Advisory Board Members

We are grateful to our advisory board members for their support.

Freda Wooldridge

Freda Wooldridge worked with cultural and educational not for profit organizations in Europe and the USA, providing strategic and business planning and fund raising consulting services. Some of her clients included the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (UK), the Concertgebouw (NL), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), INSEAD (FR), Project Orbis (USA), the Netherlands Opera (NL). She is a graduate in English language and literature and French language and literature, and toggles residences between the Washington, DC metro area and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Patrick Butler

Patrick Butler retired five years ago from the staff of the national office of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington DC where he was director of the insurance project. He was responsible for research, writing, and testimony on the economic harm done to women through sex discrimination in insurance. Currently, as a volunteer at the NOW office, he continues to do research on issues of sex discrimination against women, recognizing that much of the justification for such discrimination stems from stigmatizing women’s bodies.

Before joining the national staff at NOW to work on ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Patrick was a research scientist and The Curator of Lunar Samples (“Moon rocks”) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Before that he taught geology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned an AB and PhD at Harvard, and an MSc at New Mexico Tech. He and his wife Twiss have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

Robert A. Stocker

Bob’s career began working in Oil and Gas Exploration in Oklahoma and Texas.  He also worked as Bankruptcy Trustee, the only non-legal, non-CPA to be appointed as Trustee by Federal Bankruptcy Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He became President of LPE, a distributor of closed circuit TV security to retail industry, then President and CEO and Board Member of TVS, a manufacturer that developed hardware and software to interface the point of sale to CCTV to reduce shrinkage in retail markets.

Selling his own manufacturing business, Bob had planned to retire but didn’t succeed at it.

His second career has been dedicated to assisting individuals and small businesses with better accounting and bookkeeping practices.  Failing retirement, he started a consulting business to work with small businesses as their Chief Financial Officer and Advisor.  In this role he found most small businesses suffered from a lack of proper bookkeeping or controls for their accounting.  With this knowledge he founded Bookkeeping Express, now the largest nationwide bookkeeping business for individuals, small and medium-sized businesses.  Bob graduated from Oklahoma University with degrees in Accounting and Economics.

Bob has served on the Board of Directors for several for profit and not for profit businesses during his careers.