2015 Leadership Conference: Transformational Leadership and The Prophetic Witness (Panel 2)
Panel 2: Quaker Ethics in Today's Economy
Karen has had a long standing interest in applying religious faith to business life. She recently completed her MA in Quaker Studies from ESR, for which she studied Quaker businesses and how they applied their religious faith to that portion of their lives. She is acting clerk of the newly formed Quakers & Business movement and is starting a consulting practice after a long career in pharmaceutical market research.
Ray Ontko is President of Doxpop, LLC, a web-based information service employing 15 people located in Richmond, Indiana. Doxpop provides online access to local government information and services. Ray is active in Whitewater Monthly Meeting (First Friends Richmond) where he currently serves as chair of the First Friends Church Foundation. He is the Secretary of the Earlham Board of Trustees, Treasurer of the Richmond Community Orchestra, and President of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival. He also serves on the Advisory Plan Commission for the City of Richmond. Ray is married to Sharon, has two grown children and two grandchildren.
Jeff Perkins is the Executive Director of Friends Fiduciary, a Quaker non-profit organization that provides professional, low cost, socially responsible investment management services to Friends meetings, churches and organizations. Jeff has over 35 years of financial management experience working in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Before joining Friends Fiduciary, he was Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at The Franklin Institute. He has served on a number of non-profit boards. Jeff is a longtime Friend and currently a member of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting in Philadelphia where he served as Treasurer and on the Finance, Worship & Ministry and Peace & Social Concerns committees.
Pamela Leland, PhD, currently serves as Executive Director of The Hickman, a Quaker-affiliated senior living community in West Chester, PA. A former university professor and consultant, she joined The Hickman as Executive Director in 2013. Pam is a member of London Grove Monthly Meeting (near Kennett Square, PA) and recently concluded her term as Clerk of Western Quarter. Pam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.