The Fort Collins Leadership Council

The Pillar of Governance:

  •  Interim Center Directors – Keith Ela & Pam Turner
    •  Societal Health and Well-Being – Mark Wagner – 970-980-3183
    • Membership Coordinator – Graciela Marin
    • Facilities – Keith Ela

The Pillar of Practice & Education:

  • OPEN – Practice and Education Director
    • Practice & Education Coordinator – Darlene Velder
    • Meditation Instructor Coordinator – Pam Turner
    • Meditation Hall Coordinator – Phillip Friedman

The Pillar of Protection:

  • Rusung, Dorje Kasung Representative – Jeb Stuart

The Pillar of Economy:

  • Finance Director – Rick Rohlfs
    •  Finance Assistant – Charles Ervin
      • Bookeeper – Tara McGuire

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center Desung:

  • Keith Ela – 970-631-7477

To reach any of the individuals listed above, email:   [email protected]

 The Leadership Structure of FCSMC

The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center uses a leadership structure called the Four Pillars Model. The four pillars are Governance, headed by the Executive Director; Practice and Education, headed by the Director of Practice and Education; Protection, headed by the Dorje Kasung Representative; and Economy, headed by the Finance Director (Chagdzö).

Members of the Pillars of Governance, Practice and Education, Protection and Economy 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.

Operations Teams:

  • Database Administrator and Webmaster – Scott Kleihege
  • Audio-Visual & Computer: Keith Ela
  • Librarian:  Kristi Coleman
  • Kitchen Coordinator: Courtney Wallace
  • Courtyard Caretaker & Gardener: Michael Gorgan
  • Center Housekeeping: Barbara Cuzzort