GWish Board of Directors

Kathryn M. BraemanKathryn M. Braeman

 Bio

Kathryn M. Braeman has served on the Advisory Board since 2013 and served as Board Chair from 2014-16 when she initiated the platinum dinners. Kat has served in a leadership role for other non-profit organizations. She is on the board of the National Continuing Care Residents Association and on the board of UU Marin. She also has a leadership role on the Women, Leadership & Philanthropy Council of Dominican University and served on the national board of the AAUW (2011 to 2015).  As a federally appointed administrative judge and lawyer, Ms. Braeman held leadership roles at the National Association of Women Judges and the American Bar Association. Kat lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Email:
kajudge@gmail.com

 

Captain Roosevelt Harvey Brown

Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy
Chaplain of Navy Medicine and Special Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General

Bio

Chaplain Brown is a native of Camden, S.C. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in 1983. After graduation, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1987. While attending seminary, he started Westside Baptist Church in 1984 and served as its pastor until being commissioned as a Navy chaplain in September 1988. In April 2009, he was promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy. He received his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Garrett Evangelical Seminary in May 2010. The project title of his dissertation was “Developing a Peer Support and Intervention Program to Provide Emotional and Spiritual Care for Combat and Operational Stress.” He received a M.A. in marriage and family therapy in May 2014.

Prior to college, Chaplain Brown enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Supply Clerk at the 23rd Engineer Company in Fort Richardson, Ark. from 1976-1979. He has served as an endorsed Southern Baptist Chaplain for over 20 years. From 1988-1991, he served as the command chaplain for Destroyer Squadron 31 San Diego, Calif. and from 1991-1993, command chaplain at Naval Security Group, Adak, Ark.K.  His subsequent tours include staff chaplain positions at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth and two tours at CREDO, Norfolk, major command assignment at Marine Forces Reserve and Command Chaplain USS WASP LHD-1. His most recent assignment was Command Chaplain Walter Reed Bethesda.

He completed a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Internship at Baylor University Medical Center in 1988 receiving four basic units of CPE and completed a CPE residence with two advance units from Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va. in 1994. He is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains; fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; and an approved instructor, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He received a diploma from the United States Naval War College, Distance Education Command and Staff Program in January 2005.

Chaplain Brown’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award) Navy-Marine Corps Commendation (3rd award), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.

Email:
akchaps53@gmail.com

 

George WashingtonAmy E. Butler, Ph.D.

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at American University

Bio

Amy had served as Executive Director of Foundation Relations at GW for six years. Prior to GW, she spent 11 years working for national and local organizations including NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, American Rivers and National Public Radio, helping to raise more than $30 million. She also has devoted three years as a full-time volunteer grassroots fundraiser for the Southern Tier AIDS Program, Southern Tier NAMES Project. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1987 from the University of California, Los Angeles in United States history with both college and departmental honors. She also earned a master’s degree in 1989 and a Ph.D. in United States history from Binghamton University in 1997. She is the author of Two Paths to Equality, a case study of the legislative and legal strategies used by national women’s organizations to advance equal rights in the workplace.

Email:
aebutler32nw@gmail.com

 

Reverend Marian S. CraneReverend Marian S. Crane

Bio

Mernie Crane is an ordained elder of United Methodist Church who serves at Calvary UMC in Annapolis, MD. Previously, she led an active congregation in Shady Side, MD and organized eight churches in the South County community in regular, inter-denominational worship that broke down racial barriers and fostered both community and international missions. Mernie was the first, woman pastor at historic Old Otterbein UMC in Baltimore.

She interned as a civilian clergywoman at the U.S. Naval Academy before receiving her M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary. Mernie’s call to ministry was answered after 13 years in international business. She has received awards for her conflict resolution work during South Africa’s transition to a democratic government and for her continued passion in justice issues.

She also holds a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mernie currently serves on the executive committee for the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOOM) and is an active board member of the Tamassee DAR School for children and families in crisis. Mernie has been married 25 years and has three grown children.

Email:
mernie3@me.com

 

Edith Faulkner Graves  

Bio

Edith Graves is a marketing executive with over 20 years’ experience working as liaison between corporate leadership and creative teams. At Edith Graves & Associates, LLC she oversees the development of award- winning branding projects and marketing campaigns that showcase the importance of good design in the workplace and home. Her strengths include strategy development and the ability to assemble a solid team to create a unique brand and implement winning communications plans and materials. Her clients include interior design firms, photographers, artists, and Italian import business among others. She has worked in senior marketing positions as at architecture firms, banks, Nasdaq, Shearson, as well as award-winning graphic Design studios in Washington DC, Boston, and New York. Edith also represents fine artists across the country as principal of Studio E Partners, LLC.

Email:
dedegraves@gmail.com

George WashingtonAnna T. Fernandez, Ph.D. PMP

Bio

Anna Fernandez is a healthcare information technology executive at Booz Allen Hamilton, with a career committed to driving innovation and supporting aggregation and dissemination of health data to fast-track clinical research findings into clinical care. She has worked in biomedical cancer and cardiology research, translated research findings into medical device products, innovated in advanced non-invasive diagnostic and interventional therapy technologies at Philips Research North America, and worked with the scientific research and vendor communities to drive interoperability and develop IT integration/data discovery solutions. Working with clinicians, interacting with patients, and also supporting family members through diseases and treatments, she has incorporated her personal experiences to supporting non-profit and government agencies’ initiatives to drive their healthcare missions forward. This includes defining strategic directions and executing implementation plans for new projects at national and international health non-profit organizations.

Anna earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. She has published in the areas of medical imaging, biorepositories, and informatics and holds over a dozen industry-related patents/patent applications in novel imaging and non-invasive therapy using ultrasound and other modalities. She has served as a study grant reviewer in National Institutes of Health Scientific Review Groups and volunteers in mentoring programs.

Email:
annat.fernandez@gmail.com

 

Thomas S. Wallsten, Ph.D.Thomas S. Wallsten, Ph.D.

Bio

Thomas S. Wallsten is a cognitive and mathematical psychologist with research interests in probabilistic inference, judgment, choice, and communication under risk and uncertainty. He is professor emeritus and former department chair in the University of Maryland Department of Psychology. Prior to Maryland, Dr. Wallsten was on the faculty at the University of University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and held visiting appointments at universities in the U.S., Germany and Israel. He has served on numerous journal editorial boards, including as editor in chief and associate editor, as well as in advisory roles for the National Science Foundation, U.S. EPA and other federal agencies.

Email:
tswallst@umd.edu

 

Trace Haythorn, Ph.D. HeadshotTrace Haythorn, Ph.D.

Bio

Trace Haythorn, Ph.D. joined the staff of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE) in 2013 as Executive Director and CEO. Prior to coming to ACPE, Trace served as the executive director of the Frazer Center in Atlanta; President of the Fund for Theological Education in Atlanta; professor and program director at Hastings College in Hastings, NE; and associate pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. He completed his Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education at Syracuse University, a masters of divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a bachelor of arts at Austin College (Sherman, TX). Trace is married to the Reverend Mary Anona Stoops, and they have two children, Jacob and Martha. When he is not working for ACPE or spending time with his family, Trace loves to bike, read, bake and brew beer, though not all at the same time. Trace is excited about the future of ACPE, especially as we come to our 50 th anniversary. He believes the association is poised to develop exciting new capacities, fueled by a dynamic new structure, both of which are rooted in our rich history and cognizant of the remarkable opportunities the future holds.

Email:
trace.haythorn@acpe.edu