A Meditation Center in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Anne/Osa Arkin President Started two-year term 9/2016
Miriam Komaromy Vice President Started two-year term 9/2016
Debbie Benton Secretary Started two-year term 9/2017
Daniel Collett  Treasurer Started two-year term 9/2017
Alison Owens  Board Member Started two-year term 9/2017
Lisa Herrington  Board Member Started two-year term 9/2016
Mel Schneider  Board Member Started two-year term 9/2017
Jennifer Tucker  Board Member Started two-year term 9/2017
Kathryn Turnipseed  Board Member Senior Community Dharma Leader
Board meetings

Board meetings are usually held on the third Monday evening of every other month and are listed in the calendar. All community members are encouraged to attend.  The Board of Directors (BOD) welcomes community involvement and a process of participatory decision-making. For the meetings to run efficiently, we developed the following method for community-generated proposals to come to the BOD.  

If a community member has a proposal for the BOD to consider, please present it in writing at any time to a board member (see our names listed on the “about us” tab on the website). If the proposal comes to the Board fewer than 21 days prior to a meeting date, it will probably be addressed at the following meeting. This interval allows us to gather and distribute whatever supporting materials are needed, and figure how much agenda time is required. This way, the BOD will be fully apprised of the proposal before the meeting and decisions can be made in a manner both timely and fully deliberative.

Please contact Osa at osaearkin@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you for all the ways you support the sangha!

Board Service

Board members serve two-year terms, except for the Senior Community Dharma Leader, who has a permanent seat while in that position. Officers serve one-year terms. New board members are elected in the fall at the annual membership meeting. About half the board members are replaced each year when their two-year terms are up. Hence, several board members continue their terms each year to help the new members get started. Each meeting lasts approximately two hours. Please consider volunteering for the board. It is a valuable and much appreciated service to the community and a great way to get involved.

We are grateful to the following people have served on past or present boards: Osa Anne Arkin, Will Arthur, Tiska Blankenship, Alok Bohara, DD Boone, Sivakumar Challa, Cynthia Dettman, Deborah Donelson, Andrea Escher, Elisa Ganade, Vicki Gottlieb, Joan Granger, Christine Hall, Fred Herman, Lisa Herrington, Deborah Hill, Bonnie Kelly, Judith Kidd, Kelly Klein, Miriam Komaromy, Suzanne Kryder, Sandy Lee, Kempton Lindquist, Lydia Lopez Maestas, Joanne McEntire, Shannon McKee, Wesley Morton, Kenneth Munoz, John O’Keefe, Alison Owens, Alice Powsner, Sherry Prud’homme, Elizabeth Rapaport, Wynette Richards, Holly Rodecap, Valerie Roth, Mary Roy, Tamara Saimons, Monique Salhab, Mel Schneider, Sarah Schwartz, Debra Serrino, Gary Serrino, Suzanne Sluizer, Paula Stern, Paul Tashjian, Terry Thompson, Kathryn Turnipseed, Ted Ulinski, Betsy Vanleit, Jon Viscoli, and Mary Young.