Board


Ellen Barrosse

Ellen Barrosse founded Synchrogenix Information Strategies Inc. in 1986, and it is now a global multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical-services company. Customers include most of the largest pharmaceutical companies, as well as smaller pharma and biotech companies. In addition to her professional work, Barrosse is the Secretary of the Board of the American Principles Project, a member of the Council for National Policy and a Dame of Malta. She is the former president of the Perinatal Association of Delaware and a former chair of the Red Cross Clara Barton Society. She also founded A Rose and A Prayer, a grassroots organization based in Delaware. Barrosse is the recipient of many awards and her most recent include the 2010 Woman Business Owner of the Year, the 2010 Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award from Catholic Charities, and the 2011 Columbus Monument Association’s Woman of the Year Award. She currently resides in Hockessin, DE with her husband, Paul, and is the mother of three daughters, Laura, Mary, and Sarah.

 

Mark C. Berner

A social entrepreneur and consultant to foundations and non-profits, Berner is the CEO and co-chairman of Telos, a forum for Christian leaders of international stature from business, finance, science, religion, public policy, the media, the academy, and the arts, committed to renewing public culture. Previously, he was a managing partner and co-founder of SDG Resources, L.P., an oil and gas exploration company with operations in Texas and New Mexico. Berner was also a senior manager of a hedge fund at Credit Suisse First Boston and a partner in a New York law firm. He has served on a number of corporate and charitable boards and is a former Trustee of the John Templeton Foundation. He was educated at Yale, Oxford, and Villanova.

 

Danilo Petranovich

Danilo Petranovich, Ph.D., is the Director of Abigail Adams Institute in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Petranovich has taught political science at Duke and Yale, where he offered courses on liberalism and conservatism in the United States, American political thought, the American presidency, ethical leadership, nationalism and patriotism, history of Western political philosophy, as well as two seminars on William F. Buckley’s role in American politics (Dr. Petranovich served for seven months as Bill Buckley’s amanuensis). Dr. Petranovich is currently writing a book (contract with Yale University Press) about the three-decade duel between Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, which resulted, he argues, in a transformation of American nationhood. He received his BA from Harvard and PhD in Political Science from Yale. Dr. Petranovich was the founding director of the Elm Institute, a position he held until 2016

 

Luis E. Tellez

Mr. Tellez is President of the Witherspoon Institute. Mr. Tellez spent the early part of his career working in the chemical industry, and subsequently spent over twenty years administering several non-profit corporations. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Mr. Tellez holds a BS and MS in chemical engineering as well as an MBA in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.