beginning his work on the denominational staff, Canon Stevenson served as Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana from August 2005 until September 2013. His responsibilities included oversight of the bishop’s staff, management of annual budgets, coordination of clergy and congregation transitional ministry, and various pastoral and administrative concerns throughout the diocese.

Since receiving his MDiv from Nashotah House Seminary in 2000, Canon Stevenson has served as Rector in two parishes: the Church of the Annunciation in the heart of New Orleans, and the Church of the Good Shepherd in Maitland, Florida. During his time at both churches, his focus was working with underprivileged youth and revitalizing ministries of stewardship, Christian education and community outreach.

The flooding of New Orleans and related damage to southern Louisiana changed the focus of the diocese’s ministry in the region immediately. Post-Katrina, Canon Stevenson worked closely with the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, as well as local, regional, national and international leaders and groups, to put into place the processes for effective relief ministry. In partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development, the diocese instituted an Office of Disaster Response to coordinate the new work required after the storm. Over the years, that organization has evolved into Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana, a ministry focused not only on immediate disaster relief but also on the transformation of lives by building a community of care and respect for all human beings. 

Canon Stevenson and his wife, Joy, are fond of travel, ministry across the wide range of perspectives in south Louisiana, and spending time with their extended family.
 


 

Thomas W. Stoever, Jr. (Colorado)

Mr. Thomas W. Stoever, Jr. is a partner in the international law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP.

He is a lifelong Episcopalian and has been a member of Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver for 20 years, serving on the vestry from 2007-2009 and as senior warden from 2009-2014. During that time, the mission and ministry of Saint John’s grew to include a women’s homeless shelter, new and broader support for programs that assist those who are homeless, and programs that support the working poor. He is currently working with the Bishop’s office to develop a farm on diocese-owned land both to provide fresh food to low-income families in Denver and to create another ESC chapter in the diocese.

Mr. Stoever earned his BA from Johns Hopkins and his MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

He and his wife lived in the Philippines from 1984-87 and witnessed first-hand the value of working through local organizations on political and economic development.