Meet the Staff of The Guibord Center
Administrative Assistant to the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord
As owner of Trinity Web Consulting, Christine Budzowski has developed and managed web sites for small businesses and non-profit organizations across the United States.
While working as Webmaster for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, she met the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and was invited by her to become a member of the Program Group for Ecumenical and Interreligious Concerns. This opportunity revived a passion for interfaith work, which began in high school. Christine worked closely with Dr. Guibord to develop the website for The Guibord Center prior to its launch in February 2011. She continues to maintain and update the current website as well as The Guibord Center’s Facebook page. In January of 2013 Christine joined The Guibord Center staff as Administrative Assistant to the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord. She serves in a leadership position with Episcopal Church Women, and on the National Council Executive Board of The Order of the Daughters of the King, a lay religious order.
Consultant for Communications
Susan Dunn, principal of Dunn Communications, provides marketing and communications services to a wide range of clients with a special interest in working with philanthropic organizations and non-profits. Her communications programs have reached consumers, the business and financial communities, legislators, as well as local, state, and
Prior to establishing Dunn Communications, Susan served as Associate Editor for McCalls and US Weekly magazines, and as Supervisor of Public relations for Intercontinental Hotels in New York. She also held senior executive roles at two Los Angeles-based public relations/public affairs agencies. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in English with honors from the University of California/ Los Angles.
Consultant for Operations and Graphic Design
Marium F. Mohiuddin has worked in communications and publishing for the past 15 years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, she joined the staff of the Austin American-Statesman, the daily city newspaper, as an editor in the Features department.
In addition to newspapers, Marium has been the editor in chief and managing editor of several magazine publications and an international manager for the American Heart Association. Her nonprofit work includes leading the Communications team at Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and volunteering at Meal n Wheels and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
In 2015, Marium expanded her her passion in communications by opening her own boutique firm, Pracca, Inc, where she consults with private clients on a wide range of communications, website, and social media needs and strategies. She is an active community leader in the Los Angeles interfaith scene, where she serves on eights boards, including the Christian-Muslim Consultative Group and American Muslim Professionals, dedicating her time and professional expertise to bringing people together.
She has merged her two passions together in pursuing her MBA in nonprofit management at the American Jewish University.
Marium has helped to guide nearly every aspect of The Guibord Center’s growth and management since she began working with The Guibord Center in 2011.
Program Director for Youth and Young Adults
Lisa is a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church (PCUSA), serving as an ordained elder and the director of Christian Education and Mission in local Los Angeles churches. She has worked extensively with all age groups, but has a special passion for creating opportunities for children, youth and young adults to grow in faith, knowledge and outreach to others.
Lisa has volunteered for many years as the Chair of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Workgroup of the Presbytery of San Fernando, and has represented the presbytery and the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii as a member of the Christian Muslim Consultative Group and The Guibord Center. Lisa recently completed a three year-term in Bogota, Colombia as the Director of International Relations and Community Outreach, with a two-fold assignment to strengthen the partnership between the Presbytery of San Fernando and Presbiterio Central (Presbyterian Church of Colombia) and increase opportunities for youth, young adults, lay leaders and pastors to study and serve in both Colombia and the US.
Prior to her career in ministry, Lisa worked as a teacher and administrator in English as a Second Language and international education at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Latin American Studies from UCLA. Lisa has spent her entire adult life as a border-crosser, the mother of a son who is bicultural (Iranian and American) and the teacher, colleague and friend of many beloved people all over the world.