Board of Directors
Born in Newport Beach, California, Chad Robert Stewart has twenty years of experience as a global strategist, marketing consultant, creativity specialist, financial analyst, and prolific writer. Chad’s areas of expertise are global strategy, film and media production, innovative education, and international marketing. Chad has worked at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch. A few of the companies he has consulted with include Cisco Systems, Moen, PepsiCo, Pratt-Whitney, and Royal Bank of Scotland. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in British Literature and European History from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Boston College. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Advanced Management and a PhD in Strategy at Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. Now based in San Diego, he is a strong supporter of education and the arts and sits on the Board of Horizon University. Chad is an adjunct professor at Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) and Past President of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Ballet. Chad enjoys world travel. He enjoys reading, riding, swimming, sailing, tennis, and the Arts.
Ron has been a Westfall Gold Ambassador and V.P. for Development since 2014. Westfall Group is a world-renowned consultancy for non-profit organizations that has delivered over 300 events and raised over $800 million for its clients. For fifteen years, Ron worked for Outreach, Inc., the largest faith-based advertiser in the world. Along with his many diverse roles, Ron was V.P. of Business Development and General Manager of Outreach Media Group. Ron developed marketing and advertising for hundreds of organizations, projects, and movies, including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Ron was also V.P. of Marketing and Sales for Through the Bible Publishers. He served as Director of Program Development for Aquila International in Shanghai. Ron enjoys ultra-walking, including hundred-mile treks along California’s Big Sur Coast and in the Sierra Nevadas.
Kelly Hendrickson’s voracious appetite for literature started as a child in Florida and has remained her passion throughout her world travels, wide-ranging life experiences, and varied career fields. For the past 12 years Kelly has been the Head Librarian for a Private Classical Christian School in Rancho Santa Fe, California. She has cultivated a community of readers and transformed the library into a vibrant and relevant part of the students’ education. She has authored the curriculum, helped the library get WASC and ACSI accreditation, initiated creative reading programs, and coordinated with several schools to host bestselling authors. In addition to attending national conferences, Kelly was the keynote speaker at an ACSI convention, where she spoke on innovative ideas for library growth and development. This is how she keeps her finger on the pulse of what children, tweens, teens, and young adults are reading. She is driven to get quality, family-friendly literature into their hands. Kelly is excited to have recently joined Britfield Publishing as the Director of Media and Public Relations and cannot wait to reach children and their families with Britfield’s books and films.
Raghu has twenty years of global experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, financial operations, and cross-border business technology management in financial services, retail banking, and private equity. He has worked for McKinsey Singapore in private banking, wealth management, and private equity in the Asia-Pacific region; Morgan Stanley on the London, Madrid, and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges; Oracle Corporation on business data intelligence and financial projects; and the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), one of the world’s most technologically advanced electronic exchanges, as CIO. Raghu has also consulted with Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo, and Standard & Poor’s in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Raghu has an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. in Mining/Mineral Engineering from the University of Alaska. He attended the Global Advanced Management program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India.
With over forty years of experience in business, media, education, and fundraising, Lisa Maria is a seasoned professional and networker, bringing strategic partners and sponsors into creative collaborations. An old school entrepreneur, Lisa has traveled the world, visiting over 20 countries, including Peru, Italy, Mexico, and Japan: everywhere Lisa has gone there is a footprint of friendship and innovative business. Lisa turned to the media with the desire to establish a higher benchmark of quality and expectation. While working as a founding partner of The Brave Road (movies and media), she has successfully aligned foundational partnerships between brands, non-profits, government agencies, and philanthropic individuals, leveraging the power of storytelling and film to amplify change agents and social solutions. The power of media and the importance of good storytelling remains a continued focus for Lisa. Often referred to as a Sheer Force, it is Lisa’s professionalism, focus, and vitality that feeds her notable charisma and authentic kindness for others.
Mayra Brown is a results-oriented professional with 25+ years of experience delivering success through the development and execution of compelling marketing, sales, promotions, and publicity strategies. She began her career opening hotels for the Marriott corporation and was soon running the Professional Development Institute at Cal Poly Pomona, which educated and consulted with some of the most influential organizations in the country. Mayra went on to hold several executive positions with large organizations, always resulting in record growth and optimization. She is particularly adept at building productive relationships and partnerships to accomplish ambitious goals and achieve business results. Mayra is thrilled to invest all of her expertise, ingenuity, and know-how to make Britfield a success because she knows that Britfield is not simply a fantastic book, but it is a movement.
Wanda has a long history in media, fundraising and sales. She worked as a radio correspondent/writer for CBS News, NPR, and Voice of America in addition to Washington, D.C. and New York City local news stations. After having children she transitioned to video production owning a company that produced informational and training segments for companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Wanda was the lead in several major fundraising efforts held by both the Classical Academy Charter Schools in Escondido, CA and Tri-City Christian Schools in Vista, CA, which all together netted over a million dollars of revenue and in-kind services to the schools. Wanda made the shift to sales over the past decade where she has won national awards for sales performance. Wanda brings the full force of her media/fundraising/sales background to Britfield Institute with the goal of helping it become a national player in education in the non-profit community.
Brian has been helping individuals and institutions protect and grow their wealth since 1983. His experience includes senior advisory positions at Fortune 500 companies such as Lehman Brothers, Paine Webber and Merrill Lynch, as well as his current role as a Managing Director at Concert Wealth Management, a Silicon Valley-based investment advisory firm managing over $1.5 billion in assets. In years past, Brian was the host of the Brian Britt Show, presented by the San Diego Union Tribune. On this show, Brian interviewed some of America’s best-selling authors and top business leaders, who revealed to him the secrets of their business and personal success. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Business at Saint John’s University and has been a student of investing and financial planning for his entire adult life. He is an accomplished pianist, an avid horseman, and a former pro-am polo player. Brian has also donated hundreds of hours to helping children and adults with disabilities through the Helen Woodward therapeutic riding program and is a patron of the arts through San Diego’s Chamber Orchestra and the San Diego Ballet.
Born just outside of Cambridge, England, Ivan completed his undergraduate and doctoral studies in Management at Aston Business School, Aston University, one of Europe’s leading business schools. He taught fulltime in the School of Business Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College, for seven years and subsequently worked internationally for eight years as the University’s first Director of International Student Affairs. Ivan has been a visiting professor at the University Anahuac del Sur and the University Anahuac in Mayab, Mexico and Siena, Italy. He has taught in over twenty countries on a wide range of management topics. In 2005, Ivan moved to Greenville College in Illinois to become Chair of the Management Department, where, among other things, he launched a music business major and restructured AgapeFest, the college’s annual music festival. In 2012 Ivan became the Dean of the Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University, and he is now the President of Greenville College.
Harvey has a notable track record serving on numerous boards, spring-boarding start-ups, raising capital, and helping corporations position themselves in the global market. He has successfully spearheaded companies in information technology, business, residential and commercial development, healthcare, and pharmaceutical and healthcare construction. He has more than thirty years’ experience in the healthcare industry, including consulting, information technology, software, sales, professional services, management, building, and development. He has also served on numerous boards and advisory groups within the healthcare industry. Harvey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Administration and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Former State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth is a business, political, and development consultant and a real estate investor. His firm specializes in assisting clients in the areas of government relations, public relations, entitlement processing, habitat regulations, and the successful negotiation of regulatory processes. His real estate business generates investment strategies in commercial, industrial, and mixed-use developments. Senator Hollingsworth served in the California State legislature for ten years, first in the Assembly from 2000 to 2002, and then in the Senate from 2002 to 2010. He was the Senate Minority Leader in 2009-2010. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board of trustees for Linfield Christian School, serves on the boards of the Healthy Valley Foundation and the Central Coast Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Association, and is a member of the Murrieta-Temecula Group. He and his wife and three children live in Murrieta and attend Reliance Church.
Alan is a writer, producer, director, and editor of over 300 contracted projects, including corporate media, sports, music, documentaries, commercials, and short films. He is a college professor, supervisor, and executive producer for a student-operated college television station. Alan has served as a judge for both professional and student TV and film festivals and has directed and edited 10 half-hour interview shows. These programs were called Image of Loveliness with author Joanne Wallace. Alan created Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Theatre London Summer Study Program, which focuses on film and TV documentary production and propaganda studies. He also created PLNU’s Sundance Film Festival Program, in which students screen films and shoot a short documentary at the Sundance Film Festival every other year. Alan received his B.A. in Information and Communication Studies from California State University, his M.A. in Radio & Television from San Diego State University, and his PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton, Ohio. Alan consults with and serves on numerous boards for professional media organizations.
Mark Joseph is an award-winning film and music producer, author, columnist, and founder of MJM Entertainment Group. Mark started his career in television anchoring the Entertainment Report for CNN and spent the next decade hosting The Interview with guests like Larry King, Charlton Heston, and Jay Leno. He worked at Walden Media and Crusader Entertainment in the areas of development and marketing. In 2004, he produced the award-winning rock soundtrack for The Passion of the Christ, featuring Lauryn Hill, P.O.D., Creed, Kirk Franklin, and others. He also worked on marketing for that film. Mark has developed and/or marketed 26 films, including The Chronicles of Narnia, 2016, Ray, Because of Winn-Dixie, I Am David, and The Ultimate Gift. In 2004, he co-produced two short films, Cupid and The Bridge, with producer Ralph Winter. In 2001, Joseph co-founded the Damah Film Festival. Mark is the author of four books: The Rock & Roll Rebellion; Faith, God & Rock ‘n’ Roll; Wild Card; and The Lion, The Professor & The Movies. He won a Capra Award for his work as producer of the film Doonby and a GMA Music Award for his work as producer of The Passion of the Christ: Songs. Mark is a regular contributor to Foxnews.com and The Huffington Post and the founder and publisher of BullyPulpit.com. He is currently producing the feature film Reagan.