The Seven Deadly Social Sins
Patrick Bolton Chaplain Mercy Life
Elaine Clarke Social Justice Advocate
President John Conrad Licensed Certified Social Worker
John is coordinator of an employee assistance program at Bayview Professional Associates, a division of Alta Pointe Health Systems. He has worked as a social worker and therapist in Mobile for the past 30 years. John is married to Carol Massengale Conrad. They have one daughter, a sophomore at Auburn University.
Treasurer John Doll - University of South Alabama, Retired
John, a native of Memphis, has lived in Mobile since 1973. For 17 years he was the business manager of the Radiology Department at the University of South Alabama. He has been on the Quest Board from its start because he shares his wife's concern for social justice.
Zippy Doll - Director of the Ministry to the Sick for St. Dominic Church
Zippy is a native of Mobile who went to college in Baltimore and then taught for two years in Mobile. She has been Coordinator of Ministry to the Sick at St. Dominic's Church for 20 years. Zippy also has been on the board since its inception.
Myra Evans - community volunteer
Myra is a Mobilian by choice, arriving in 1993 when the US Navy homeport was opened. Liking it, she and her husband stayed. As a newcomer to the QFSJ board, she is not a newcome to the work. Over the course of the subsequent 18 years she has been involved in social justice work from HIV/AIDS education to Habitat for Humanity in Mobile County, as well as diverse volunteer efforts including Junior League of Mobile and League of Women Voters Mobile. She obtained a BA in Behavioral Science, University of San Diego and a MA in Education, Framingham State University. She now looks forward to continuing the work of strengthening the community and overall access to resources.
Vice President Susan Johnson - Licensed Certified Social Worker, Fresenius Medical Care
Susan Johnson has lived in Mobile for over 10 years and is currently a social worker at a dialysis center. She has 28 hears expereince in social work, primarily in health care. Her social justice interests include promoting health care reform, pursuing adequate and affordable housing and advocating for tax reform. Susan has participated in Alabama Arise through a former position at Providence Hospital. She has also been involved in housing rehabilitation projects in Mobile. Susan attends Springhill Ave. United Methodist Church and enjoys singing in the choir.
Phyllis Y. Mason - Nurse Manager, AltaPoint Healt Systems
Ms. Phyllis Y. Mason is the very proud parent of two beautiful children Tay-Lea and Myles who bring joy and contentment to her life daily. She is currently a Nurse Manager with AltaPointe Health Systems whom she has been employed with since 2000. Phyllis is dedicated to her employer and is a patient forcused nurse with proven strengths in long-term care, mental health care, staff management, and patient advocacy. As a Nurse Manager, Phyllis provides excellent care for her patients and promotes a work environment that encourages advancement in the knowledge and treatment in the field of psychiatric nursing. Phyllis received her Degree in Registered Nursing from the University of Mobile. Phyllis understands and values each individual's basic rights. She will advocate to maintain their dignity; regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomics.
Rev. Ellen Sims - Founder and Pastor of Open Table: A Community of Faith (UCC)
Ellen is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, a progressive denomination new to southern Alabama. She is the pastor of Open Table: A Community of Faith, the first UCC congregation in Mobile. Ellen pursued a call to pastoral ministry following 25 years as an English teacher, 16 of those years at Belmont University in Nashville. She received the M.Div. from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and served as a campus minister and an associate pastor prior to founding Open Table. Her husband, George Sims, is the provost of Spring Hill College. Their daughter Georgia is an attorney in Nashville.
Shirley Trainer - Vice President of the National Alliance for Mental Health and Retardation
Shirley has lived in Mobile most of her life where she raised six children, held full time employment and went to school in the evenings. As a young adult she attended Twentieth Century Business College because it was the only insitution of higher learning that offered night classes at the time. After graduating, Shirley worked as a typist for the Beacon but continued her education at Bishop State and got a degree in Business Administration. Shirley was the first black to work in the License Commissioner's Office. This was followed by 30 years with Mobile Housing Authority. Along the way she picked up a degree in business management from the University of South Alabama. Shirley is an active member of Revelation Baptist Church.
Silvia Vaca Diez Guadeloupe Center, Providence Hospital Outreach
Denise Moore, Director
Denise, a native of Florence, AL, has lived in Mobile since graduating from the University of Alabama almost 30 years ago. She began her career as a financial analyst but decided to become a stay at home mom when she became pregnant. While her children were young, Denise spent her much of her spare time volunteering as youth director at Central Presbyterian Church where she now serves as an elder. There she is very involved with various outreach ministries such as the food pantry and Family Promise. Denise has a heart for social justice and deeply wants to see the faith community become committed to justice issues. She serves on the Council for Alabama Presbyterian Cursillo and sits on the Board for 15 Place and Mobile Area Interfaith Council. She is also trained as a Life Coach. Densie is very proud of her two sons, Chase and Christopher and is engaged to Rev. Michael Moore of Defuniak Springs, FL.