Lantern Foundation - Board of Directors

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson

Fr. Emmanuel is the founder and president of the Lantern Foundation and also the Chief Investment Officer of Lemelson Capital Management which he established in 2012 as a way to advocate a Christian philosophy of investment.

As a graduate student at Holy Cross Father founded the internet site Amvona which achieved - 120% Compound Annual Growth Rate from its inception in 1999 until 2006.  In 2005 Alexa ranked Amvona amongst the 10 ten most visited photography related sites.

Rev. Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D

Catholic Priest in the Jesuit Order

President - Magis Center of Reason and Faith ( and the Spitzer Center (  

Former president - Gonzaga University - 1998 to 2009 – significantly increased programs in faith, ethics, and leadership - built twenty new facilities -increased student body by 75%.  Raised over 200 M for scholarships and capital projects.

Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS

Nicolas Jabbour, MD, FACS, is currently Professor of Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts in January of 2011, he served as the Medical Director of the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from June 2006 till December 2010.

Previously, he was the associate director and cofounder of multi-organ abdominal transplantation, director of transfusion free medicine and surgery and associate professor of surgery at the USC Keck School of medicine.

Presbytera Theodora Lemelson

Over 13 years of extensive business operating experience as an executive in both finance and customers service fulfillment roles, as well as in board and directorship roles.

Instrumental in the success of a number of key initiatives that lead to the success and continued growth of one of the largest online photographic retailers with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of approximately 120% between 1999 and 2006. 

Douglas F. MacLean

Douglas F. MacLean is the Managing Member of Armor Law Group located in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. MacLean has been an attorney in Boston and New York City for 15 years and has worked at the international law firms of Bingham McCutchen, K&L Gates and Latham & Watkins. He is admitted in state courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit.