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.
RatuMuda Karen Cantrell, Chairman
Her Excellency Ambassador Karen Cantrell (Ratu Muda Princess Karen Cantrell) is the chair of the California Branch. Her Excellency is a descendant of H.G. Duke John of Gaunt - 4th son of Edward III, King of England and Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford. Professionally she is an entrepreneur who owns specialty golf and equestrian store in the Palm Desert. Locally she is actively engaged in promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Campaign with the local United Nations Association of the Inland Empire and United Nations Association of Coachella Valley
Christopher B. Buck, President
Christopher B. Buck is the Chairman of the Board for the Saint Lazarus Relief Fund, the 501(c)3 which is fiscally sponsoring the Royal Society of Saint George, California Branch. He is a descendant of five signers of the Magna Charta: Roger Bigod and Hugh Bigod, Saer de Quincy, William Malet, and John de Lacy. He is the Chairman and CEO of Humanity Healing International, a US-based 501c3 public charity. He is the co-founder of Humanity Healing, the organization from which Humanity Healing International evolved. Currently, Christopher Buck serves as CEO and Publisher of OMTimes Media, Inc. and CEO of Humanity Healing Network, Inc. He is also an Ordained Minister.
Liane Q. Buck, Vice President
Liane Q. Buck is the co-founder of the Humanity Healing Network, General Manager of and sits on the Board of Directors for Humanity Healing International, and in The Board of Directors of Saint Lazarus Relief Fund. Liane Buck is the Editor-in-Chief of OM Times Magazine. She is an anthropologist and degreed Economist, who did her graduate work in city services planning for the island, she has worked for the State Commerce Department as the statistics expert, she was a bank auditor, a radio talk show personality and newspaper columnist in Brazil. Among other things, Liane is also an Ordained Minister and has experience being a Death Row minister.
Secretary/Treasurer: Ralph Jarrells
Mid Sophomore year in college I received a call from the General Manager of the ABC affiliate in Columbia, SC, offering me the job as News Director. I discussed this with my father. What I got was, to me, a challenge. "You'll never amount to anything without a college degree." I took the job. Fast forward to now. 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. For my charitable work, I have received two gold Presidential Volunteer Service medals. And now Sec/Tres of RSSG and one of the Modern Dragon Slayers.
I have met many people who have influenced my thinking, my purpose and my lust for life. But, the children in Belize, Uganda, Togo East Africa, Albania and the widows of India have caused the biggest impressions.
Travel to 48 US states and 38 foreign countries and the many people I have met has reinforced my raison d'etre. Love is the answer.
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.
Mr. Anton Lutter, Protocol Advisor
Mr. Anton Lutter is the director of Aedon International
(www.aedoninternational.com) consultancy in protocol and in corporate
and public diplomacy.
He's chairman of Sayoman Galur Sulur Sentana Ningrat – International Institute for Indonesian Royalty and Nobility which was founded in 1988 in The Hague. Next, to that, he's involved in activities concerning victims of WWII.
Maryanne Parker is a celebrity coach, marketing expert, and award-winning entrepreneur. Maryanne is also the founder of Manor of Manners, a company that specializes in international business, social, luxury, and youth etiquette. She has almost a decade of experience in helping the interests of luxury brands, businesses, and individuals. She is the author of two very well-received books "The Sharpest Soft Skill" and "Posh Overnight".
Poise, elegance, and sophistication were essential to Maryanne’s successful years of corporate experiences around the world. Her unstoppable drive has earned her a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial control from the International University of Economics in Sofia, Bulgaria, with world-class experiences, and multiple certifications.
Maryanne Parker is her own luxury brand. She studied etiquette and protocol with the most prestigious etiquette schools in London, Brussels, and Washington, DC. She was mentored by the former EU Ambassador to the Holy See and Order of Malta.
Maryanne Parker- Officer of Protocol
Genealogist: Tina Sansone
Historian; Zackery Hopkins
Events Director: Leith Scott Thomas Easton
Membership Chair RSSG -CA: Ratu Muda Marakay Rogers