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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Tawney Colombo

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
 

  Tawney began her career as a Christian Science nurse at Peace Haven Association before completing her bachelor's degree in accounting at SIUE. After graduation, she worked at a public accounting firm before coming to The Principle Foundation.
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Ruth Coughtry

DIRECTOR OF US GRANT PROGRAMS
 

  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

MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION
 

  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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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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Kevin Massey

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

  After many years at IBM, Kevin shifted gears to serve the Christian Science movement in a number of ways, including serving as the Executive Director of High Ridge House, providing consulting services to several CS organizations, and on the boards of Twelveacres and The Commission (which accredits Christian Science nursing facilities). Kevin holds an engineering degree from Princeton and an MBA from Wharton.
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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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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

MANAGER OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SECURITY

  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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Amy, Linda, Pat, and Suzanne

CARE RESOURCE ADMINISTRATORS

  The CRAs, all experienced Christian Science nurses, respond to calls and emails from individuals inquiring about housing, care, assistance in the home, and related finances. Contact is made through the Caring for Christian Scientists (C4CS) Call Center. The ideas and resources which are shared are consistent with Christian Science practice.
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Board of Directors

Anna Lisa Kronman, CS
Chair
Orinda, CA
 
Gina Lindquist-Bailey
Vice Chair
Greenwood Village, CO
 
Rob Collier
Treasurer
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Brian Boettiger
Secretary
Boulder, CO
 
  Bruce Jeffrey
Kansas City, MO
 
Kenny D'Evelyn
Buena Vista, CO
 
Marshall McCurties
Seattle, WA