The Individuals Who Make It Work

The work of the Mastery Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees. Board members are volunteers who give generously of their time, their talent, and their resources to support and ensure the success of our programs and initiatives. Many of them are also program leaders.

The Mastery Foundation has a very small but talented, part-time staff. Executive Director Ann Overton is responsible for the overall work of the Foundation as well as its day-to-day management and administration. Administrative support is provided by Caroline Whittle and Carole Schurch.

Current and Emeritus Members of the Board of Trustees

The Reverend P. Gerard O'Rourke
Chairman of the Board
Retired Director of the Office of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs,
Archdiocese of San Francisco, California

Ed Stroupe
President
Cotopaxi, Colorado

Rabbi Arnold Mark Belzer
Vice President
Savannah, Georgia,

Pat Dillan
Secretary
Point Richmond, California

Ann Overton
Executive Director and Vice President
San Francisco, California

Dan Brownell
Treasurer
New York, New York

Rabbi Terry Bookman
Miami, Florida

The Reverend Dr. Jim Bradley
Episcopal Priest
Cheshire, Connecticut

Brother Bill Cawley
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Myrtle Gallow
Washington, D.C.

Helen Gilhooly
San Francisco, California

Lucinda Hanover
Ordained interfaith minister
Breckenridge, Colorado

Nancy Juda
Chief Steward, School for Leadership
Chicago, Illinois

Reverend Dr. Clinton McNair, Jr.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Michael Moran
Society of the Sons of St. Francis de Sales
London, England

The Rev. Shane Phelan
Companions of Mary the Apostle
Accord, New York

Doug Plette
Houston, Texas

Art Schreiber
Ashland, Oregon

Emeritus Members

The Reverend M. Basil Pennington 1931 - 2005
Founding Chairman of the Board
Cistercian priest and author

The Rt. Rev. Otis Charles 1926-2013
Episcopal Bishop

Jane Keydel

The Reverend Robert L. Shearer
Episcopal priest

Frances Travisano 1938 - 2011

The Reverend Edward Zogby, SJ 1934 - 2011
Catholic priest