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.
Ratu Muda 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 A. Chambers, Deputy Chairman
Christopher A. Chambers has been a researcher, software developer, and entrepreneur. He is currently the Senior Director of Software Architecture for a publicly traded consumer electronics firm headquartered in Southern California. He is the inventor or co-inventor of over twenty patents, and has had several scientific publications including an article on neural networks in Physical Review Letters. He is a member of the Manorial Society of Great Britain, and the 30th Lord of the manor of Skighaugh in Essex England.
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.
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 honoured 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.
Secretary/ Treasurer: Joseph Luna
Chaplain: Ralph Jarrells
Genealogist: Tina Sansone
Historian; Zackery Hopkins
Events Director: Leith Eaton
Membership Chair RSSG -CA: Robert Jan Morrison