Local Leadership

Role of the Transition Team (formerly Governing Council)

The Transition Team is the senior-most body in the governing structure of the Atlanta
Shambhala Center. It is responsible for the overall vision and policy of the local center,
and its connection to the rest of the Shambhala community and Shambhala International.

The Team:
• Invites and sustains a deep and energetic connection with the Shambhala lineage
and lineage representatives

• Holds the strategic vision for the Center’s future• Develops local governance policies

• Hold fiduciary responsibility for the Center

Atlanta Shambhala 2017 Strategic Plan

Transition Team

Center Director – Sue Gilman

Transition Team Chair – Chris Wenger

Director of Practice & Education – Valerie Morvan

Chagdzo – Lindsey Muse

Membership Chair – Liz DeSimone

Director of Societal Health & Well-Being – In process

Community Relations Chair – Brenda Collins

Secretary – Debra Hiers

Office of the Center Director

Center Director –  Sue Gilman
Bookkeeper –  Lisa Federico

Executive Committee

Executive Committee Director –  Sue Gilman
Volunteer Coordinator – EveLyn Smith
Communications Coordinator – Tommy Housworth

Nyida Day Coordinator – Brandy Amato

Coordinator of Education – Melissa Twaroski

Head of Practice – Valerie Morvan

Shrinekeeper – Edwin Ashurst

Membership Committee

Chair –  Liz DeSimone
Member Coordinator – Penny Clement

Community Relations

Chair – Brenda Collins

People of Color sangha co-facilitator – Geoffrey Warren
Head of Cultural Arts – Angela “Anji” Sarumi


Chagdzo – Lindsey Muse


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