Local Leadership

Board of Directors

The board is responsible for the overall vision and policy of the center, as well as  its connection to the larger Shambhala community and Atlanta and the region.


The Board:

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


Board of Directors

Center Director – Sue Gilman

Chair – Chris Wenger

Vice Chair – Edwin Ashurst

Finance – Carri Carver

Secretary – Sanne Bagby

Liz DeSimone

EveLyn Smith

Melissa Twaroski

Angela Wade


Standing Committees

Membership – Liz DeSimone

Programs – Chris Allen, Edwin Ashurst, Brenda Collins, Donna Kingsman, Valerie Morvan, Shastri Jackie Muse, Stephanie Stamm, Melissa Twaroski

Nyida Day Coordinator – Brandy Amato

Shrinekeeper – Edwin Ashurst


Ethics Panel (interim)

Email any or all of the panel members to report a concern.

Sue Gilman ([email protected])

Christopher Wenger ([email protected])


Community Relations

Chair – Brenda Collins

People of Color sangha co-facilitator – Geoffrey Warren