New Board Members Welcomed
Horizon Prison Initiative is pleased to announce the addition of two new Horizon Board of Directors members – Christina Butler and Philip R. Moots. They will join the other members in setting the direction of Horizon’s future.
Christina Butler recently retired from her position as director of the Martin de Porres Center—a place for spirituality, interfaith dialogue and the arts—sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Since completing her doctorate in 2002, her work has focused on older adult learning, but prior to that time, she taught all age levels, elementary school through college. Commitment to community collaboration has been a recurring theme in all the positions she has held. At this time she serves the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio as president of its governing Council and the Columbus Metropolitan Library as a member of the Advisory Committee for its newly established Columbus African American Historical Collection. In 2009 she had the privilege of visiting Turkey, opening the door to new friends and deepening her desire to serve as a bridge between people of diverse cultures and faith traditions.
Philip R. Moots
Phil Moots is of counsel with the law film Newhouse, Prophater, Letcher & Moots, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Moots received his Bachelor of Arts degree at The Ohio State University in 1962, his Juris Doctor at Harvard University in 1965 and an honorary LLD from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1978. Mr. Moots’ current and recent professional activities include private law practice with emphasis on legal planning and litigation for both public and independent colleges and universities and other not-for-profit institutions, including serving as chancellor (legal counsel) for the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church; chairing the Legal Services Review Panel of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; chairing the Columbus Bar Association Agency Board; chairing the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Health Care Board; chairing the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and serving on the Board of Ohio State Legal Services Association. Mr. Moots is a frequent presenter to national and regional gatherings of college and university and other nonprofit institution representatives and has written extensively about higher education and religious institution legal issues.