Mr. Lawson Bader
Lawson Bader is president and CEO of DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund. Previously, he served as president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a research and outreach organization dedicated to reducing government barriers to entrepreneurship, innovation and economic liberty. Before joining CEI, Mr. Bader spent sixteen years as vice president of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He was also formerly the manager of government relations at SRI International, a legislative analyst with the DC law firm Pierson, Semmes and Finley, and a special assistant at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. He is a former columnist with Human Events and serves on the boards of the Atlas Network and State Policy Network. Mr. Bader earned a BA in political science from Wheaton College and an MA in public policy from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Tom Bennett
Tom Bennett is an electrical engineer with LGS Innovations/Axios in Dulles, Virginia. He has more than 20 years’ experience in signal processing systems, as well as 10 years’ service as a surface warfare officer in the US Navy. He holds a BS in Oceanography from the US Naval Academy and a MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School. Tom and his family reside in Northern Virginia. They are members of McLean Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Tiffany Crosley, Director
Tiffany Crosley is the Director of Oakseed Ministries International. As the daughter of Oakseed’s founder, the Rev. Dr. Edward Bradley, Tiffany has served Oakseed in multiple capacities since her childhood, including serving on the board and working as a fundraising consultant, graphic designer, and administrative volunteer before being asked to direct the organization in 2016. Before leading Oakseed Ministries, Tiffany served as the director of philanthropy for the John Jay Institute, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, the Alabama Policy Institute, and the Tax Foundation. Tiffany holds a BS in political science from Appalachian State University. She lives with her husband and four children in the western suburbs of Philadelphia and attends Faith Reformed Baptist Church in Media, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Salome Duvvur, Secretary
Salome Duvvur is an IT project manager for a government consulting firm in Northern Virginia, holds a master’s degree in computer science from The College of William & Mary, and is a certified project management professional. She is privileged to have traveled on mission trips, primarily to India, with a focus on children. She is also the co-founder of Hannah’s Toy Library, a social entrepreneurship program in India where toys are made accessible to children from underprivileged families and street dwellers with the intent to motivate these children to think big and achieve great success in life.
Mrs. Martha James
Martha James has over 30 years of managerial experience with educational and nonprofit organizations and currently serves as an administrative director at a Christian school in Herndon, Virginia. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is currently a Care Team coordinator for her local church. She received a BS degree in education from the University of Georgia.
Mr. Jamie Johnson, Chairman
Jamie Johnson is chair of the Oakseed Board of Directors. He is a senior executive with the Department of Homeland Security and has worked in the federal government for over 25 years in various leadership and management positions in national security. Jamie currently serves as a ruling elder with Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Virginia. He and his wife June have two college-age daughters, Beth Ann and Marie.
Mr. John Kipps
John Kipps is a member of McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia, where he leads a home fellowship group, participates on the Work Placement Committee for the Capital Fellows Program, and serves as an elder currently on sabbatical. Mr. Kipps previously served as director of project management at Time Warner Cable and is currently exploring mostly director/senior level project management positions at cybersecurity, telecom, and educational services organizations in the Washington, DC area. He and his wife, Debbie, have three sons.
Dr. Sana Pratt
Sana Pratt is director of Intellectual Property for The Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Before taking this position, Sana founded a boutique biotech patent practice firm and managed patent portfolios for her clients for 23 years. She has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, a master’s degree in virology from the University of Houston, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and biology from Houston Baptist University.
Rev. Stephen Smallman
Stephen Smallman retired after serving for over 50 years in pastoral ministry. His experience includes 30 years as Pastor of McLean Presbyterian Church, where he came to know and love the Bradley family. Steve was the executive director of World Harvest Mission and has authored several publications that are still in use. He and his wife, Sandy, live in the Philadelphia area and have four grown children and 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Norm Snyder, Treasurer
Norm Snyder is a CPA and assurance partner with Aronson LLC, a large regional CPA firm based in the DC metro area. While he now focuses on working with tech, life science, and venture-backed companies, during his career he has served many Christian ministry clients including Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) members. Norm holds a BA in accounting from the University of Maryland.
Mrs. Nancy Wilhelm
Nancy Wilhelm attended Rutgers College of Nursing in Newark, New Jersey, and has worked in the nursing field throughout her career, including 13 years working in an elementary school clinic in Reston, Virginia. Much of her life has been devoted to volunteer activities, including 18 years with the English as a Second Language (ESL) ministry at McLean Presbyterian Church. She has directed the ESL program since 2006. She has two children and five grandchildren.