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

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 all who have served on past or present boards.