A Christian Science Sanctuary for Healing and Renewal
The Board of Trustees is comprised of Christian Scientists in the greater New York area who are responsible for the oversight, direction, and governance of High Ridge House. These Trustees help ensure that High Ridge House fulfills its mission, which is: "To support Christian Science healing by providing Christian Science nursing care in the most loving, practical, and economical way possible, and by providing an environment conducive to individual prayer and study."
To contact the High Ridge House Board of Trustees, you may send an email to BoardPres@highridgehouse.org. To contact the High Ridge House staff, please click here.
For most of her business career Fran worked for Fortune Magazine at Time Warner, where she headed the special sections department, a department that contributed millions of dollars in advertising sales to Fortune's profits. After leaving Time Warner, she was a partner in a small company that sold advertising primarily for Fortune and Business Week. She currently works with three women selling advertising space. Fran is a member of the Montclair Christian Science church and currently serves as president of the church's Board of Trustees. Other offices she has held include First and Second Reader, lecture chairman, and Sunday School superintendent and teacher. Fran is treasurer of the Nursing Service for Christian Scientists in the state of New Jersey.
Marilyn worked for over 25 years for Colin A. Houston & Associates, Inc., a market consulting company renowned for its expertise in surface active agents and related chemicals. Marilyn served as project leader for acquisition and market studies, and provided proprietary consulting to major international chemical companies. As vice president, Marilyn participated in company-wide project planning and personnel decisions. Marilyn served for several years on the Board of the Chemical Marketing Research Association, and helped negotiate its merger with the Commercial Development Association. In 2004, Marilyn began a gradual transition, completed in 2012, from consulting to the practice of Christian Science healing. She is a lifelong Christian Scientist and a member of the church in Mamaroneck, NY, currently serving as First Reader and metaphysical committee chairman. Other positions she’s held include Second Reader, Board chairman, Treasurer, finance committee chairman, Interfaith representative, lecture chairman and music committee chairman.
Victoria is an attorney who recently completed 17 years of service in the corporate law department of MasterCard Worldwide. While with the company, she worked on debit and prepaid card matters and spent several years as legal counsel for its Middle East/Africa region. Previously she was Assistant General Counsel of Bunge Corporation, a grain trading and food processing company. Prior to that she was associated with two major law firms in New York City, O'Melveny & Myers and Coudert Brothers. Vicky grew up in a U.S. Navy family and lived in Japan and Italy. She holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, NYC, where she has served variously as a Trustee, Sunday School teacher, Assistant Committee on Publication, and representative to High Ridge House. Vicky recently relocated to Alexandria, Virginia, and says she really misses New York City.
Candace is a fourth-generation Christian Scientist. Both of her great grandmothers came into Christian Science in the early years of the movement. She has served as First Reader, lecture chairman on several occasions and has, taught Sunday School at several Christian Science churches. In addition, Candace has served as chairman of the Christian Science Monitor Advertising Support Committee, church usher, and chairman of the Board in a branch church. She also has had the privilege of membership in five branch churches in areas as disparate as NYC and LA.
Barbara is a lifelong Christian Scientist and has served as Second Reader, Chairman of the Board, Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, Treasurer, and in other duties at branch churches in MA and other locations. Currently, she is a member of Eighth Church in Manhattan, where she is active in the Reading Room and serves on the Board of Trustees. Barbara has spent most of her business career working for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston MA. She served as Assistant Treasurer and Senior Manager, caring for the Church’s real estate holdings; overseeing financial donations to support the worldwide activities of the Church and The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity; managing charitable trusts established with the Christian Science Trustees for Gifts and Endowments; and investing the funds for the Church and its related activities. She has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an Economics degree from Middlebury College and has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.