Board of Directors
|Robert P. George
Dr. George is the Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. One of America’s foremost scholars in the fields of constitutional law, ethics, and political philosophy, he has won numerous awards for his academic and civic work, including the Presidential Citizens Medal. He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is the author or editor of many books, including Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality and The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Morality, and Religion in Crisis, and co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life.Views expressed by the American Principles Project and/or on this website are not necessarily those of Professor George.
Board of Directors
|Sean Fieler, Chairman of the Board
Sean Fieler – Mr. Fieler graduated from Williams College in 1995 with a degree in Political Economy and was the 1994 recipient of the Branson Memorial Scholarship. He is the president of the Williams Catholic Network and a board member of the Witherspoon Institute, Institute for American Values, and the Dominican Foundation.
Ellen Barrosse is the founder and owner of the Synchrogenix Group, a global pharmaceutical services company. She has developed a large grassroots conservative organization in her home state, and she represents Delaware as Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee. She serves on the Board of APP and as Secretary of the Board of APIA.
|Luis E. Tellez
President and Founder of The Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Tellez has been active in numerous projects to promote education in Latin America, Africa and the United States.
Maggie Gallagher has been a thought leader on life, religious liberty and especially marriage, for over 25 years. She is the author of four books on marriage, including “The Case for Marriage” with University of Chicago Prof. Linda J. Waite; and her latest book “Debating Same-sex Marriage” (co-authored with Prof. John Corvino). After founding and running a think-tank on marriage (the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy), Maggie went on to co-found the National Organization for Marriage in 2007, which the Washington Post called the “pre-eminent organization” fighting the imposition of same-sex marriage. Her Weekly Standard piece “Banned in Boston” launched a national debate over the religious liberty consequences of same-sex marriage. Maggie stepped down from the board of NOM in the summer of 2012; she currently serves as a senior fellow with the American Principles Project.
Mr. Mermel graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in English and Political Science; from Columbia University with an MA in American History; and will graduate from Yale Divinity School with an MDiv. He is a Trustee of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.He has also been very active in Republican politics in New York State.
Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project. For over 30 years, Mr. Cannon has worked in the public policy arena. He has expertise is in building effective broad-based grassroots coalitions and helping to bring issues to national prominence. He has worked on building coalitions to assist victims of human trafficking and for parental rights, human rights in China and the president’s faith-based initiative. He has had significant roles in presidential campaigns, on Capitol Hill and with some the country’s largest political action committees and public interest groups.
Charlie McKinney is President of Sophia Institute Press and its online apostolates www.CrisisMagazine.com and www.CatholicExchange.com. Charlie has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 15 years, serving most recently as Vice President at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where he oversaw marketing, fundraising, admissions, and communications. He has also served the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (Wilmington, DE) and at the Bill of Rights Institute (Washington, DC). He is currently Chairman of the Board of Cornerstone Policy Research, a New Hampshire think tank dedicated to preserving traditional values and limited government. Charlie lives in Amherst, New Hampshire with his wife, Carolyn, and four children.