Trustees


Officers of the Board

Luis E. Tellez
President
Mr. Tellez spent the early part of his career working in the chemical industry, and subsequently spent over twenty years administering several non-profit corporations before becoming president of the Witherspoon Institute in 2003. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the James Madison program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Mr. Tellez received a BS and MS in chemical engineering as well as an MBA in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.

Stephen T. Whelan, Esq.
Chair
Mr. Whelan is a partner in the New York office of law firm Blank Rome LLP and a lecturer in the Princeton University Politics Department. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, he is a member of the Advisory Council of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, a trustee of Fraunces Tavern Museum in Lower Manhattan, and the author of three books on law. He lives in New York City.

John M. Metzger, Esq.
Secretary
Mr. Metzger is a lawyer. Educated at Harvard College, New York University School of Law, and the London School of Economics, he has served on the New Jersey Economic Development Council and is a contributor of articles to professional journals. He is the author of The Hand and the Road: The Life and Times of John A. Mackay (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010).

Mark O’Brien
Treasurer
Mr. O’Brien is the President and Chief Executive Officer of O’Brien, Greene and Company, and a lecturer in the Politics Department at Princeton University. A graduate of Princeton University’s History Department, he received an MBA in Finance and an MA in Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of two books in the field of business and is a contributor to business and general interest magazines.

Trustees

Dawn Barbey, PhD
Trustee
Dawn Barbey is Swiss and received her degrees from Valparaiso University, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Fuller Seminary School of Psychology, and a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She began her career in the United States before moving to Geneva, Switzerland, for Youth for Christ International, focusing on the spiritual needs of teens. She later developed a private practice of cross-cultural counseling serving the multinational community of Geneva. For the past several years she has chaired the Bermuda Counselling Association. She currently is politically active in defending marriage as between a man and a woman. 

Kelly Barbey
Trustee
Kelly Barbey is a Swiss citizen and former Swiss banker. He has a range of experience in finance as an analyst, hedge fund manager, and managing director of a Swiss-based bank. Later in life he left the industry to undertake graduate studies in Christian studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, followed by doctoral theory development in psychology. For several years, until the end of 2014, he chaired the Board of the Institute for Religion and Culture on behalf of his friend James Houston, an Oxford professor who founded Regent College in 1970. He currently advises a private hedge fund, is on the advisory council of the Bermuda Hesed Foundation, and is an active defender of marriage.

Ellen Barrosse
Trustee
Ms. Barrosse is a mother, businesswoman, and conservative activist. She is married and has three daughters. Ms. Barrosse is the founder and former CEO of Synchrogenix, a global pharmaceutical services company, which she sold in 2014. She is the founder and president of A Rose and A Prayer, a grassroots prolife activist group, and she serves on boards of directors of several conservative organizations.

Craig Cardon
Trustee
Mr. Cardon received his juris doctorate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is licensed to practice law in Arizona. He is an owner and managing partner of the Cardon Hiatt Companies, a private financial, business, and real estate investment firm with holdings throughout the United States. He currently serves on the boards of various private real estate, finance, and petroleum companies. Additionally, he has served and continues to serve on the boards of various community, civic and non-profit organizations.

Frederic Clark, Esq.
Trustee
Mr. Clark is President of Pacific Equity Management and Inner-City Scholarship, Inc. Mr. Clark is on the board of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, the Patients Rights Council, the Institute on Religion and Public Life, and Thomas More College. He is a volunteer teacher at an inner-city school and runs a scholarship program for inner-city youth. He received his AB from the University of Southern California, his JD from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA from Harvard University.

Eric Cohen
Trustee
Mr. Cohen is Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund, Adjunct Fellow and Program Director at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and until February 2007 was the Editor-at-Large of the EPPC’s quarterly journal The New Atlantis. His essays and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Public Interest, Commentary, and elsewhere, and he is the co-editor of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). He was previously a fellow at the New America Foundation and Managing Editor of The Public Interest. He also served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics.

Michael G. Crofton
Trustee
Mr. Crofton is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Trust Company. He has served on numerous corporate and eleemosynary boards, including Cyberphone, Inc., and XRT Financial Systems, and was a member of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge’s 1998 Trade Mission to South Africa. Mr. Crofton lectures widely on fiduciary issues and has been interviewed on radio and television.

Sean Fieler
Trustee
Mr. Fieler graduated from Williams College with a degree in political economy and was the recipient of the Branson Memorial Scholarship. Thereafter, he joined Equinox Partners, LP, and was later named a managing member of the same firm and the Kuroto Fund, LP. Mr. Fieler serves as Chairman of the American Principles Project and the National Bible Association.

Deborah Garwood
Trustee
Mrs. Garwood graduated from Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut in 1975. She received her BA from Princeton University in 1979, married William Garwood, Jr., in 1980 and has two children: William, III, and Laura. Debbie lives in Houston, Texas and is currently active in a number of community and philanthropic organizations including St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the Daughters of Liberty.

Broc Hiatt
Trustee
Mr. Hiatt is an owner and managing partner of Cardon Hiatt Companies, a private financial, business, and real estate investment firm with holdings throughout the United States. He currently serves on the boards of various private real estate, finance, and petroleum companies. Mr. Hiatt has been and is a board member of various other national non-profit organizations including The National Organization for Marriage (Princeton, NJ), The Institute for American Values (New York, NY), and The Speranza Foundation (Mesa, AZ). He is involved in The Boy Scouts of America–Grand Canyon Council at an executive level. Mr. Hiatt served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic in the early 1980s.

Michael Maibach
Trustee
Mr. Maibach is President and CEO of the European-American Business Council. He holds several degrees, including a BA in International Business from American University and an MA in Political Philosophy from Georgetown University. Mr. Maibach has held top positions in several companies, including Vice-President of the Intel Corporation. He has served on advisory councils for Presidents Reagan and Bush, Sr., the U.S. State Department, and other such bodies, advising on matters of trade, economics, and industry. Mr. Maibach has published over seventy essays and is currently a guest columnist for the Alexandria Times (Virginia) newspaper.

Daniel N. Mezzalingua
Trustee
Mr. Mezzalingua graduated from Syracuse University, after which time he worked as a marketing analyst. He is now the Chairman of a manufacturer in the cable television industry. Mr. Mezzalingua is a member of the advisory council of HSBC Bank, the Resource Development Committee of the United Way, and of the boards of various associations in Central New York. He has served as a trustee for private educational institutions, has led fundraising efforts in Catholic dioceses, and is a past member of the Metropolitan Development Association. He serves on several advisory committees at Syracuse University, including the Chancellors Council.

Corbin Miller
Trustee
Mr. Miller is a private investor. He began his career with J.P. Morgan in 1972, and left in 1977 to join Wm. Sword & Co. in Princeton. He later spent over ten years with the British merchant bank Schroders in New York, where he led the firm’s leveraged buyout and venture capital activities as Senior VP and COO of J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation. Mr. Miller subsequently helped to found and was President of Lombard North America, a private equity fund in San Francisco. Mr. Miller holds an A.B. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University. He was previously a director of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, where he was chairman of the investment committee. Mr. Miller resides in Manhattan with his wife of 35 years, the former Kathryn Anderson.

William Mumma
Trustee
Mr. Mumma is President and Chairman of the Board for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.  He ended a thirty-year career on Wall Street as CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), with prior roles as Executive Managing Director and head of the Equity Division at Nomura Securities International, and partner and global head of derivatives at Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Mumma is also currently serving as Board member of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and Vice Chairman of the NY Men’s Leadership Forum.  He has degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia University Business School.  Mr. Mumma lives in Summit, New Jersey with his wife Kathy, to whom he has been happily married since 1983, and has six children.

Boyd C. Smith
Trustee
Boyd C. Smith is a private investor in commercial real estate and high-tech start-up companies. He and his two business partners founded the California Family Foundation, which funds Beechwood School, an independent K–8 school that serves low-income and minority students. Boyd and his wife, Jill, also founded the Golden Gate Family Foundation, which runs a scholarship and mentoring program for youth who are first generation college-bound. He is currently a board member of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers at Stanford University and the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. He received a BS in Economics from the University of Utah, and an MBA from Stanford University. Boyd and his wife reside in Palo Alto, California.

Eugene J. Zurlo
Trustee
Mr. Zurlo is the Chairman of the Zurlo Investment Trust.

 

Trustees Emeriti

John G. Endriz, PhD
Trustee Emeritus
Dr. Endriz spent his career in engineering and technical management in the field of physical electronics. Dr. Endriz has worked as guest researcher at the University of Linkoping (L.T.H.), Sweden; project manager at RCA Sarnoff Laboratories (flat-screen TV); division engineering manager at Varian Image Tube Division (night vision); and vice president of engineering at SDL, Inc. (later JDSU, Inc.) (communications lasers). Since retiring in 1999, Dr. Endriz has been active in charities involved with inner-city K–12 education (Big Shoulders Fund, Chicago) and higher education (Stanford Multiple Sclerosis Research, ISI, NAS, ACTA). He is also a contributing member of the Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution. Dr. Endriz received his BSEE and MSEE from MIT, and his PhD (EE) from Stanford University.

Roger Naill, PhD
Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Naill is a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge Energy Research Associates and is a member of the Global Power Group. He received his AB from Princeton University in physics, his MS in management from MIT’s A. P. Sloan School of Management, and his PhD in Engineering and Operations Research from Dartmouth College. He has done extensive research and published numerous papers on natural gas production and system dynamics in the energy industry. He has delivered lectures everywhere from industry conferences to the World Bank and is an advisor at the Department of Energy. From 1981 to 2008, he worked at The AES Corporation, one of the largest U.S.-based global power companies, where he attained the position of Senior Vice President.

Ion Ratiu, PhD
Trustee Emeritus
Dr. Ratiu is the CEO of the Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology Center in Austin, Texas. Dr. Ratiu earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. After doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Technical University in Hanover, Germany, he joined IBM and spent twenty years in advanced technical development and technical and business strategy, managing over one billion dollars’ worth of revenue.

Simone Scumpia
Trustee Emeritus
Dr. Scumpia is the founder and clinical director of the Austin Thyroid and Endocrinology Center. She has been the principal and secondary investigator in over one hundred research studies in osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and women’s health, among others. She was trained in Bucharest, Romania, the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, the University of Texas Health Science Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

Edward Smith, Esq.
Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Smith is the Chairman and CEO of Oakwood Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, which he founded in 1997. He served as Chairman and CEO of Ben Venue Laboratories from 1990 to 1997. Before that, he was associate professor at the Delaware School of Law. Ted received his BA from Harvard College in 1970 and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1973.

Mark Smith
Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Smith is president and COO of Oakwood Laboratories, which he co-founded. He was Director of Business Development at Ben Venue Laboratories prior to 1997. He received his BA from Harvard College in 1976, and his MBA from Stanford Business School in 1980.

Deceased Trustee

Herbert W. Vaughan, Esq.
1920–2011