Board of Directors

CHANE is managed by a Board of Directors. There is no back-up staff; this is a working board that meets regularly to manage the charity’s fundraising activities and to oversee the individual projects undertaken. All members of the board have previously participated as staff members on the Mount Zion excavation.

Gretchen Cotter, President of the Board, has served on the boards of the SF Band Foundation and SF AIDS Foundation and has supported other boards of directors. She has 35 years experience in IT and financial systems. She has excavated in En Gedi, Tiberias, and Mt Zion.

Virginia Withers, Archivist of the Board, serves as an excavation photographer, and is a graduate of Florida International University, majoring in Art History and History with an emphasis on Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations.