Board of Directors

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    Members of the Board


    Correspondence concerning a particular Corporate function, office, or kingdom can be sent to the director responsible for that area (see each director's ombudsman listing). To write to the directors as a group, you can send e-mail to directors@sca.org.

    Mail for members of the Board may also be addressed to the Corporate Office


    Chairman:


    Richard Sherman , J.D. is Senior Vice President Strategic Transactions, Secretary and General Counsel of TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation, publicly traded pharmaceutical company located in Malvern, PA. He is also a principal in a private SBIC Investment fund, CIP Capital, L.P., a consultant to the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a Vice President of Malvern Consulting Group, Inc. in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Mr. Sherman has served on the Board of Directors of a number of public and private for-profit companies in the United States and Canada, including Biophage, Inc., CytoMed, Inc., Functional Technologies Corp., IBAH, Inc., Kenna Technologies, Inc., Leversense LLC, Mera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sparta Pharmaceuticals and Immunomedics, Inc. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hawaii Biotech, Inc. and PONTiS Orthopaedics LLC.


    The Honorable Lord William Walworth de Durham is a late 13th/early 14th century "half-breed" Scottish English inhabitant of the "borders" area between England and Scotland. Although his father's family was from the university town of Durham, he was born in Whitby, a port town in North Yorkshire, England and educated at Whitby Abbey where Caedmon, the earliest English poet, lived. It was there that he developed his fondness for music and poetry.


    Ombudsman for: President, Society Seneschal, Corporate Office, Financial Officers, Executive Assistant

    Mr. Sherman can be contacted at 808-554-7456 or via email at rsherman@director.sca.org.


    Vice-Chairman:


    John St. Dennis is currently the Manager of the Project Management Office of a global specialty chemicals corporation. His present responsibilities include project implementations all over the world. He is both a SAS programmer and dotNet application developer and plays D&D for fun. Better known in the theater world as John Saint-denis he has directed shows from children.s theater to Shakespeare including "Lion In Winter" and "Henry V. " He is also a past president and board member of Plays & Players Theater in Philadelphia.


    Baron Lorcan Dracontius, OP was born sometime in the late 12th century Drogheda, in what was to become the Pale of Ireland. As he was a third son the family decided that he would enter the church as a profession. While the young Lorcan had scholastic talents, he had more of an interest in barding than priesting. As the Norman troops approached his home village during the invasion there was a traveling troop of minstrels performing a Mysterie for one of the church festivals. In the confusion of the attack, Lorcan ran off with the company. Eventually they made their way to England.


    Ombudsman for: Board Recruiting, Ansteorra, Gleann Abhann, Meridies, Trimaris

    Mr. St. Dennis can be contacted at 408-899-4512 or via email at jstdennis@director.sca.org.

    Director:


    Craig Carter serves as Chief Operating Officer for the largest private radiology physician corporation in the U.S. He now resides in the great state of Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth area), but grew up and went to college in Las Vegas. Holding a degree in Nuclear Medicine, he forged his early career within that specialty. Throughout the following 25 years he has been employed at various levels of hospital and private radiology administration. Nowadays, when not struggling through the negotiation of seemingly endless health system contracts, he manages an incredible staff of dedicated administrators that support the radiology operations and processes for a sizable amount of the hospitals in North Texas. He is still head-over-heels for his incredible wife Jeanne, and is the proud dad of two incredible children (Jackson and Taryn).


    Duke Quintus Aurelius Dracontius was born of noble parents during the early Republican period. Upon reaching adulthood, he grudgingly accepting the responsibility of Roman military service and slowly rose within the ranks of his Legion. He eventually earned the rank of Tribunus Militum, surprising everyone…himself included. Not the most renowned military commander, he was subsequently stationed in far-flung Britannia. While exiled to that barbarian-filled bog island, he grew to particularly detest the cold climate (and necessity to don the terribly low-class braccae required to cover his freezing legs). He eventually won his transfer from that dreadful province and was finally assigned a military ambassadorship to the much more acceptable Mediterranean climate of Ansteorra. He hopes to retire in this post, passing the days training troops in the science of sword and scutum combat.


    Ombudsman for: Marshal, Drachenwald, Ealdormere, Lochac, Peerage Committee, Avacal, Board Committees

    Mr. Carter can be contacted at 817-807-5280 or via email at ccarter@director.sca.org.

    Director:


    Chele Martines is a 30 year veteran of the fashion Industry. Currently a Technical Designer for one of the world's leading outdoor apparel companies, she coordinates the final design and fit for the children's wear department. Chele is a devoted mother to two teenage girls with her loving husband, Kipp. Family life is in its most challenging stage as they prepare for living life with teenagers. When Chele is not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys cooking, weaving, reading historical non-fiction, and remodeling her 1852 Victorian house.


    Duchesse Sabine de Rouen, OP as born into nobility in the town of Rouen, capital of the duchy of Normandy during the 13th century. Always chastised for spending too much time reading and not enough time courting, Sabine became more resolute to be her own woman and not give in to her parents' expectations. Eventually, she created quite a scandal by turning down the gifts of a Duke, stating she refused to marry in order to advance her family's station in society. Not long after she left home for Paris and lands beyond the sea. During her travels she met and fell in love with Syr Kyppyn, a devilishly handsome knight of Norse decent. Together they continue to explore the world.


    Ombudsman for: Arts & Sciences, An Tir, Caid, West, YAFA Committee, Membership Committee

    Ms. Martines can be contacted at 256-303-4051 or via email at cmartines@director.sca.org.

    Director:


    T.S. Morgan is a Project Manager for a Medical Software Company. He Lives in Southern California with his girlfriend Nancy and two dogs, Nikodemus and Ogedei. He has been active in the Society for 30 years, having started in the small shire of Grimfells in the Kingdom of Calontir. He now resides in the Kingdom of Caid.


    Abd al-Hakim ibn abd al-Rahman Shaddad al-Tomuki (KSCA, Duke) is a farmer from a small village in the southern part of the Kingdom of Aksum, Ethiopia. Fearing religious reprisal, he left his homeland and made his way to Carthage in the late 1st Century AD. There he studied and learned various skills. He joined the Roman Army and was tasked with applying his knowledge of irrigation and farming for the Roman Empire to stimulate agricultural growth in northern Africa, Carthage.


    Ombudsman for: Information Technology (Webminister and Webmaster), Calontir, Northshield, Outlands

    Mr. Morgan can be contacted at 562-343-6907 or via email at tmorgan@director.sca.org.

    Director:


    Vandy Pacetti-Donelson , EdD, a Florida native and former School Librarian, is the Master Librarian at Ultimate Medical Academy in Tampa, Florida. She lives in Auburndale, Florida with her husband, Brian and the intermittent residency of their six adult children, four of whom are attending four different Florida universities. Vandy is an active member of the American Library Association and its affiliates, and spends some of her spare time blogging and advocating for school library funding and support.


    Baronessa Franca Donato is the sixth daughter of an aging architect from Mantua. Stranded on the shores of Trimaris (by a captain who turned to privateering after the death of his employer), Franca found the company of many fine gentry in the Shire of the Ruins and is regent of the Ridotto dei le Virtù e le Vizi. She serves the kingdom in administration, at the scribal table, or with needle in hand.

    Franca lives with her family in the Shire of the Ruins where she enjoys drawing, embroidery, costuming, pyrography, poetry, service, and wordsmithing. Her first event was Winter Arts and Sciences at Weeki Wachee in the central region of the Kingdom of Trimaris.



    Ombudsman for: Publications (TI, CA, Chronicler), Communications, Artemisia, Atenveldt

    Dr. Pacetti-Donelson can be contacted at 863-307-1222 or via email at vdonelson@director.sca.org.

    Director:


    Dan Watson is an associate professor in Computer Science at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where he has been teaching and performing research in parallel computing since 1993. He has worked for various research and development organizations throughout his career, including the Department of Defense at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, Virginia, the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory in Albuquerque, the Naval Research and Development Center in San Diego, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Lab in Vicksburg, Mississippi. When not staring at a computer screen, he can often be found on the ski slopes of northern Utah or driving a tractor around the family farm in Tennessee.


    Sir Bartholomew Hightower is the second son of a Norman noble, who gained renown in the Norman conquest of Sicily in the early 12th century. Tiring of the bland Mediterranean diet of bread, cheese, fish, olives, and wine, he traveled far from his home, eventually settling in the high desert kingdom of Artemisia where he oversees the holdings granted to him by the Crown. There he sees to the training of the king's soldiers, and whiles away the evenings playing music on one of several musical instruments he has acquired in his travels.


    Ombudsman for: Heralds, Æthelmearc, Atlantia, East, Middle

    Dr. Watson can be contacted at 435-770-4315 or via email at dwatson@director.sca.org.



    Corporate Secretary:

    Renee Signorotti has worked for the SCA for 22 years. She has been married for 26 years (poor guy) and has two grown children. She is an avid (rabid) quilter and cross-stitcher. She trains Labrador Retrievers for obedience, field work, and therapy, and is currently doing canine therapy with autistic teenagers and orthopedically handicapped teens.

    Ms. Signorotti can be contacted at the Corporate Offices, 800-789-7486 or 408-263-9305 (Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm PT)


    Executive Assistant to the Board:

    Leslie Luther-Fulton is a case manager and legal assistant for a small law firm in Memphis, TN. She lives with her husband John (alias "Sweetie Boo Boo"), their son Daniel Fusion, Boy of the Future, and Mr. Piddles the hampster, who got his name honestly. Leslie has been in the SCA since 1979, heaven help her.

    Countess Jane Falada of Englewood (OP) is a 14th century Liechtenstein dairy farmer's daughter. She enjoys cooking, autocratting, and whupping up on her husband's squires with rolled-up newspapers.

    Ms. Luther-Fulton can be reached by email to ea@sca.org.
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