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Board of directors


THE CANTERBURY USC FOUNDATION, INC. May 2010 Fund-granting institutions as well as individuals and parishes who support Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of Southern California can be confident that all funds given are managed with high standards of stewardship by a very competent group of people committed to the church's vital mission on our college campuses. Nine members of the Board serve in three classes of three-year terms. These include the Officers of the Board:



The Rev. Melissa McCarthy, President of the Board of Directors, is the Vicar at the Church of the Epiphany in Agoura/Oak Park. Prior to joining Canterbury USC's Board in 2008, she served on the Board of United Campus Ministry at the University of California, Riverside and worked with the University of California, Berkeley's Canterbury Ministry developing programs for students in cooperation with St. Mark's Episcopal Church.



Ms. Annette V. Graw, the Past President of the Board, is a graduate of USC (Bacteriology '64), and earned her masters degree in Theology from Loyola Marymount University (2003). Graw has served on the Canterbury Board since 1998. Graw is an experienced Vestry member at St. Bede's, Venice/Mar Vista, where she has served multiple terms as Junior and Senior Warden and is currently serving as Clerk of the Vestry. She was a founding broker for South Bay Brokers Inc., and for eight years served as President of the Board of Directors for South Bay Free Clinic, now the South Bay Family Healthcare Centers, where she was active in fundraising. She is a Director of the Corporation of the Diocese of Los Angeles, and a member of the Diocesan Council. She was named as a Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in 2007, and was licensed as a Lay Preacher in 2008. She is also an Associate of the Order of the Holy Cross, a Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. Bede's, and currently serves as President of Incarnation Deanery. She was awarded the California Distinguished Realtor award in 2003 from the California Association of Realtors for her years of commitment to her industry.



Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D., the Vice President of the Board, is the Emery Stoop and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. In support of the school's mission to strengthen urban education locally, nationally and globally, she has spearheaded a number of innovative partnerships that stretch internationally. In 2007, she established the School's Asia Pacific Rim International Study Experience (APRISE) which has built several important global partnerships and facilitated international study tours for Rossier's doctoral students. Dean Gallagher has also presided over the launch of the groundbreaking online Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT@USC) which is the first of its kind from a major research university. Dr. Gallagher's distinguished career has established her reputation as one who transforms educational organizations to successfully achieve their goals.



Dr. William Crookston, Ph.D., the Treasurer of the Board, is a Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at USC. He received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School, a MS and MBA from USC and a BA from Stanford University. His interest is in social entrepreneurship and he serves on various NFP boards. Crookston received Marshall's Golden Apple Award in 2004. In 2003 he received the Community Service Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice. He attends St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Pacific Palisades.



Mrs. Michelle Miller Crowe, the Secretary of the Board, graduated from USC in 2004 with a B.S. in Business Administration. She was involved in Canterbury as an undergraduate and served as president of the student group in 2003 and as a student member of the Board of Directors from Fall 2002 to Spring 2004. She is currently an Account Manager at Lantronix, Inc. She married Rick Crowe in June of 2006 and attends St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Long Beach.


The additional members serving three-year terms:



Mr. Konrad Schreier, J.D., is a Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel for Comerica Bank. He attends St. Cross by-the-Sea in Hermosa Beach, where he has served on the Audit Committee and many years on the Vestry. He is a USC alumnus for his undergraduate and graduate degrees and holds a law degree from Loyola.



Dr. Alexander Moore, Ph.D., is a Professor on the USC Faculty in the Anthropology Department. A highly-sought advisor, Zandy has served on the Vestry of the Cathedral Congregation, and has served as Senior Warden. He has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors for the Cathedral Center Corporation.



Dr. Glenn B. White is a Clinical Psychologist and a Professor of Psychology in the Los Angeles area. He has long had an interest in working with disadvantaged populations. He also serves as a Board Member of the Carter House, a residential facility for adults with mental disorders. Dr. White attends St. John's Cathedral, Los Angeles.


Ms. Laura Wingert is a recent USC alumni (Class of '09) who completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She was an active member here during her time at USC. She served as the Spiritual Chair, aided Canterbury's community service efforts, and served as the leadership team president. In 2007, Laura received the WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Undergraduate Research Fellowship to fund her research of composite materials.


In addition to the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Bishop Suffragan, there are five additional ex officio members of our Board: two local Rectors (or their representatives), two officers of the Canterbury USC student organization, and the Chaplain. The following people are currently serving in these positions:



The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, D.D., Bishop Diocesan, as Provost of the Cathedral Center formed a strong link of support between Canterbury USC and the Cathedral Congregation, from which come two of our current Board members. Bishop Bruno is well known throughout the Episcopal Church as a strong supporter of young adult ministry.



The Rev. Glenn M. Libby, Ph.D., has served over 15 years as Episcopal Chaplain at USC (including one year as Associate Chaplain). In addition to his pastoral experience with teenagers and young adults, he holds an M.B.A. in management and brings to the Board sixteen years of high-level corporate experience in human resources and project management. In 2001, he completed a Ph.D. degree in Religion and Social Ethics at USC. He taught freshman writing at USC from 1995-1999 and for 2003-2005 he held a faculty appointment in USC's School of Religion where he taught discussion sections for a course in "Religions of Asia". He serves on the diocesan Program Group on Ministry in Higher Education, and currently serves as a member of Diocesan Council. Since 2005, he has served as the Province VIII Coordinator for Campus Ministry.



Ms. Elizabeth Parks: Elizabeth is from Tacoma, WA and is majoring Biomedical Engineering. She plays club Water Polo, volunteers at LA County ER and also does cardiovascular research here on campus. As the director of Canterbury community service, she organizes and and helps out at many community service events, including those of Canterbury USC's Urban Mission Project. She loves chocolate, being outside, not studying, and is always ready for a late-night Yogurtland run.



Mr. Chris James; According to Chris, a brief description of himself can most easily be stated in randomly assorted sentences: I think it's fine to break the rules as long as you know what the rules are and the consequences for breaking them. I watch and read way too much news. My favorite movie is Air Bud. Like Lincoln said, "If I didn't laugh I'd cry", so I laugh a lot. Family is the most important thing in the world and God is Great! If you didn't understand anything from this I hope you'll at least have grasped the fact that I'm a very random person and my mind wanders a lot!



The Rev. Cn. Mark R. Kowalewski, Ph.D., is the Dean of our local parish, St. John's Church, Los Angeles. He holds a USC Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics (1990) and has always been a strong supporter of Canterbury USC. He joined the board in 2006.

One member of the Board is elected annually to a one-year term (January-December) by Diocesan Convention. Serving in this position currently:



Patsy Brierley is a retired high school English teacher and counselor. She is a graduate of Occidental College, earned a secondary teaching credential at USC, and an MA at LMU. She is a member of St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach where she is a catechist for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, is a licensed lector and Eucharistic minister, and is the treasurer for the Belize Ministries outreach program. She has served on various diocesan and deanery bodies since she was in high school. Currently she is a member of the Program Group on World Mission and has recently served as a board member for the Episcopal Urban Intern Program and for Camp Steven.


Emeriti Board Members



Dr. Donald Miller, Ph.D., is Firestone Professor of Religion on the USC faculty, Director of the School of Religion and the Executive Director of USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture. A member of All Saints, Pasadena, he earned his Ph.D. at USC and is the father of Arpi Miller, who graduated in 1998. Dr. Miller was active on the Board from 1998-2001.



The Rt. Rev. Frederick H. Borsch, Ph.D., Bishop Diocesan (retired), has had a long association with ministry in higher education. Bishop Borsch served as Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Religion at Princeton University (1981-1988) and was President, Dean, and Professor of New Testament (1972-1981) at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. He has served on the Canterbury Board since 1988. Bishop Borsch recently served as the Interim Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and since then has served as Visiting Faculty at the Lutheran Theological School at Philadelphia and Interim Dean at Princeton.



The Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, D.D., Bishop Suffragan, has oversight for campus ministry in the Diocese of Los Angeles, and for the Diocesan Program Group on Ministry in Higher Education. Bishop Talton, like Bishop Bruno, is a strong advocate of having the church engage itself more fully in the spiritual formation of young adults