reflection

“Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God:...”
—Psalm 143:10

“Reflecting God’s government, man is self-governed.”
—Mary Baker Eddy

— Who we are —

STAFF AND BOARD

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National Office Staff

Bruce Jeffrey

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

  Bruce has served in many positions including navigator, college instructor, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, and director of operations. He has degrees in Humanities (Air Force Academy) and English (University of Wisconsin).
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Elle Brooks

OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR
 

  Elle was introduced to TPF in high school, where she interned for a couple of summers. She received her BFA from Texas State University and is currently pursuing her MBA at Baker University.
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Margie Brooks

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
 

  Margie first became involved with TPF as a volunteer. In her previous career she developed technical curricula for manufacturing. She has degrees in Communications (University of North Carolina) and Instructional Technologies (University of New Mexico).
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Ruth Coughtry

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (NFCSN)
 

  Ruth came to TPF after working at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association as an executive assistant in the Christian Science Nursing Department. Prior to that, she taught English and math, working with students at the elementary, middle school, and university levels. She holds a BA in Business Administration from Principia College and completed graduate programs in English and education at Wayne State University, Southern Illinois University, and Florida State University.
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Linda Cunningham

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (NFCSN)
 

  Linda has a broad-range administrative and managerial background, having worked and volunteered at various Christian Science organizations, served as an elected official, and helped operate a small business focused on environmental sustainability and turn-key solutions.
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Kent Fulton

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (NFCSN)

  Kent worked with TPF in its early years providing legal assistance and serving on the Board of Directors. His career since then has included work in the fields of securities broker and hedge fund manager, real estate management, residential mortgage lending, income tax return preparation and media and legislative affairs liaison. He holds a degree in Economics from Principia College and a law degree from the University of Florida.
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Jeff Harbin

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (INSTITUTIONAL)

  Jeff retired from General Motors where he was a project manager. For more than a decade he has been an institutional volunteer for Kansas county, state, and federal prisons. He also serves as a mentor to pre-release inmates at USP Leavenworth.
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Shannon Horst

DIRECTOR OF SERVICE PROGRAMS

  Shannon has enjoyed working in the fields of communications & media, nonprofit management, and international development with a focus on sustainable agriculture. Woven throughout her career were special opportunities to serve the larger Christian Science movement, including time with The Christian Science Monitor and the Committee on Publication.
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Ronna Koepp

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

  Ronna started her working life with her first love: teaching. As an orchestra instructor, Ronna taught all ages and levels, while also working as a freelance violinist and clinician (which she still finds time to fit in, occasionally).
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Joan McCormick

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR

  Joan first became involved with TPF volunteering as a local committee administrator. Her career was in education. She taught the deaf, general education, the gifted and was a staff developer for her county. She was also a consultant for Performance Learning Systems.
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Rudolf Meyer

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROJECTS ASSISTANT

  Rudolf has worked as a special researcher for the Manager of the Committees on Publication in Boston and done research projects for other organizations and scholars. He finds that his work for the International Fund and for the Christian Science Nursing Collaborative bridges his academic background in applied ethics and economic development and the love he has for Christian Science nursing.
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Cathleen Ouderkirk

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
 

  Previously Cathleen worked as a creative director in the book publishing industry. As a volunteer, she promoted many activities at two New York branch churches.
 
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Bill Vasu

IT SPECIALIST

  Bill began his career in the telecom industry and then started an entrepreneurial venture in computer software and telecom. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering (Purdue) and Law (Cleveland State). He has also served on the board of a Christian Science Nursing facility.
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Board of Directors

Arcadia A. Nones, CS
President
Lake Forest, IL
 
Anna Lisa Kronman, CS
Vice President
Orinda, CA
 
Rob Collier
Treasurer
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Joan Bradley
Secretary
Laguna Hills, CA
  Brian Boettiger
Boulder, CO
 
Jenni Hebert
Petoskey, MI
 
Bruce Jeffrey
Kansas City, MO
 
Charles Lindahl
Fullerton, CA
 
Gina Lindquist-Bailey
Greenwood Village, CO
 
Caroleen Scholet
Hopewell, NJ
 
George Strong
Castro Valley, CA