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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Ratu Muda Karen Cantrell, Chairman

Her Excellency Ambassador Karen Cantrell (Ratu Muda Princess Karen Cantrell) is the chairman of the Royal Society St George California Branch. Her Excellency 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.  Her Excellency 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 over 35 Nobility Societies throughout the globe and 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 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 new film he’s written and directed…Documentary Tech to the Future, which launched at this summer’s Cannes Film Festival, 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 his country - and it loves him back.

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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.

Maryanne Parker, Vice President and Chief Officer of Protocol

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.

Secretary/Treasurer: Ralph Jarrells

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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.

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 In 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.
 

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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.

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Other Offices

Genealogist: Tina Sansone 

Historian; Zackery Hopkins

 

Events Director: Donna Jett

 

Membership Chair RSSG -CA: Lena Evans