Governance

Axia Women Founding Board

Executive Board

 

President

Patricia Fann Bouteneff, DPhil

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

Companion, New Skete Monastery, Cambridge, New York

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

(Former) parish president, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Yonkers, New York

 

Vice President

Rachel Contos, MA

Trinity Fellow, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Choice Neighborhood Assistant, Housing Authority of City of Milwaukee

 

Treasurer

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

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

 

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

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