The Fort Collins Leadership Council
Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center’s Leadership Council
The Pillar of Governance:
- Greth Patterson – Executive Director
- Diane Westervelt – Finance Director
- Mark Wagner – Societal Health and Well-Being Director
- Gailmarie Kimmel – Membership Coordinator
- Darlene Velder – Council Secretary
- Adana Barbieri – Culture and Decorum Representative
The Pillar of Practice & Education:
- Susan Marie Moody – Director of Practice & Education
- Meditation Instructor Coordinator – Pam Turner
- Shrine Room Coordinator: Bryan Whitaker
The Pillar of Protection:
- Keith Ela – Dorje Kasung Representative
- Facilities Team Leader
The Leadership Structure of FCSMC
The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center uses a leadership structure called the Three Pillars Model. The three pillars are Governance, headed by the executive director, Practice and Education, headed by the director of Practice and Education, and Protection, headed by the Dorje Kasung Representative.
Members of the Pillars of Governance, Practice and Education, and Protection comprise the FCSMC Leadership Council, which is responsible for the overall vision and policy our center, and its connection to the center of the mandala.
In addition, there is an Operations Team that manages the day-to-day activities of FCSMC. It includes the all of the positions described above, and others as needed to effectively manage the work of the center.
- Webmaster and Database Administrator – John Reichhardt
- Audio-Visual & Computer: Keith Ela
- Facilities: Bryan Whitaker
- Kitchen Coordinator: Beth Hasbrouck