Expert oversight keeps us focused on our mission
NCTC is thoughtfully governed by a volunteer board of directors. Each member has been carefully selected for their expertise and decisive leadership. This influential group includes trailblazers in finance, banking, business, technology, law and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), who all work hard to ensure NCTC remains an ever-faithful steward of our clients’ investments.
Karen L. Garrett
Karen is currently serving as an independent board director and strategic advisor after retiring from a long career as an attorney. In her practice, she served as Co-chair of the Banking and Financial Services division at Stinson LLP and focused on strategic legal issues facing financial institutions and related businesses. Karen is a former Presbyterian Foundation Trustee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Northwestern University and is Directorship Certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Rob was named Vice President of Strategic Alignment & Mid-Council Relations for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation in November 2023. This newly created position serves both the Foundation and NCTC, ensuring the two organizations are in alignment as both continue a strong path of growth. Additionally, Rob helps build strategies and relationships with the goal of enhanced service to mid-council organizations in the PC(USA). He holds a master of arts in religion from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and has a bachelor’s in business administration from Abilene Christian University in Texas.
Susan Smith Makos
Susan is an attorney licensed to practice law in Ohio. Following a 25-year career in various leadership roles in a faith-based hospital system, she spent 15 years engaged in socially responsible investments for faith-based organizations, including serving as Vice President of Social Responsibility for Mercy Investment Services Inc. She previously served on the board of directors of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and FaithInvest. She is a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio and Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Doug is a retired technology executive and former Global Vice President of Oracle. In addition to serving on the NCTC Board of Directors, he serves as Chair of the Jarvie Commonweal Service Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for SmartForce. He has been actively involved in local and national community activities, including the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Presbyterian Foundation and Chair of the Colorado Leadership Alliance. He has consulted extensively with not-for-profit and corporate organizations worldwide and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado and Columbia University.
Michele is Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Princeton University. She is a member of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder. She is a Trustee of the Princeton Theological Seminary and Treasurer of the Westminster Foundation. Michele received degrees from Yale University (B.A.) and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (M.F.A.).
Jihyun is a teaching elder member of Greater Atlantic Presbytery currently serving as the Manager of Call Process Support for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of the General Assembly. Jihyun is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Florida International University, and Columbia Theological Seminary.
James is the Financial Controller of the Presbytery of New York City. Before joining the staff of the Presbytery, he served as Treasurer, and as Chair of its Audit Committee. He has also served as Treasurer of the Synod of the Northeast and as Chair of the General Assembly’s Audit Committee. Outside of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he has served as a board member and Treasurer of the Presbyterian Senior Services in New York City. James is a graduate of New York University’s School of Business and Public Administration.
Angela S. Duffy
President & CEO
Angela Duffy, President & CEO, is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Kentucky. She received her BA summa cum laude from Blackburn College and her JD from the University of Louisville. She began working for the Presbyterian Foundation in 2006, serving as its General Counsel before moving to her position as Chief Compliance Officer with NCTC. She took on the role of President & CEO on January 1, 2024. She is a Ruling Elder in the PCUSA, and is presently serving on Session at her church, New Goshen Presbyterian Church.