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Executive Officers

The Board of Directors supports the work of the Society and provides leadership and strategic governance. Officers and Directors are elected by members every year at the Annual General Meeting.

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HRH Ratu Muda Karen Cantrell Chairman/President

Her Excellency Ambassador Karen Cantrell (HRH Ratu Muda Princess Karen Cantrell) is the Chairman/ President of the Royal Society St George California Branch. She is an entrepreneur, political activist, business visionary, philanthropist, humanitarian, and descends from a noble and royal background.

 

She has a vast knowledge in Communications and Public Affairs, including a background in Community Relations, Business Ownership, Governance, and International Affairs. An advocate for over 40 years, she works tirelessly to help other families experience a better life nationally and internationally.  

 

HRH Ratu Muda Karen Cantrell is a direct descendant of H.G. Duke John of Gaunt - 4th son of Edward III, King of England and Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford one of the signers of the Magna Charta. She is a member of the Descendants of The Order of The Garter and 34 Nobility Societies throughout the globe. She is actively engaged for 14 years in promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Campaigns at the United Nations and also with the local United Nations Association of the Inland Empire and United Nations Association of the Coachella Valley. Visit www.karencantrell.com

Sandro Monetti, Deputy Chairman

Sandro Monetti has been a longtime champion for British talent in Los Angeles, helping so many achieve their Hollywood dreams while at the same time exemplifying the best of British in his attitude and actions.

 

His years chairing the British Academy’s BAFTA Newcomers Program have seen him mentoring breakthrough stars, including Emmy winners and Oscar nominees. In his TV work on CNN and the BBC, Sandro always strikes a positive tone about Britain and its important place at the heart of the international community.

 

Optimism is also the focus of the acclaimed recent film he’s written and directed…documentary Tech to the Future, which launched at the Cannes Film Festival and celebrates genius innovators around the world whose tech skills are building a better tomorrow.

 

Every single week during the dark days of the pandemic, he raised spirits as well as smiles by hosting a popular British trivia quiz on Zoom that drew players from around the world. His extraordinary service for the Royal Society of St George, especially promoting our mission and message via global media has been hugely appreciated.

 

This Great Briton is a broadcaster, author, director and mentor but most of all a humanitarian who loves his country – and it loves him back.

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Maryanne Parker, Vice President and Chief Officer of Protocol

Maryanne  Parker is  the  founder and executive director  of Manor of Manners, a company that specializes in international business, social,  luxury and youth etiquette. She has  a decade of experience in helping the interests of  luxury brands, businesses and individuals.

Parker has her credentials on International Business Etiquette with  The Protocol School of Washington. She studied  International Social  Etiquette  with  Minding Manners, London.  And  International protocol and diplomacy with The International School of Protocol and Diplomacy, Brussels. She has been featured  in Forbes, PEOPLE, WSJ, The Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart, Metropolitan, NYTimes, NBC, CNN, FOX, E!Entertainment...

Parker speaks often on the topic of etiquette and she spoke recently at Carnegie Hall, sharing the stage as a keynote speaker with the Lifestyle Queen  Martha Stewart,  Harvard Club of Boston and NASDAQ in entrepreneurial conferences held  at these venues.

Temukung - Baroness Miranda Kramer, Secretary

Miranda Kramer is a Nurse and Nurse Practitioner.

 

She has decades of experience in healthcare and in nonprofit organizations.

 

She has received numerous academic, humanitarian and civil awards.

 

She is in the process of completing two doctoral degrees. 

 

Miranda holds royal peerage on 4 continents. 

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Chevalier Joseph Luna, Treasurer and
Advisory Council Member

Chevalier Joseph Luna is the Treasurer for the Royal Society of St. George, California branch and also one of the founding members of RSSG, California. He descends from English, Spanish and American Native ancestry.

As a humanitarian, Mr. Luna can often be found active in street ministry projects reaching out to improve the lives of the underprivileged and impoverished by organizing food, clothing and school supply drives for families in the Coachella Valley, Ca. areas. Mr. Luna has been awarded the Presidents Lifetime Volunteer Service award and well as many other community oriented recognitions. Mr. Luna has also been awarded medals and recognitions from HRH Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie for his service to the Crown Council of Ethiopia.

 

He is an active member of the United Nations Association, U.S.A, and a key member of The Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, The Saint Lazarus Relief Fund, The Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen as well as other Chivalric organizations.

HRH Viceroy Raja Muda Dr. EnRico A. Melson, Spiritual Advisor

HRH Viceroy Raja Muda Dr. EnRico A. Melson - Spiritual Protector to the Raja of Kupang- HRH Leopold Nisnoni and The Royal House of Kupang along with it's 7 regions. He is also the Spiritual Protector for the Royal Society of St George California and is a Member of the King Charles III Leadership Guild.

 

In December 2023 he received The Medal of Honor. The Star of Sonbai was personally awarded to him by HRH Raja Leopold Nisnoni in Ceremony - Timor Kupang Indonesia in 2023. His Excellency, HRH Viceroy Raja Muda Dr. ENRICO A. MELSON, MD, DASH, DNM(H), MPH, FACPM, DAAPM, ABIHM, CHCQM, MHT, MHLA, MBEP, (DIM), KCSJ, KCLJ, MSE, GCSE, GCCCR, GCDR

 

For over 35 years, he has lectured and advocated worldwide for: Spirit-Mind-Body and Integrative Medicine; Human Performance; Responsible Business Development; Information, Communications, & Environmental Technologies; Education and Epistemology; Strategic Planning; Community Empowerment & Social Justice; and Consciousness & Cosmology for the New Millennium. He was a National Merit/ California Physicians Scholar at Harvard University, followed by Graduate Education in Public Health and Medicine at University of California, as well as at Stanford University.

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Mark DeWitt Lanyon

Mark Lanyon’s twenty-plus career in behavioral health was launched when he was studying for his Master of Human Services degree at Lincoln University (LU, ’98).  During his career, Mark supervised and/or directed numerous behavioral health programs in settings such as the prison system, the probation and parole system, hospitals, and inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment programs. 

            Mark is the author of two books: Abolition and the Underground Railroad in Chester County, PA and Lost Chester County.  Mark holds book presentations at local libraries, churches, and historical societies.

            Mark is a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Sons of the American Revolution, the St. Andrew’s Society-Philadelphia, the Society of St. George-Philadelphia, St. George’s Society-New York, and the Royal Society of St. George-England.

            In 2023, Mark was appointed the Royal Society of St. George Representative for the U.S. and Canadian Branches and Affiliated Societies.  In my role my main functions are:

  1. Encourage each Branch/Society to increase community awareness of who they are and what they stand for.

  2. Encourage in organizing local events and functions to promote each Branch/Society and to bring increased awareness of who they are and by doing so increase membership.

  3. Encourage each Branch/Society to come up with creative events that will draw many people to them.

  4. Encourage each Branch/Society to support relevant charitable causes as well as hold fundraisers for those charitable causes.

  5. Be the liaison between the Branches/Societies and the RSSG Home Office in Loughton, England.

  6. Be the liaison between the Branches/Societies to share best practices that other Branches/Societies can benefit from.

  7. Be the liaison between the Branches/Societies and the British Consulates, the British Embassy, and the Honourary British Consuls.

My three short term goals are:

  1. To have more events that will highlight each Branch/Society.To co-host events with other Societies and Organizations such as the English-Speaking Union and the St. Andrew’s Society.

  2. To increase membership in each Branch/Society – especially young people.

  3. To work on the retention of members.

Dr. Craig Paterson, Advisory Council Director

Dr. Craig Paterson was born and raised in Scotland. He studied at universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and York before doing a PhD in ethics at Saint Louis University, Missouri. He has lived in the USA since 1995 and is a dual national of the UK and the USA.

 

He taught ethics and philosophy of law at Saint Louis and Providence College, Rhode Island before becoming a corporate ethicist in health care and runs his own consultancy business. He is the author of two books published with Routledge on Analytical Thomism and also on Assisted Suicide. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles in leading ethics journals.

 

Dr. Paterson has a great interest in the fields of history, chivalry, and the granting of arms. In 2016 Dr. Paterson was made an honorary research professor at the University of Madrid, Spain as part of the Concilium Research Group.

 

In 2017 he was honored by Her Majesty the Queen and appointed to the grade of Member of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem, a British Crown Order of chivalry. Also in 2017, he was elected to Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a body that received its Royal Charter in 1783, Scotland’s leading historical society.

Rocci Hill, Special Advisor to the Chairman

Roccie Hill is a career non-profit executive with many years of community-based experience. Roccie received her BA in Philosophy from UCLA, and her MA in English at California State University in San Francisco.

She began her career as the Assistant to the Director of an NPR station, and in 1980 moved to Paris where she worked as the Marketing Officer for the Official French Committee for the Celebration of the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty. In 1986, Roccie moved to England, where she continued her nonprofit work in Marketing and Fundraising as the Deputy Director of Appeals for the national office of the UK YWCA, and as Director of Resource Development for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. She produced publicity films for non-profits and celebrity/royal events during her seven years working in the UK.

In 1995, Roccie became the Executive Director of the fundraising nonprofit, Earth Share of California. She was also the elected Chair of the California Association of Nonprofits Public Policy Council (for 8 years), and a member of the California Attorney General’s Nonprofit Advisory Council.

 

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Olga Papkovitch, Liazon

Baroness Olga Papkovitch Stark is a well recognized Impressionist Artist, Designer and Journalist who is based in New York City. She has a degree in science Business Administration and Visual Arts from Sierra Nevada College. 

She has been exhibited nationally and Internationally and her  work has been featured in many private and public collections. 

Olga is a CEO of her own Brand PopImpressKA and thrives in the Fashion, Art and Media Industries by creating, producing fashion and art shows as well as working with various charities and doing top stories for her on line publication. 

For her clothing Brand PopImpressKA Art Couture Olga puts her copyrighted original art pieces on silk and various fabrics to create a unique one of a kind Couture pieces and accessories for shirts. Dresses, bags, ties and gloves. Etc.

She has been presenting her Fashion Line during fashion weeks in NYC, Canada, Aruba, Cannes and other International Venues.

Olga has been involved with various charities to make a difference. As a Knight of the Orthodox Order of Saint John Russian Grand Priory, Olga is committed to the ancient ministry promoting love, dignity of life and aiding the poor and less fortunate. Olga is also involved with the order of RSSG – Royal Society of Saint George California Chapter and also their representative in NY Chapter. Olga said, “It is our responsibility to help each other in order to see our society grow into a humane and kind environment”.

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Ralph Jarrells, Chaplain

I am retired from a mass communications career that included News Director of an ABC affiliate; VP of a NYSE company; SrVP of an international franchise company; VP/Editorial Director of a magazine publishing company; VP Account Supervisor of the world's largest advertising agency and so on.  Ralph right -- father wrong.  But, he died before I could prove him wrong.

In retirement, after a successful professional career, the thought of fishing or rocking on the front porch was under whelming.  So, I started a video production company and received 28 international creative competition trophies.  I then started writing.  I have had three novels published.  

 

I believe I have always have a global consciousness, so I worked with two non-profits as a consultant.  Seeing a special need, my wife, Sybil, and I started a non-profit helping widows and orphans in India, Uganda and Belize and co-founded a sports program in a third world country that has had a positive on over a thousand children and adults.  

Mr. Anton Lutter, Protocol Advisor

Mr. Anton Lutter has a background in the field of data protection as a compliance specialist and is currently serving as the director of Aedon International, a consultancy firm providing additional services in corporate and public diplomacy. www.aedoninternational.com

Anton is the Chairman of Sayoman Galur Sulur Sentana Ningrat – which is the International Institute for Indonesian Royalty and Nobility, founded in 1988 in The Hague.

 

Mr. Lutter is also a member of the Program Board of the Museum Sophiahop as well as a published author of the new book "Burgemeesters in Nederlands-Indie 1616-1942" (Mayors in the Netherlands-Indies 1916-1942). Mr. Lutter has also been involved with many humanitarian organizations with activities concerning those who have been victims of the WWII.

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Other Offices

Genealogist: Tina Sansone - Rocci Hill

Historian; Zackery Hopkins

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