Board of Directors
Jim Jess, President and Chairman of the Board
B.A., Political Science, B.S., Mass Communication, Miami University, 1980
Mr. Jess has been involved in Christian work and public policy endeavors since his high school and college years. From his high school years, he has had an interest in applying principles of the Bible in government and public policy decisions. He worked to establish the Foundation for Constitutional Education in Washington, D.C. in 1985-86 and served as editor for the Foundation's magazine, The Declaration from 1985-1997. For 5 1/2 years he worked in the Washington, D.C. area with a government publications contractor and spent a year-and-a-half on the staff of the Governor of Georgia. He presently works in magazine publishing and lives with his wife and two daughters in Marietta, Georgia.
Jan Scandella Hankins, Vice President
B.A., Political Science/Public Service, University of California at Davis, 1976
M.A. International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1980
Ms. Hankins has a longstanding interest in public policy and Christian educational endeavors. In California she served as a legislative assistant to a member of the State Assembly. From 1987 to 1992, she worked on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. During that time she also assisted with the work of the Foundation for Constitutional Education, contributing in an editorial capacity to its magazine, The Declaration. Later Ms. Hankins was an editor for a Christian bimonthly magazine in Ohio. She presently works in college textbook publishing in the Boston, Massachusetts area, where she and her husband coordinate a Bible fellowship.
Tom Cullen, Secretary-Treasurer
B.A., History, Washington College, 1980
M.A., International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1985
Mr. Jarrell has been interested in the application of biblical principles to public policy and government since the time he became seriously involved in biblical research in 1976. He helped establish the Foundation for Constitutional Education in Washington, D.C. in 1985 and served as Assistant Editor for the Foundation's magazine, The Declaration from 1985-1991. He has been involved with the legislative process as a Congressional staffer and in work with trade associations. His publication credits include articles on defense issues for Electronic Market Trends magazine and a paper for The Heritage Foundation. Currently he works as a project manager in Information Technology and lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife and son.
B.F.A., Product Design, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1984
Cardiovascular Engineering certificate, Stanford University, 2001
Global BioEntrepreneur certificate, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
Mr. Kucklick has a particular interest in the history of innovation, invention and technology, and the economics of liberty and speaks frequently on these topics. He has been a volunteer for the Foundation for Constitutional Education since its inception. Mr. Kucklick works on the research and development of innovative medical devices and is co-founder of Cannuflow, Inc. a start-up company dedicated to developing medical devices for orthopedic surgery. He is co-inventor or inventor on over 41 issued and pending patents, a member of the IEEE/EMBS, IDSA, AMI and SMIT professional societies, and author/editor of The Medical Device R&D Handbook (CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, 2005). Mr. Kucklick is the father of one son and three daughters and lives with his wife in Los Gatos, California.