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 1925-2020
Chairman of the Board
Retired Director of the Office of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs,
Archdiocese of San Francisco, California

Ed Stroupe
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rabbi Arnold Mark Belzer
Vice President
Savannah, Georgia,

Ann Overton
Executive Director and Vice President
San Francisco, California

Dan Brownell
New York, New York

Art Schreiber
Ashland, Oregon

The Reverend Dr. Jim Bradley
Episcopal Priest
Cheshire, Connecticut

Brother Bill Cawley
New York, New York

Myrtle Gallow
Washington, D.C.

Lucinda Hanover
Ordained interfaith minister
Denver, Colorado

Nancy Juda
Former Steward, School for Leadership
Chicago, Illinois

Jim Kenefick
Steward, School for Leadership
Boston, Massachusetts

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

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

Doug Plette
Houston, Texas

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