Shantideva Center activities are coordinated and led by Buddhist practitioners who offer their time and talent as a way of service to their spiritual mentors and to those who might benefit from our programs.

Management Team


Lauren Coleman

Spiritual Program Coordinator
Bio Photo Sean Tanaka

Sean Tanaka


Spiritual Program Committee


Ven. Amy Miller at Tibet House on October 2, 2016 in New York City.

Venerable Amy Miller

Leading Teacher
Gustavo Cutz

Gustavo Cutz

Discovering Buddhism Teacher

Prayer Leaders

Lauren Coleman
Desmond Hosford
Jennifer Kim

Meditation Leaders

Lisa Besso
Annie Bien
Lauren Coleman
Snehy Gupta
Kat Janicka
Jennifer Kim
Michel Ng
Georges Piette
Leilani-Kali Rivers
Amanda Sidran

Course Facilitators

Lisa Besso
Richard Einhorn
Snehy Gupta
Shenaaz Jetha
Jennifer Kim
Amanda Sidran

Qi Gong

Dave Wolovsky

Animal Liberation

Emma Cobb, Animal Liberation Manager

Publicity & Communications

Nick Cutz, Publicity Manager, Website Administrator
Bonnie Costa, Communications Manager, Website Coordinator
Jennifer Kim, Graphic Design Coordinator

Audiovisual Team

Joshua Builder, A/V Manager
Richard Einhorn

Development & Finance

Leilani-Kali Rivers, Development Manager
Sean Tanaka, Accounting Manager
Sam Go, Bookkeeper
Sunny O’Neil, Banking Assistant


Carmela Huang, Registration Assistant
Ellen Mendlow, Registration Assistant
Melvin Horton, Registration Assistant
Mor Waksman, Registration Assistant

House Staff

Lisa Besso, Membership Coordinator
Jane Bosveld, Prayer List Coordinator

Shantideva Shop

Sheila Odessey, Shop Manager

Events Staff

Ellen Mendlow, Event Manager
Jane Bosveld
Charles Freehof
Manaslu Gurung
Snehy Gupta
Charlotte Lowson
Sheila Odessey
Sunny O’Neil
Pamela Patton
Sheila Richardson
Jacqueline Rossi
Gigi Salomon

Board Members

Lauren Coleman
Desmond Hosford
Jennifer Kim
Leilani-Kali Rivers

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