VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Science of Mind Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who have a deep commitment to the philosophy of Science of Mind and a broad range of expertise to support our organizational objectives and long-term growth. All volunteer Directors practice the teachings of Science of Mind in their work with donors, Centers, advisors, and friends.
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Dr. Walter Drew, President
Walter has been a religious scientist since 1996. Walter has been in national service since 2003 when he was elected to the Core Council of the United Church of Religious Science In 2012 he was elected to the Leadership Council of Centers for Spiritual Living and has served two terms. During that time, he sat on the Science of Mind Foundation board
Walter and his wife, Barbara, speak, teach, and write about the importance and impact of spiritual practices in their lives. Their latest program is called: Creative Aging: Embracing Life with Passion, Purpose, and Possibilities. Walter is a lifelong learner and is always taking a class or two.
Science of Mind has had a tremendous impact on Walter and he is dedicated to lovingly participate in moving the philosophy forward by creating an endowment that expands forever and forever.
Favorite quote: “I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” Louise Hay.”
Believes: World peace is possible in my lifetime.
On my bookshelf: Four Fold Way Angelis Arrien
Nancy Loshkajian, Vice President
Nancy Loshkajian, Treasurer
Nancy V. Loshkajian, M.M., President of Loshkajian & Associates has served nonprofits as a fundraising professional nationally and internationally for over 35 years. She has worked at leading colleges and universities including Executive Director of Development at UC Santa Cruz, and at UC Los Angeles, Oberlin College, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and the American University of Armenia
An active volunteer as well, Nancy currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Homeless Garden Project as Development Committee Chair. Previously, she served on the Major Gift Committee for the 50th Anniversary Campaign of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music for 19 years, including 5 years as President. Nancy served as a volunteer for the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County as a member of the Diversity Partnership Endowment Campaign Committee after having served for 8 years on their LGBT Advisory Committee.
Nancy has been in the New Thought movement for over 20 years and credits it as the philosophy that has fueled her fundraising work and her life. To give back, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Cruz as Assistant Treasurer after serving as President. In her free time, she listens to classical music, sings, and loves to play golf.
Charlie Goldsmith, Treasurer
Charlie was raised in the New Thought tradition and discovered the Science of Mind twenty years ago.
Charlie sold institutional money management services and made the conscious decision to transition his relationship-building skills into fundraising and development work. He has worked with individuals and organizations to achieve their philanthropic and fundraising goals for over fifteen years. Charlie served on the Mile Hi Church Foundation (Colorado) Board and later became the Planned Giving Ambassador for the Mile Hi Church Foundation. Charlie’s life goal is to help spiritual communities transform their relationship with philanthropy.
Rev. Elizabeth (Liz) Mirante, Secretary
Reverend Liz Mirante has been a minister with Centers for Spiritual Living since 1999, receiving her ordination in 2003. Rev. Liz hails from the Seattle area, where she did her ministerial training and served on the staff of CSL Seattle for 14 years, as well as raising her two daughters.
Between two several-month stints teaching for the Center in Ukraine, Liz served as Senior Minister of the Monterey Center for Spiritual Living from 2008 through 2013. Liz is delighted to be back in the Pacific Northwest as of last June 2018, not retiring, but “rewiring”.
Ministerial Vision: Love Revealing Wholeness
Ministerial Mission: To awaken people to their own magnificence, empowering them to authentically love and transform the world
Favorite Quote: Sufi master Meher Baba encapsulates the theme of Liz’s ministry – “Where love is present, the path to Truth is joyous.”
Dr. Tracy Brown
Dr. Tracy Brown has been a student of New Thought / Ancient Wisdom since 1986. She is the recipient of the two highest honors from Centers for Spiritual Living: the Ernest Holmes Award (2017) and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (2021). She is uniquely qualified to be a bridge between organizational best practice, individual responsibility, and Spiritual Truth.
Rev. Sunshine Daye
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Rev. Alice Reid, Leadership Council Chair, Centers for Spiritual Living
Rev. Alice Reid is a synergistic, dedicated and committed Spiritual Leader with over 40 years of exploring, studying, and practicing spiritual principles. She currently serves as the Spiritual Director of Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley in California. Prior to that she served as the Spiritual Director at CSL Santa Cruz. She was the founding minister of CSL Central Maryland. Rev. Alice was licensed by CSL in 2007 and ordained in 2014.
Rev. Alice is a collaborative leader and perpetual learner. Currently, she serves Centers for Spiritual Living on our Leadership Council as the Chair after serving 4 years as the Treasurer. She has a strong vision that all our Centers are thriving healthy communities and is devoted to the CSL vision of a world that works for all. To this end, Rev. Alice also enjoys serving communities as a Co-Creation and Quantum Process facilitator.
Anthony J. Diaz, Leadership Council Treasurer, Centers for Spiritual Living
Anthony J. Diaz, RScP, Esq. is a family law attorney and mediator specializing in resolving disputes easily, effortlessly, and amicably. In his practice, he is known as the Peacemaker. Anthony previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a Licensed Practitioner and serves as the Treasurer of the Leadership Council with the Centers for Spiritual Living. As a coach, attorney, and mediator, Anthony utilizes his spiritual practices to guide others from pain to peace. He also helps others to resolve conflict with compassion to create powerful relationships with passion and purpose. Anthony is also an international speaker whose passion, mission, and purpose are to help those in pain to move on from their divorce with dignity to co-create the life they were meant to live. Anthony has authored numerous articles for the Science of Mind Magazine.
Rev. Michelle Arellano, Executive Director, Centers for Spiritual Living
Michelle is a licensed ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living and has 30 years of nonprofit executive experience serving as CEO, executive director, and director of organizational development. She also has extensive experience as a consultant across many industries. Her previous career was in banking for 13 years, leaving that industry as a vice president and branch manager.
Michelle is dedicated to a life of service aligned with her divine purpose. She is currently the executive director of Centers for Spiritual Living and resides in Ashland, Oregon. Her hobbies are hiking, traveling, and enjoying time with her family and friends. She is a mom of two grown sons, Michael and Ryan, who bring great joy to her life.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Peace starts within, then our families, then the community, then the world.”
Ero Johnson, CIMA, CFP, Investment Committee Chair
Ero Johnson, Vice President
Ero is a Senior Vice President and OCIO Investment Advisor at Truist, responsible for managing the assets for foundations, endowments, and non-profit institutions. He has previously worked as the Head of Portfolio Management at TIAA Endowment & Philanthropic Services, as Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for Endowment and Foundation clients, as Director of Distribution for Endowments and Foundations, and as a Director of Wealth Management Investments at TIAA. He previously headed distribution for a private placement firm, ran an independent branch of a major brokerage, and brings more than 25 years of experience as an investment professional.
Ero holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations. He received his MBA in 2000 from the University of Colorado.
Ero also serves on the Science of Mind Foundation Finance and Investment Committee.
Favorite quote: “You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury