Board of Directors
Our board of directors is a diverse group of people who have come together with the shared purpose of creating peace through the practice of mediation and compassionate action on an individual level as well as in our local community and internationally. Some of our board members teach mediation at the center and others are active in our Engaged Buddhism programs locally and internationally. We come to the board from many different spiritual traditions and believe that it is our diversity that brings depth and richness to our work in guiding Tsogyaling.
Our Board of Directors
- Alison H. Oakes, LCSW, President
Evanston and Chicago
- Laura Dorfman, CPDT, Vice President
Owner, kona's touch, inc., gentle teachings for you and your dog, and Freelance Writer,
- Beverly Zeldin-Palmer, Secretary
- Mark Repplinger, Treasurer
Counselor, Heartwood Center, Evanston
- Nancy Floy, MA, LAc, Dipl Ac, Founder
President, Heartwood Center for body mind spirit,
- Colleen Hubbard, MSW, RMT, CCHT, RT, HBCE
Energy therapist, Heartwood Center, Evanston
- Ellen Schweri
Buddhist meditation teacher, Chicago
- Deborah Wood, Executive Director
The Board of Directors for Tsogyaling Meditation Center of Evanston met January 25, 2009, at Heartwood. Tsogyaling was founded in April 2008.
We would like to thank each of our past board members for their dedication, hard work and compassionate contributions to the meditation center and our Tibet Girls School. Retiring board members for 2013 include Charlotte Christian, Charles Koehner, Lissa Pete and Louise Rosenberg.