New Board of Visitors Members
John H. Augustine of Minneapolis, Minn, is an investment banker with Barclays in New York and London. He is a managing director and leads the Higher Education Finance Group. A former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oxford, he holds a B.A. from Wheaton College (Ill.), a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and an MBA in finance from Yale. John, his wife, Bobbi, and their high-school age son, John, are members of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Mark F. C. Berner of New York, N.Y., is an attorney, social entrepreneur, and consultant to foundations and nonprofits. He was educated at Yale (B.A.), Oxford (M.A. in philosophy and theology), and Villanova (J.D.). He is the CEO of Telos, a forum for Christian leaders of international stature from all fields who are committed to renewing public culture. Mark was also a senior manager of a hedge fund at Credit Suisse First Boston and a partner in a New York law firm. He has served on a number of corporate and charitable boards and is a former trustee of the John Templeton Foundation. Mark and his wife, Ashley, who is a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Virginia, are the parents of two teenage daughters. The Berners serve and worship with All Angels’ Episcopal Church in New York, N.Y.
Dan G. Blazer, M.D., of Durham, N.C., is the J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and vice chair for academic (faculty) affairs at Duke University Medical Center. He earned a B.A. at Vanderbilt, an M.D. at the University of Tennessee, and M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author or editor of 34 books and hundreds of abstracts, articles, and book chapters, on topics including depression, epidemiology, consultation liaison psychiatry, the interface of religion and psychiatry, and the epidemiology of substance-use disorders. He is a former medical missionary to the United Republic of Cameroon. He and his wife, Sherrill, a teacher, are parents to Trey, a surgical oncologist at Duke, and Natasha, a social worker at Freedom House in Chapel Hill. Dan and Sherrill attend Lifepointe Church.
Lisa Grabarek of Raleigh, N.C., is a high-school teacher of humanities and social sciences at St. Mary’s School, an Episcopal day and boarding school for girls. Born in Washington, D.C., she was educated at Vassar College (A.B.), Yale Divinity School (M.Div.), and Yale Graduate School (M.A.). She is an ordained minister and a member at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, where she currently teaches an adult Sunday school class and is a member of the personnel committee. She been named Teacher of the Year on multiple occasions and was recognized as a Presidential Scholars Teacher in 2007. Lisa has three adult children: two daughters and one son, who is a Duke alumnus.
Bridget J. Hayes of New York, N.Y., is a senior manager at the Cancer Institute at Mt. Sinai Hospital and a global healthcare consultant with the United Methodist Church. A native of High Point, N.C., she earned a B.A. in behavioral neuroscience psychology at Yale, a master’s in health administration from Hofstra University, and an M.P.H. in global leadership from New York University. Bridget holds memberships in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Global Health Council as well as the NY Urban League of Young Professionals. She and her husband, Richard Hayes (D’06), who is an associate professor in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, are the parents of a young son, Issa. They are active at Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church in Harlem, where Richard serves as the senior pastor.
Matthew H. Marston D’08 of Moultrie, Ga., is the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Matt earned his undergraduate degree at Millsaps College and an M.Div. at Duke in 2008. He served for two years in the pastoral residency program at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, under the direction of Divinity Board member emeritus George Mason. Matt serves on the coordinating council for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for Georgia and is on the governing boards for the Moultrie YMCA and the Friendship Outreach Center. A marathon runner, voracious reader, and occasional guitar picker, Matt and his wife Elizabeth, a nurse PRN with a local drug rehabilitation facility, are the parents of Isaac. Matt serves as a new Recent Graduate member of the board.