Board of Advisors & Governing Board
Board of Advisors
Dr. Allan C. Carlson, President
The Howard Center for Family Religion and Society
The World Congress of Families (Rockford, Illinois)
The Howard Center is America’s oldest major pro-family organization. It was founded by Dr. John Howard in 1976 under the name of the Rockford Institute which was changed to the Howard Center in 1997. The center provides research that powerfully demonstrates how family and religion are the basis of a virtuous society. The Howard Center is the sponsor of the World Congress of Families which has been the greatest unifying force in the world to bring the pro-family movement together.
Patrick F. Fagan
William H. G. FitzGerald Research Fellow in Family & Cultural Issues Family and Society Database, The Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Pat Fagan’s insightful papers on family issues have had tremendous international impact. He is the strategist behind the Heritage Foundation’s Family and Society Database which is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive source of social science findings about the family. It is gleaned from peer-reviewed journals and government surveys around the world.
Jesus Hernandez Ramos, Founder and Advisor
Familias y Sociedad (Mexico City, Mexico)
Jesus Hernandez Ramos is the founder of Familias y Sociedad. He was also the president of the Mexico chapter of the World Congress of the Family III which met in Mexico City in March 2004. This was the largest and most publicized pro-family gathering in history which attracted more than 3,500 participants from 75 countries around the world.
Professor Richard G. Wilkins, Managing Director
The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (Doha, Qatar)
Richard G. Wilkins is Managing Director of The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development in Doha, Qatar. The Institute sponsors and conducts interdisciplinary international research regarding family life and assists local, national and international actors with the development and implementation of policies that will strengthen the family as "the natural and fundamental group unit of society." UDHR 16(3). Previously Professor Wilkins was Managing Director of the World Family Policy Center at the J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University. He is a former Assistant to the Solicitor General, US Department of Justice.
1. Steven E. Smoot, President
2. Barry Mclerran
3. W. Scott Kjar Esq
4. Kathleen R. Smoot
5. Richard Wilkins Esq
6. Steven Israelsen
7. Mathew S. Smoot