Governance

Axia Women Founding Board

Executive Board

 

President

Patricia Fann Bouteneff, DPhil

Consultant, Strategic communications, Aphaia Resources, Crestwood, New York

(Former) parish president, St. Gregory the Theologian at Union Theological Seminary, New York City

Parishioner and former parish president, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Yonkers, New York

Companion, New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, New York

 

Vice President

Jennifer Nahas, MA

(Former) Executive director of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Brookline, Massachusetts

Co-founder, Brigham Nahas Research Associates (BNRA), Cambridge, Massachusetts

Parishioner, St. Mary Orthodox Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hiking Specialist/Workshop Leader, REI, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Secretary

Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, MA, MPhil 

PhD candidate (ABD), Anthropology Department, New York University

Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation 2019-2020

NEH Junior Fellow, Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University 2019-2020

Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellow 2018-2019

Parishioner, Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Jersey City, New Jersey 

 

Treasurer

Anne K. Wilkinson, MAT, MBA

Youth Volunteer Coordinator, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut

Parish council member and assistant choir director, Christ the Savior, Southbury, Connecticut

Member, Connect committee, Connect Orthodox Young Adult Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Senior Advisor

Gayle E. Woloschak, PhD, DMin

Professor, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Radiation Biology

Member, US Delegation, United National Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

Adjunct Professor, Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago

Sessional Professor, Bioethics at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York

Parishioner, Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Palos Park, Illinois

 

Operating Board

Spyridoula Fotinis

Coordinator of Programs, Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations,

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, New York City

Founding co-organizer, Orthodoxy on Tap, New York City

YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) Leader, FOCUS North America

Owner, StarDazzle Cakes

Parishioner, St. Spyridon Orthodox Church, New York City

 

Tatiana L. Hoff, MSc

Trustee, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York

Parish council member, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Asha Mathai

Seminarian, St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, New York

Information technology professional

Kochamma, St. George Syrian Orthodox Church, New City, New York, AND St. Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church, West Nyack, New York

 

Judith Scott, MA, MEd, MDiv

School principal (retired), New York Public Schools, New York City

Member, Brotherhood of Moses the Black

Choir director, St. Gregory the Theologian at Union Seminary, New York City

 

Carla Ann Newbern Thomas, MD

Family Practice, Inpatient/Outpatient, Anniston Alabama
Trustee, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York

Board member, Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry
Member, Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black
Parishioner, St. Luke Orthodox Church, Anniston, Alabama

 

Lijin Hannah Thomas, MTh, MSW

Program Director

Director, Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement

Program Director/Social worker, New York, NY

 

Emeritae Board Members

Demetra Velisarios Jaquet, DMin

Owner and operator, Ambelos Vineyards, Palisade, Colorado

Advisory board member and past president, Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion

Advisory board member, St. Phoebe Center for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate

Clinical training supervisor of Chaplains enrolled in Clinical Pastoral Education, Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation, Rocky Mountain Center for Spiritual Caregivers, Grand Junction, Colorado

Private practice, Spiritual Direction, Grand Junction, Colorado

Founder, Women’s Orthodox Ministries and Education Ministries (WOMEN)

Founder, Orthodox People Together (OPT)

Emerita senior training supervisor, Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation, Grayeagle, California

Emerita fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors

Retired adjunct faculty, Religious Studies, School for Professional Studies, Regis University, Denver, Colorado

Retired faculty, Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program, Benet Hill Monastery, Whitewater, Colorado

Volunteer facilitator, Contemplative Outreach of the Western Slope, Colorado

Steward, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Junction, Colorado

 

Teva Regule, MDiv, PhD

Board member, St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess

Treasurer, Orthodox Theological Society in America, Brookline, Massachusetts

Professor (adjunct), Theology Department, Boston College

(Former) Managing editor, St. Nina Quarterly

(Former) Treasurer, Women’s Orthodox Ministries and Education Ministries

(Former) National president, American Romanian Orthodox Youth

Parishioner, St. Mary Orthodox Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Companion, New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, New York