Local Leadership

The following contact information is designed to facilitate more meaningful and direct communication within our organization and the broader community. If you have questions or concerns please make them heard by contacting the appropriate person or department.

Council Members

Center Director: Patti Larson
Rusung: Elvia Garcia
Head of Study: Yasmin Spiegel
Head of Practice: Zenna Mohr
Head of Culture and Decorum: Pat Medeiros
Head of Outreach and Communication: Amanda Hodson
Director of Societal Health and Wellbeing: Jenna Templeton
Head of Finance: Shelley Walker-Davey
Administrative Assistant to Council:  Debra Curry

Other volunteer positions

Center Shastri:  Manny Medeiros
Head Meditation Instructor: Lyle Larson
Desung: currently vacant
Khenchung: currently vacant
Environment and Facilities: Mark Robinson
Membership Contact: Fernando Fierro
Nalanda Arts Coordinators: Gene and Helen Tashima
Assistant Comptrollers: Peter Sharp and Elaine Reid
Comptroller: Peter Sharp
Poet Laureate and Bursar: Bill Fell
Housing Coordinator: Charlie Hoes
Listserv and Shambhala Database Managers: Musawwir Spiegel and Jon Draffan
Webmaster and Media Archives: Richard Darsie
Newsletter Editor: Mary Yamada

General Inquiries: [email protected]
Phone: (530) 758-1440