QVS BOARD MEMBERS

Betsy Cotton
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Betsy Cotton

Betsy Cotton

TREASURER
Betsy is an independent consultant providing finance and strategic planning services to small to medium-sized businesses needing expertise on a part-time or temporary basis. Her clients include companies that are public, private, family-owned, employee-owned, and venture-backed. Her goal is to create financial processes that enhance transparency and facilitate decision-making throughout the organization. She was formerly the CFO of TerraCycle, a company which provided branded recycling solutions to consumer products companies worldwide. Prior to that, she was the CFO for Stratum Group, a privately capitalized partnership focused on financing small to mid-sized North American oil and gas companies. She also serves on the Boards of Marts & Lundy (Chair, Finance Committee) and is the new Clerk of the Audit Committee of the American Friends Service Committee.

Betsy is a member of Solebury Friends Meeting in New Hope, PA, where she has been
the Religious Education coordinator for more than a decade. She received her B.A. from
Tufts University (International Relations and East Asian Studies) and her MBA from
Stanford University. Betsy lives in the Garden State on a small farm with her husband, Rob, and their son. They share their property with several horses and cats as well as a variety of uninvited wildlife. They enjoy the outdoors, travel, and music.

C. Wess Daniels
Northwest Yearly Meeting

C. Wess Daniels

C. Wess Daniels is a released minister at Camas Friends Church, a PhD student in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, and an adjunct professor at George Fox Seminary. Equally important in his life are his three young children and wife, Emily. Wess enjoys roasting coffee, reading and writing, enjoying the outdoors and playing imaginative games with his kids.

He has been involved in encouraging cross-branch dialogue and renewal among friends for a number of years mostly through his work with convergent Friends. He served as a co-editor for the publication Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices a book that brought together Young Adult Friends from 17 countries and the many branches of Friends. Wess has also led many workshops and retreats on Quaker renewal in places like: Pendle Hill, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center, Quaker Heritage Day and Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative).

His publications include: Convergent Friends: The Emergence of Postmodern Quakerism (2010) in Quaker Studies, I (Hope) I see Dead People (2012) in Friends Journal and A Faithful Betrayal: The New Quakers (2010) in Quaker Life.

Anastacia Ebi
Intermountain Yearly Meeting

Anastacia Ebi

Anastacia Ebi

Anastacia grew up in Cache Valley, Utah, where her family attended Logan Friends Meeting of Intermountain Yearly Meeting. She became an adult member in 2004, and promptly moved to China then NYC. Anastacia graduated from Columbia in 2009, with a BA in Psychology and Ethnic Studies. Her interest in education and social justice grew through work with America Reads and the Brooklyn Free School as a student. In 2008 she served as staff for Friends Camp in Maine; the experience made her wish that there had been similar opportunities to enjoy nature, make friends, and live in spiritual community in Intermountain Yearly Meeting. Other Intermountain Friends were interested in starting a Quaker summer camp, so she started a committee and went forward. The pilot program of Mountain Friends Camp took place in June 2010, and Anastacia is currently serving as the director of a quickly growing camping program. After camp in 2011 Anastacia joined the Pendle Hill YALD program. After Mountain Friends Camp 2012, Anastacia married her sweetheart under the care of Logan Friends Meeting! That August they moved to Washington DC, where Ariel is in grad school and Anastacia is working for the William Penn House.

Stoph Hallward
Southern Appalachian YM and Association

Stoph Hallward

Stoph Hallward is a convinced member of Atlanta Friends Meeting in SAYMA. He was introduced to Quakerism in high school at Westtown School and became a member some 10 years later at Friend’s Meeting of Washington of Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM). There he served in various roles on the Finance Committee, Young Adult Friend Co-Clerk, and on an Ad-Hoc Committee to discern how the Meeting should plan long term for its facilities. He met Maia Carter in Friends Meeting of Washington’s Young Adult Friends group and they were married under the care of Friends Meeting of Washington. BYM nominated Stoph to serve on the board of Friends General Conference (FGC) where he served as Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer over 3 terms. During Central Committee Meetings of FGC he met Christina Repoley and many members of the original QVS board back when QVS was still just a glimmer in Christina’s eye. Stoph‘s career path has jumped from a degree in math, to social work, non-profit management, and finally to accounting with an MBA in finance. Stoph works as an accounting manager for Yamaha Motor USA. Maia and Stoph live outside of Atlanta, raising and being raised by 3 kids. He has enjoyed watching QVS become a reality, growing and enriching its fellows and the communities in which they serve.

Beth Henricks
Western Yearly Meeting

Beth Henricks

Beth Henricks

Beth has been serving on staff at Indianapolis First Friends Meeting (Western Yearly Meeting – Friends United Meeting) as the Christian Education and Family Ministries Director for the past 3 years. She has been a member of this Meeting for 24 years and felt called to this role after a 23 year career running a national tax consulting firm. Beth holds an MBA from Butler University and is pursuing a Masters in Divinity from Earlham School of Religion. She is in the recording process at WYM and hopes to be affirmed this summer at annual session. She is involved in several Quaker organizations that have brought her exposure and appreciation for all of the different expression of Quakerism. She is married and her husband has recently moved to a memory care facility as he is in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. They have a 21 year old son.

Jada Jackson
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Jada Jackson

Jada Jackson

Jada Jackson currently serves as the Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. She also serves on the Advisory Committee, Development Services Working Group, General Secretary Oversight and Evaluation Committee and is an ex officio member of the Sessions Planning Group. Jada is a member of Trenton Monthly Meeting and the Burlington Meetinghouse Worship Group.

Evelyn Jadin
North Carolina Yearly Meeting FUM

Evelyn Jadin

Evelyn Jadin is a member of Jamestown Friends Meeting, which is a part of North Carolina Yearly Meeting – FUM. She grew up in downtown Washington DC where she attended Friends Meeting of Washington, and worked eight years with the Baltimore Yearly Meeting camping program. Upon graduation from Guilford College in 2006 Evelyn served as Youth Pastor at Jamestown Friends Meeting and as an Environmental Educator at Haw River State Park in North Carolina. During this time she also served as a co-editor of the book Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices, a collection of writing and art from young Friends around the globe. In May 2012 Evelyn received her Masters of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion with a focus in Pastoral Ministry. Evelyn has also served on the pastoral care committee of several Young Adult Friends cross-branch gatherings and co-planed a consultation on cross branch intervisition. Evelyn is currently serving as Associate Campus Minister at Guilford College and as a member of the Ministry Team at Jamestown Friends Meeting.

Cheryl Keen
Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting

Cheryl Keen

Cheryl Keen joined the Cambridge Friends Meeting in Massachusetts in 1974, where she served as a volunteer with the AFSC. She recently served as clerk of the Yellow Springs Friends Meeting. Her husband Jim served on the board of the Quaker United Nations Office and provides ongoing support the staff.

Cheryl has played a leadership role in several higher education capacities, serving traditional aged and adult college students, graduate students, and gifted high school students while advancing the fields of experiential learning, civic education, service-learning, intensive learning environments, and spirituality in higher education. Her co-authored book, Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World (Beacon Press, 1996, written with fellow Quakers James Keen, Larry Daloz, and Sharon Parks) and her ongoing research on diversity, service-learning, and vocational calling has relevance for the design of the Quaker Voluntary Service Program. Cheryl is now a faculty member at Walden University in the Ph.D. in Education program. Previously she worked at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio where she also served over time as Dean of Faculty, co-Dean of Students, Director of the Center for Community Learning, and College Professor. She served for 12 years as Senior Researcher for the Bonner Foundation and has completed a longitudinal study of student development in the four-year community service programs on 25 campuses. Her first professional work involved founding and coordinating the Harvard Peace and Conflict Studies Program, during which time she also served as Quaker campus minister.

Allison Letts
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Allison Letts came to Quakerism at Haverford College, where she was an active member of The student Quaker Community. During her time in QuaC, she served as a member of Nurture and Care Committee and as a Co-Clerk. Following her time at Haverford, Allison was a member of the founding class in QVS Atlanta, where she taught preschool. In 2013, she joined the staff of Friends General Conference in the Development department. She’s currently a Salesforce consultant at ACF Solutions. Allison has been active in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Young Adult Friends Community and worshiped with West Philadelphia Friends Meeting. She recently moved to Chicago with her partner, QVS Philly alum Trevor Johnson.

Paul Mangelsdorf TREASURER
Southern Appalachian YM and Association

Paul Mangelsdorf

Paul Mangelsdorf

TREASURER
Paul is a member of Atlanta Friends Meeting, and is recently retired as vice president of Suntrust Bank.

Terrence Williams
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Terrence Williams

Terrence Williams is an educator, entrepreneur, and activist originally from Washington D.C.. he serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Ursinus College in Collegeville Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the team at UC, he served as the Dean of Studies at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA, leading all educational initiatives, including the residential education program and the short term educational programs. Prior to this appointment, he was a part of the Haverford College Community for over five years, serving in several roles and ending his tenure as the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Terrence, a convinced Friend, is married to Dr. Jessica Parrillo, a counseling psychologist, who serves as the director of the counseling and wellness center at Ursinus College. Transforming the lives of young adults is a shared passion and they have each spent over fifteen years in higher education institutions across the country.

Greg Woods
Illinois Yearly Meeting

Greg Woods

Greg Woods

Greg is a lifelong Quaker and still holds his membership at Columbia (MO) Friends Meeting of Illinois Yearly Meeting. Over the past dozen years, his faith has been strengthened by his interactions across branches of Quakerism. He now attends First Friends Meeting in Greensboro, NC where he lives with his wife Jenn and their cat Tuesday. Greg and Jenn also explore experience and faith through their blog at gregnjenn.wordpress.com. In the past few years Greg has served as Workcamp Coordinator at William Penn House in Washington, DC, Assistant Coordinator of the Young Adult Leadership Development Program at Pendle Hill, acquired his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently serving as the Intern at Friends Center at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, which he will continue into the 2015-2016 academic year. Greg is dedicated to and passionate about Quaker service and the role that Young Adult Friends have in it’s formation and actualization.

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